Microneedling Pen vs. Microneedling Roller What’s the difference?

Microneedling Pen vs. Microneedling Roller what’s the difference? 

We’ve all heard of the term ‘micro needling’, indeed a lot of clinics and salons still provide microneedling for skin rejuvenation using traditional ‘derma roller’ devices. Technology has thankfully moved forward with the invention of the medical ‘ microneedling pen’, which is a much more advanced and effective method for skin rejuvenation.

Both Microneedling Pen and Microneedling Rollers are forms of microneedling used to stimulate the production of new collagen by needling the skin. Microneedling causes micro-injuries to the epidermis, which signals the body to produce collagen to remodel the damaged area, which in effect rejuvenates the skin making your skin look younger and fresher and effective treats an array of common skin concerns such as acne scarring, lines and wrinkles, uneven skin texture, stretch marks, hair thinning and more…

So, if both the microneedling pen and roller are both forms of microneedling then what makes them so different?

More precise:
Microneedling pens can easily treat those hard to reach areas such as around the eyes, nose and upper lip whereas it is more difficult to reach these areas with traditional rollers.

Customised treatment:
Needle depth can be adjusted with Microneedling Pen whereas the Microneedling Rollers can only reach a single depth. The benefit of adjusting needle depth allows us to cater to different areas of the face that require different penetration levels for best results.

This is extremely important when treating specific skin concerns such as acne scarring or delicate areas of the face such as the eye area.

Less epidermal damage resulting in minimal down time
The needles in Microneedling Pens penetrate the skin vertically whereas with Microneedling rollers the needles penetrate the skin at an angle causing more chance of ‘tears’ through the skin leading to more side effects and therefore longer recovery time.

Fast treatment with minimal discomfort
As Rejuvapen has a built in motorised system it is more precise and accurate on its depth of penetration and can penetrate the skin from up to 100 times per second with an adjustable speed whereas speed cannot be adjusted with Dermarollers as this is dependent on the handlers technique. Being able to adjust the speed minimises skin damage, pain and recovery time.

How does Dermal Needling pen work?
Dermal Needling pen is a small motorized hand-held device, consisting of 12 needles. When applied to an area of the skin, these needles cause microscopic punctures to the surface of the epidermis. The body’s natural healing response will be initiated and the skin will promote skin repair by stimulating growth factors that will, in turn, lead to the generation of collagen and elastin. Fresh, younger-looking skin is the end result.

I love doing skin needling with our dermal needling device! It’s great for clients with specific concerns such as deeper scarring, wrinkles and pigmentation. With the dermal needling pen you can adjust the needle depth throughout the treatment as you encounter these concerns. For example, if I see a darker patch of pigment I will go higher with the needle depth and then make it smaller for the rest of the skin. It takes about a week for the result to become really noticeable, and at this stage a visible difference should be apparent. “It makes clients want more!”

It’s not just for clients with age-related skin concerns though. I have treated clients from as young as 14 for their acne concerns. It treats their scarring earlier rather than later in their life, while their skin is still young and collagen production most efficient. This achieves the best results for them.

Micro-needling can be really effective for the treatment of all kinds of scarring and stretch marks. When the skin forms a scar or a stretch mark, and the dermal needling pen punctures this area, a new healing process will begin and damaged skin replaced with new skin.