Q. Are derma rollers really effective for scars?

Answered by
Dr. Kakkar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Aug 31, 2017

Hello doctor,

I have heard good things and bad things about derma rollers. My question is, are they good for scars? Will they actually help? Also, can I use them myself? Or is it better to get it done by a professional?

Dr. Kakkar

Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Derma rollers are good for certain types of acne scars like rolling type of acne scars (smooth edges of scar). It is not useful for icepick scars and box car type of acne scars.
  • The professional use is usually with a needle length 1.5 mm and higher (4mm). Self-use is recommended with a needle length of 0.5 mm.

Regards.

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