DIY Dermapen vs Professional Microneedling – The Facts Revealed
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Ivory Aesthetics September 30, 2018
While being one of the go-to effective skin rejuvenation treatments, microneedling can be both performed by professionals using Dermapen and through DIY tools like derma rollers.
So what does it actually do?
Microneedling, using a small device with micro-needles, creates small injuries in your skin that trigger your body’s own healing response. It stimulates the collagen and elastin production in the body that gives your skin a softer and younger-looking appearance.
Although the most effective microneedling is done in a clinic, there are some devices that you can buy over-the-counter, like derma rollers, for DIY or at-home skin needling.
Which is more painful?
Professional microneedling uses Dermapen to penetrate the skin. Through smaller needles, the Dermapen does perpendicular penetrations that have more depth.
Dermapen also punctures the skin vertically and very quickly, which means there’s less bleeding and a lower chance of pain and skin damage.
Derma rollers, on the other hand, has fewer but larger needles that do not reach the appropriate depth in your skin. Due to the larger size of needles, your skin gets over-exfoliated and is more likely to get irritated.
Also, the rollers penetrate the skin in an angular position that can leave scarring.
Which is more effective?
One important thing that affects the effectivity of the procedure are serums.
Honestly speaking, microneedling is almost useless if you’re not using the right serums.
Topical serums play a great part in enhancing the results of the procedure, through penetrating deeply into the dermal layers of your skin.
Unlike DIY microneedling, professionals apply the right serums to your skin before the treatment to promote faster healing, and tissue repair.
How about recovery time?
With a built-in motor system inside, the Dermapen can penetrate the skin so fast, it can cover a large area within a much shorter time.
This means the recovery time is also shorter in the case of Dermapen than that of the derma rollers.
All points discussed, you’ve already noticed the difference between Dermapen and derma rollers. Professional microneedling, using Dermapen, is much effective, less painful and less time consuming. Derma rollers, on the other hand, increases chances of scarring and not safe as it can do more harm than good.
If you want an instant face lift, smoothed out skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles, try microneedling! Not only it can increase your skin’s absorption rate of other topical treatments but it can also stimulate the production of collagen and fibroblasts in the body leaving your skin healthier and younger-looking. Call us on 04 451 5554 or click the button below to book an appointment.