Choosing a Dermaroller - What Needle Size Should You Use?
Hello, my Amber babies and a warm welcome to my latest blog post! In this post, I’ll be breaking down needle sizes of dermarollers and what each size is useful for.
Did you know that dermaroller needle lengths come in a variety of sizes? Did you also know that each size has its own use? What’s the difference between a 0.20mm and a 1.0mm? Why does a 0.20mm better suit sensitive skin than a 0.5mm? All these questions and more will be answered in the following breakdown, so let’s get right into it:
0.20mm Dermaroller – Sensitive Skin
The 0.20mm is the smallest needle size available and the perfect for those with sensitive skin. Sensitive skin may take longer than normal skin to recover after a dermarolling treatment and as this needle size doesn’t penetrate as deeply as other longer needles, this allows for more gentle results. Those with rosacea or melasma should exercise extreme caution when dermarolling, and this dermaroller is especially suited for these individuals.
Begin by using a 0.20mm roller just once for 2-3 minutes your first week, increasing the time to five minutes the second week. If no adverse reactions occur, increase frequency to twice weekly by the 3rd week.
You can also purchase you very own Gin Amber Beauty 192-Real Needle 0.20mm Dermaroller here and don’t forget to visit its stellar reviews.
0.25mm Dermaroller – Serum Absorption
The 0.25mm dermaroller penetrates slightly deeper than the 0.20mm and advances any microneedling practice. This dermaroller is designed to be your go-to for gentle micro-needling that improves serum penetration, scar diminishing, cell turnover stimulation, lip plumping, and skin resurfacing and rejuvenation.
Pair the 0.25mm with your favorite serum and watch the magic unfold. With greater serum absorption, the 0.25mm is a useful tool for expediting skincare results and enhancing serum agents and effects.
0.5mm Dermaroller – Erase Wrinkles
You read that correctly. Did you know that dermarollers not only boost elastin and collagen levels, but can potentially erase wrinkles and scars in the process?
The 0.50mm dermaroller is recommended for individuals who are familiar with smaller needle size dermarollers and want to address deeper or more stubborn skin concerns. By extending needle depth penetration, cellular action and turnover occurs at a deeper level, improving results and removing some of the deeper blemishes our skin may be experiencing, including persistent wrinkles.
0.75mm Dermaroller – Reduce Acne Scars
Getting rid of acne scars can be a true pain and for some, it feels like all hope is lost. Acne scars can put a huge dent in self-esteem and self-image, but I’m here to assure you that dermarollers hold the key to reducing acne scarring.
The 0.75mm dermaroller addresses shallow acne scars and/or distinct hyperpigmentation, loose skin, areas of lost volume, stubborn wrinkles and lines, and improves surface rejuvenation and cellular turnover. And let’s not forget that lovely boost in collagen and elastin.
This size is also an excellent starting point for hair loss prevention and hair growth stimulation, and for use on areas of concern on the body.
1.0mm Dermaroller – Hair Growth
At 1.0mm, this dermaroller needle length will penetrate the papillary layer of the dermis section of your skin. This is where deep acne scars, more advanced skin wrinkles, and volume loss occurs. But did you know this needle length is also maddeningly effective for hair loss?
This dermaroller can be used directly on the scalp, and I go through this in another blog post, where I run down in simplistic terms how to dermaroll your scalp for these amazing hair loss benefits.
For some users, you may want to use numbing cream, as this needle length can cause a bit of stinging and burning, which are considerably mild but may be irritating to some. This is also the longest needle length we recommend using on the face.
1.5mm – Reduce Stretch Marks
You’ve found it. The holy grail of stretch mark removal. At 1.5mm, this needle length was developed specifically to treat stretch marks on the body. A 1.5mm can be used anywhere stretch marks occur, including thighs, hips, buttocks, and abdomen. For more sensitive areas, begin your dermarolling practice with a lower depth penetration (0.75mm or 1.0mm).
Studies have confirmed that dermarolling can help alleviate the appearance of stretch marks and plenty of anecdotal evidence is available online on the efficacy of the 1.5mm dermaroller. One such source can be found here.
Lastly, I don’t recommend using a 1.5mm on the face, however, I do advocate it for hair loss and hair growth benefits as well, though this may sting more than the 1.0mm, so use caution and go with whatever makes you feel comfortable and at ease during your dermaroller practice.
Don’t forget to check out Gin Amber Beauty’s 1.5mm Stretch Mark Dermarollers here and leave you own stretch mark stories in the comments or reviews!
Not all dermarollers are the same, just as not all needle size will provide the same results. Knowing which needle sizes serve what purpose empower the consumer to make better choices in regards to their skincare routines.
There are several brands of dermarollers on the market, though I encourage you all to experience Gin Amber Beauty's 192-Real Needle dermarollers that were designed with each of these skincare purposes in mind. However, you're all encouraged to do your share of background research and invest in the dermaroller you feel is right for you! It's all about what you're comfortable with and what enhances your skincare regimens the most.
I hope this blog cleared confusion on what each needle size does and I wish all of my Amber babies the best of luck on your skin, hair, and wellness journeys! Feel free to leave any burning comments or questions below and stay tuned for my next blog post! Ciao!