What is the difference between Microneedling and Dermarolling?
Microneedling, as the name suggests involves multiple tiny needle punctures on skin. A dermaroller (imagine a rolling pin with needles sticking out all over) is simply one of the tools available for microneedling. It is a simple, low cost, primitive tool with different needle lengths, available for treatment in clinic and with very tiny needles, at home.
Are at-home products just as beneficial as in-office? Since this is an invasive treatment not everyone should be using one at home and certainly not anything too deep, which can increase risk of side effects and actually worsen the skin.
Best at-home products? Any roller up to 0.5 mm may be used at home under medical guidance.
Best professional products? Professional products go as deep as 3 mm. There are alsp motorized devices, combination treatments and more aggressive protocols available for use to doctors in their clinic which give better faster results.
Best combination of in-office treatments and with at home products? Yes, under medical guidance.
Side effects to watch out for? Over treatment causes severe bleeding and risk of scarring.
Does this process really work. Y
es it boosts collagen production and is backed by a large body of scientific and clinical evidence. Microneedling works.
Is this done in a salon or a day spa? doctors office? Only in a doctor's office. Never in a salon or informal environment. This is a minimally invasive procedure with inherent risks of infection and complications from improper technique or care. Exercise caution
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