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Microneedling

The term microneedling refers to the short-term puncturing of the skin with tiny microneedles. The resulting micropores close again within a few minutes.
The clinical application of microneedling is called collagen induction therapy (CIT).


The medical Dermaroller’s sharp microneedles create tiny lesions in the skin. These micropunctures trigger the skin’s repair function, even though the punctures made by the Dermaroller are more like a skin irritation than a true injury. The skin doesn’t react by forming scar tissue, as would be the case with an injection needle, but instead produces growth factors to build up new skin structures. After treatment with the medical Dermaroller the skin forms type III collagen fibres (which have a firming effect) as well as elastin fibres (which give the skin elasticity) and new capillaries which promote circulation, especially in old scar tissue. Scars and wrinkles are filled and smoothed from below. The advantages in comparison to “ablative” treatment methods are obvious: Unlike lasers, dermabrasion, or skin peels, which make the skin thinner and thus weaken its protective function, Dermaroller treatment stimulates the formation of skin structures and strengenths the skin. Except for a temporary skin reddening and swelling, there are no known side effects and the treatment can be repeated indefinitely.

The tiny microneedles of the Dermaroller HC loosen old skin cells, deposits and blockages of the uppermost skin layer of the epidermis. The complexion refines and becomes more transparent and fresher, blemishes and large pores are visibly reduced. When treating with the short microneedles of the Home Care Dermaroller and the Beauty Mouse, the collagen regeneration is not stimulated as much as is the case with the medical Dermaroller. Nevertheless, some stimulation of skin renewal is to be expected, as well as an improvement of superficial skin perfusion (microcirculation). The home application also ideally supports a professional medical microneedling therapy.