Professional Micro Needling vs DIY At-Home Devices

Are the at-home micro needling devices as equally effective as the in-clinic micro-needling treatments?

Micro needling is a safe skin rejuvenation treatment that is safe for nearly all skin types. it helps trigger collagen and elastin synthesis with minimal downtime and should be done in a medical environment by a trained medical professional.

The at-home derma rollers should be used mainly as maintenance after medical microneedling as they are not as effective being only 0,5 mm penetration depth as opposed to medical microneedling devices which have a depth of up to 2.5 mm.

They are non sterile and as they are performed in a non clinical setting there may be a higher risk of acquiring an unwanted infection.

The depth of penetration of dermal rollers depends on the level of the individuals pain tolerance doing the treatment. In a clinical setting a prescribed anaesthetic cream is applied for 40 mins before treatment.

Medical micro-needling devices have twelve or more 32 gauge needles in the hand-piece that are replaced with each treatment.

Dermaroller Skin Needling Equipment
Dermaroller Skin Needling Equipment

The home devices needling devices can become less sharp overtime.

The at home dermal-rollers might be a way to help maintain the results after microneedling treatment but it can not compete with microneedling in a controlled medical setting.

All micro needling treatments offered at Complete Lasercare are performed by qualified nurses.

Jane Keena This article was written by Jane Keena of Complete LaserCare.
Jane qualified as a registered nurse in 1986 at Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth and worked as a senior nurse in the NHS until 2001.
She left to pursue a career in laser hair removal, initially working for Boots the Chemist where she was appointed laser protection supervisor and gained a BTEC award in Laser and Intense Light Hair removal in March 2001.