is a procedure that is getting more popular these days. However, there is a lot
of controversial information about it. Today we’ll help you decide whether you
should try this treatment by explaining its types, risks, and benefits.
is a treatment that involves using a specialized device (a roller with micro-needles).
The piece is rolled over your skin so that the needles can pierce it to produce
a certain effect. There are two major types of rollers, medical grade and those
made for at-home treatments. They differ in the length and configuration of the
needles. Medical grade devices can penetrate deeper, thereby producing a
dermal rollers have smaller needles so that you get some effect without taking
unnecessary risk. IF you want to get the most that this treatment has to offer,
you should have it performed by a trained and certified professional. Assess
the results you receive to decide whether you should purchase a roller to use
popular options of micro-needling devices are:
They look like aerators you use for the lawn but are much smaller. The cylinder
of this roller has about 200 needles that will puncture hundreds of tiny holes
in your skin when you move the roller along your face.
These devices look like pens, though their heads are covered with tiny needles.
The needles are motor-driven and will “stamp” your skin.
These are similar to dermapens but they are larger and can be either manual or
important to note that there is very little research of this treatment, so many
of the claimed benefits don’t have any supporting evidence.
advertisements for this procedure state that it can help you achieve the
This is a fact proven by several studies. When the needles pierce your skin,
they can break down the thick collagen formations that make up scars. The
strength of the effect will depend on the type and severity of the scarring.
The most effective tools for achieving this effect are dermapen and dermastamp.
These claims have no supporting evidence and there is very little chance that
micro-needling can affect this particular problem. Cellulite is formed by fat
deposits deep in the connective tissues, and piercing the outer layer of the
skin will have no effect on them.
This effect is currently studied in different centers around the world. The
scientific evidence available at the moment isn’t sufficient to state that this
micro-needling is indeed an effective anti-aging treatment. However, the
interim results of the studies seem to be positive.
decide to try stimulating your skin with this treatment, you need to be aware
of the risks:
As the needles pierce your skin, there is a danger of contracting an infection.
The treatment isn’t recommended to people with naturally dry skin.
A normal reaction of your body on being repeatedly wounded by needles.
Exposure to sunlight after the treatment may result in nasty burns and
These cases are rare and usually caused by poor treatment quality.
micro-needling will help you look younger is a question that is difficult to
answer. However, one thing you can be sure of is that this procedure must be
performed by a qualified professional in a sanitary environment. Otherwise, the
treatment can have many negative side effects.