Is microneedling safe for home use? Microneedling myths debunked!
Find out the truth about microneedling with a dermaroller
Microneedling has became a cult beauty trend loved by celebrities and beauty addicts. Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling involves creating micro-injuries on the skin through many tiny needles found on a microneedling device, more widely known as dermaroller. It does sound scary and dangerous to injure yourself with what looks like a medieval torture device but microneedling with a dermaroller at home is safer than you think! Here are the 5 most common myths of microneedling, all debunked!
Myth #1: Microneedling with a dermaroller will leave holes on your face
Do not be put off by the hideous look you might experience after a microneedling session. The “punctured holes” on the face is the first step to rejuvenated skin. Fortunately, these “holes” do not last more than one to two days. Microneedling with a dermaroller create micro-injuries on the skin, so as to stimulate collagen production while the skin heals itself.
These “micro-injuries” also help serums and other skincare to better penetrate into the skin in order to enhance efficiency. So rest assured that microneedling with a dermaroller will not leave permanent holes on your face. If you are still concerned, or if you are new to microneedling, try using a 0.1mm dermaroller which is gentle enough for all skin types. The specially formulated 0.1mm dermaroller by Laboratoires Surface-Paris can boost the skin and rejuvenate the complexion without any downtime, does not irritate the skin and would not leave any holes on the face.
Myth #2: Microneedling with a dermaroller will cause acne
First of all, you should not perform microneedling on active acne. Even though microneedling does not cause acne, but microneedling with a dermaroller on active acne might worsen the breakout as it would over-stimulate pre-existing acne under the skin. Microneedling will not cause acne, it will only worsen acne that were already formed under the skin. Microneedling is very effective on acne scars however. We recommend waiting for acne to completely heal before beginning microneedling treatment to fade acne scars. Find out which dermaroller to use for acne scars.
Myth #3: Microneedling is not safe for home use
Dermarollers used in microneedling come in various sizes and lengths. Dermarollers with needle length under 1mm is perfectly safe for home use. It is no surprise why many celebrities and bloggers are addicts to at-home microneedling. At-home microneedling is an excellent skin treatment which can prolong the effectiveness of other medical skin treatments, maximize the penetration of skincare products, and is also an efficient way to stimulate collagen production. To perform microneedling at home, be sure to always disinfect the dermaroller before using it on the face. Find out how to correctly use the dermaroller. If you are new to microneedling at home, start with a dermaroller that is suitable for all skin types. Use a 0.1mm dermaroller which is gentle enough for beginners in microneedling.
Myth #4: Microneedling with a dermaroller will result in scarring on the face
The micro-needles found on dermarollers are so tiny that it is impossible to cause any scarring on the face. However, when performing microneedling at home, it is not recommended to use dermarollers with needle lengths 1mm and above as these are meant to be performed by medical practitioners. A 0.1mm dermaroller is the ideal length to begin, as it will increase the penetration of other skincare products and stimulate collagen without the harmful effects of possible scarring and definitely will not result in any downtime. Microneedling at home is safe and effective and will not result in scarring on the face, in fact microneedling with dermaroller is a powerful treatment for fading acne scars. Find out which dermaroller to use for acne scars.
Myth #5: Microneedling with a dermaroller will result in inflammation and itching on the face
Microneedling will not result in inflammation or itching unless done excessively. The skin needs time to heal, hence do not perform microneedling at home more than once a week. It is important to always disinfect the dermaroller before each use, to prevent any possibility of inflammation. Remember to rinse the dermaroller with water after disinfecting before microneedling on the face so as not to sensitize the skin. Microneedling when done properly, will not result in inflammation. To ensure safe and effective at-home microneedling, choose the right dermaroller needle length, start with a gentle 0.1mm dermaroller, like the ones found in these at-home mesotherapy kits MESO-GLOW and MESO-BRIGHT, and always take care of hygiene. Read more on microneedling at home - the safe and effective way.