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Can Skin Needling be done at home?

With many home micro needling kits on the market, it is tempting to try them out and see how much you could save.  Here we discuss what you should know about skin needling at home – and why you may reconsider buying that dermaroller home kit!

Home kit dermaroller needles are different

The needles included in a micro needling home kit are less than 1mm. Professional dermaroller treatments use needles that are between 1mm and 3mm. Longer needles are necessary for treating deeper skin damage, such as acne scars and wrinkles.

Professional skin needling will achieve better results

Perhaps unsurprisingly, dermaroller treatment performed by a professional will be more effective and last longer.  Professionals have an array of different derma rollers and can use the best ones to suit your skin. A medical professional will also have the training and experience to create an effective micro needling treatment plan.

Evaluate which cosmetic treatment is right for you

Micro needling is not safe if you have very sensitive skin, cold sores or inflammatory conditions such as rosacea. A medical professional will assess if skin needling is safe for you as an individual. If you are looking for rosacea treatment, consider thermavein treatment instead.

Professional aesthetic practitioner clinics are safer

By visiting an experienced aesthetic practitioner, you can be assured the procedure will take place in a clean and sterile environment. All equipment will be sterilised or cleaned with a specialist cleaner between treatments. It is essential to disinfect equipment properly, as infection can be a dangerous side effect of micro needling. Professionals have also completed training to perform the procedure in a safe manner. By attempting the skin needling yourself, there is a risk you may cause scarring or bruising to your skin.

If you would like a safe dermaroller treatment, visit our skin clinic in Bournemouth. Austin Brewer is an experienced and certified aesthetic practitioner and is dedicated to achieving amazing results. Contact us now to book your free skin consultation or call on 07823 883888.