Busting 5 Popular Myths about Derma Rollers

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Even if you are new to the world of skincare and cosmetics, we are sure you must have heard about Derma Rollers. They are gaining popularity recently because of the way they have upscaled everyone’s skincare regimen. That being said, with popularity comes myths and rumours. There are a lot of myths and misinformation circulating about derma rollers that might hold you back from making the most out of this skincare tool. Let us first start by understanding what a dermaroller is and how it works.

Also known as micro-needling, derma rolling involves using a roller covered in tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries on the skin's surface. This process stimulates collagen production, leading to improved skin texture and reduced appearance of wrinkles, scars and stretch marks. In this blog, let us learn more about this skincare tool and bust 5 myths revolving around it.

5 Myths About Dermarolling, Debunked

1. Myth 1: Dermarolling is Painful and Unsafe

Fact: It is a widespread misconception that derma rolling is painful and unsafe. When you think about micro needles poking into your skin, it might sound terrifying but the truth is far from that. If you perform the treatment with a trained professional, the treatment will be almost pain-free. The negligible pain is well-tolerated by most people. To make the experience more pleasant for you, professionals will use a numbing cream to minimise discomfort during the treatment. If your skincare professional knows how to use a derma roller and uses sterile and high-quality dermarollers, you can rest assured that you will face no adverse effects.

2. Myth 2: Dermarolling with Thin Needles is safer

Fact: During collagen induction therapy, needles are used to repeatedly puncture the skin with tiny needles. However, if these needles are too thin, they can easily deform. During the derma rolling process, it is recommended to use a force of 2000 Newtons on the surface of the skin and this weight can sometimes not be well-handled by thin needles. The needles need to be strong and sharp for derma rolling.

3. Myth 3: Dermarolling should be done frequently

Fact: Derma rolling is a process that requires your skin to heal and rest after. This is why it is recommended to schedule your treatment appointments at least 6-8 weeks apart. This waiting period will ensure proper skin healing and regeneration of new skin cells.

4. Myth 4: Dermarolling is Not Suitable for Sensitive Skin

Fact: If you have sensitive skin and have been hesitant to try out the derma rolling procedure, do not worry. Derma rolling is safe and suitable for all skin types. All you have to do is make sure that your skincare professional knows how to use a derma roller correctly, that they are experienced and follow proper hygiene methods. You can also do a patch test to ensure your skin does not have any adverse reactions to the treatment.

5. Myth 5: Dermarolling Can Replace Professional Treatments

Fact: Derma rolling does offer spectacular results to most people. However, it is important to know that it has certain limitations. Each treatment comes with its own limitations and unique benefits. So if you want your skin’s overall wellness, it is advisable to consult a professional and allow them to recommend the course of treatments for you.


You can only make the most of any skincare treatment when you know its mechanism, benefits and risks associated with them. While derma rolling is now gaining popularity as one of the most trusted and effective ways of achieving flawless skin, there are a bunch of myths floating around it. Before you opt for this treatment, make sure you read about the expert-verified facts and precautions to follow and educate yourself on what to expect during the treatment for a pleasant experience. To ensure safe and the finest possible results after the treatment, make sure the skincare professional you choose to work with knows how to clean a derma roller and understands your skin type before tailoring the treatment for you.


Is it ok to share a dermaroller with others?

Derma roller has needles that prick the skin. Using the same product as others can lead to cross-contamination and infections. It is best to use your own derma roller to ensure proper safety.

Is dermarolling anti-ageing?

Derma rolling is known to stimulate collagen production in the skin. Collagen is responsible for elasticity and reducing signs of ageing. So yes, derma rolling does have anti-ageing effects.

Is it okay to perform derma rolling at home?

If you are performing derma rolling at home using short needles(0.25 mm-0.5 mm), it is safe to do it once every 1-2 weeks. For longer needles with (1.0 mm-1.5 mm), you can perform the treatment at home once in 4-6 weeks for best results.

Should you use skincare products after derma rolling treatment?

Stay away from harsh skincare products for 24 hours after the treatment. You can still use a mild serum or moisturiser to promote the healing process.

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