Don’t Inject Yourself Dermarolling/Microneedling
Dermarolling or Microneedling has become a popular treatment in the aesthetic industry. It works by creating micro-wounds to the skin to promote skin rejuvenation. It triggers the body to create more collagen and elastin which are essential for tightening, lifting, and smoothing out the skin.
In recent years, the market has been flooded with advertisements of home or “DIY” dermarollers. These advertisements aim to target people who are looking for smoother skin without spending too much. Although everyone loves a good DIY, there are things that are better left to professionals. DIY dermarollers have needle sizes that average 0.1 mm – 0.3 mm in depth in comparison to professional clinical microneedling devices that have needle depths that range from 0.5 mm – 1.5 mm on average. Professional microneedling devices should only be used by trained medical professionals. DIY rollers are typically poorly manufactured and usually contain one needle head which is difficult to clean and sterilize with each use, increasing the risk of potential infections and skin damage. Not only that, microneedling may be fairly uncomfortable without numbing cream provided inside a medical office.
If used incorrectly, you may develop an infection, hyperpigmentation, scarring, or other serious damage. The risks far outweigh the possibility of an affordable at home project for nicer skin. It is important to discuss with a trained medical professional if you are considering microneedling or if microneedling is right for you.