Do you have a tattoo scar that you get tired of and you want it removed? Is there any way that dermarolling could help in reducing tattoo scars? You may have heard about dermarolling therapy as an effective treatment in removing various types of scars such as:
- Acne Scars
- Burn Scars
- Post traumatic scars
- And other Skin marks
Will dermarolling therapy be effective in reducing tattoo scars which has undergone a laser treatment?
How Tattoo Laser Scars Are Formed?
Tattoos are placed deep into the skin specifically on the deeper layer of the skin which is called the dermis. This layer has a very slow renewal or turnover rate. This is the reason why having a tattoo on the deep dermis can lasts a lifetime.
Over the years, the tattoo may slightly lighten but the pigment may stay for decades. Tattoos are designed to last long, unlike permanent make-up which is not inserted too deep into the skin.
The appropriate treatment for tattoo removal is through the use of lasers. The laser treatment targets the pigment which absorbs the light easily from the laser. The laser heats the pigment and breaks it. Using laser treatment can leave your skin with a hypo or hyperpigmented scar.
The tattoo scars is caused by partially destroying the epidermal layer which is similar to a collateral damage. Unfortunately, you may not be able to restore the original color of your skin. The laser treatment will not be able to help your skin color to get back to normal.
However, dermarolling or skin needling will likely help your skin to improve its color.
What is the Best Microneedle Size to use in Removing Tattoo Laser Scars?
As to what is the best needle to use, it actually depends on how wide your tattoo scar is. But usually, you may need a 1.5 mm microneedle so it can reach the deeper layer of the dermis.
For this microneedle length, you need to seek a professional assistance before using the dermaroller. 1.5 mm penetrates deeply, and if you are not trained to use such needle length, you may induce further bleeding or scarring.
How long the dermarolling treatment should lasts?
The length of removing the tattoo scars depends on how wide the scar is and how deep is the penetration of the tattoo scars. If you have wider and deeper tattoo scars, you should expect longer treatment which may last for months.
The duration also depends on the tolerability of your skin to multiple treatments. If your skin does not develop any adverse reactions to the treatment such as redness, irritation, and bleeding, you may continue the dermarolling sessions. But if you develop any of the above symptoms, it is best to discontinue the treatment and wait for your skin to heal completely.
Is Microneedling or Dermarolling Effective for Removing Tattoo Scars?
Although, skin needling can help improve the skin’s appearance of a tattoo scar after having laser treatment, dermarolling is not in any way effective in removing tattoo scars. Microneedling involves puncturing the skin using fine needles so that new collagen and elastin formation will occur.
The microtrauma in the dermal layer will cause a healing process where new collagen is desired to form. It also helps tighten the skin’s surface and reduce any wrinkles, fine lines and help improve the texture. Dermarolling will not cause any scarring even if you try to use it to remove a tattoo scar.
But take note that dermarolling cannot remove an ink that is deeply imbedded in the dermal layer. Even though, dermarolling has healing elements that creates significant result, tattoo removal is not its forte. The laser tattoo removal remains the only and state-of- the-art treatment used to lighten or removed the tattoos.
As a matter of fact, you may need multiple laser tattoo removal sessions before you can actually removed or lighten the area. But dermarolling does not in any way remove tattoos. It is not a safe and fast procedure in removing tattoos.
Better if you could have a multiple laser tattoo removal treatment first, then when there is a hypo or hyperpigmented scar left, that is the time you consider dermarolling treatment. It is very effective in removing or reducing scars.
Dermarolling may not totally remove the scars, but it can help improve the appearance and texture of the tattoo scar.
Can Microneedle with Serums help remove tattoo scars faster?
The good thing about microneedling is that you can use it together with other treatment modalities to improve the skin’s appearance and to hasten the recovery period. Dermarolling helps in the transdermal delivery of the drug which allows the topical agent to exert its more potent effect.
There are many serums that you can choose from that will help eliminate tattoo scars. It is best if you could use a topical product that stimulates the growth factors which helps in faster healing and recovery. You may choose a scar cream which helps in the faster healing of scars.
Scar creams are formulated to induce collagen production. They stimulate the production of collagenase which is a naturally occurring enzyme that works by reducing excess scar tissues. It helps restore the normal skin’s color and texture.
The scar cream products are usually made from 100% natural ingredients. Thus, you can see the initial improvement in just one to two weeks of using. If you use it together with microneedling the effect is faster and it has more healing effect.
You may consult a dermatologist, so you can be given an advice as to what is the best product that suits your skin type.
Is Microneedling Safe and Effective in Removing Tattoo Scars?
Skin needling is a relatively safe and effective procedure in removing scars. A lot of studies have proven its efficacy in removing even the most stubborn acne scars, stretch marks and many other skin problems. More so, the treatment per se offers low cost therapy with effective results.
If laser treatment does not remove the entire tattoo scar, you may opt to dermarolling therapy to improve your skin’s texture. Well, it is also best if you consult a dermatologist first so you can be given a professional advice. As you know, every person has an idiopathic reaction to certain treatments, so it is best that you will have a go-signal that it is safe to use a particular drug or a treatment procedure.