Many of us have probably heard about microneedling, a skin resurfacing process with a host of benefits including potential skin smoothening, scar reduction, pigmentation correction, tone and texture improvement, anti-aging and more. In other words, we can say that microneedling is one of the best ways to communicate with the skin. While this treatment is quite popular at the skincare clinics, many people are trying to find ways to perform the same at home.
At Home Microneedling
Derma Rollers are the best option for at-home microneedling treatments. Derma roller is a handheld device consisting of 200 fine needles that help create micro-channels in the skin. The needles are available in five sizes ranging from 0.5mm to 2.5mm. The puncturing forces your body’s natural regeneration process response to kick in while triggering the production of new collagen and elastin and leading to an immediate repair and recovery process. Derma roller is also used to deliver the topical serums while enhancing the skin’s absorption of vitamins, lipids, enzymes, and other useful ingredients. Normally, one can resume a normal routine once the micro-channels are fully closed after a couple of hours post-treatment.
So what is the difference between an in-office and an at-home microneedling? As the name suggests, the basic difference between the two is that while the former is done by a practiced aesthetic physician in a skin care clinic or a dermatologist’s office, the latter is done at home using microneedling kits. Secondly, the in-office procedures are done with a battery-operated or electric device, whereas manual dermarollers are used for at-home treatments. Thirdly, the professional version makes the use of longer needles that penetrate much deeper and treat a wide range of skin issues including wrinkles, acne, scars, pigmentation, and other skin damage. This means at-home treatment is not a good option for a person having deep scars, heavy wrinkles, or serious pigmentation issues. However, using it can certainly make these imperfections look a bit better along with improving the texture of your skin.
Making the Most out of the Best At-Home Microneedling
Even though microneedling at home is one of the best cost-effective treatments for skin rejuvenation, but only when it is done with the correct device and in a proper way. Sterilizing your device in alcohol or a dermaroller cleaner for 3-5 minutes and letting it air-dry before keeping it back in the kit can help avoid any unnecessary infection. Also, do not replace the roller when the time is up. Ideally, your roller should last about 3 months. However, if you are using your device for 3-4 times a week, you may need to get a new one every month as the needles will get blunter with every use.
It is always better to consult a medical professional before buying the best home microneedling kit. However, if you cannot, try researching reputed and trusted brands, choosing the correct needle length, and reading product reviews. Try not being skimpy with the pricing options. Buying a good quality roller ensures better results and longevity.
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At Metamorphosis Clinic, we are dedicated to our clients while providing them with utmost satisfaction through our expertise, treatments, and care. What drives us to work harder is bringing back the smiles to each of our clients with our positive results.