How Long Should You Derma roll For?

You can be sure how people are going to respond when you tell them that you really enjoy rolling needles into your face. But after telling the tale of how you permanently removed your acne scars, large pores, and under-eye bags by a tool called dermaroller, I assure you that the response would be amazing and overwhelmingly positive-and many people may want to start dermarolling straight away.

Dermarolling is the miracle treatment that claims to treat skin issues from acne scars and hyperpigmentation to stretch marks. The next question that people might ask you how long should you derma roll for? Let us find out!

What is Derma-roller?

Microneedling roller

A Derma-roller is the skin needling device used to perform Derma-rolling or microneedling. It features a cylindrical body at the top attached to a long handle. The body is covered with little needles that individually prick the surface of the skin. There are many different types of derma rollers that have slightly different uses but work like the same. Derma rollers also vary depending on what the needles are made up of. Most of them are usually made up of either stainless or titanium.  

How do Dermaroller works?

A derma roller may seem like a torture device, but it actually work miracles for plumping and smoothing the skin, fading acne scars, reducing fine lines, and evening out skin tone-and it’s not painful at all when used properly. It is rolled on the face to create small pricks on the face. These pricks create small punctures on the top layer of the skin, which causes the body to boost the production of collagen and elastin, two popular proteins that act as the building blocks for the skin’s overall structure.  

How Long should You Derma roll for?

The frequency of dermarolling treatment depends upon needle length, so it is very essential to know what to put on your skin and when to get the maximum results.  
Here are some guidelines, you must follow:


The smallest of all the needle sizes. If you are new to microneedling, I would recommend starting with the .25mm. It is used for boosting the topical skincare product absorption (also called the transdermal absorption). You can use this every day with no hesitation. 

How Long Should You Use It: You can use it every 2 days or every day.


It is usually used for hyperpigmentation, large pores, fine lines, wrinkles-usually for anti-aging. You can use 2 times a week.

How Long Should You Use It: You can use it once a month or every 7 days.


It is used for superficial scars, like from acne, chickenpox, any surgical operation, light stretch marks, and wrinkles, etc. 

How Long Should You Use It: You can use this dermaroller once in 14 days.


It is used for deep scars caused by acne, deep stretch marks, etc. 

How Long Should You Use It: You can use it once every three to four weeks.

2.0mm to 3mm: 

A longer needle is used for deep acne scars, stretch marks, burn scars, deep hyperpigmentation. These needles are not recommended to use at home. These procedures should only be performed by a licensed professional.

How Long Should You Use It:  You can use this once in every 5 weeks.

What Happens When You Derma roll For Longer Than Required:

Following are the side effects that can happen if you derma roll more than the required period.


It may occur in people with sensitive skin. So, if you have sensitive skin, avoid using longer needles and don’t apply pressure while rolling. Dermarolling is usually accompanied by minor inflammation but doesn’t worry it will subside within a few hours. It is important to avoid direct sun exposure for a few days and apply sunblock afterward.

Temporary Bleeding:

  • Temporary bleeding may occur when rolling aggressively with longer needle lengths. Don’t worry, after a few hours of dermarolling the bleeding will stop. The blood spots can be washed with lukewarm water. It is better to apply less pressure while dermarolling to prevent bleeding.

Skin Bruising:

  •  Using long needles on thin skin or rolling too aggressively can cause temporary bruising. Make sure to choose the correct needle length. Apply moderate pressure only.


  • Hyperpigmentation can occur in dark-skinned individuals. It can occur if the skin is exposed to the sun too soon after derma rolling. Avoid direct sun contact for a few days for few days. Protect your skin with sunscreen.

Sania has a medical background and she is obsessed in dermarollers. She loves to write and study medical benefits of dermarolling.

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