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Why Professional Microneedling is Better than At-Home Microneedling

Posted on May 10th, 2022

Microneedling is the process of creating microscopic channels in the skin via a microneedle, potentially improving wound healing and skin conditions like acne, rosacea, and aging. It is common practice to try at-home microneedling treatments because they are relatively inexpensive and easy to access. However, these treatments lack medical supervision and often do not produce the desired results. Professional microneedling therapies are much more effective because they involve medical professionals who have received extensive training in administering treatment for their patients properly.

The primary goal of professional microneedling is to create channels in the skin that deliver effective substances like growth factors, stem cells, and other topical solutions. These substances help contribute to the visible skin benefits of microneedling. The licensed aesthetician administering the treatment creates a grid pattern of multiple rows on the face or neck (depending on where treatment is being done) and uses a medical-grade, one time use, microneedle tool.

Planning Your Microneedling Treatment

Prior to your microneedling treatment, your provider will help you determine the best course of action for your skin. Upon consultation, we will estimate the number of treatments necessary to achieve the desired results and the home products to introduce to provide the best outcome.

Microneedling Preparation

We will carefully and thoroughly cleanse your skin beforehand and ask that you avoid being exposed to water or steam after treatment.

The Microneedling Procedure

The Aesthetician then uses a microneedle tool to create uniform rows of tiny punctures in the specified grid pattern on your face or neck. The depth of the penetrating needle is dependent on your skin and your goals with treatment.

Immediately after treatment, we will carefully apply our post-treatment skincare regimen to calm and hydrate your skin. We will also recommend ongoing home care that includes serums, creams, and other products to maintain results between treatments.

Why Professional Microneedling is Better than At-home Microneedling

Microneedling results are highly dependent on the quality of the needle. An unsterile, poorly-constructed needle will not create the same results as a properly-designed, medical-grade needle. Professional microneedling treatments are designed to meet the standards and needs of patients. At-home treatments are not always held to the same standard.

Professional microneedling has the potential to create a much deeper penetration into your skin, which can deliver more effective products, and as a result, produce better results.

Professional microneedling is completed in a sanitary, professional environment where your safety is the highest priority.

Professional microneedling treatments are often completed with a team of medical professionals who can assist you with post-treatment care or refer you to other professionals for help. Our office will monitor your progress and answer any questions you may have about the treatment.

Professional microneedling treatments are a virtually painless procedure that will give you smoother, firmer, and younger-looking skin. Significant benefits of in-office micro-needling therapies include:

  • Increasing the rate of skin regeneration
  • Improving skin elasticity
  • Establishing new collagen in your face, resulting in a more youthful appearance of your face and neck.
  • Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Decreasing acne scars
  • Improving rosacea
  • Reducing stretch marks
  • Tightening pores, reducing the number and size of blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, or adult acne
  • Reducing skin inflammation caused by rosacea and acne
  • Lightening dark spots
  • Increasing healing of burns
  • Fostering faster healing of wounds
  • Treating keloids
  • Treating sun damage

At-home micro-needling may cause adverse side effects like:

  • Unsterile process, which could lead to infection or scarring
  • Lack of knowledge on how to properly administer the treatment correctly, resulting in ineffective treatment or improper healing
  • No medical supervision during the procedure could lead to severe complications.

Schedule a Consultation

Schedule an appointment with a professional member of our MDSkin team, and they can help you determine which treatment is best for you. They will ask questions about your skin and medical history, help determine your skin type, and create a treatment plan that fits your needs. If you would like additional information on professional microneedling treatments or if you need a second opinion, please schedule an appointment with us online.