The Derma Needle Roller is a wonderfully simple revolutionary new beauty tool which can improve the appearance of several different skin conditions and blemishes including wrinkles, acne scars, cellulite and even stretch marks. Even though skin needling is an amazing and effective treatment to encourage skin regeneration and collage formation and is in fact a much safer option than expensive cosmetic surgery or laser treatments, some people may have concerns regarding the possible side effects of using the Micro Needle Roller.

Always be cautious with any new beauty treatment. You should research them to make sure they are the right treatments for you, your skin and your lifestyle. Always familiarize yourself with the correct use of the procedures and the products in order to use them effectively and safely.

There are certain side effects when using the Derma Roller. A common side effect of the micro needling is skin redness, from a distance the effect looks similar to sunburn. Don’t worry, it is quite normal for your skin to become red after a skin derma roller treatment, however, usually your skin tone will normalize within few hours after treatment, if not sooner. However, if you are using one of the longer needled rollers such as 1.0 or 1.5 mm Micro Needling Roller, or you are pursuing an aggressive treatment plan, some redness may continue until the next day. Please refer to the prior article on needle length and frequency of treatments.

If you are embarrassed by this temporary skin redness you can plan your treatments accordingly so that your skin has time to recover before you go back out in public. If you want to look your best for work next week, use the Micro Derma Roller on a Friday evening, so that your skin will be naturally glowing by Monday morning, with no traces of the needling treatment side effects.

If you can’t time your treatment to fit in with your lifestyle so easily, you can cover the redness with some mineral make-up or a tinted moisturizer and return to normal activities immediately if needed.

The way the Micro Derma Roller works is based on the tiny injuries it causes in the skin, which in turn triggers your natural skin renewal through collagen formation and the skin regeneration process. The deeper the needles go, the more they activate the skins internal regeneration, but this may result in the side effect of soreness and or tightness in the treated areas.

The longer the needles, the longer will be noticeable irritation on the treated skin. To minimize the soreness and tightness you should always use a serum with the Micro Needling Roller and be sure to moisturize well and regularly after treatments.

In order to minimize any risks of side effects from using the Micro Derma Roller, ensure your skin is in good condition and follow correct hygiene procedures for your chosen product.

As with all beauty treatments, if you are unsure of the effects, it is recommended that you test a small area of skin in an inconspicuous place and wait to see if there is any adverse reaction to your treatment.

Derma roller treatment is not recommended with the following conditions:

Active skin infections
Chronic skin disorders
Blood clotting problems
Poor healing
Skin malignancies
Severe solar keratosis
Raised moles or warts
Herpes outbreaks or any other skin inflammation
Areas of sunburn, open cuts or other sore and tender areas

It is also recommended to avoid direct sun-exposure and tanning beds for at least a week after a Micro Derma roller session. Always apply good sunscreen before going out.

Micro Derma Roller benefits however, can be enormous. So order your Micro Derma Roller now to give your skin a new lease of life.


Hi There,

Doctor Lisa Wells here, my clients are always interested in products, nutrients and various methods to enhance their health and appearance. Recently I have been investigating the advantages of using a low cost Derma Roller to micro needle the skin surface to stimulate deeper skin collagen production to improve a more youthful skin appearance.

Micro needling is using a rolling Derma Roller with hundreds of little needles across your face, lips and other areas of the skin to stimulate collagen growth. The micro needles, when gently pressed against your skin with even pressure, will create tiny punctures. This stimulates and activates your self-healing mechanisms to rejuvenates the roller-ed skin. Micro needling sounds very uncomfortable, but I guarantee it is not. It has been shown to diminish skin problems like wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scars and shrinking lips.

Injection fillers, cosmetic surgery, lasers and other treatments can cost thousands of dollars, a Derma Roller on the other hand runs less than 30 bucks and can be used for a long time before needling roller needs to be replaced. With a simple Amazon search you can easily pick one up or you can get one from my website.

The length and number of your Derma roller needles is also very important. Derma Rollers can have anywhere from 180 to 1000 micro needles. One of the most common sizes is the 540 needle roller, however it’s the length of the needles that really matter the most. Derma Roller needles can range in size from .25 to 3.00 mm in length, but you need at least a .50 mm needle to create the depth of punctures that will actually stimulate collagen growth. If you’re rolling your lips or other areas of your face, it’s safest to stick with a .50 to .75 mm Derma Roller. But if you’re working on tougher, thicker skin, say on your thighs for stretch marks, you need at least a 1.00 mm roller needle length.

Derma Rolling doesn’t require a lot of time. As a rule run the Derma Roller about 10 times over the area you’re wanting to treat. The treatment should take no more than a few minutes. The size of your needles can also affect how often you Derma roll the same area – here’s a quick reference.

Dermarolling treatments frequency based on dermaroller needle size

0.2-0.25 mm dermaroller may be used daily or every other day. This size improves the absorption of applied skin care products.

0.5 mm dermaroller may be used once every 3 weeks.

0.75 mm dermaroller may be used once every 4 weeks.

1.0 mm dermaroller may be used once a month (every 5-6 weeks).,

1.5 mm dermaroller may be used once every 6 weeks.

2.0-2.5 mm dermaroller may be used once every 8 weeks.

0.2 -0.25 mm Derma Rollers for Daily Use

You may use the 0.2 and 0.25 mm needle lengths daily for better skin care products absorption. These short needles will not promote new collagen building, but will help you benefit more from your skin care by helping them to absorb better.

0.5 – 2.5 mm Derma Rollers for Triggering Collagen Production

Do you want to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, acne scars or any other similar concern treated by skin needling? Then you probably use a derma roller with needles at least 0.5 mm or even longer. Longer needle size derma rollers help to stimulate the new collagen building and skin renewal process.

As the collagen synthesis in your skin is entirely natural process, it takes time to occur like explained earlier. Do not disturb it by using the derma roller too often, be patient and use derma roller about once every 4-6 weeks. You won’t see immediate results, as it can take about a month to see a change in skin or volume, but then the upkeep is much easier. I prefer this method for long-term fuller lips.