Thinking about jumping on board the TikTok microneedling trend? You may want to think again.
Like some beauty tips shared on the Internet, this at-home microneedling trend isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, it could leave you with more skin problems than you started with.
Here’s why all your microneedling needs should be met by a trained, certified professional.
What’s So Bad about #Microneedling at Home?
Just because #microneedling is trending on TikTok doesn’t mean it’s safe! Take it from Australian Big Brother star Tilly Whitfield, who ended up with inflamed, red skin and a nasty infection caused by at-home microneedling, also called dermarolling, gone wrong.
Whitfield’s face was unfortunately still red and broken during filming of the show, leaving the star with no choice but to appear wearing a blue clay mask in the majority of her shots.
Is Any Microneedling Safe?
Yes! Microneedling performed by a trained, experienced professional in a sterile environment can be a very effective tool to improve signs of aging, sun damage, scars and other blemishes. But you want to make sure you are going to a reputable provider (ahem, not yourself) for popular cosmetic treatments like microneedling.
A knowledgeable professional will also guide you through the aftercare process to keep your skin clean and happy while it heals. And if you should have any complications or concerns, your skincare professional is just a call away.
Thinking about trying microneedling? Give our Sarasota office a call at 941-955-8384 or fill out our secure online contact form to book your consultation today!