New York Magazine – Dr. Heidi Waldorf: "Why I Rolled 162 Tiny Needles into My Face"
Microneedling is the process of punching hundreds of tiny holes in your face, causing microscopic injury to the skin, which in turn stimulates the growth of new collagen.
According to some studies and anecdotal clinical claims, microneedling can help minimize scarring, decrease wrinkles, and reverse photo aging. The Dermaroller, a handheld microneedling device invented by a German scientist, hit the market in 2000, and has had a resurgence of interest here in the US, thanks to a new distributor. "The only reason I can see to use the Dermaroller is for cost," said Heidi Waldorf, MD, Director of Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology, and Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at The Mount Sinai Hospital. "It doesn't work as well. I'm going to use the thing that works best," said Dr. Waldorf. Learn more