Best Practices for At-Home Microneedling

Posted on Friday, January 19th, 2024 |

Woman with clear skinIf you decide to do at-home microneedling read our last article Can I Do Microneedling at Home After Treatment? first. It has important information about microneedling at home after you have had a treatment.

Giving Yourself a Microneedling Treatment

The following are best practices for at home microneedling which are important to achieving the desired results.

Choose the Right Device

  • Opt for devices from reputable brands.
  • Don’t go for cheap devices.
  • Ensure the needles are of appropriate length for home use.
  • Look for devices with safety certifications.
  • Read a lot of the reviews and testimonials.
  • Talk to your skincare professional for advice.

Properly Preparing Your Skin

  • Cleanse your skin very thoroughly.
  • Use a gentle exfoliant to remove the dead skin cells.
  • Avoid using the microneedling tool on irritated or broken skin.
  • Ensure your hands and the device are properly sterilized.

After-Treatment Care

  • Apply a gentle, non-irritating moisturizer.
  • Use sunscreen to protect the skin.
  • Avoid using harsh skincare products.
  • Stay hydrated and maintain a healthy diet.
  • Monitor your skin for any signs of adverse reactions.

Have Fun but Be Careful

DIY microneedling can be fun, and be a pretty good option for maintaining your skin’s health after your clinic treatment but choosing the right device, preparing your skin properly and proper after-care are essential steps for safe and effective outcomes.

So make sure to be careful and cautious, and do microneedling at home after your treatment has completed its course.