What is Microneedling? How is it Different Than Dermarolling?

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, is an incredibly popular way to rejuvenate your skin by promoting natural collagen production. Basically, it involves using a device — in our med spa’s case, one that looks similar to a pen, and is actually called a SkinPen! — with multiple tiny needles to make little punctures in your skin. This then stimulates the healing process (via collagen induction) and leaves you with smoother, firmer, and younger-looking skin.

What’s the Difference Between Professional Microneedling and Home Dermarolling?

Atlanta Microneedling Before and AfterIt’s important to note that there’s a fairly big difference between dermarolling at home versus having microneedling one by a professional medical esthetician in a medical spa, like Panacea’s Atlanta medical spa in Inman Park. Home microneedling generally uses a smaller dermaroller which makes it less effective than the clinical-grade microneedling done by a pro.

Why? Because professional medical estheticians use clinical-grade microneedling pens that have longer needles than what are found in a home dermaroller. This means they are better able to penetrate the skin, leading to more significant collagen production, which makes it better for treating more significant skin damage, including scarring, like that from acne. Additionally, medical estheticians are highly trained and experienced in microneedling procedures and can tailor the treatment to meet the specific needs of the patient.

One of the biggest differences between home and professional microneedling is the hygiene factor. When you get the treatment done by a professional medical esthetician, the equipment is thoroughly sterilized to reduce the risk of infection. With home microneedling, it’s tough to ensure the equipment is as thoroughly sterilized, which increases the risk of infection and other complications.

Real Patient Before & After: MicroneedlingAnother difference is that professional medical estheticians can use numbing agents to minimize any discomfort associated with the procedure. This is especially important when using needles that are sharper and able to penetrate into deeper layers of the dermis in order to correct a wider range of skin problem. With home microneedling, you may not have access to numbing agents, which can make the process more uncomfortable. Or, you may not know how to use them effectively or safely.

Overall, professional microneedling is more effective than home microneedling. The devices used by medical estheticians have many advantages, which lead to better outcomes from the greater lever of collagen produced. Therefore, it’s definitely worth choosing a reputable medical spa near you, like Panacea’s Spa at Inman Park, the best Atlanta Med Spa in the area. with trained professionals who use high-quality equipment to get the best results possible. While home microneedling or dermarolling may seem more cost-effective, in the long run, the better value comes with investing in a professional.


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