Popularised by YouTubers, the Kardashian family and Instagram influencers, Microneedling is the latest beauty regimen that aims to boost collagen and skin cell production for more youthful looking skin.
When performed by an expert it can have transformative effects, but skincare experts are warning people not to indulge in DIY at-home Microneedling using a dermaroller. Here’s Why:
Having hundreds of tiny open wounds across your face in an unsterile environment, and without proper application by an expert, presents a huge risk of infection. While a skincare expert can properly apply the dermaroller to ensure you get full skin rejuvenation, without proper training and sterilisation you run the risk of severe infection.
If a dermaroller is applied with too much force or an untrained hand uses the roller to microneedle the skin, it’s much more likely that you will be left with scarring. A qualified skincare expert will be able to avert this completely, but at home and without the correct knowledge there is a higher likelihood of scarring.
- Surgical grade devices
A qualified skincare expert will have all of the correct equipment and devices for this procedure. However, a lot of the ‘at home’ kits are not surgical grade and as a result the needles cause tiny tears in the skin, rather than the controlled injury which triggers healthy healing. There is even a risk of flimsy needles breaking off and becoming embedded in the skin – this should be enough to put off anyone tempted by home application!
Instead of taking the risk with a poorly manufactured ‘home kit’ just because of its cheap price point (it’s cheap for a reason), speak to a qualified esthetician. Not only will a qualified esthetician be able to safely carry out this procedure, but you will see the effects instantly. When correctly applied over a period of about a year, the effects can be transforming and hugely beneficial for your skin.
Speak to an expert at Ivory Aesthetics today to book yourself in for a consultation and see if microneedling is the right procedure for you!