Dermaroller Acne scar Treatments

Dermaroller Acne scar Treatments

Acne scars can have a massive effect on a person’s self-esteem and quality of life and can cause embarrassment to sufferers. The effects of scarring can affect anyone that suffers from acne and can there are varied degrees of scarring from which people can suffer.  When acne begins to affect the skin, it can leave behind scarring once a lesion has disappeared; this is caused by damaged tissue and possible infection from spots, nodules and cysts.

There is now a wide range of treatments available to help reduce acne scarring and to also improve the skins appearance; the type of treatment given will depend on the type of scarring, how severe the scarring is and the skin type of the patient. Not every treatment is suited to every type of scar and it is best to consult a GP or dermatologist before undergoing any kind of treatment.

Dermaroller acne scar treatments are a fairly new form of procedure that can help to reduce, and in some cases remove all traces of acne scars. This form of treatment is gaining popularity across the world thanks to its painless nature and inexpensive cost; dermaroller procedures have also gained credibility thanks to proven results.

What are dermaroller acne scar treatments?

Dermaroller acne scar treatments can be associated to a form of scar removal known as micro needling or skin needling.

A dermaroller is a tool that contains around 192 small needles that cause a tiny wound in the skin; this wound cannot be felt or seen by the patient. Despite the wound being miniscule, the body is triggered into natural healing, during the trauma to body will produce collagen and elastin, these are key in the reduction of scarring.

The dermaroller will cause no actual damage to the skin meaning the collagen and elastin serve only to add to existing levels and dramatically improve the appearance of a scar.

Type of scar for dermaroller

Dermaroller acne scar treatments are not recommended for all types of acne scar, if the scar is raised above the skin and lumpy then dermaroller treatments will be unsuccessful, these scars are known as hypertrophic or keloid scars and will need specialist treatment.

If the scar is below the skins surface, flat or depressed then dermarollers can be an ideal treatment; these scars are known as atrophic scars and can come in many different forms, including:


  • Ice pick scars
  • Atrophic macules
  • Follicular macular atrophy
  • Depressed fibrotic scars

Dermaroller acne scar treatments are best suited to mild and moderate scarring, some people will suffer from more severe scarring which will need more serious treatments, possibly surgical.

Choosing a dermaroller treatment

Dermaroller treatments can be carried out easily at home and the equipment can easily be purchased online. There are many different types of dermaroller and many different needle lengths, the best choice of dermaroller will depend on the type of scarring you have and how tolerant you are to potential discomfort. A dermatologist can help decide what is best for your circumstances.