If you are looking into skincare treatments for anti-aging purposes, you know that there are a lot of treatments to pick from. Your first thought might have been to look into laser treatment, but the Dermaroller method is also an option. The question is does it work as well as laser treatment?
Both Treatments Can Have a Similar Impact On Skin
The first thing you should know is that both treatments can have a similar impact on your skin. That is, they can both do minor damage to your skin cells, which your body can easily repair. In the process of repairing that damage, your body should produce more collagen, elastin, and other proteins needed to keep skin looking smooth and stretchy. In short, by damaging your skin, these procedures make your body realize that it needs to repair not just the new damage, but also older damage that comes in the form of wrinkles, sags, and scars.
Both treatments can also accomplish that goal in a somewhat similar way. Fraxel laser treatments drill tiny columns through multiple layers of skin. Dermaroller treatments make those same columns by poking the skin with tiny needles that are attached to the hand-held roller tool. So, the process and the end results can be more or less the same.
Laser Treatments Are a Bit More Versatile
Of course, that all assumes that you are comparing Dermaroller to a fraxel laser treatment, but cosmetic lasers are not all faxel. There are lasers that don't drill columns at all, but instead perform precise treatments that get rid of age spots, scarring, and wrinkles. Ablative and non-ablative lasers are just two of those other types of available lasers. So, laser treatments do offer more versatility than Dermaroller treatments.
So, Why Could Dermaroller be the Better Choice?
Arguably, laser treatments are better than Dermaroller because they are more versatile, but not everyone is the best candidate for laser treatment. For example, if your skin is especially oily, laser treatments can interact with the oil and cause scarring on the surface of your skin, as well as painful blisters. However, the Dermaroller process shouldn't interact with oily skin like that at all. That means that it could be the best choice for you based on your skin type.
The Time it Takes to See Results from Dermaroller Therapy
Each Dermaroller treatment should only take an hour or so. However, it will take a lot more than an hour to see any results from the treatment. Your body will take several days to heal. Within the week you should see a difference, but you may still decide to have additional treatments in an effort to help your skin heal even more. How many treatments you will need will depend on your own individual skin condition.
As you can see, one solution isn't universally better than another. It all depends on the person. And if you're not sure that lasers or Dermaroller are right for you, you shouldn't give up either. There are plenty of other ways to fight back against the aging process. All you have to do is talk to your dermatologist or local skincare clinician for advice. They can help to point you down the right treatment path.