Microneedling: at home or at a clinic?

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, offers a wide range of benefits. Whether you want to achieve a more radiant skin tone, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scarring, or even rejuvenate your scalp to promote hair regrowth, there’s no doubt that you can find some advantage to learning more about this technique.

A beauty treatment that has become indispensable over the years, microneedling consists of perforating the skin with fine needles affixed to a roller, a pen-like tool or a stamp. Thus inflamed, the epidermis regenerates itself by producing new collagen fibers. This cellular renewal process allows the skin to regain volume and elasticity.

The discomfort microneedling may cause is balanced out by its ease of execution. The procedure is so easy, in fact, that you can even perform it on yourself. So then where should you do the treatment? At home or at a clinic? When choosing between the care and support of a professional and the comfort of your own home, take the time to learn all you can so you can opt for the solution that’s right for you.

Microneedling at home: our take on the topic

The main difference between microneedling at home and at a clinic has to do with the length of the needles. The ones used at a clinic measure between 0.5 and 2.5 mm, while the ones used in home devices are only 0.3 mm long. Consequently, they don’t produce quite the same action. While the longer needles penetrate deep into the skin, the shorter ones only penetrate the outer layer, resulting in mild exfoliation. The cells will benefit from a certain amount of renewal, but collagen production won’t be stimulated.

As with any home beauty treatment, you’ll have to take precautions. It’s essential to sterilize your equipment and verify the cleanliness and number of the needles to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the treatment. You will need to clean your face thoroughly before the procedure and make sure you moisturize afterwards with a good-quality serum or cream.

For microneedling at home, you can choose between a roller, pen or stamp. There’s no need to assess the relative advantages and disadvantages of each one: they’re all equally qualified. It’s a matter of deciding which one is most suitable for you. That said, to prevent any surprises, make sure to purchase products from a reputable brand or an establishment that specializes in beauty supplies and services.

As long as you follow the instructions, you can safely consider doing your own treatments. When you use the device every day or several times a week, you’ll quickly see improvements, although they won’t be as marked as the results you’ll get from a treatment performed at a clinic.

Microneedling at a clinic: support, hygiene and guaranteed results

Very often, even the most rigorous routine can’t reproduce the quality of a treatment received at a clinic. Performed in a treatment room with a single-use device, the therapy begins with the application of a 30-minute topical anesthetic cream. After the microneedling procedure, the skin will be red and there may be some slight bleeding. But don’t worry; all of this minor irritation will disappear completely within 24 to 48 hours. No convalescence is necessary; however, the professionals will remain available in the following days to make sure no problems have come up.

Kindness and compassion are trademarks of Dr. Mario F. Bernier’s Aesthetic Surgery and Medicine Clinic. Reassuring you before, during and after your treatment is an essential part of our service.

Because the decision to have a beauty treatment isn’t always an easy one, don’t hesitate to contact Mario F. Bernier’s Aesthetic Surgery and Medicine Clinic for more information. Care, attention and state-of-the-art equipment are core features of our services, enabling us to respond confidently to your individual situation and needs.