Is Dermarolling Safe To Perform At Home?

Whether if it’s dermarolling or microdermabrasion, there are a good many skincare treatments that we may be tempted to pull off at home. And given the state of the world, it’s probably advisable that we keep our skin at home too. However, despite being deceptively easy to pull off, it’s important that we’re well aware of the pros & cons of performing a DIY skincare treatment.

Microneedling: Poking Your Way To Flawless Skin

This is especially true of microneedling (aka dermarolling) facials, one of the beauty industry’s most hotly debated treatments. Endorsed by celebrities all across the world, it begs to ask: can you do it at home yourself?

Kourtney Kardashian's undergoes microneedling treatment | Daily Mail Online

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But first, let’s learn about what microneedling is.

To put it simply, microneedling is a relatively new facial procedure that uses extremely fine needles to prickle at the topmost layer of your skin. This induces the production of new collagen and skin tissue, which can diminish the appearance of fine lines & improve skin texture over time.

When performed by a certified dermatologists, this treatment is done in a completely sterile & clean environment to prevent infection. What’s more, science backs up the inference that repeated microneedling sessions really can improve the texture of your skin.

So can you reap the benefits of microneedling at home?

Not really. And that’s due to the fact that home treatments aren’t the same as clinical ones. ‘Dermarolling’ refers to at-home solutions that use a roller tool studded with fine needles measuring around 0.3 mm or smaller to prick your skin.

On the other hand, ‘microneedling’ refers to clinical treatments that use a ‘stamp’ lined with longer needles. These needles penetrate deeper into the skin for more dramatic results. The principle however, is the same between both methods.

Cel | The Pros & Cons of Dermarolling

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The first downside to at-home dermarolling is that the results are generally too subtle to make a difference. Home dermarollers simply cannot penetrate deep enough into the skin to create dramatically different results. To trigger the growth of collagen, you’ll need access to clinical grade microneedling devices.

While it will improve the absorption of your serums and ampoules, dermarollers won’t leave you walking out of your bathroom looking like you’ve taken years off your face.

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That’s not all.

Here’s another disadvantage. You simply can’t maintain the sterility of your dermaroller the same way that a professional dermatologist can. Like all medical tools, needles require frequent cleaning and sterilisation to ensure that don’t cause infection.

Dermarolling with tools that haven’t been properly sterilised and cleaned may cause breakouts, spots of inflammation, and even conditions like melasma.

Did we also mention the possibility of scarring? As most home users tend not to switch out the needles on their dermarollers regularly, these needles can become dull over time. This can lead to the creation of more severe scars & blemishes.

With all that said, you should visit your nearest aesthetician for professional advice if you’re looking to try dermarolling. Or alternatively, drop by your nearest Beaute Library outlet to discover our range of non-invasive skincare treatments.

Our treatments address issues such as:

  • hyperpigmentation
  • acne scarring
  • pimples
  • aging

With trained consultants guiding you through every stage of your skincare journey, all you need to do is take the first step. Reach out to us on our official IG to know more, or to schedule an appointment today.

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