Safe and effective skin needling treatments are the most important part of doing any type of procedure on a client’s skin. Derma roller has many potential risks that can be avoided by using a microneedle pen.

Micro Needle Pen

  • Precise needle depth
  • Small diameter to treat hard to reach areas
  • Sterile, single-use, disposable
  • No cross-contamination risk
  • Vertical stamping reduces trauma


 Derma Roller

  • Unnecessary skin trauma
  • Cross-contamination risk
  • Difficult to use at the exact depth
  • Unable to treat small areas
  • Cleaning, storage & needle damage


Derma Roller Variability Between Operators

The nature of a rolling drum requires the operator to apply a small amount of pressure to ensure needle penetration. The problem is depth inconsistency. The pressure can never be the same between individual users or between individual treatments by the same operator. This can be an issue because the theory of microneedling therapy is a matter of microscopic differences in the depth of needle penetration.

Treatments with the MD Needle micro needling pen will give precise depths no matter who the user is or when the treatment is performed.

Derma Roller Clinical Comparison

A study at an Australian medical conference used microneedle pen technology and compared it to a derma roller for the treatment of acne scars. The patients previously had at least one derma roller treatment and the post needling erythema and/or edema lasted approximately four days. The micro-wounds created by the derma roller were quite painful and much more traumatic to the skin.

The users of the microneedle pen found it easy to operate and objective clinical evaluation via digital scan technology showed a greater reduction of scar depth. In addition, patients found the micro needle pen treatment to be less painful, shorter downtime, and better outcomes.

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