Microneedling has emerged as a popular skin rejuvenation procedure in recent years. When done properly and at the right intervals, your skin will look smoother, healthier, and ageless over time. But be warned, microneedling can result in damaged skin, too! If not performed the right way and by an authorised and skilled professional, you may end up with bad skin that may last forever.

The risk of performing microneedling at home

Microneedling procedure can be done at home, too! Men and women on a budget prefer using derma rollers in the hope that such a device will save them from thousands of dollars but achieve the same results from an in-clinic microneedling procedure.






The unfortunate truth is that most derma roller users suffer from side effects; some are temporary such as infection, skin pigment changes, and adverse reaction to topical products that are used during the procedure Microneedling is a very delicate procedure that makes use of a sophisticated device. Practitioners also require extensive training as well as comprehensive knowledge in aesthetics and/or dermatology to properly administer the procedure.

Implementing microneedling procedure at home is something that should only considered by people who have had experience getting microneedling at a clinic and were briefed on how to use an at-home skin pen correctly and in a safe manner.

  • Higher risk for infection

Most users of derma rollers at home will attempt to perform microneedling at least once a day. With the misconception that increasing frequency leads to fast results, users need to be aware that performing microneedling more than once a day increases one’s risk to infection.

  • Scarring

People who are using at-home derma rollers to treat scarring can exacerbate the condition if it is performed incorrectly and the wrong pen is used. There is a certain depth to which needles need to penetrate the skin to stimulate collagen production. If you are not knowledgeable about the type of skin pen to use as well as the correct depth to which the needles should penetrate, you may be causing more harm than good to your skin. Puncturing too deep can result in rupture of capillaries. Shallow dermaneedling will not have any effect on improving the scarring problem.

  • Prolonged inflammation and hyperpigmentation

One of the things that users of derma rollers don’t understand is that the skin needs time to heal in order for its to produce collagen and elastin. If you perform at-home microneedling more often than prescribed, you will notice that skin problems you wish to overcome only get worse. To avoid skin inflammation, hyperpigmentation issues, and slow healing, it is advised to stick to the instructions that come along with the skin pen. A dermatologist or authorised Dermapen provider may also give you the right information on how to perform microneedling safely and effectively at home.

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