Rather trust the professionals with microneedling. You may be tempted to try this at home thinking that you might save money.
There are many gadgets and gizmos available these days for at-home microneedling. But at-home microneedling devices affect the skin only superficially by penetrating the outer layer, which is 0.25 mm deep. On the other hand, professional devices penetrate 2 to 3 mm deep), reaching the dermis. Thus it’s great for skin remodelling.
At the end of the day, at-home microneedling devices are very unlikely to have any benefit for dermal remodelling. It’ll simply lightly exfoliate the skin.
A professional therapist at Lasermed would appropriately adjust the microneedling device depth according to the area of your skin. For example, she’ll select shorter needle depths around the eyes, nose and forehead, and longer ones to treat acne scars on the cheeks or stretch marks on the abdomen.
Microneedling typically is ideal for acne scars on the face; wrinkles around the eyes and other parts of the face and neck; and surgical scars on the abdomen.
Be aware that microneedling may not always result in the desired aesthetic outcome first time around. It may take more than one procedure to get the results you’re seeking.
Also take note that microneedling is not suitable for everyone. Therefore, it’s important to talk to a professional therapist to establish whether you’ll be a good candidate.
If you have a microneedling product for home use, make sure that you clean it between uses as per the manufacturer’s instructions. Never share the device with other people to avoid possible infection or spreading disease.