Microneedling is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available out there. And yet, the general population is not aware of its full benefits. This post discusses the benefits of microneedling. We will also discuss whether this popular treatment is safe to do at home or not.
Let’s get started!
The Benefits of Microneedling
The benefits of microneedling all stem from the fact that it boosts collagen production. Collagen is the foundational building block of many tissues in the body. It is essential for healthy ligaments, tendons, cartilage, bone, connective tissues, and of course, the skin.
As we age, we naturally deplete our collagen supplies. The loss of collagen results in saggy skin, uneven skin texture, scar formation over wounds, lines, and wrinkles develop, sun damage becomes prominent, pores appear larger, stretch marks become more visible, and more. Boosting your collagen production levels fixes all of these problems.
With microneedling, you will get the following benefits:
• Less prominent fine lines and wrinkles
• Scar treatment, including acne scars
• Evened out skin texture
• Less visible stretch marks
• Tighter pores
• Firmer skin
• Smoother skin
• More even skin tone
• Reduced sun damage
• Diminished rosacea
Aside from these already incredible benefits, microneedling also makes the application of topical products more beneficial. Microneedling opens channels or micro-injuries in the skin through which topical products can pass, thus penetrating the skin deeper. Microneedling is often partnered with other treatments because microneedling increases other treatments’ efficacy.
Lastly, another benefit of microneedling is that it is safer and has fewer side effects than laser treatments or intensive (deep) peels. But even if microneedling is generally considered extremely safe, is it safe to do at home, on your own? Let’s find out.
Is Microneedling Safe to Do at Home?
First things first, you can never underestimate the value of a professional cosmetologist when it comes to microneedling. Professionals don’t need to guess whether what they are doing is safe or not, plus they know the risks of each operation they do. But if you want to do microneedling for yourself at home, you have to be sure of the safety risks.
Microneedling is NOT safe to do on your own at home; there are far too many safety risks. One of the most prominent safety risks of using a microneedling device on your own is veering it too close to the eyes and risking damaging them. Another pervasive problem is the risk of rust forming on the device, which might lead to serious health problems like tetanus.
Why is Microneedling Not Safe to Do at Home?
The primary contributors to home microneedling that make it unsafe are uncleanness and using the wrong techniques. Within these two general factors are several subfactors. Let’s tackle them one by one.
Sanitation and Cleaning Procedures
Sanitation and proper cleaning are two essential components of a successful microneedling operation. Even though the procedure is only minimally invasive, there is still a risk of infection due to the needles penetrating the skin. If either the needles or the skin is not clean, germs, bacteria, or other foreign organisms may enter the skin and start an infection.
In a professional setting, the provider will begin the treatment by cleaning your skin and sanitizing the device they will use to puncture your skin. Professionals are trained in performing these tasks effectively. If you try to do your microneedling, your lack of training in cleaning your skin and sanitizing your microneedling device becomes a safety hazard.
If doing microneedling at home, you are not cleaning your skin enough to eradicate any risk of infection.
Professional microneedling services clean their devices before and after every use. They sanitize them and ensure that they don’t use rusty microneedles. In-office microneedling staff uses special techniques to clean microneedling devices without causing oxidation, leading to rusting.
Doing microneedling at home necessitates keeping a microneedle device. Without proper care of these devices, you risk causing infection due to bacteria or the device rusting.
Improper Microneedling Technique
The most common improper technique that microneedling home users commit is applying too much pressure. The goal of microneedling is to create micro-injuries in the skin – wounds just severe enough to trigger the skin’s healing processes but not enough to cause bleeding or scarring. Pushing the microneedling device too hard can cause more damage than necessary to start collagen production.
Professionals know just how much pressure to exert in a microneedling procedure. They are trained and certified to perform the treatment safely and for optimum results. They don’t cause unnecessary damage to the skin.
The second most common improper technique that home users do is using the device too many times than necessary. Your skin needs time to recover and produce collagen, which is the other purpose of microneedling.
One benefit of working with a certified professional is that they can provide you with knowledgeable consultation. At Her Space Medspa, we speak with our clients about the best methods to achieve their aesthetic goals. We give recommendations on how often to get microneedling treatments.
We also provide crucial instruction on the necessary aftercare of microneedling. This information will ensure that our clients get the best results for their professional microneedling services.
Lastly, professionals know which microneedling devices produce the best results. At Her Space Medspa, we only use SkinPen by Crown Aesthetics. SkinPen is the only microneedling device clinically shown to be effective for men and women’s skin types ranging from light to very dark-toned.
It’s Best to Let Professionals Handle Your Microneedling Needs
You should not try to risk your health by doing microneedling at home; it is best to let professional cosmetologists handle it for you. Professionals are trained, experienced, and certified to do such things regularly. To get the best microneedling service in New Jersey, talk to Her Space MedSpa.