Dermarolling before and after photos from our customers

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Derminator on steroid-related body building stretchmarks

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The customer used a 2 mm needling depth for three sessions, 15 days apart. This is what he posted: "I got these scars on my bicep area from very rapid body weight increase when I was a young lifter, probably before most of you were born. My skin, literally split when I added 9 stone in the first year.
Anyhoo, I put up with the scars for many a decade. Then I recently heard about women micro-needling scars they got from child birth, I thought, I will give this a go on my scars. Gonna work on the biggest scar at the top of the photo, that is very near my armpit and harder for me to reach. This really is my left bicep, it does look like a ain't"


Derminator before photo

This customer is a 65-year old female who was delighted with the improvement she achieved after just a few months of treatment with our Derminator® machine. She wrote us that she achieved great improvement in sun damage, lines, large pores and discoloration. More recent photos taken with a better camera are forthcoming. Photos reproduced with permission. More photos submitted by our customers: Dermaneedling before and after photos.

BEFORE closed eyes

Derminator before photo

Her facial skin looks ten years younger. Improvements resulting from dermaneedling are assumed permanent, since the entire skin structure has been replaced and renewed by the own body under the influence of micro-injuries to the skin. Our Derminator® uses a sensor to digitally keep the correct needling depth and thus obtain a perfectly smooth result. Manual rolling or using a cheap, weak Chinese-made analog device can never yield such spectacular results in such a short time.

Derminator after photos

AFTER opened eyes

Derminator after photo

Our Derminator machine is louder than the puny Chinese devices because those really are permanent makeup machines in disguise and lack the power to penetrate the skin and cause microtearing. A still realistic price for our skin needling device and our needle cartridges would be ten times what we sell it for now, and it would still be the #1 choice for clinics and professionals. There exists no machine remotely like it. The Derminator has been fully designed and produced in our own facilities by our own employees. It contains a microprocessor with advanced software that took half a year to develop and refine. It has an extremely sensitive Hall-effect sensor made by Honeywell and it contains the most powerful small magnet that can be mass-produced in a modern factory. Only the Derminator is able to needle consistently at a digitally set depth, regardless of local variations in mechanical resistance of the skin. The Derminator constantly measures actual needling depth and shows it on its display.

AFTER details of the lips

Derminator after photo - detail of the lips

These photos come directly from the customer and have not been manipulated in any way.


The below photos were submitted by Annа Strоmquist. We added red markings. Used with permission. She wrote: "Hi Sarah I thought you might enjoy this before and after. Notice the fine lines, skin laxity on the left. On the right is one year later after using the derminator approximately 5 times. Fine lines are improved. Pores and skin are tighter. Skin has a PLUMP feel. I get told all the time I look way younger than I am! I swear it's the derminator. Needle depth -- cheeks and chin I have gradually adjusted from 1.5 to 2.0 mm. The forehead and periorbital area gradually as well. Began at 1.0 and now at 1.75 mm. I've been using infadolan but not the vitamin C or HA as you suggested. I will do that soon. Thank you, Anna"

June 2016:

June 2017 (after 5 treatments with 1.5 to 2 mm):


Acne scars - single treatment - 2019

Hi! I’m going to talk about this product forever! Thank you so much! I have dealt with severe acne and then the scarring for over a decade. Nothing worked - chemical peels, retin A, dermaroller, NOTHING. I am prone to hyperpigmentation so I’m afraid of laser treatments. I also think the dermaroller made my skin worse. I ordered this as a last resort and I prayed it would work. I have only done ONE treatment and it was about 3 weeks ago. My scars are more shallow, dark marks are so much more faded, and my skin is more plump and even toned. My marks have never ever faded this quickly. Ever. I used to be ashamed to go out without any makeup. I still have a ways to go with my treatments, but I’m already much more confident and happy to have finally found something. Thank you so much!!!!

The pictures are right before I microneedled and 2 weeks after microneedling. The lighting is different because of the sunlight, but I was in the same position both times. There’s nothing on my face in any picture. I started on 1.25 and then 1.5 and then briefly 1.75 on my really severe and deep scarring. I also used a copper peptide serum while needling, and used the serum and organic hemp oil to moisturize afterwards. My husband is amazed and I’m ecstatic!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!

After one Derminator session



November 2019 (update)

Unfortunately, I had a really bad breakout in July. I did microneedling and a while later did a glycolic peel and my skin purged terribly. I wasn't able to send you photos at that point.

However, my dark marks are basically gone from that breakout. I have one dark mark from a cyst I just got rid of (I ate pizza and thought I could try dairy again - nope! I had to completely cut off dairy from my diet), and my redness and scarring are still trying to get it together. Especially my right cheek, I have some deeper scars that don't want to budge. However, my skin texture (acne and hyperpigmentation) have been very much helped by microneedling with your machine. I plan to continue therapy maybe for another year or so with the consistent 8-week apart sessions. 


Facial scars on dark skin before & after - 9

facial scars on dark skin dermarolling before and after photo

Suction method before and after photos - 8

Scars from shingles on the forehead.

Acne scars before and after photos - 7

Using the single needle, dermastamp and suctioning method on acne scars. Results after 6 months.

Dermarolling before and after pictures - 6

These scars were the result of an IPL laser burn. The laser was set too high. The burns happened in Sept. 2009 and the picture is from one year afterwards, in June 2010.

This picture is from March 2011, after five months of needling. The customer is very happy with the results and posted them originally on our forum.

Dermarolling before and after photos - 5

These pictures have been submitted by one of our customers on our forum. Read more about how he improved his acne scars with dermarolling.

(Ten-month update)

Dermarolling before and after pictures - 4

This photo is taken before microneedling, but after acid peels that had no significant result. The photo is taken under halogen illumination inside a bedroom.

stretchmarks bum before dermarolling

And this photo is taken one and a half year later, in September 2010, outside in a sunny garden. The photo was taken six weeks after her last needling.

Stretchmarks after single needle

She has needled her stretch marks every 4-6 weeks for one and half years and she will continue. She has used a 1.5 mm dermaroller and the single needle, topical vit. C and Infadolan. She densely needled the stretch marks from different angles, to various depths up to 2 mm with quite some pinpoint bleeding. No other treatment was employed. Stretch marks are still there but the overall improvement is amazing. The stretch marks tanned for the first time since they had formed. (The straight red lines are caused by swimsuit pants). The photos are not manipulated in any way.

Dermarolling before and after photos - 3

This customer has her own blog.

This picture is from her blog. She bought our dermarolling products. "Sarah and John Vaughter" can be made out on the instructions:

This is a "before" picture:

This is a picture after three rolling sessions and two agressive single-needlings:

Such improvement usually takes more needling sessions. Click on the picture for an enlargement.

Dermarolling before and after pictures - 2

The next customer's photos are of a vaccination scar, treated with the single needle. The scar is 35 years old.

The same vaccination scar immediately after needling with the single needle:

And here is the same vaccination scar after four needlings, one months apart. The photo is taken five weeks after the last needling. The hardened collagen scar tissue is mostly gone and the scar tanned for the first time since it had formed. She has used the single needle, topical vit. C and Infadolan. The scar is much less visible now. No other treatment was employed.

The middle photo was taken inside, the others outside in full summer light.

You can use single needling to improve both atrophic and hypertrophic scars, stretch marks, surgical scars (including liposuction, breast augmentation and tummy tuck scars), scars resulting from accidents including burn scars, acne scars, etcetera. You should not use it on keloid scars.

You can also improve individual wrinkles, especially the ones between the eyebrows and on the forehead.

The needle has to be very thin with a long taper. Our single needles are custom made according to our own design.

The "stretchmarked" skin is usually thinned both in the epidermis and the dermis (skin layers). Stretch marks/scars usually have abundant collagen in them but that collagen is in the form of a scar - the collagen layout is different from that in normal skin and the elastin fibers are abnormal as well.

Pricking the stretch marks densely with a single needle will crush the hardened collagen bundles and that should smoothe the texture of the stretch marks and make them less bright and shiny. With repeated needling, the indented scars fill up a little. Although the scar will never completely disappear.

If you are lucky, the repeated micro injuries caused by pricking the skin will make the stretch marks heal with a better collagen layout and a fiber configuration that is a little more "normal skin"-like. Old scars usually have poor blood supply. Needling often triggers angiogenesis - the growth of new blood vessels. Needling can also induce melanocyte production and that will enable the stretch marks to tan or partially tan. All this is individual, so we can't give hard guarantees.

If your stretch marks are very shallow (unfortunately, most of them are not), they could even disappear entirely but so far, no current method can totally remove deep stretch marks. All we can do is improve them over time. Remember - there are no silver bullets or magical solutions. All real improvement takes time, effort and the endurance of some pain.

Dermarolling before and after photos - 1

This customer tried to improve her skin texture and pore size with dermarolling - successfully.

Before (Sep. 12, 2011) and after dermarolling (Jan 14, 2012).


1.  Lindor    Friday, March 2, 2012

Would be interesting to know what derma roller length was used for those successful treatments. People seem to forget to mention that important fact.

2.  Sarah Vaughter    Friday, March 2, 2012

Some more details about her dermarolling routine are in this forum posting:

3.  sjchey    Saturday, March 10, 2012


4.  csd    Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Hello, I am csd and my picture is the first one above with the white bar marks on my chest. As for your question about the length used, I think I started with 1.0 and used it all over my chest about 2 to 3 times per week intitially. If your scars are less "deep" you could use the .5 length, but at least 2 of my scars were so severe that I could literally feel that they were harder than the rest of my skin, if that makes sense... the white scars felt really dense, so I was aggressive in trying to break up that scar tissue. This site has a very good section on what length roller to use for different areas of the body. Each area and scar are different, but the administrator of this site tries to answer as many questions as possible, either in a response directly or by putting the information to answer your question on this site. Good luck and I hope you have great success!!

5.  Megan2hilty    Saturday, April 14, 2012

Hello Sarah- first of all I want to thank you for your website and your willingness to respond to people's questions. I am needing some help and have some very specific questions. I have suffered from hormonal acne and ingrown hairs, cysts that I have severely picked at for the last 5 years. I have finally begun to get my skin cleared up, and thought that it would all be OK- but it is so not OK. Part of my process in keeping my skin clear was to use a 20% salicylic acid peel with great reviews on Amazon. It has definitely helped in keeping skin from breaking out, but my scars, (mostly line scars, almost like surgical ones) on my chin over the last month appear WAY more significant now. I can only attribute this to the acid breaking down surrounding skin? I have a consult with a plastic surgeon this next week- could a laser possibly help with these? My only fear is that with the heat from the laser it could trigger more cysts to form. I have needled twice and when I do needle ( with your single needles), the skin surrounding scars feels hollow almost' like nothing has ever filled in the space.

6.  Sarah Vaughter    Sunday, April 15, 2012

Acid peels remove the outermost layer of skin and the lines may appear deeper until the layer grows back. It may still improve by itself. You should not overdo it with peels concerning the frequency of application. I am afraid I cannot answer the question whether a laser could help with your specific lines. Hopefully your surgeon will advise you.

The "secret" of dermarolling and many other rejuvenating methods such as chemical peels and certain laser treatments is to cause some very mild damage to the skin. It is a trick to make the body repair the damaged skin.

The skin gets rejuvenated as a side effect of this repair. The damage has to be substantial enough to induce repair but not too serious to cause scarring.

Fraxel laser makes tiny injuries to the skin through heat (a dermaroller makes tiny injuries mechanically).

7.  Angella    Saturday, May 5, 2012


I have scratches from dermarolling on my thighs and breast, will they ever disappear? It looks like I was scratched by something

8.  Sarah Vaughter    Saturday, May 5, 2012

Page 10 of our instructions:


..shows a picture of the scratches you mention. They are caused by the wrong dermarolling technique. As far as I know, all dermarolling vendors except us advise the wrong technique, and when you roll quite a few times using that wrong technique, those "scratches" will develop (they are only temporary).

Please follow our instructions exactly. You should lift the roller up after every movement, so that it does not stay in the same "track" all the time but the needles will be much more evenly spread over the skin. It's a little more uncomfortable and a little more hassle, but the result will be better and you won't end up with "scratches".

9.  Princess-of-north    Friday, May 11, 2012

Hello. Does the derma-roller work on scars from an injury, like a laceration?

10.  Sarah Vaughter    Saturday, May 12, 2012

If the laceration is fully healed and there is a scar left, microneedling will improve the scar. Buy a 1.5 mm dermastamp and stamp the scar (stamp it spot by spot) every three weeks.

If your scar is raised, perform the pressure massage explained here:

If the scar is not raised or not any more, do not perform the pressure massage.

11.  looking for answers    Monday, May 14, 2012

How does derma-roller work on hypopigmentation?

12.  Sarah Vaughter    Monday, May 14, 2012

Please read these two forum threads:

13.  Locasciogina    Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I am so excited to receive my shipment of rollers (1 for face, 1 for hands, 1 for eye/lip).
What do you recommend for the beginning stages of a sagging neck? Will the rolling tighten the neck skin or just rebuild new collogen?

14.  Sarah Vaughter    Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Please, read the last part of this article. It concerns the neck:


15.  Minerva99    Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sagging neck and other body parts are best treated by HARD exercise! Swimming and running firms up neck muscles and no sagging neck. Lifting weights in gym firm and build the trapezius, pectorals, upper lateral muscles on and around neck to firm up everything. Sagging skin shows a lack of exercise and discipline. You also have to eat lean and smart. The food you intake shows on the outside. Lower calories, eat digestible protein, vitamins and minerals, raw foods, balanced diets, lots of probiotic yoghurt. Cut back severely on sugar, with fat in moderation. No more saggy anything.

16.  Smithkathryn21    Sunday, July 1, 2012

With all due respect, Minerva, you are full of misinformation regarding muscles and skin and age and sun damage and elastin and collagen and basically anything else that comes to mind.

17.  Patty27    Monday, September 10, 2012

LOL! Well said. If what Minerva says were true, that sagging skin is only about lack of exercise and a poor diet, then half of today's teenagers would have skin sagging to the ground (due to fast food and sedentary lifestyles). It really is about age and sun exposure. I'm sure exercise and eating right might help some, but to say "no more sagging anything" is just silly.

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