The Shanghai Ren'ai Hospital doctors

What is Dermaroller Treatment

Dermaroller treatment is an innovative new procedure that stimulates collagen production deep in the dermis giving younger looking, fresher skin. The roller is covered in tiny, microscopic needles that are gently rolled over the skin’s surface. These needles encourage regeneration of collagen cells and increase blood flow and therefore oxygen and rejuvenation.

The treatment is suitable for all skin types except those who are experiencing an active acne outbreak. People of all ages can achieve benefits from the dermaroller treatment. Your specific needs can be discussed in full with your aesthetic specialist prior to treatment.


Clients can expect fresher, younger looking skin with particular improvement to scars, enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles and an improved skin texture.

Treatment Areas

The treatment is ideal for skin on the face and décolletage that is showing signs of ageing, skin damage or acne scarring. Dermaroller can also significantly improve the appearance of ageing hands.

The Procedure

After the application of a local anaesthetic gel, the roller is applied to your skin. The procedure normally takes around 30 minutes.

Later Progress

Following the treatment, your skin will appear flushed, similar to a mild sunburn, however this will subside over the following days. We normally recommend a minimum of 3 sessions spaced 4 weeks apart. For the best long term results, we advise ongoing top up treatments either at home or at one of Nu’s clinics as you require.

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure normally takes 30 minutes.

How long do the results last?

This is dependent on the reason for the dermaroller. For scars and acne marks, the effects of dermaroller are permanent. When the procedure is used for skin rejuvenation, the effects last up to 2 years.

Will the procedure hurt?

The procedure can be uncomfortable, so local anaesthetic gel is normally used in the area.

How many sessions will I need?

This is dependent on the condition of your skin and the area to be treated. Most clients find that 2-4 treatments are sufficient.

When can I go back to normal day-to-day activities?

You can go back to normal activities the same day. Though we recommend you avoid excessive heat for about two weeks after (e.g. sunbathing, sunbeds, saunas). There will be some reddening in the area for a few days, so you may want to consider this if you are planning trips away or special days.

Are there any alternatives to this procedure?

Other procedures may be of benefit depending on the effect you are trying to achieve. Your non-surgical practitioner and coordinator will guide you as to the best treatments for you.

Can I combine this procedure with other procedures?

Yes, many clients choose to have other procedures at the same time.