Can Microneedling Go Wrong?

The hottest trend in beauty right now is microneedling. We are living in an electronic world, there’s an answer to everything online. One is the most searched term online in regards to beauty is ‘’microneedling’’. If you are one the people seeking answers for all the questions you have for microneedling, then you are at the right place.

We all know the benefits with microneedling but do we know the risks associated with microneedling? Of course, I am not a scare-monger nor a philosopher but as with all things in life, there are some some side effects that occur if microneedling is not performed properly. 

So, can microneeding go wrong? Keep on reading to find out. 

The Risk Of Performong Microneedling At Home:

How to use dermarollers

Most of the lovers of microneedling, are doing this procedure at home because of budget and ease. Unfortunately, many of the people who microneedle at home suffer from its side effects because of improper usage of the device. Microneedling is a very delicate procedure that makes use of a sophisticated device. Because of inexperience, first time users are more likely to have the side effects of this treatment. The potential side effects include, inflammation, redness, irritation, or bleeding at areas of needling. 

Implementing microneedling procedure at home is something that should only considered by people that are experienced enough. 

Can Microneedling Go Wrong? 

Yes, there are many things that can occur if microneedling is not done properly. 

· Higher risk for infection

There’s a misconception among microneedling users that by increasing the frequency of microneedling, you get fast results. By performing microneedling more than once a day you are at increased risk of infection at the site. 

· Scarring

The most common side effect of microneedling is scarring which occurs if it is performed incorrectly by either pressing the derma roller hardly on the skin or needling the area for more than 3 times in a single direction. An untrained user is more likely to experience these side effects than professional one. 

· Prolonged inflammation and hyperpigmentation

Dermarolling is usually accompanied by minor inflammation but doesn’t worry it will subside within a few hours..The idea behind a safe and success driven microneedling is to shut down that unnecessary inflammation. While performing microneedling, you need to understand that your skin needs time to heal. If you microneedle again in the time when your skin is healing, you will damage your skin which will become inflamed afterwards. And the skin produced on the top will be pigmented. To avoid skin inflammation, hyperpigmentation issues, and slow healing, it is advised to stick to the instructions that come along with the dermaroller. 

How To Microneedle Your Face Correctly?

1. Wash your face. Use a gently pH based cleanser to cleanse your face. Make sure that there is absolutely no dirt or makeup left on your face.

2. Disinfect your roller, fingers, and face. Place your roller in 70% isopropyl alcohol solution for 5 to 10 minutes. Dip a cotton pad in witch hazel and wipe your fingers and face with it.

1. Divide: Visualize and divide your face in five sections. No need to do this physically. You can do this mentally.

2. Roll: Slightly pull the skin of the area taut. Roll in one direction 6 to 8 times forward and backward in 3 directions: vertically, horizontally, and diagonally. To allow the needle to penetrate the skin deeply, apply a bit of pressure. Slightly lift the derma roller after each roll to create new micro-channels in the skin rather than going over the same ones repeatedly.

How To Reduce The Risk Associated with Microneedling At Home?

1: Perform micro needling at home only if you are experienced enough and know everything about it.

2:Protect your skin from unnecessary sun exposure. It is important to avoid direct sun exposure for a few days and apply sunblock afterward.

3: Moisturize your skin afterwards.

4: If you using longer needles, microneedle once in a week. 

5: Do not apply pressure while micro needling. 

Sania has a medical background and she is obsessed in dermarollers. She loves to write and study medical benefits of dermarolling.

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