Microneedling has become a popular treatment option for men and women looking to enhance the quality of their skin. The treatment is designed to improve skin texture, diminish scars, treat hyperpigmentation, and so much more. If you’re thinking about investing in microneedling, there are a couple of options to choose from. The SkinPen device and dermal rollers are used with the same intentions in mind. While both work toward similar end goals, they are vastly different. Which one is right for you?
SkinPens are medical devices control the induction of the skin’s self-repair process by creating precise micro-injuries. They typically have a disposable tip that houses multiple needles inside. The tips are replaced after each use to ensure that the treatment is completely sterile. Most SkinPens have multiple settings. The size of the needles, depth of penetration, and puncture speed can be adjusted to fit the needs of many people. This feature offers greater treatment flexibility.
One of the most notable differences in SkinPens and dermal rollers is how the needles move. On SkinPens, the needles move up and down at fast speeds. The wand-like device is held perpendicular to the surface of your face. Typically, the tip of the pen is quite small. This design feature provides greater precision. It makes it easier to get around tight spots and facial contours.
Dermal rollers have a completely different design than that of a SkinPen. In fact, they don’t utilize electricity at all. They feature a long handle with a round barrel. The barrel holds many tiny needles. During treatment, the simple device is rolled onto your face. One of the biggest downsides of a dermal roller is that it doesn’t offer much precision. While rollers are relatively thin, they’re much larger than SkinPen tips. Not only that, but the needles puncture your skin at an angle. As the barrel rolls over the surface of your skin, the needle changes angles. This creates a much larger puncture wound underneath the skin.
Want to learn more about the differences between a SkinPen and dermal roller? The professionals at SkynDeep Med Spa in Papillion, NE can go over the differences in detail and help you find an option that’s right for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!