The Dermaroller is the ONLY skin needling device listed on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) as a transdermal needle roller (Class IIa – medical device). It was listed early January 2009. Since the Dermaroller launch the brand has become known for its ‘safe’ stimulation of the skin without much down time.
The Dermaroller can be performed as a home care treatment for deeper infusion of skincare ingredients, or as a medical treatment for collagen stimulation, reduction of acne scarring or hair loss. All medical treatments need to be performed by a qualified and trained Dermaroller clinician under sterile and hygienic conditions to avoid unnecessary complications.
The Dermaroller homecare is like a small paint-roller with fine needles. On the surface of the roller, 24 circular arrays of 8 needles each (total 192 needles) are found, with a fine needle length of only 0.2mm (The needles are short enough that they will not draw blood and the process is entirely painless). As the stratum corneum is very fine, the size is of the needles is more than enough to pierce the skin and allow a path way for active ingredients. Medical Dermaroller treatments use longer needles and therefore should be performed by a qualified Dermaroller clinician.