As COVID-19 caused shops and salons to close, many people turned to at-home treatment options. The quarantine beauty market began to flood with DIY versions of manicures, facials, and more. Microneedling—also known as dermarolling—became a popular choice for skin rejuvenation. But while giving yourself an at-home manicure or facial can be a fun experience, pressing tiny needles against your skin with a DIY microneedling dermaroller is riskier if done incorrectly.
While the idea of needles and skin may sound scary, when in the right hands, the results can be astounding. If you’re considering microneedling, here are a few reasons you should trust our med spa experts here in Baton Rouge.
What does microneedling do for your skin?
The goal of microneedling is to fade visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks. The procedure works using a simple concept: stimulating collagen production. As the tiny needles create micro-injuries in the skin, your body’s healing process kicks in, promoting new collagen and increasing blood flow. This improves the texture and firmness of your skin, helping you look instantly younger and refreshed.
Why is “DIY” microneedling unsafe at home?
DIY microneedling can be unsuccessful for a variety of reasons. For example, many at-home devices have needles that aren’t the correct depth for the procedure, coming in at a shallow 0.3mm. A professional treatment reaches depths of 0.5mm to 1.5mm, allowing the aesthetician to create a careful wound that triggers skin regeneration. At-home kits fall short of creating new collagen—but they are long enough to create scars, infections, and permanent skin damage.
Using the right technique and right amount of pressure during treatment is a skill learned over many years of experience. For the best results, trust a professional with a medical background who can give you the safe, beautiful results you deserve.
How long does microneedling take?
In a med spa setting, a microneedling session typically takes between 20 to 30 minutes. If you’re treating a smaller area, such as your hands, your treatment time will be even shorter. This makes it a popular “lunchtime treatment” for those who want big results in little time.
What is recovery after microneedling like?
There is no downtime required after a microneedling treatment, and you can return to your regular routine as soon as possible. However, your skin will be sensitive for a few days, and you should be sure to wear sunscreen and limit the amount of makeup you apply to your face.
With the end of quarantine in sight and med spas opening up, you can leave the temptation of DIY treatments behind. Trust your skin and beauty to our med spa experts and enjoy firm, even, youthful skin.
Browse our before-and-after gallery to see real results from our own microneedling med spa patients. If you’re in the Baton Rouge area and would like to learn more, please request a consultation online or contact our practice by phone at (225) 399-0001.