It's called the Dermaroller, and it was invented in Germany in 1999 and patented in 2000. This beauty device, the Home Care Model C8, contains 192 extremely fine needles. The process is called micro-needling, and what it can do, is restore epidermal thickness and remove dead skin cells. The result? Younger, brighter-looking skin. And no pain, as you roll the device over your skin. In fact, it tickles the skin.
The Dermaroller S.a.r.l. company also offers a dermaroller to be used by dermatologists in a clinical setting. This one is called the Medical dermaroller, with longer needles to create a skin resurfacing procedure. To use the Medical dermaroller, the skin must first be prepared with a numbing cream. This beauty instrument can actually stimulate collagen production, but it is best used by a skin care professional.
The company explains exactly what a dermaroller is:
It is a cylindrical shaped drum stud with fine needle in different length and a medical device used in mi-croneedling to stimulate skin cells to proliferate. This cell multiplication results in the formation of new tissue layers of elastin- and collagen fibres (neo-collagenesis) as well as in new capillaries for an improved blood supply (neo-angiogenesis). This procedure is called Collagen-Induction-Therapy (CIT).
What can this rolling beauty gadget claim to do for you?
Scar removal – acne, chicken pox scars
Stretch mark removal
Inprove wrinkles and skin surface
Hair Loss treatment
It looks painful, but the beauty science is there. The hand-held device, when rolled across the face, causes trauma to the epidermis, stimulating the repair or re-building process through collagen.
Maybe your derm has heard about the dermaroller. It's difficult to explain its entirety in one article. You can learn more by visiting Dermaroller.