The history of dermarolling dates back to the 1990s when it was first developed as a medical treatment for scars and other skin conditions. The technique involves using a handheld roller device with hundreds of tiny needles to create microscopic punctures in the skin, which stimulates collagen production and can improve the texture and appearance of the skin.
The first dermaroller device was patented by a German scientist named Horst Liebl in 1996. Liebl developed the device as a way to improve the delivery of medication through the skin, and he initially tested it on laboratory animals.
In 2006, a South African plastic surgeon named Dr. Desmond Fernandes began using dermarolling as a cosmetic treatment for aging skin. Dr. Fernandes developed his own version of the dermaroller, which he called the "Dermaroller" and began using it to treat wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging.
Since then, dermarolling has become a widely used cosmetic treatment for a variety of skin concerns, including acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin texture. It is also used as a pre-treatment for other cosmetic procedures, such as chemical peels and laser resurfacing.
In recent years, dermarolling has also gained popularity as a treatment for hair loss, as mentioned earlier. The idea is that the tiny punctures created by the dermaroller can stimulate blood flow and nutrient delivery to the hair follicles, promoting hair growth.
While the exact mechanisms of action are not yet fully understood, the popularity of dermarolling continues to grow, and new research is constantly being conducted to explore its potential benefits for a range of skin and hair conditions.