As microneedling becomes increasingly popular and with consumers now realizing they can microneedle at home without the need to schedule expensive microneedling treatments with their dermatologist, there's also an increasing demand for correct information. There's nothing worse than misinformation circulating a trend, skincare method, or product and so I'm here to set the record straight.
When microneedling is done correctly, it's one of the most powerful and effective anti-aging techniques out there. This is because of its innate ability to trigger natural healing responses and collagen and elastin production, not to include great cellular turnover in the skin.
But with so many microneedling myths out there, I felt obligated to squash a few of the most important ones circulating the internet today.
Microneedling is Incredibly Painful
It's the same story. Anyone with common sense puts two and two together: needles and pain. For a lot of consumers, seeing a tool with tiny needles triggers an automatic response to believe that microneedling is just too painful to be performed consistently.
However, it's quite the opposite. When done properly, microneedling tingles at the most. Gently rolling over the skin only creates micro-punctures in the skin and is essentially painless. That being said, rolling back and forth, overworking the same area until irritated, or pressing too hard onto the skin can alternatively all result in pain.
Properly microneedling is key not only from a pain perspective, but from a results perspective.
Microneedling Causes Bleeding
You might have seen pictures circulating the internet of consumers who've performed microneedling at home, resulting in their skin incredibly red, irritated, and bleeding.
It's important to point out that the consumer has microneedled incorrectly at any time you see content like this. Under no circumstances should you be bleeding, your skin red, or notice excessive irritation. If you do, you're either rolling incorrectly, overworking the skin, or pressing much too hard.
Microneedling Only Needs a Few Sessions
Just like with the gym, it takes time to to see results. You can't expect to lift weights for only a few weeks and achieve the body of your dreams, just like you can't expect to microneedle for the same amount of time and begin to see perfect skin.
Anyone who tries to convince you with a skincare product that provides "immediate" results isn't giving you the whole truth; consistency is priority whether it's anti-aging or brightening, microneedling or acne clearing. All of these things will take some time and everyone's skin responds differently. What might take someone a few weeks to achieve could take you months. Maintain consistency and trust the process.
All Microneedlers Are The Same
This is a big no. There are without a doubt a plethora of microneedlers to choose from online and in stores. But what a lot of these brands won't tell you, is that they're using fake needles.
No matter how many needles a dermaroller brand may claim to have, if they’re using fake needle wheels, you’re putting your skin at risk by using their product. Do you know how to tell the difference between a fake and real dermaroller? You should, if you want to avoid blemishing and scarring your skin.
I go into depth about this in my YouTube video, where I place fake and real dermarollers under a microscope to determine the shape of the hole their needles make. Needless to say, the fake dermarollers form a nasty gash-like wound, while legitimate needles form a clean, circular puncture.
On the other hand, Gin Amber Beauty's 192-real needle dermarollers contain the highest quality, CE-certified stainless steel needles, meaning they adhere to some of the strictest health standards out there and provide you optimal results.
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Arm yourself with knowledge before taking the microneedling plunge. While microneedling at-home can be one of the most rewarding therapy you can do for your skin, it's important to not believe every piece of information you come across.
Do your research, choose your product wisely, and maintain great consistency and healthy skincare regimens. Accomplish this and I guarantee you'll see results!
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