What is The Difference Between Micropen and Dermaroller?


Dermaroller Vs Automated Micro-needling

We have been asked by many patients to explain to them the difference between “Micropen” and Dermaroller”. A number of patients are often overwhelmed and conflicted with the countless types of facial treatments and the claims made by different treatments.

Quite a few of our patients have seen the information online saying that automated micro-needling treatments are basically the same treatment as dermaroller. One of the biggest questions we have encountered is “why will I pay for a Micropen treatment, when I can get my own dermaroller at a fraction of the cost?”.

Both dermaroller and Micropen treatments share the same principal; creation of micro-wounds in the surface of the skin, thereby stimulating collagen synthesis which repairs surface imperfections and injury, such as fine lines, wrinkles and surface scars. The end goal is an improvement in your skin texture, tone, fine lines and scars by using your body’s healing ability in a natural way.

Studies show that the response of the skin for collagen synthesis leading to repair of fine lines and scars is more dramatic with a professional medical grade Micropen than the dermaroller. It makes perfect sense; one of the biggest differences between the two treatments is that the Micropen needles puncture your skin surface vertically, whereas the needles on a dermaroller do not penetrate the skin vertically. So whether you are using a dermaroller on a patient or yourself, the needles enter and exit the skin at an angle. The angle of the micro-needles can actually make tears in the skin and create a larger micro-channel than desired, which can lead to scarring.
When comparing the two treatments, the micro-needles of the Harvest MicroPen enter and exit the skin vertically without causing larger, undesirable needle punctures. This is due to the unique design of the Harvest Micropen which incorporates very fine needles oscillating at a very high frequency for minimum tissue damage with maximum results. The micro-channels that are created with automated micro-needling are vertical, which is the desired result.

The other main difference between the two treatments is the person actually performing the treatments. It is always recommended to have a professional medically supervised esthetician or medical assistant perform either treatments, but automated micro-needling devices are REQUIRED to be used by licensed estheticians, registered nurses or doctors. There are many patients using dermarollers on themselves which can be dangerous and cause more damage than what is trying to be corrected. When a professional is performing micro-needling treatments they also frequently combine professional grade topical gels like Hyaluronic Acid with or without growth factors and vitamins in combination to give the patient an even better result.

In our Dallas and Southlake cosmetic skincare practice all Micropen treatments are performed by certified licensed aesthetician or certified medical assistant under physician supervision. We apply a compounded prescription topical anesthetic creme to the treatment area for your comfort and combine your Micropen treatments with “skin treatment enhancers” to ensure that you get the most out of your treatment.

For our Micropen Treatments in Dallas and Southlake for wrinkles and scars, we routinely use a professional grade specialized treatment gel, Skin RE-GF with hyaluronic acid, growth factors (EGF, FGF), copper peptides, vitamins-C, B2, B3, B5, B6 to fight wrinkles, stretch marks and hyperpigmentation.

We recommend using Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP skin rejuvenation therapy for more advanced aging, scarring, hyperpigmentation to maximize the results of your Micropen treatments in Dallas and Southlake.

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