Dermaroller Vs Dermapen

Hi Guys, Aisling here again and you guessed it, we’re still obsessing over everything dermaroller and can you blame us? Considering the multitude of benefits this device posses to the skin and the undeniably incredible results achieved, it’s an area that we can’t resist but continue to explore. Leaving no stone unturned in our mission to know everything there is to know about the dermaroller, I’m zoning in on how it differs to the dermapen in our latest blog, dermaroller vs dermapen. As always, we only trust certified laser and skincare specialists when seeking advice and sourcing information. With this in mind, we turned to Havana Skin Clinic

So How do They Differ?

Here’s what the guys in Havana Skin Clinic had to say..

” Dermaroller vs dermapen has been a debatable topic over the last 12 months with some people preferring one over the other. Before we get into which one is better lets first differentiate what a dermaroller & a dermapen is. Once you understand the difference you will be able to make the a decision that is best your your skin and budget.”


  • A dermaroller is a handheld needling roller device which is rolled on the surface of skin.
  • Creates tiny punctures on the skin which triggers skin repair.
  • Leads to the body making new collagen.
  • Doing this, proteins called  amino-acids, build up in the collagen. This is the part of the connective tissue that helps in tightening , firmness, suppleness, and elasticity in skin.
  • A short-term controlled injury to the skin is the purpose of applying a dermaroller to your skin.
  • The reason why is to trigger the protein in our skin for the production of healthier younger looking complexion.
  • Cost effective treatment that can be done at home
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  • A Dermapen is a hand operated stamp machine that contains tiny needles.
  • Creates tiny punctures on the skin which triggers skin repair.
  • This is a powered machine that allows you to change the depth of the needle in the middle of treatment.
  • Meaning you can go deeper on areas that need it such as Acne scars on the face.
  • The more precise tip means that you can also perform spot treatments.
  • Easier to treat areas that dermaroller might be difficult to reach
  • Carried out by a professional and costs more than the home roller.

Which Option is Best for Me?

So, in conclusion to our argument comparing all things dermaroller vs dermapen? You may be exploring this area for specific concerns such as how to use derma roller for stretch marks, how to use derma roller on body or of course how to use derma roller on face and if so, trialing a dermaroller at home will most likely be the best option for you to get an idea of the results that can be achieved on a greater scale with a dermapen in a physical clinic with micro needling treatment done by a skincare specialist.

For more on dermarolling, check out one of our comprehensive articles on this topic here: Dermaroller – At Home Micro Needling Device