Microneedle Treatments VS. Dermarollers
There’s a certain temptation to try more at-home treatments these days. Maybe they’re a result of so many bloggers and YouTubers making at-home treatments look easy. Companies are starting to offer more at-home treatments, too. Chemical peels and light masks are being sold to people to use at home, but do we really know how to use these products effectively? Sometimes, having a professional treatment gives you better results and saves you money in the long run. Take for example, microneedle treatments. At-home micro-needle rollers (referred to here as dermarollers) are becoming very trendy. But are they safe? Keep reading.
How do they work?
Professional and at-home microneedle treatments start with a similar idea. Small needles puncture holes in the skin, creating small “wounds” that stimulate the skin to repair itself. The goal is to get better skin that is fresh and free from scars, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. But do they work?
Professional treatments use needles that are longer and that can do more. They can reach into the dermis layer of the skin, which means that a professional microneedle treatment can boost collagen production. At-home rollers have shorter needles, so they are better for increasing the absorption of your favorite products.
Professional microneedle treatments are also beneficial because they can be combined with other treatments, like electrical currents or PRP (platelet-rich-plasma).
Professional microneedle treatments are performed by trained professionals who know skin and how it reacts in a way we want. These professionals can let you know if things are going well, and if your next session can be better tailored to you. The tools we use are kept sterile and in medical-grade working condition.
Dermarollers, or at-home microneedle tools, depend on how well you know your skin. You may damage your skin and not realize until afterwards. You will need to sterilize or replace your microneedle tools regularly, and inspect them for damage before each use.
Ultimately, it depends on you and your comfort level. If you want to try at-home microneedle treatments, we recommend doing your research and finding a safe, reputable company. If you are interested in learning more about what we can do for you with our microneedle treatments, then give us a call today!
Call us at (855) 702-8600 to schedule a consultation about microneedling and how we can help give you a more youthful appearance.