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Dina gupta

Dina gupta

June 11, 2018

Best Serum to use with Derma Roller for Acne Scars

Dermaroller is a simple yet effective skin treatment. It’s a long-lasting solution for both acne scars and stretch marks. Dermaroller comes in different sizes depending on the length of the needle. The major difference between 0.5 mm, 1mm, 2.5 mm & 3mm is the increment in tissue depth they cause while working on the skin.

A 0.5mm derma roller is usually used at home, but it might not give the expected outcome if the depth of the scar is more. 

Different types of scars include ice Pick scars, Box scars, Rolling scars, Atrophic scars, hypertrophic scars, Pigmented scars. A patient can have a combination of two or more types of scars among rolling scars, ice pick scars, box scars on the face and hypertrophic scars on the nose & chin area. In order to treat these types of scars more efficiently, multiple treatment modalities can be combined in the same session for better results.


Best Serum for Acne Scars

Dermatologists usually use retinol based serums along with derma roller. The Derma roller alone might not give the best outcome. A holistic treatment approach is needed to deliver the best possible results.

Retinol is a synthetic derivative of vitamin A. When applied topically, it converts to retinoic acid with the help of special enzymes found in the skin. Retinoic acid can also be applied topically, but it is much harsher than a retinol cream or serum. There are many benefits of retinol serums – 

  • Prevent wrinkles.
  • Smoothes out fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Brightens dull skin.
  • Regulate oily skin and minimize breakouts.
  • Fades away spots like sun spots, hyperpigmentation, & age spots.
  • Even out the complexion with regular use.
  • Retinol also increases collagen production in the dermis that provides anti-aging benefits.

Retinol is a must-have ingredient for anyone who wants to look and feel younger. This potent antioxidant has anti-aging effects that include erasing fine lines and wrinkles. Retinol also promotes collagen production, which gives your skin a plump, youthful appearance. But all these benefits come with a warning – retinol may be too strong for your skin when used along with a derma-roller.

If you are looking for the best serums for the face, then there are many serums you can include in your skincare routine, like Vitamin C, retinol containing  serum,  antioxidant containing serum, hyaluronic acid containing serum, depigmenting agent containing serum etc.

Vitamin C Serum for Skin

Vitamin C benefits the skin in several ways. It acts as a kind of protectant armour against pollution and other free radicals. It also has a brightening effect on the complexion and is known to reduce wrinkles, acne scarring and hyperpigmentation.

Vitamin C serum is one of the most popular anti-aging skincare ingredients in the market. It is derived from L-ascorbic acid, a form of vitamin C that can penetrate the skin better than other varieties. Although Vitamin C serum has a multitude of benefits for your skin, it is sensitive to light and air and can break down to become ineffective if stored incorrectly. Talk to your doctor to find out the best retinol serum or best vitamin c serum because not all vitamin C serums are created equal and can have a different effect on different types of skin.


We request you to consult a board-certified dermatologist, who is fully equipped with all these gold standard, FDA approved treatments. They will examine your skin type, type of scars & can guide you with the right treatment plan. Treatment of acne scars is individualized & treatment outcomes depend upon individual patients’ skin collagen remodelling capacity.

Multiple sessions are advised in order to get the best possible results. The cost of treatment depends upon the type of treatment you will need as per your scar type & your expectations of results. It is a wise decision to go and consult your dermatologist for the best results.


Answered By

Dr. Dhananjay Chavan

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