Dermaroller vs. Microneedling: Which is best for My Skin?

Dermaroller vs. Microneedling: Which is best for My Skin?

Microneedling and dermarollers are some of today’s modern approaches to skin rejuvenation. Most cosmetic experts have already gotten many questions about the dermaroller at home vs. a microneedling treatment in-office. Microneedling is based on using tiny needles to create microchannels or small holes in the skin. This process helps stimulate the skin’s natural ability to heal itself. During this process, it also produces collagen and elastin. As a specialized technique, microneedling will refine lines and wrinkles and diminish acne scars, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, and hypopigmentation.

Today, we are here to clarify any confusion or questions you may have about the two devices and which purpose each device poses!

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling treatments use devices that have many advantages over dermarollers. In general, the process involves numbing your face. Therefore, microneedling, as a procedure, is less painful and traumatic on the skin. The dermaroller can insert needles into the skin at a 45-degree angle. This angle tends to tear wounds as the drum drugs the skin across.

Additionally, microneedling is more consistent and versatile. Experts use micropens that are motorized and allow controlled and consistent penetration of the skin. Unlike manually powered dermarollers, which often result in user errors, such as excessively puncturing the skin and inconsistency in its administration, microneedling is way better than this counterpart. When microneedling is done to your skin, micropens can also quickly treat areas of the face that dermarollers cannot, such as around the eyes, lips, and nose – which allows your treatment to be more customizable.

Microneedling is more sanitary. Most clinics and med spas use disposable tips for our microneedling treatments. It uses more giant needles compared to the size of the needles in dermarollers, which are usually around 1-1.5mm. Micropens in microneedling allow skin penetration up to 2.5 mm, tailoring to the client’s areas of concern and skin issues, including fine lines and acne scarring.

Radiofrequency Microneedling Innovation: Sylfirm X

As the first and only dual wave RF Microneedling System (300*m), Sylfirm X helps patients achieve their skin rejuvenation goals. It is an advanced microneedling radiofrequency energy device that is ideal for those looking for a “porcelain” appearance – flawless, radiant, and youthful.

Sylfirm X is the only approved microneedling procedure that safely treats neovascularity issues like rosacea, melasma, and other skin conditions that are hard to treat. Although similar RF microneedling devices are available, like Inmode’s Morpheus8, Sylfirm X is still unique due to its RP technology or the Regional Regeneration Radio Repeated Pulse.

These ultra-short repeated microneedling pulses of Sylfirm X cause it to react only with the pigmented tissues and blood vessels, causing lesions. Because of this, the selective, high-precision treatment does not cause collateral damage to the surrounding healthy tissue. The treatment process is also less painful than with Morpheus8.

One Treatment with Huge Benefits!

With the innovative Sylfirm X as a microneedling treatment, you can achieve all-round skin rejuvenation, including the following benefits:

  • It gives skin a smooth texture
  • It helps to reduce vascular pigmentation
  • Improves post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
  • Increases scalp circulation
  • Lifts loose skin
  • It makes scarring appear less prominent
  • Minimizes or treats rosacea
  • Minimizes stretch marks
  • Reduces skin laxity
  • Minimizes wrinkles and aging lines
  • Refines pores and improves skin tone
  • Treats acne and acne scarring
  • Treats melasma and redness

Treatments combining Sylfirm X and RP microneedling are performed much faster. Since this procedure is minimally invasive, it has little to no discomfort and downtime. Most patients see results immediately. Your practitioners can customize your treatment plan for safe, predictable, and satisfying results.

Treatment Duration and Results

Sylfirm X treatments are performed in the office using a topical anesthetic to keep you comfortable. We can also use nitrous oxide for ultimate comfort during the treatment, and nerve blocks can be used as needed. The numbing process takes around 45 minutes. Depending on the number of treatment sites and your skin condition, a single treatment session usually takes ten minutes, followed by PRF or Exosome therapy and 20 minutes under a red light to further enhance your results.

One microneedling treatment may improve your skin’s appearance, but many patients need at least five treatments to see their best results. With Sylfirm X, skin rejuvenation is long-lasting, and the results won’t fade away within a few months. For long-term results, repeat the treatments annually.

The Dermaroller

Dermarollers are devices that are utilized for at-home use. Perhaps, the only advantage of using a dermaroller over a microneedling treatment is the cost and convenience. Dermarollers are meant to be a device to be used in conjunction with microneedling therapies, but they are nowhere near as effective or sterile as a microneedling treatment. Consumers should not use them in place of a microneedling treatment.

How Dermarolling Works

When dermarollers are rolled over the skin, the tiny, fine needles on the roller puncture the skin. The holes the needles create in the skin are small and considered superficial. For this particular reason, the treatment is not seen as invasive.

         Once the skin is punctured, this step creates controlled skin injuries. Dermarolling does not cause actual damage to the outer layer of the skin. In addition, these needles help to break down any scar tissue.

Dermatologists initially used dermarolling to boost collagen production for treating facial scars and skin rejuvenation. Additionally, this procedure has gained popularity as a home treatment for improving the skin’s appearance. Most people use it to try to combat the signs of aging, such as:

  • The appearance of fine lines
  • Loss of skin firmness
  • Start of wrinkles

The Difference between Microneedling and Dermarolling

Simply put, dermarolling uses dermarollers to create dozens of tiny micro-punctures on your skin. Dermarollers are small rollers with rotating parts covered in tiny needles, usually measuring about 0.3mm or smaller.

The science behind inducing “micro-injuries” on the surface of your skin is that your skincare serums and other products will be able to penetrate the layers of your skin better.

Dermarollers cost anywhere between $20 to well over $100, and it’s not unusual to find dozens of different derma rollers online. Dermarolling devotees swear that you can transform your skin at home in just a few minutes. Does it sound too good to be true? Well, it is.

As often mistakenly thought of as the “DIY” or “at-home” version of microneedling, dermarolling is a cosmetic treatment performed by a trained aesthetician or medical professional. Everything from the tool used to the expected results is significantly different between the two, so it’s essential to know which is the best fit for your needs.

Final Takeaways

         Whichever you fancy between microneedling and dermarollers, always seek professional advice and assistance so that you can enjoy positive benefits and results from either of these two skin rejuvenation treatments.

Do you want to know more about microneedling? Our great friends at Go Flawless Now Medical Aesthetics can help you today. Visit them now!


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