The DRS 540 needle derma roller is our most popular and convenient size. Its standard width allows large areas to be treated in only a short amount of time, whilst also allowing the treatment of smaller and more delicate parts.
What Is Microneedling?
In short, microneedling is a form of collagen induction therapy, a factually proven treatment for a wide range of skin conditions ranging from minor skin wrinkles to deep stretch marks. The DRS derma roller comes in 10 different needle length sizes and therefore is able to treat the full range of skin problems.
The roller itself uses tiny needles or micro-needles which create tiny, evenly-spaced puncture wounds on the skin. This process stimulates the body’s natural collagen production by generating a wound healing response. The roller is much like a fine tattooing needle, so it should cause minimal trauma when creating the microscopic punctures in the skin. By damaging the skin you encourage the body to produce new collagen and elastin, which helps it thicken and plump up.
There is a minimal healing process, although you should expect your skin to take on a red tinge for a short time if you’re using longer lengths (this is largely due to blood being pumped to the area to repair and rebuild the skin).
What Skin Conditions Can Microneedling Treat?
Microneedling has been proven to treat a number of different skin problems, such as:
- Skin tightness
- Stretch marks
- Sagging skin
- Sun damage
It's also been used as a method of rejuvenating hair growth.
Is This Scientifically Proven?
Yes, a number of studies have been done on microneedling over the past few years (and decades even). For instance, check out this study done on stretch marks (stretch marks are also referred to as striae distensae).
Needle length: 0.20mm, 0.25mm, 0.30mm, 0.50mm, 0.75mm, 1.00mm, 1.50mm, 2.00mm, 2.50mm, 3.00mm
Needle quantity: 540
Needle type: Titanium or stainless steel
Which Needle Length Should I Choose?
Choosing the correct needle length is very important when it comes to treating your skin condition. There's no point in using a short 0.20mm derma roller on deep stretch marks, as the needles won't penetrate far enough into the skin to reach the actual skin damage. On the other hand, you shouldn't use a 3.00mm derma roller on wrinkles, as you'll be causing a lot more skin trauma than is required.
Check out our guide which will advise you on which needle length you require.
Is Stainless Steel or Titanium Better?
It's not as simple as one being better than the other.
Stainless steel needles tend to be sharper, to begin with at least, because stainless steel is an easier metal alloy to sharpen into a point. Stainless steel is also inherently more sterile, which can be important seeing as you'll be using it on your body.
Titanium needles are slightly less sharp to begin with because it's harder to work titanium into a point. However, the needles will last far longer and will maintain the sharpness they began with due to the strength that titanium has.
We currently only sell products using titanium needles because we don't think stainless steel is required. There should be no real benefit to hygiene as you should be disinfecting your roller before and after every use. Furthermore, the increased sharpness of stainless steel is not enough to make up for the fact that a stainless steel roller must be discarded after only 2 or 3 uses, whilst a titanium roller can continue to be used 10+ times.
- Sterilize the roller head prior to use.
- Firmly (but not aggressively) roll your skin 4 to 8 times in total. Left to right, then top to bottom, then diagonally both ways.
- Clean your roller once finished.
We recommend that you apply a skin rejuvenation cream before and/or after the treatment. Creams high in vitamin E and generally recommended.
For more detailed instructions on how to use the derma roller, please check out our online guide.