Health and Wellness: Is Derma Rolling Effective in Relieving Swollen Lymph Nodes?

You may have heard a lot about the amazing benefits and applications of derma rolling therapy.  It is an effective treatment in reducing scars, wrinkles, cellulites, and other skin marks. It is also used for hair growth, skin rejuvenation, to prevent the signs of aging and many others.

Currently, there are many studies being done to determine what other skin conditions derma is rolling more effective. Can it help relieve lymph pains?

Before proceeding, on how derma rolling therapy can help, you need to take a look on how your lymphatic system works?

What is the Lymphatic System?

M2 palpating lymph nodes

Your lymphatic system is composed of networks of vessels, organs and lymph nodes located at the strategic locations around the body. Most of the lymph nodes are found in the head and neck areas. Usually, it is in this area that most swollen lymph nodes are seen. It is also common in the groin and armpit area.

If you have swollen lymph nodes, it means that there is something bad going on with the body. If you have enlarged lymph nodes, you may also observe:

  • Pain and tenderness on the swollen areas
  • Swollen area with a size of a kidney bean or small pea

There are many causes why you have a swollen lymph nodes, it could be a cause of an underlying disease condition. One of the most common causes of enlarged lymph nodes is a viral infection particularly if you have colds. It is also seen if you have the following conditions such as:

  • Sore throat
  • Ear infections
  • Measles
  • Skin Infections like cellulitis
  • Infected Tooth
  • Abscess

Can Derma Rolling Therapy Help to Relieve Lymph Pains?

Lymph pains occur when you have swollen lymph nodes which are caused by an underlying infection. So, can derma rolling therapy be safely used to treat enlarged lymph nodes? Is micro needling helpful in improving the lymphatic circulation?

When you have enlarged lymph nodes, it means that you have an ongoing infection. Using derma rolling treatment is contraindicated at this time. This is because you are not in the good state of health for the effective repair and healing process to take place.

It is best if you will let the swollen lymph nodes heal first before you initiate another derma rolling session. This will allow your body more time to recover after the recent infection.

If you do not have enlarged lymph nodes, and you are in a good state of health, derma rolling therapy is best performed at this time. It is believed that smaller size derma rollers can stimulate the lymphatic system. It can help enhance the lymphatic fluid circulation which will eventually improve its function of filtering debris in the body.

Important Points to Remember in Swollen Lymph Nodes

Swollen lymph nodes will naturally return to its original size when the infection ceases. Lymph nodes enlarged because it is able to perform its function of filtering debris of the circulating lymph. When there is an infection, serious illness or disease, lymph nodes have more jobs to do.

Unless the underlying condition is treated, the lymph nodes will get back to its normal shape. When the following symptoms are present, this could mean a serious disease:M1 swollen lymph nodes

  • Sudden appearance of enlarged lymph nodes
  • Painful
  • Fixed and hard lymph nodes
  • Rapidly Growing
  • Tender
  • Rubbery


Thus, you need to consult a health care professional, because they will be able to determine the cause of the enlarged and swollen lymph nodes.

Other than that, there may be associated symptoms such as:

  • Sudden Weight loss
  • Flu
  • Fever
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Infection
  • Night sweats

Swollen and Painful Lymph Nodes in the Spine: Can Derma Rolling Help?

Having swollen lymph nodes in the upper spine particularly on the neck part is quite uncommon.  Most likely, the reason for the pain is lymphoma. If this is the case, only a physician can diagnose if it is caused by cancer or not.

There is a need for a thorough exam and laboratory test to confirm the diagnosis. If this is the case, there may be a need to remove the entire lymph and or do a lymphadenectomy depending on the clinician’s assessment.

If this is the case, derma rolling therapy is restricted at this time. This is because the patient is in a serious health condition. If he or she has cancer, the body needs the entire nutrient it can get to support the other viable tissues and organs in the body.

Having a derma rolling treatment may prolong the healing and recovery of the skin. It is best to wait until the treatment is completed.

Bottom line

Derma rolling is an effective stand alone treatment to treat various skin conditions such as wrinkles, scars, fine lines, and many others. But it is best to perform the treatment, if you are in a good state of health.  If there is an underlying infection, serious illness or disease, derma rolling therapy is contraindicated.

You have to wait for the body to fully recover before you can perform the treatment. If you are healthy and strong, there will be no delay in the healing and repair process of the skin. Take note that the repair process of the skin doesn’t end when the pores close after micro injury; it is actually the beginning of the treatment process per se.

Actually, it would take weeks; months to year before the complete healing process will takes place. You may see the visible results in weeks or so, but take note that your skin is constantly growing and renewing its new skin cells.  So you need to have series of derma rolling treatment, usually around four sessions with at least a month of interval before you can see the results.

After the treatment, you will see a more improved appearance and texture of the skin. You will also have a firmer and younger looking skin.

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