Though at-home microneedling has been marketed as a safe, easy alternative to using a professional for the procedure, there a number of reasons you really should leave it to the experts.
While both professional microneedling and at-home dermarolling work similarly—creating micro-wounds in the skin’s surface to stimulate collagen and elastin production—at-home devices are simply a needle-studded roller that employs one depth of needles, but professional microneedling uses a hand-held device with mechanically controlled settings that allows the practitioner to reach multiple depths, which typically achieves more optimal results. Going deeper, a professional is able to more aggressively target specific skin concerns including skin laxity, acne scarring, and stretch marks—all which require the use of a deeper needle depth that is not available with at-home dermarollers.
Both at-home and in-office techniques require that you puncture microscopic holes into your skin. Thus, it is important that microneedling be performed in a clean and professional setting. At-home dermarollers are nearly impossible to sterilize completely, which can lead to infection and further scarring. To ensure your treatment is as clean and safe as possible, professionals utilize sterile, single-use tips that are discarded after each use.
Professional microneedling has shown to increase serum absorption by up to 300 percent due to their access to medical-grade skin care products before, during, and after your treatment to maximize your results.
Want to know more about what microneedling might be able to do for you? Schedule a consultation with the team at Windsor Dermatology. Call us today!