If you are performing microneedling on yourself you can actually cause scarring.
Like many devices that where only sold under the supervision of licensed Aesthetician's, skin needling devices can now be purchased through Amazon and eBay.
Consumers are using devices that are 0.5mm and above which are meant to be only used under the guidance of a Doctor or professional Aesthetician. Many think there is no harm but this is far from the truth.
The danger is that you are poking holes in your skin and the products you are using afterwards contain ingredients that will generate an inflammatory response and possibly cause scarring.
Needling should always be under the guidance of an Aesthetician or Doctor. Your home use and product selection should also be under their guidance so you don't end up with granulomas and the lumpiness in your skin that will happen as a result of the granulomas forming.
You can't just use any product afterwards. It needs to meet criteria with ingredients. So the next time you think of performing home needling with a cheap device question if it is worth it.
Needling can get some fantastic results but it needs to be carefully monitored to minimise complications.
Katie Tilson is a fully qualified Beauty Therapist passionate about skin health and dedicated to ongoing training and education to ensure you receive superior skin treatments.