Because microneedling is minimally invasive, people in overall good health can go through the procedure. It has been made available in dermatology and aesthetic clinics because it has been proven safe through studies and tests. However, if you do microneedling on your own at home or with someone who isn’t properly trained for the procedure, it might be harmful to you and your skin.
Home microneedling kits or rollers have also become a popular option. Some opt to do the procedure on their own instead of trusting a professional because it is more affordable and convenient. Unfortunately, home rollers present more risk. There will be higher chances of getting infected and wounded.
Home rollers are also not as effective as the microneedling procedures in clinics. Home kits usually use duller needles that can only stimulate blood vessels temporarily. For guaranteed safety and efficacy, choose microneedling with a licensed dermatologist, medical spa, or aesthetician.
Microneedling is not recommended for those with keloids and certain acne medications. If you have active acne or moderate to severe psoriasis or eczema, it’s best to consult with a licensed medical doctor first. Microneedling is generally safe, but there are risks that only trained professionals can determine.