Dermarolling — The Clinic


Best For

  • Repairing acne scarring
  • Improving the appearance of surgical scars
  • Significant improvement in skin texture

What Is A Dermarolling?

Dermarolling, also known as micro needling, stimulates new tissue formation to significantly improve the texture of the skin.

A Dermaroller is a cylindrical shaped drum studded with very fine needles. It is a medical device used for micro needling, which when rolled over the surface of the skin, stimulates the skin cells, encouraging multiplication and general collagen remodeling. 

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What Are The Benefits Of Dermarolling?

  • Breaks down scar tissue to repair acne scarring or surgical scars.
  • Stimulates new collagen fibres, improves blood supply and harmonises pigmentation.
  • As Dermarolling does not use any active ingredients or laser/light therapy, it is a recommended treatment for sensitive skins, darker skin tones and acne.

What Are The Risks Of Dermarolling?

There risks from Dermarolling are minimal. On rare occasions, if not performed by trained professionals, infection or bruising may occur. At The Clinic, we employ only doctors and nurses to ensure the highest quality of care.

Due to the anaesthetic cream used, this treatment is not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

How Many Dermarolling Treatments Will I Need?

The number of treatments required will depend on your individual skin type and concern. A custom treatment plan that's right for you will be advised at your initial consultation. Generally, best results come from 4-8 treatments, 6-8 weeks apart.

What Happens During My Dermarolling Treatment?

Firstly, you'll speak to one of our trained nurses about your background and medical history. Your skin will be assessed and the nurse will ensure that the Dermaroller treatment will fulfill your goals.

At your Dermaroller appointment:

A local anaesthetic cream is applied and allowed to take affect for up to an hour. Then the nurse uses the device to roll lightly, backwards and forwards across the surface of the skin. Slight bleeding is normal and will subside quickly. The procedure takes 90 minutes in total.

Is Dermarolling Painful?

Without local anaesthesia, we would rate the pain of Dermarolling at around 2.5/10. With local anaesthesia, the pain rating is reduced to around 0.5/10.

What Can I Expect After My Dermarolling Treatment?

After your Dermaroller session you may notice redness, some tingling and the sensation of heat, similar to that of mild sunburn. This will subside within 48 hours. The real results become evident after a week, with improvement in skin tone and texture. Effects on scarring will continue to improve with every treatment. 

What Precautions Should I Take Pre And Post Treatment?

You should avoid the following for at least 24 hours:

  • Strenuous exercise
  • Consumption of alcohol

It is also recommended to avoid the following for two weeks:

  • Extended exposure to sun or uv light
  • Extended exposure to heat or freezing temperatures

Exposure to any of the above may cause temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching on the treatment area. If you have swelling you can apply an ice pack for a brief period to help with discomfort.

We always recommend the use of sunscreen to prevent sun damage to the skin. Sunscreen with SPF 30 or above should be used daily. If you are under the sun for prolonged periods of time, sunscreen needs to be reapplied at least once every two hours.


Whilst we have seen amazing results from Dermarolling for a range of skin concerns, please know that results from Dermarolling vary and we cannot make guarantees. We recommend coming and speaking to our registered nurses for an in-depth consultation. They will discuss in detail how Dermarolling works, whether it will be right for your skin type and the expected results in line with your skin goals.

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