It seems there’s nothing we won’t do in the pursuit of beauty.
But are we willing to repeatedly plunge thousands of tiny needles into our face?
It seems the answer is yes when it comes to this skincare craze that’s sweeping the nation.
Clinics are popping up faster than you can say “ouch,” and even at-home devices are becoming a thing.
Yup, it’s the era of needle-based skincare treatments and spreading like wildfire.
Now, you might think all you need for this adventure is a dermaroller and some magical cream.
But hold on to your needles, folks, because it’s not that simple. This isn’t just a spa day for your face; it’s a skincare odyssey.
Still not convinced? Well, look at the comments section of the article “Microneedling Beware“.
We get it, though – navigating the world of needling treatments can be as perplexing as trying to read your cat’s mind.
So, we’ve put together this handy guide to demystify it all.
10 Dermarolling Tips
Microneedling, or dermarolling, is a skincare treatment that involves using a device with tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries in your skin.
These micro-injuries stimulate your body’s natural healing process, improving skin texture, reducing scarring, and increasing collagen production.
However, as with any medical or cosmetic procedure, it’s essential to take precautions and follow guidelines to ensure the best results and minimise potential risks.
1. Stop all cosmeceuticals pre-treatment
Stop using certain skincare products, including vitamin C, retinol and peptides, for at least four to six weeks before the dermarolling treatment.
2. Only use hyaluronic acid on your skin
Hyaluronic acid is recommended for use during and after the treatment to help with skin hydration. Ensure the product is free of microbes and has a high molecular weight found in H20 skin shot.
3. Do not use vitamin C on your skin
It’s advised not to use vitamin C on your skin in conjunction with dermarolling.
4. Do not wash your face for at least 48 hours
Avoid washing your face immediately after the treatment to reduce the risk of introducing microbes to the skin.
5. Avoid direct sun exposure for the first week
Protect your skin from direct sunlight during the initial healing period after dermarolling.
6. Don’t pick your skin
Resist the urge to pick at any flakiness or dryness that may occur during the healing process. Picking can introduce bacteria and slow down the healing.
7. Book with an experienced skin specialist
Instead of doing the treatment at home, choose a professional with experience in dermarolling for your treatment. Research and select your specialist carefully.
8. Be Aware of Contraindications
Contraindications are specific conditions or factors that may make dermarolling unsuitable for some individuals. Please consult with your specialist to ensure it’s safe for you.
9. Make sure you get a thorough consultation
Ensure you get a comprehensive consultation with your esthetician. Make sure they assess your skin’s needs and whether microneedling is the right option.
10. Contact a specialist if you experience post-operative wound infections
If you notice signs of infection after the treatment, consult a specialist for further evaluation and treatment.
To conclude. The naked truth
It’s important to note that microneedling, like any medical or cosmetic procedure, can have potential side effects and risks.
We highly recommend you dont do this treatment at home. The risks outweigh the benefits. Check out these case studies.
You should carefully follow the advice of their trained specialist and be aware of the possible side effects and complications that can occur.
If you’re considering microneedling, it’s advisable to consult with a licensed and experienced practitioner to determine if it’s the right treatment for your skin and to receive guidance on how to prepare for and recover from the procedure.