Derma Roller for Scars

What is a scar?

normal mature scar

Normal mature scar – no longer “active”.

Scar is a healing result of some trauma or damage to the skin where the dermis (deep layer) of the skin has been injured. During the healing process special healing cells called fibroblasts migrate to the site of injury.  These fibroblasts cover the damaged area and form collagen which is the building block of scar tissue.

Normally, collagen fibers line up in a parallel fashion like spaghetti in a package, forming a bridge across the wound. This collagen material is constantly remodeling for almost two years after injury. Sometime in the first two years, this bridge of collagen tissue will gradually contract and pull the edges of the wound tightly together. This process results in a scar that is flat and very thin. The scar then becomes dormant (not “active” any more). When the scar tissue is largely “dormant”  it requires some stimulation to energize and loosen it.

Why is derma roller for scars effective?

When suffering from scars on our body that are just results of previous injuries of our skin that haven’t healed completely to the state skin was before the damage. Skin needling creates minuscule skin damage and initiates the healing process of the scars – basically it encourages your skin to continue healing the damaged scar tissue. Dermaroller helps to break up scar tissue and send skin into the final healing stage.

Skin needling with derma roller for scars is a completely safe treatment that creates dermal damage without removing the protective barrier of the skin  – epidermis. This makes it perfect way to improve the appearance of scars in the comfort of your own home. Derma roller for scars can be used on all skin types and colors as well anywhere on the body (except eyelids and lips).

Dr.RollerDerma roller for scars benefits

Derma roller helps to soften the fibrous bands of collagen scar tissue.

Derma roller reduces the appearance of the scar and the surrounding area.

Realistic expectations of scar reduction with dermaroller

It is usually not possible to completely remove a surgical, traumatic or post-inflammatory scars.  Results may vary depending on the scar type and your skin condition prior to treatment. However, it’s possible to significantly reduce the appearance of the scar and make it less visible. Dermaroller for scars can improve the appearance of acne scars, pitted scars and stretch marks.

Results of the scar reduction treatments vary between the dermaroller users, some achieve even 90% improvement in scarring and other notice only little changes. However all users of dermaroller will see improvements.

DIY treatments of derma roller for scars

Dermaroller is safe to use for all skin types. It has been used for thousands of years in China and extensively researched in the modern world with no major side effects yet reported. It can assist a wide variety of conditions including hair loss, wrinkles, sagging skin, scars, cellulite and stretchmarks amongst others.

Derma roller for scars needle lengths

0.2-0.25 mm derma rollers are for increasing penetration of skin care products into the skin and overall improvement of skin color and texture. This size dermaroller may be used every other evening after cleansing yoour skin & before applying the skin renewal supporting skin care products.

0.5 mm derma roller is for light acne scarring, chicken pox scars, acne scars, the recommended treatment interval is atleast 2-3 weeks.

1.0 mm derma roller is for deep stretch marks and deep scarring, the recommended treatment interval is about 3-4 weeks.

1.5 mm derma roller is for more severe cases, deep scars and regeneration of ruined skin, the recommended treatment interval is atleast 5 weeks.

2.0mm-2.5 mm dermarollers are for severe cases of scarring, usually intended for body areas besides face and neck. The recommended treatment interval is atleast 6-8 weeks.

Derma roller for scars before and after pictures