How Often Should You Microneedle At Home

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is an effective, non-invasive treatment, that stimulates the production of collagen and elastin to bring out new skin cells and repair the damage. A device called derma roller, with hundreds or thousands of microneedles, is used to roll into the surface of your skin. The rolling creates small punctures, signaling the body to do the natural healing process and produce more collagen. The newly formed collagen will make the skin condition better; resulting to a smoother, firmer, and more elastic skin.


Why Is It Safe to Microneedle at Home?

Microneedling at home is 100% safe provided that you follow the general precautions and recommended derma roller size and frequency of use. Any size from 0.25mm up to 1.00mm is safe to be administered at home following the right techniques and using an aftercare treatment. We reiterate that using microneedles longer than 1.5mm is NOT SAFE to be used at home and can only be done by professionals. In the same way, microneedling more than the recommended frequency will only do more damage to skin than healing.


Aftercare treatment includes the use of your skincare products such as serum and moisturizers. It is necessary to incorporate them with your microneedling treatment because your skin can recover quickly after you do the process. You can expect a little tenderness or minimal redness after using a dermaroller.

How Often Should You Microneedle at Home?

This is one of the commonly asked questions of anyone wanting to try microneedling.

The frequency of using a derma roller depends on two things:
1. The length of the microneedle and
2. The ability of the skin to recover

Let’s explain further.

  • Length of the microneedle - Whether you are targeting a mild or severe case of skin imperfection, the recommended microneedle sizes to be used for home treatment can be anywhere between 0.2mm up to 1.0mm derma roller. The small sizes ( up to 0.3mm) can be used up to 2 times a week while 0.5mm and 1.00mm can only be used once a week.
  • The ability of the skin to recover – Naturally, skin renews at a certain time. It takes about 3 – 5 days for skin to heal & generate new collagen. Take for example if you got a minor scrape. It takes 3 to 7 days for it to completely heal. In the case of microneedling, we recommend to derma roll once a week for your skin to heal naturally and for new collagen to be generated. If you dermaroll often, your skin will not heal and recover properly from the needles’ punctures and this may result to more damage.




Collagen takes time to build in our skin. Essentially, it is the most plentiful protein in the body that is abundantly produced when we are young. As we age, our body cannot make enough of this protein, so we see signs of aging particularly in the face. Lifestyle plays an important factor too. So, if you have a poor diet, your body will not produce collagen. Another thing is that, the rebuilding process varies from one person to another. When your skin is healthy, collagen is easily produced, and skin recovers quickly.


What microneedling does is to utilize and enhance the body’s natural response to healing. During the process, the skin cells are triggered to produce elastin and collagen that would make the skin smoother and firmer. The number of treatments required will depend on how the person’s skin will respond to microneedling and the severity of the skin problem. Everyday, we are exposed to UV rays, pollution, unpredictable weather, and stress. These “skin enemies” can make the collagen-making cells slow down.



Thus, we highly recommend this schedule when microneedling at home:

ONCE A WEEK SCHEDULE ( Same day of each week)

The recommended dermaroller sizes to be safely used at home are between Size 0.5mm to Size 1.00mm. It is highly recommended to follow the 7-day gap  to allow your skin to fully recover before you do another session.

Once a week microneedling will not harm your skin. After needling, you will notice slight redness and feel a little tenderness on your skin which is normal. It should fade away after a few hours.

It is best to do the microneedling at night so your skin will have ample amount of rest and the aftereffects are gone when you wake up.

After you dermaroll, apply a serum, preferably the one with Hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C as these two nutrients aid in the production of collagen and faster healing of skin. Avoid sun exposure and don’t put make up after you dermaroll as it can irritate the skin. Infection can happen especially when you use your unclean makeup brushes. Continue your aftercare treatment.



If it is your first time to try microneedling, you can start by doing it 2 times in your first month. Instead of the 7-day gap, you can extend it to 14 days. Once your skin has fully adjusted to the treatment and you feel that your skin is accustomed to the treatment, you can begin the regular once a week schedule on your second month.

Aftercare treatment is necessary. Apply serum to your skin daily, not just after you dermaroll. Avoid too much sun exposure and avoid using products that have peeling effect or anything that will cause irritation. Make sure that you do not have active acne or open wounds, and sunburn when you dermaroll.

Microneedling once a week is safe to allow your skin to be conventional to the treatment. Once your skin becomes accustomed to it, the healing and results will be consistent. If you want to achieve desirable effects based on your expectation, we recommend that you follow the once a week schedule and make sure that you use a potent and powerful serum. A high quality derma roller will do good for your skin as it stimulates collagen production and boosts the absorption of your serum.


For a complete guideline on how to dermaroll safely at home, you can check this link:

Benefits of Microneedling At Home

By microneedling at home, you can take advantage of these multiple benefits by using a derma roller alone:

  1. Heals acne scarring and signs of aging- If you have stubborn acne scars that you ‘ve been trying to treat for years, microneedling will do wonders for you. From shallow to deep acne scarring, you can see major improvements on your skin after a few sessions. Skin-aging symptoms such as sun damage, wrinkles, sagging skin, fine lines, discoloration, hyperpigmentation, and dark spots can be treated altogether with microneedling.
  2. Perfect for facial rejuvenation- Due to daily stress, your skin may look dull, haggard, and you either get an impression that you look older than your age! When you do microneedling, you can restore your youthful appearance by having bright, smooth, and radiant skin. Nowadays, Korean skin is in. If you want to have a glowy and dewy look, you can use a derma roller to fix uneven skin tone or texture, enlarged pores, pigmentation and scarring.
  3. Boosts product absorption- When you dermaroll, the skin channels are open, allowing the topical products that you apply to go down the deeper layers of skin, so it becomes more potent and effective. Not all skincare products that you apply can reach the deeper layers because in order for it to penetrate, the molecular size of the ingredient matters. With microneedling, the process pump up the efficacy of the products.
  4. Increase in skin’s elasticity- Due to the stimulation of elastin during microneedling, you will increase your skin’s elasticity while healing skin imperfections. When the skin is more elastic, you will not easily get wrinkles as it stays in shape and remains firm. It can help in reducing stretchmarks and cellulites.
  5. Practical, easy, and convenient home-treatment - Derma rolling is highly affordable and targets multiple skin imperfections. With the regular use of a derma roller, you can resolve multiple skin problems in every session without having to undergo invasive and expensive treatments. Most of all, you can do it in your most convenient time and place! No need to schedule and set an appointment with your dermatologist.

Before and After Results

Here are the results of microneedling to real users of Rejuviss 5-in-1 Derma Roller System. For more testimonies, videos, and reviews, you can visit the Instagram page- @Rejuviss.

Find more Before and After results here:


          Deep acne scarring using microneedling treatment


         Acne scarring, enlarge pores, and uneven skin tone


       Stretchmarks treatment