Wrinkles, dark circles, and loosening of skin are part of growing old. But, as the science becoming vast and experimenting with all possibilities for the blessing of humanity, new techniques being introduced and being accepted by people. Micro-needling is one of those skin treatment uses for the improvement of skin such as acne scars, dark circles, etc.
Micro-needling is a process where tiny needles will puncture your skin. In response to these small wounds, the skin produces more collagen and elastin. Production of Collagen and elastin helps the skin to glow and look healthier. This treatment is much bearable than the other treatments of this kind.
According to too many dermatologists (Doctor who have done specialization in skin treatments), micro-needling is the safest and light on the pocket process of making your skin look smooth, dewy, and glowing. It is the most tolerated skin treatment by most skin types. This treatment mostly does not have any severe side effects rather than redness or swelling, but these effects are only for the time being if done by any professional or at the clinic.
Most of the time, people on a budget use a derma pen for at-home micro-needling process due to non-professionalism, and the use of other wrong techniques turns out a major drawback than the impactful results.
For many people thinks Micro-needling is a quick process but, it is not. This process helps your skin to improve and repair itself. The time of result depends upon ones’ skin type, and the ratio of skin damage, it can also depend upon the number of sessions one has taken.
The at-home micro-needling process may lead to some severe and risky problems. Some of them are:
- Risk of infection
- Less impactful results
- Potential skin damage
Prolong inflammation and pigmentation:
1. Risk of infection:
At-home derma roller users crave the dramatic effect of derma rolling just like the clinical process, But the forgot that their chosen way is not as powerful as the clinic one. To get the best results, they start using it more often to their skin which makes those tiny punctures on the skin get prone to infection rather than resulting in smoother skin.
To avoid the risk of getting the risk of infection, try using a derma roller according to your skin type. However, Giving time to injured skin will to heal will not only result in glowy, healthy skin but also helps your skin avoid a higher risk of getting infections.
2. Less impactful results
Professionals work on your skin after knowing all the history of your skin and diagnosing your damaged skin and what type of needle treatment you need for the recovery. But, at home, the derma roller usually has the needle size up to 0.2mm. The needle size can not provide a desirable result to your skin.
It will be a complete failure in providing impactful results if you have bad acne scars on your skin. The impactful result can only get by the professional sessions because of the needle sizes they have.
Working on the skin needs more knowledge than what is written in the how to use guide of the product. Most at-home derma roller users are not educated enough about the depth of penetration to the skin. They use a roller with the wrong movement, and lack of education cause more damage than the good to their skins.
4. Potential skin damage
However, there are lots of instructions and informative videos, diagrams and articles are roaming over the internet. You can find 100s of them through one-click but still at home derma roller users are not certified to micro-needling. They are not known with the basics of this procedure. The only thing is they are running for is fair skin. How can I be good skin if they are not educated enough for the process and the science behind the operation? They mostly end up ripping their skin, applying more pressure which leads them to potential skin damage.
5. Prolong inflammation and pigmentation:
Most of the time to get more effective results at-home derma roller users to forget about the time it takes to heal the skin after the production of collagen and elastin. They usually prefer the mentality of using it more often to get a better result than the given instruction or prescribed by the dermatologist. This habit leads them to the verge of severe damage and hyperpigmentation, inflammation in the skin. At-home users must concern with the experts.
Micro-needling is a great and mostly used technique for skin rejuvenating among different type of facials. It is known to be the safest technique but, by the wrong movements and incomplete knowledge, it can produce severe damages to the skin. It is advised to the users that they should consult their dermatologist at least once before adding it in their routine.