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Microneedling at Home: The Pros and Cons

Microneedling at home is becoming a more popular option for people looking to improve the appearance of their skin. This procedure involves using a device that has small needles to create tiny punctures in the skin. This can help increase collagen production and improve the overall appearance of the skin. However, there are some pros and cons to consider before deciding if at home is right for you. In this blog post, we will discuss the pros and cons of microneedling at home so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not it is right for you!

What you need to know before trying this skin treatment on your own

Microneedling is a skin treatment that involves using a device with tiny needles to puncture the skin. The needles create temporary channels in the outermost layer of skin, allowing products to penetrate deeper into your skin than they would alone.

While microneedling has been around for decades, it's seeing a surge in popularity thanks to its ability to help reduce scars, active acne, and reduce fine lines, as well as improve the appearance of stretch marks. In fact, according to our research, this procedure is one of the fastest growing non-surgical cosmetic procedures in America!


What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a skin treatment that uses a device with tiny needles to create tiny punctures in the skin.

The punctures are supposed to boost collagen production and improve the appearance of scars and .

Let's break down what microneedling is and why it can be so beneficial for the skin.

Microneedling is a procedure that uses a device with tiny needles to puncture the skin. The tiny injuries created by microneedling cause inflammation in the skin which triggers your body's wound healing response, leading to boost collagen production and improved acne scarring.

It's important to note that microneedling isn't a permanent fix for wrinkles or other signs of aging! it's just one tool in your arsenal against them.

In addition to using topical treatments like vitamin C serums and retinol creams (or even prescription medications like tretinoin), you should also try incorporating some preventative measures into your routine: wearing sunscreen every day (both UVB rays from sunlight and UVA rays from tanning beds and sun lamps), avoiding smoking or secondhand smoke exposure, eating well-balanced meals rich in antioxidants like fruits/vegetables/nuts/seeds/oils, etc., getting plenty of sleep when possible, etc…


An aesthetician typically uses a device that looks like a rolling pin covered in needles.

When you go to a clinic, a licensed aesthetician typically uses a device, a microneedling tool that looks like a rolling pin covered in needles. It's called the Derma Roller. This is not something you can do at home; it requires training and expertise to use these tools safely.

When used by an experienced aesthetician, microneedling has been shown to be highly effective against aging skin, , and more! As with any medical procedure though, there are some potential side effects such as pain or redness during treatment that could last up to 72 hours after (though most people find this minimal or nonexistent).

It's important for those with darker skin tones or darker hair colors, who want to increase their chances of seeing results from microneedling treatments like Microblading because they're not ideal candidates for traditional lasers which may cause scarring if applied incorrectly.


The Benefits of Microneedling

  • Promotes healing and collagen production.
  • Increases blood flow to the area, which helps with healing.
  • Improves skin texture and firmness by stimulating new collagen formation (which is responsible for the elasticity of your skin).
  • Helps with acne scars by promoting collagen production, which will fill in depressed areas from acne breakouts or scars that are left behind.
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles using similar mechanisms as above: improving blood flow to the area, increasing collagen production, and improving skin texture.

Microneedling does more than just resurface the skin. It can also help improve the look of certain scars and stretch marks.

  • Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment that uses tiny needles to create microscopic punctures in the skin.
  • The procedure can help improve the look of scars, stretch marks and fine lines around the eyes.
  • It takes about 30 minutes to do several areas on your face and neck. You may need more than one session to see results.

The Cons of Microneedling at home

  • You can't control needle depth.
  • You can't control how many times you use it.
  • You can't control the angle of the needle.
  • You can't control how much pressure you apply.​

If you're not careful, it's easy to end up with a lot of scars on your face or body!

As with many beauty treatments, it's best to leave the microneedling at home. “It's just not worth the risk,” says Dr. James Spencer, a dermatologist in New York City. “If you don't know what you're doing and make a mistake, it could cause permanent scarring or damage.”

Unlike professional treatments that are performed by trained aesthetician who have experience with this type of procedure, at-home microneedling tools don't always reach all areas on your face where they need to go—and may even reach places they shouldn't (like your eyes). This can lead to severe eye infections or permanent vision loss if you aren't careful while using one of these devices.



Microneedling is an effective skin treatment that can help improve the look of wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, treat acne and more. While at-home microneedling devices are convenient, they are not recommended by dermatologists because they can damage your skin if you do not know what you're doing.

If you're looking for an alternative to expensive facials or dermabrasion treatments, consider visiting Skin by Kindra where we can help guide you through this process safely!

Book an appointment now at Skin by Kindra!