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The Differences Between Professional and at-home Microneedling

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is the insertion of very fine short needles into the skin for rejuvenation by a board-certified skincare professional. These small injuries trigger the release of cytokines and promote growth factors leading to the regeneration of collagen and elastin in your skin. This procedure is typically done in-office by a certified medical professional, however, many people opt for at-home rollers.

In this article, we will discuss the differences between professional and at-home microneedling. As well as the amazing benefits that it provides for a multitude of skin concerns.

Professional Microneedling

Many skincare professional are using microneedling to treat a wide variety of skin concerns. At Glamor Medical we use the SkinPen® microneedling device to stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process and reveal new, glowing skin. This procedure is ideal for all skin types and can reduce signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. It can even improve the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, and pore size.

Microneedling with SkinPen® is different from traditional microneedling derma-rollers. Other devices can bend, break, and rust, which can result in possible scarring or even infection. It is a safe, minimally invasive procedure that requires very little recovery time. It is the perfect procedure to maintain healthy, youthful skin.

Prior to the procedure, a topical anesthetic is applied to reduce potential pain caused by the micro-needles. The procedure itself is fairly quick depending on the areas being treated. It is typical to experience redness and mild swelling for 24-48 hours post-procedure. It is also normal to experience small amounts of pin-point bleeding and/or bruising. Within just a couple of weeks after your treatment, you will notice smoother, more radiant skin. Full effects will be noticeable over the next few months. For optimal, and continuous results, multiple sessions may be recommended.

At-Home Microneedling

At-home microneedling is another option many people are turning to because of the convenience. However, using a skincare professional is safer, and can be a more effective option, rather than at-home microneedling. While home rollers are much more cost-efficient, they are not the same quality as professional-grade pens. In fact, home rollers hardly penetrate your skin at all.

Although the home rollers cause less pain, they are much less effective and will not produce the same type of results. At best, an at-home roller will increase blood flow and temporarily give you glowy skin.

Top Points To Consider

At-home microneedling can be a cost-effective, quick solution for brighter, glowing skin. However, if you want true results, professional microneedling is the way to go. While at-home devices don’t require any type of topical anesthetic, the downfall is that they do not penetrate the skin enough to achieve full results. When done in-office by a professional, you will reap the full benefits of new, rejuvenated skin. This is the perfect solution if you’re looking to improve the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, or stimulate tissue regeneration and achieve youthful, glowing skin.

12 thoughts on “The Differences Between Professional and at-home Microneedling”

  1. I always get nervous when a procedure involves needles. Anyway, I’m sure this microneedling procedure is worth it especially for individuals who wants to improve their skin health.

  2. Wow, I had never even heard of Microneedling! 😀
    But to be honest that sounds like something I would be interested in trying out, but I would not dare to try it at home.

  3. This is super informative! I don’t know if I would feel comfortable doing this at home. I would rather trust a professional to do my microneedling.

  4. This is an informative post. I didn’t know that there was a way to do microneedling at home. I would definitely use a skin care professional. Thank you for breaking this down for us.

  5. I’d never heard of microneedling before! Thank you for sharing it with us. I’m definitely team professional. I’d prefer the safe, professional experience if I ever decided to give something like this a go. Thank you so much for informing us and teaching us about the differences!

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