Microneedling: Which is Right for You?
Microneedling has become a popular skincare treatment in recent years with a cult following, and there are both at-home devices and professional treatments available. But which option is better? In this article, we’ll compare microneedling done at home using a dermaroller or dermapen and professional microneedling done in a clinic by a professional therapist, including the pros and cons of each. Let’s find out why each options is different.
Microneedling at Home
Microneedling at home involves using a dermaroller or dermapen, which are handheld devices with small needles that penetrate the skin’s surface. These devices are widely available and can be purchased online or in stores. At-home treatments are convenient and can be done at any time.
However, there are also downsides to microneedling at home. Firstly, the procedure can be painful if not done correctly, and there is a risk of infection if the device is not properly sterilised. Additionally, at-home treatments are less effective than professional treatments, as the needles are shorter and less powerful. Finally, the risk of complications such as scarring is higher with at-home treatments.
Professional microneedling is typically done in a clinic by a trained dermal therapist. The procedure uses a more powerful and precise device than at-home treatments. The advantage of professional microneedling is that it is more effective than at-home treatments and has a lower risk of complications. Additionally, the procedure is done in a sterile environment, reducing the risk of infection.
However, professional microneedling requires scheduling an appointment and traveling to a clinic. Additionally, it can be more painful than at-home treatments, as the needles are longer and more powerful.
In summary, professional microneedling offers numerous benefits, including reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks, improving skin texture and tone, increasing product absorption, and minimising pore size. If you’re looking for an effective way to improve your skin’s overall appearance, professional microneedling may be worth considering. Be sure to consult with an experienced dermal therapist and reputable clinic like Body Sculpting Clinics, to see if the treatment is right for you.
Book your free virtual consultation online today at Body Sculpting Clinics. Given every person responds differently to treatments, our aim is to create a customised treatment plan that will improve, overall skin health. Once we have talked you through the process during our online call, you can come in for a treatment at one of our clinics. Don’t forget to view our before and after images so you can see real-life results from previous patients we’ve performed these treatments on.
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Improves the Appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles
One of the primary benefits of professional microneedling is that it can significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As we age, our skin loses collagen and elastin, which can lead to sagging and wrinkles. Microneedling helps to stimulate collagen production, which can restore firmness and elasticity to the skin, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
Reduces the Appearance of Scars and Stretch Marks
Microneedling can also be an effective treatment for reducing the appearance of scars and stretch marks. When the skin is punctured during the microneedling process, it triggers the body’s natural healing response, which can help to break up scar tissue and improve the texture and appearance of the skin. With consistent treatments, microneedling can significantly reduce the appearance of even deep scars and stretch marks.
Improves Skin Texture and Tone
Microneedling can also improve the overall texture and tone of the skin. The tiny punctures created during the treatment help to break up dead skin cells and stimulate collagen production, resulting in smoother, more even-toned skin. Professional microneedling can also be combined with other treatments, such as serums and vitamin C, to further enhance the benefits.
Increases Product Absorption
Microneedling can also help increase the absorption of skincare products. When the skin is punctured, it creates microchannels that allow skincare products to penetrate deeper into the skin, making them more effective. This means that the products you use in conjunction with microneedling can work more effectively to hydrate, brighten, and rejuvenate the skin.
Minimises Pore Size
Microneedling can also be an effective treatment for minimising the appearance of large pores. As the skin is punctured, it triggers the production of collagen and elastin, which can help to tighten and shrink the size of pores. This can lead to smoother, more refined-looking skin.
Eclipse MicroPen® Elite involves minimal to no pain, however like with any procedure this depends on the patients pain tolerance threshold.
Localised redness may last up to two days post-treatment for sensitive skin types. You can apply mineral makeup may be used 24 hours post-procedure to reduce any visible redness, however we recommend keeping the skin clean. Most clients can resume normal activities immediately after a Microneedling Treatment.
Four to six treatments delivered on a monthly basis is recommended for most clients depending on desired results and skin area.
It is important to book in for a complimentary consultation to get the correct assessment of the area you want to have treated.
Anyone who is:
- Is pregnant
- Has active cold sores or cold sores that are present cannot be treated. If you are prone to these this can be minimised by taking your prescribed medication.
- Has tested positive for Hep B, Hep C, or HIV
- Has had any laser resurfacing in the last three months
- Currently has a bacterial or fungal infection
- Has a history of keloid or hypertrophic scarring or wound healing
- Has areas of skin that are numb or lack sensation
- Has undergone radiation treatment in the last 12 months
- Has a history of post-inflammatory pigmentation
If you are unsure, contact your clinic.