A Dermaroller is the device used for advanced Skin Needling.

This procedure involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with really tiny, sterile micro-needles. The needles range in length from 0.25 mm to 2.4mm and are rolled across the surface of the skin to stimulate cells to rush to the surface and repair the tiny punctures.

What Is Dermarolling Used For?

Medical Practitioners discovered that controlled, mild injury to the skin results in it appearing healthier and smoother when it heals. The Dermaroller was developed to provide a controlled level of damage to the skin using microneedles, therefore encouraging it to grow back stronger and more aesthetically pleasing.

It has been proven that genuine Dermaroller™ Therapy can significantly improve the appearance of:

  • Medium acne scars
  • Aged and sun damaged skin
  • Facial and décolleté lines and wrinkles
  • Stretch marks

Who Is the Treatment Suitable For?

You will need to book in for a consultation with one of our Medical Professionals to assess your skin and determine if you are suitable for the Dermaroller treatment.

Based on your concerns, expectations, lifestyle and budget, your Clinical Therapist will be able to create a unique treatment plan specifically for you. They will be able to discuss with you all methods of Skin Needling that we offer here at Zenith Cosmetic Clinics such as Fractora or and Morpheus 8 and advise on the best treatments for you, depending on the outcomes you want to achieve.

What Happens During the Procedure?

Your Clinical Therapist will prep cleanse your skin ready for the Dermaroller treatment and apply a topical anaesthetic to ensure you are as comfortable as possible during the procedure! They will then roll the Dermaroller tool over your skin in controlled motions, which will puncture your skin in columns of around 1.5mm – 2.4mm in depth. Each column will then close quickly, usually within 3-4 hours. 

What Are the Side Effects or Risks?

Depending on the area being treated, and the depth of the needle, your side effects may range from mild to more moderate. These include:

  • Redness
  • Soreness
  • Warm/tight skin
  • Sensitive skin
  • Small risk of infection

What Results Can I Typically Expect?

After the procedure, your skin will start to regenerate and repair itself below the surface. New collagen and skin cells are formed and blood to the area is increased, and within around 6 – weeks you’ll be able to see the first stage of results.

Over the months that follows, your skin will constantly improve to give you a natural and long-lasting result. Depending on your original concerns, you will need to have between 3 and 5 treatments, spaced 6 – weeks apart. Your Clinical Therapist will discuss the expected course of treatment at your initial consultation.


You may look and feel as though you have sunburn, so we recommend:

  • A thorough hand-washing regime before touching the area (to prevent infection)
  • Avoiding the sun on the area until your skin is fully healed
  • Avoiding makeup and skincare products for at least 24 hours
  • Avoiding fake tan products before and after your procedure

Why Choose Zenith Cosmetic Clinics?

Here at Zenith Cosmetic Clinics we are experts in skincare and can provide a range of procedures and treatments to find one that fits in with your expectations and your budget. We have a variety of Skin Needling procedures and Enhanced Skin Rejuvenation.


Your skin may be pink and a little tight for 12 – 48 hours after your treatment, depending on the strength that was used. We would also advise you don’t wear any makeup or skincare products for the first 24 hours, at least, so depending on your personal preferences you may be able to go out immediately, or within 48 hours.

We also ask that you avoid sun on the treated area whilst it is healing, so do please be mindful of this when going out.

We are advised that Dermaroller is not to be used for treatment of Hypertrophic Surgical Scars or scarring due to injury/ burns. In such situations we recommend the Fraxel Laser which we get excellent results from. With Keloid Scars however, we have developed various protocols that will help. Our doctors will be able to advise as to the best treatment for your specific scar.

You should expect to be in the clinic for 2 hours to apply numbing cream and perform the treatment. The idea is to get the surfer on to a treatment page asap.

You shouldn’t experience any pain when having the Dermaroller treatment as we use an anaesthetic numbing cream to numb the area and make the treatment as comfortable for you as possible!

Making treatments affordable

0% Finance Available

Patients are often concerned about affordability of a treatment. To help alleviate this concern we provide flexible payment plans to suit your budget.

We can offer six months 0% interest option for any procedure over the value of £1000. Interest bearing options are also available if you wish to spread your payments over a longer period of up to 5 years. Please contact our team on 0115 959 6999 for further details or click the link below.

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Multiple treatments recommended for results


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