Can I use a dermaroller on my breast implants?

I have so many stretchmarks from my boob job I hate them so much!!! I wanted to increase my bust size for confidence but now I am back at the starting point because I'm so self conscious of my stretch marks in constantly covering my boobs up. I need to do something to improve the colour of them as I'm quite tanned naturally they are so obvious in daylight.

Answers from doctors (9)


Barry J. Kaplan, D.O.

Published on Jun 09, 2016

Dermarolling will not help much. If the stretch marks are red, a 532 KTP laser will take out the red, but nothing removes stretch marks.

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Answered by Barry J. Kaplan, D.O.

Dermarolling will not help much. If the stretch marks are red, a 532 KTP laser will take out the red, but nothing removes stretch marks.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Kenneth L. Stein M.D. FACS

Published on Mar 24, 2016

You cannot do anything other than pigment the stretch marks. There is no cream to diminish these, only to moisturize the skin.

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Answered by Kenneth L. Stein M.D. FACS

You cannot do anything other than pigment the stretch marks. There is no cream to diminish these, only to moisturize the skin.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Joseph M. Perlman, M.D.

Published on Jun 29, 2015

You can use a dermal roller but I am not sure it's very effective. It would be pretty uncomfortable also. Unfortunately there's nothing out there, including creams, lasers, derma rollers, radiofrequency or magnetic therapy that gives significant improvement.

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Answered by Joseph M. Perlman, M.D.

You can use a dermal roller but I am not sure it's very effective. It would be pretty uncomfortable also. Unfortunately there's nothing out there, including creams, lasers, derma rollers, radiofrequency or magnetic therapy that gives significant improvement.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor David A. Bottger, MD

Published on Jun 28, 2015

Hello and thanks for your question
Stretch marks are uncommon after a breast augmentation, but can occasionally occur. If the stretch mark is reddish in color, there are lasers which can improve the appearance. Unfortunately, if the marks are white there is no good treatment at this point.
David Bottger,M.D.

Answered by David A. Bottger, MD (View Profile)

Hello and thanks for your question
Stretch marks are uncommon after a breast augmentation, but can occasionally occur. If the stretch mark is reddish in color, there are lasers which can improve the appearance. Unfortunately, if the marks are white there is no good treatment at this point.
David Bottger,M.D.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Gerald Minniti, M.D., F.A.C.S

Published on Jun 27, 2015

Hello,
I'm sorry that you've developed stretch marks after breast augmentation. Dermarollers and the like have failed show significant improvement in their appearance. However, if you can avoid tanning your skin, your stretch marks will become less noticeable.
Best of luck!

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Answered by Gerald Minniti, M.D., F.A.C.S

Hello,
I'm sorry that you've developed stretch marks after breast augmentation. Dermarollers and the like have failed show significant improvement in their appearance. However, if you can avoid tanning your skin, your stretch marks will become less noticeable.
Best of luck!

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Stephen M. Davis, MD, FACS

Published on Jun 24, 2015

Unfortunately there are no great answers for stretch marks. These are tears in the skin and nothing really improves them. Larger implants will make them worse as the implants will push / stretch the skin more over time. Tanning might offer some visual disguise, but that only damages the collagen the elastic fibers and predisposes you to skin cancers. Needling can offer some help in that it is a stimulus for collagen production. We have done this for a long while and find it works very well. As with all devises this is truly technique driven. You need to find someone who does a lot of these and understands the use of these machines in a clinical setting, not some spa.

Stephen M. Davis, MD, FACS
Green Hills Plastic Surgery

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Answered by Stephen M. Davis, MD, FACS

Unfortunately there are no great answers for stretch marks. These are tears in the skin and nothing really improves them. Larger implants will make them worse as the implants will push / stretch the skin more over time. Tanning might offer some visual disguise, but that only damages the collagen the elastic fibers and predisposes you to skin cancers. Needling can offer some help in that it is a stimulus for collagen production. We have done this for a long while and find it works very well. As with all devises this is truly technique driven. You need to find someone who does a lot of these and understands the use of these machines in a clinical setting, not some spa.

Stephen M. Davis, MD, FACS
Green Hills Plastic Surgery

Published on Jul 11, 2012


John J. O'Brien, Jr. M.D.

Published on Jun 24, 2015

Hello, and thank you for your question. I personally do not have any experience with a dermal roller regarding stretch marks along the breast. I would recommend that you be extremely cautious. Unfortunately, we do not have any excellent treatment options for your stretch marks in general.best of luck.

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Answered by John J. O'Brien, Jr. M.D.

Hello, and thank you for your question. I personally do not have any experience with a dermal roller regarding stretch marks along the breast. I would recommend that you be extremely cautious. Unfortunately, we do not have any excellent treatment options for your stretch marks in general.best of luck.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Aristocrat Plastic Surgery

Published on Jun 24, 2015

I'm sorry hear that you're having trouble after your Breast augmentation. If your surgery was recent, the stretch marks will improve over time. They are some laser treatments available to blend in and camouflage the look of the stretch marks if they persist.

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Answered by Aristocrat Plastic Surgery

I'm sorry hear that you're having trouble after your Breast augmentation. If your surgery was recent, the stretch marks will improve over time. They are some laser treatments available to blend in and camouflage the look of the stretch marks if they persist.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Otto Placik, MD

Published on Jun 24, 2015

A dermaroller should be ok because the needle depth is extremely small and should not fully penetrate the skin.

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Answered by Otto Placik, MD

A dermaroller should be ok because the needle depth is extremely small and should not fully penetrate the skin.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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