Do Derma Rollers Really Work? Complete Guide to Rolling Skin

We smooth on our SPF, buy into plumping/tightening serums and search high and low for the silkiest moisturizers to keep our skin looking ageless.

We read and research, looking at product after product, anything to slice years off of our skin. It’s time to stop wondering what actually works and finally incorporate one super effective tool into our anti-aging collection. Today’s a new day, and premium beauty tools are more accessible than ever.

Do Derma Rollers REALLY Work?

It’s easy to dismiss any product that claims to be a “miracle”. The thing is, the Derma Roller has some serious science behind it that proves its effectiveness and makes this baby the superstar in any girls’ beauty box.

How’s it work? Simple. The Derma Roller is made with hundreds of micro-needles that you roll across your skin to make several tiny puncture wounds on the surface of your “epi-dermis”. While this might sound super painful, the needles are so small that you’ll only feel a slight stimulation when you use them. They are useful for a whole range of skin issues and help with things like:


  • getting rid of stretch marks
  • diminishing and fading scars
  • helping get rid of and prevent dead skin build up
  • reduce the appearance of acne scarring
  • minimize and tighten skin with wrinkles and fine lines


What does the Derma Roller actually do?

The roller helps in a couple of different ways. First, it creates a number of micro-openings on your skin that allow your daily beauty solutions to sink in deeper and increase their effectiveness. This means that the stretch mark cream or scar reducer you might be using currently has a chance to penetrate a deeper level of skin and perform at its highest level. Second, the derma roller helps stimulate your skin’s natural healing process by causing your skin to produce more collagen. As seen in the diagram below, more collagen helps smooth out wrinkles and fine lines as well by firming and tightening the surface of your skin.


Taking Control of Your Skin Care

There’s a lot of marketing out there pushing women towards expensive, unnecessary and sometimes dangerous procedures.

Cosmetic surgery is a huge, huge industry and the people at the top try to push needless surgeries as a necessity to look your best. But, you don’t need to take on the risks associated with going under the knife when you have a highly effective tool that can be delivered right to your doorstep.

Do your own research to see the sort of results that people can get by taking their skin care into their own hands.

Derma rolling doesn’t take a lot of time. You can usually get great results by just rolling over your skin about 10 times over a matter of a few short minutes. Derma rolling is safe, too! Just use a light hand while rolling; there is no need to apply excessive pressure during your treatment. With the right use, you can get the same results as cosmetic procedures, but in a much safer tool that you have control of.


How do Derma Rollers Really Work?

When you look around, you’ll find that there’s a lot of variation in the derma rollers on the market. Some have shorter needles, some longer. Some rollers are wider or thinner. Knowing which one to use can be overwhelming, but let me break it down for you.

The width of derma roller that you select will depend on what area of the body you will use it. A slim derma roller is better for precision work on your face. A wider width makes the job of rolling your belly, booty or thighs much quicker and easier.

Derma rollers will have anywhere from 180 to around 1000 microneedles. A 540 needle roller is one of the most common sizes.


The needle length can range from .25 to 3.00 millimeters in length. Shorter needles, in the .5 to .75 mm range, are better for the delicate skin on your face. Longer needles, 1.0 mm and above, are better for the tougher skin where you are treating stretch marks, cellulite or scars. Results are usually noticeable after the first month of treatment.

Since derma rollers are puncturing your skin, it’s important to make sure you skin is fresh and clean before your treatment. You also want to sanitize the needles immediately afterwards with an antibacterial soap or isopropyl alcohol. Lastly, don’t forget to apply your moisturizer when you complete your beauty regimen to seal the deal!