Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI

There are derma stamps and derma rollers that can be used for stimulating the new collagen production and treat several skin problems such as acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, and uneven skin. However, there are some noticeable differences between the two. So, to know the differences between derma stamp and derma roll, go through the following sections of the article.

Derma Stamp Vs Derma Roll: Differences

Basic Differences Between Derma Stamp and Derma Roll:

Derma stamping uses a device called the derma stamp for treating the skin problems. The derma stamp is a hand held devise that is quite similar to the Derma pen, but has got an additional feature of a needle length adjustment dial that offers the user a greater control over the depth of the micro needles. There are 140 micro needles in the derma stamp and this is what offers a wider range of uses only in one compact tool. A derma stamp can treat larger areas of your body, such as the back (to remove back acne scarring), in a very quick time. Moreover, the derma stamping procedure is believed to minimize skin damage, as the derma stamp device makes use of a vertical insertion method for piercing the skin surface with each application with precisely the right depth of the needle.

On the other hand, in derma rolling we make use of a hand held skin roller called the derma roller. So, derma roller is a quite simple skin roller having 192 surgical steel micro-needles which are arranged in 8 lines which are of 0.5 mm, 1.5, 2.00 or 2.5mm in length. Depending on the skin condition that you want to correct, you have to select the needle size of the derma roller. The wheel-head that house the 192 micro-needles is to be rolled over the skin surface and the pores are pierced in a curved insertion method.

Differences Between Derma Stamp and Derma Roll Based On Their Needles:

In order to treat different skin conditions on your body and your face, you would require needles of different depths. In case of derma stamp, as we already mentioned there is an adjustable needle depth and this feature makes it easy to treat specific skin condition in the best possible way. These needles are made of surgical grade stainless steel so that they remain sharp for a long period of time. These needles are the only disposable part of the derma stamp.

In case of derma rollers, it could be a bit problematic as, you would require several skin rollers of various needle sizes for treating just one person. However, this is quite expensive, and thus some practitioners opt to depend on variable pressure while treating different areas of your face. This means, you will not be able to really know the depth of penetration that has been achieved throughout your treatment.

Differences Between Derma Stamp and Derma Roll Based On Their Technologies And Effectiveness:

This is the most crucial difference between derma stamp and derma roller. It has been proven that the more micro-punctures your device makes, the more fine results you could get from the treatment. Derma stamp device makes more number of micro-punctures as compared to the derma roller. The derma stamp pen has 12-tip needle head that creates 1,300 holes per one second and thus creates comparatively more dramatic results than derma rollers do. Most derma rollers make only 300-400 holes per each second.

Differences Between Derma Stamp and Derma Roll Based On Their Benefits:

Derma stamps have the following benefits:

  • More effective than chemical peels and micro rollers.
  • Cause a less trauma to the epidermis, as derma stamping does not “pick up” the epidermis of the skin as the derma roller does.
  • There is a reduced level of pain and discomfort.
  • Can treat mild skin problems like wrinkles and fine lines and also the deepest stretch marks or acne scars, as well as significantly lower the appearance of cellulite.
  • Scars due to cosmetic surgery can also be removed through derma stamping.
  • Derma rollers have the following benefits:
  • It can be used up to 5 times per one week on the hands, arms, thighs, legs, body, neck, abdomen and the face; also including the delicate skin areas under the eyes.
  • Smaller areas of the face, such as the nose can be effectively treated with a 3-line derma roller.
  • Derma roller allows for greater and faster absorption of any topical creams into your skin. This in turn offers a quicker result.
  • Derma rollers are safe to be used on the scalp for treating thinning of hair and hair loss.

Using derma rollers on a regular basis can help you remove stretch marks, improve blood supply, reduce cellulite, and improve the collagen density in your skin and in addition, it also improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, loose skin and sun damage.

Take Home This Advice:

Derma stamp as well as derma roller, both are amazing devices for treating several skin issues such as scars, wrinkles and stretch marks. It must be noted that though some minor side effects like redness of the treated area, minor bleeding, swelling and skin dryness might be experienced after the treatments, both these skin treatments are quite effective and less stressful on your skin than compared to the laser treatments.

However; it is always essential for you to consult with your dermatologist and choose the best option for treating your skin condition (if any).

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Pramod Kerkar

Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD,FFARCSI

Pain Assist Inc.

Last Modified On: February 7, 2019

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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