Fractora vs. Dermarollers

Fractora Gilbert, AZIf you want a more youthful complexion with plump, radiant skin, microneedles may become your new best friend. But there’s a difference between the little tools you can buy online and the professional treatments. Keep reading to learn about dermarollers and Fractora.

How They Work

Though both Fractora and dermarollers utilize small needles that puncture the skin to promote the healing process. Products are able to absorb more effectively through these little holes in the skin, but that’s about where the similarities end.

Fractora utilizes a handheld stamping “pen” that a professional applies to the desired parts of the skin. A radio frequency is also used to help stimulate collagen production and shrink oil glands. A dermaroller depends on you to apply the small paint roller-looking device to your skin and to use it properly. There is no electrical current with a dermaroller, only the little needles.


The needles used in Fractora can be up to 1 millimeter in length, which means that they can reach deep into the skin to promote collagen production.

Dermarollers are not as long, because they can be purchased online and in retail stores. They do not reach down into the dermis layer of the skin and so they do not offer the same results as micropen treatments that can stimulate collagen production. These are best used to allow better penetration of your favorite products.


The Fractora treatment is performed in our office, with a trained professional who knows about skin health and safety. We keep our tools clean and sterilized, and in good working order.

Dermarollers bought online or in retail stores may be of varying quality, so it’s important to do your research before using one on your face. Also, keep in mind that the needles can bend out of place, which can cause trauma and damage to the skin. Keeping your dermaroller clean and disinfected is important, too.


Dermarollers can be found online for as little as ten dollars, though it’s important to understand what you’re getting out of a dermaroller. The quality may be subpar, and the results may not be as dramatic, since the needles will be shorter.

Fractora may cost between $1,000 and $2,000 for a treatment, and you will likely need more than one to get the results you want.

If you’re looking for a more youthful complexion, call us today at (480) 638-9165 to talk about Fractora!

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