Microneedle Treatments VS. Dermarollers
- Posted on: Sep 15 2018
After the fifth YouTube video where you’ve learned about at-home microneedling, you may start to wonder, “Should I buy one of those things and try it out?” Before you do rush to click that button, take a deep breath and come out of the internet bubble you’ve been in. Though microneedling is a great treatment option (and one of our favorites), there are some big differences between at-home microneedling and professional microneedling treatments.
We want glowing skin, but we’re not willing to risk the safety of our skin to get there. Keep reading to learn about microneedling, and some of the biggest differences between at-home treatments and professional treatments.
How do they work?
Both professional and at-home microneedle treatments use the power of small needles to poke tiny holes in the surface of the skin. These tiny “wounds” stimulate the skin’s healing response, which is what we want! These small holes also allow for deeper penetration of your favorite products, so your skin can absorb beneficial ingredients better.
Professional microneedle treatments are often combined with other treatments such as electrical currents or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to boost your desired results. PRP especially improves the healing process of your skin, giving you better results than if you had microneedling treatments by themselves.
What is the difference?
Professional microneedle tools have longer needles than the tools you can buy online or in retail stores. That means we can get deeper into the skin (the dermis layer, to be exact), which means that we can give you better results. We can combine microneedle treatments with other treatments to boost your results, too. Combining microneedle treatments with PRP is a very popular way to go, as it can help lighten hyperpigmentation, boost collagen levels, and smooth wrinkles.
At-home Dermarollers look like fat little wheels covered in needles. They are best used with the goal of increasing the absorption of your favorite products. They usually do not go deep enough to boost collagen levels, so the results you get with them may not be as dramatic as with a professional treatment.
If you’re interested in learning more about microneedle treatments, call us today at (281) 333-4600 to schedule a consultation.
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