Derma Roller | As Seen On TV
The derma roller is a small rolling device that has little needles attached to the rolling section
that you roll onto your scalp. The visual can cause anyone to cringe but there is a reason for
rolling little needles on your scalp. According to research, when gently rolled onto the scalp the
derma roller gently penetrates the first layer of your thick scalp to exfoliate, massage, and
ultimately stimulate hair growth. The purpose of it penetrating the scalp is to stimulate the skin
and release toxins from the scalp. “It basically promotes new tissue growth, and it does it very
simply, with simple trauma," stated Dermatologist Dr. Duffy in New York Magazine. But not all
doctors agree, as some are not convinced it works well enough. Consequently the only way to know for
sure is to do your own research and experimentation.
The main benefit of this device is hair growth. Many people use it to stimulate hair growth on their
thinning edges. It is also used to help stimulate eye brow growth and for stretch marks. In fact,
many people use it in place of laser procedures to fix scalp and skin issues such as cellulite.
Does it hurt?
Let's face it, nobody likes needles but these are not the same needles used at the doctor’s office.
There are just long enough to penetrate the scalp, but not too long to cause any damage.
Needle size - used for:
0.2mm(Home Use) - help topicals penetrate, thicken epidermis
0.25mm(Home Use) - baldness, fine wrinkles, gray or thinning hair, help topicals penetrate, thicken
0.5mm(Clinical Use) - alopecia, deeper wrinkles, face rejuvenation
1.0mm(Medical Use) - loose elasticity, cellulite, stretch marks, skin pigmentation
1.5mm(Physician Use) - acne scars, large pores, deep wrinkles, anti-aging, chicken pock scars
2.0mm(Physician Use) - surgical scars, stretch marks, deep pitted acne
2.5mm(Physician Use) - deep scars, body lifting, severe acne
Needle Length---Max Penetration
0.25mm: 4-5 times a week
0.5mm: 2-3 times a week
1.0mm: Once a week
1.5mm: Once every two weeks if used lightly, once every 3-4 weeks if used more vigorously.
2.0mm: Once every five weeks
2.5mm: Once every two month