This site is about DIY microneedling with a dermaroller and dermastamp. My mission with this site is to provide well-researched answers to dermarolling and microneedling questions, as well as specific, research-supported protocols for specific skin needs.
I started using a dermaroller in 2017 after I developed melasma on my forehead and cheekbones. I was able to treat my melasma cheaply and effectively (and slowly) with just a dermaroller and a few simple products. I did months of research before I started and now I’m putting all that research here.
Most people are looking for the dermarolling protocol that will address their specific skin issue. You can find those in the ‘Dermarolling Protocols’ tab on the top navigation bar, or by clicking here.
Looking for something else?
Here are some posts for readers brand new to microneedling and dermarolling:
- Microneedling Facts (as fast as I can give them)
- Microneedling v. Dermarolling v. Dermastamping v. Dermapen(ing)
- How Does Dermarolling Work?
- How to clean your dermaroller
- Patch Testing Your Dermaroller
- How to Use a Dermaroller at Home
Some posts that address common questions:
- Is dermarolling permanent? Are the effects permanent?
- How much does dermarolling hurt? (and pain management options)
- Which dermaroller is best?
- Dermaroller Downtime – How long is the downtime after using a dermaroller?
Some other popular posts:
- Dermarolling, Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
- My Dermaroller Philosophy (or, the Minimum Effective Dose)
- Patch Testing Part II – Adding Actives
Some posts in the Breaking Down the Research series:
- Breaking Down the Research: Microneedling and Androgenic Alopecia
- Breaking Down the Research: Dermarolling Considerations for People of Color
- Breaking Down The Research: Products for Melasma
Andddddd some reviews of dermarollers and other products:
- (coming soon!)