How do you think people would react if you told them you enjoy rolling tiny needles into your face to look prettier? Well. If you have used Derma Roller for some time, you won’t find it hard to tell them about your secret. Using Derma Roller correctly and regularly will make it difficult for people to guess your age. This device removes wrinkles and fine lines, leaving you looking younger than your actual age. 

If you’ve never tried Derma Rolling before, then you are at the right place. Here you’ll learn what a 1mm Derma Roller or any other size is, how you can use it to improve the looks of your skin, and how to choose the best Derma Roller. 

What is a Derma Roller?

Derma Roller is essentially a device with a wheel having hundreds of tiny needles on it. You can also call it a beard roller. Derma Rolling means rolling this wheel on your skin.

When your skin is young, it will have high amounts of elastin fibers and collagen, which help to keep it supple and firm. Environmental factors, physiological changes, and detrimental lifestyles can make your skin lose these supporting elements as you age. For example, if you like to expose your skin to the sun or you like smoking, the level of elastin and collagen in your skin will be lower, and your skin will develop larger pores, wrinkles, and fine lines. Additionally, your skin will start sagging. That’s where a Derma Roller comes in. 

As you roll this device on your skin (upper chest area, beard, neck, chin, lips, jowls, cheek, or forehead), the needles will delicately pierce the skin where you roll the Derma Roller. When this happens, the skin will be “wounded.” Your body will react by increasing the level of elastin and collagen to that area to heal it. This is how this roller helps to improve your skin.

After rolling, it’s advisable to apply a serum to fortify the protective barrier of your skin. Derma Roller will make it easier for your skin to absorb the skincare product and make them go deeper into your skin. 

Choosing the Right DIY Derma Roller

Derma Rolling is something you can do at home. You don’t need to waste money by visiting a dermatologist. You’ll get the best result by choosing the right Derma Roller. Here are some factors you need to consider when buying a Derma Roller.

The Price

If you care about your skin, you must be willing to invest in a high-quality skin product. That’s why when buying a Derma Roller, cheapness shouldn’t be your primary factor. Cheap products don’t last long, and they also don’t give the best results. But that doesn’t mean you have to go for the most expensive Derma Roller. You have to balance between quality and price. Above all, choose a product with a money-back guarantee. 

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Type Of Needles

Derma Rollers have different types of needs, some long, some short. Some needles also wear down after a few runs. When needles become blunt, the Derma Roller will not be as effective as it should be. Blunt needles are also painful and can cause permanent skin damage.

Stainless steel needles are better than titanium needles because they are more hygienic and durable. Stainless steel needles are strong and are easier to keep clean. That’s why acupuncturists, tattoo artists, and medical professionals use steel needles. 

Needle Length

Many at-home use Derma Rollers have their needle sizes ranging from 0.2 mm to 1.5 mm in length. Some Derma Rollers have needles that are as long as 2.5 mm. When buying a Derma Roller, remember that long needles have the greater potential of damaging your skin. Most dermatologists recommend that you use rollers with needles not exceeding 1.5 mm in length. Rollers with short needles will work better on your face and your body areas with delicate skin. For DIY derma rolling, you can use needles of not more than 0.3 mm. 

Customer Feedback

Customer feedback is one thing that many buyers assume when placing an order online. Remember that customer feedback is from real people who have used the product. There are many brands of derma roller, with each brand promising to be better than the rest. The only way to separate truth from lies is to check customer reviews. 

The trick is to choose the derma roller with many positive online reviews. Some negative reviews should not deter you from buying a derma roller with many positive reviews. This is because personal experiences differ. Some may give negative reviews after they wrongly used the product. You also must check the brand reputation. Some brands that have been in the market for many years are known for producing high-quality products. 


Basically, all derma rollers have wheels with needles on them. However, not all are designed the same. Choose a derma roller that’s easy to use and has a handle that’s comfortable to hold. You can also consider choosing one with a color that’s pleasing to you.

How To Use A Derma Roller

Derma rolling is also called micro-exfoliating, skin rolling, skin needling, or micro-needling

 Before you use a Derma Roller, you have to clean the area where you want to use it. You can also exfoliate to ensure all dead cells are eliminated. You can then apply a serum of your choice, preferably one that’s friendly to your skin and does not contain any harmful chemicals. 

 Place the wheel on your skin, apply a little pressure, and start rolling to use the roller. Roll it horizontally, vertically, and diagonally about four to ten times on each part. Once you are done derma rolling, you can apply another layer of serum. 


Dermarolling is an affordable way of getting younger-looking and firmer skin. When you use this method correctly, your skin will start changing. It will help you eliminate wrinkles, acne, and fine lines. For better results, make sure you use Derma Roller consistently and with the right serum, particularly those that contain hyaluronic acid and/or retinol. Also, make sure you buy the right Derma Roller for your skin type.