As a society, we are always looking for ways to ensure our skin stays as fresh and youthful-looking as possible. We go to great lengths, both financially and time-wise, to ensure our skin looks great. Two of the latest skincare trends that many Americans are seeking out are microneedling and dermarolling. Though similar in nature, we’ll explore the differences between the two in this blog. Read on to learn more!
What is Dermarolling?
Dermarolling is done via a skin care device called a dermaroller. It looks somewhat similar to a razor, but instead of a razor at the end of the handle, there is a roller with small, fine needles. The user runs the dermaroller over the skin, so that it punctures the skin. It creates a small injury to the skin that only affects the outer skin layers. This begins a natural healing response that allows for new blood vessels to form and the release of other healing compounds.
Dermarolling can be done at home or via a professional. It is primarily used to fight aging skin by combatting the look of wrinkles, lines, and “squishy” skin. Those who choose to use a dermaroller at home must be careful to ensure total sanitation of the roller prior to using it on one’s skin, otherwise the user risks infection. If you’re not sure how to sanitize your roller completely, seek the advice of a licensed skin or healthcare professional.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, is a procedure in which many tiny needles are used to puncture the skin by a professional. These create “micro-injuries” that allow the body to kick-start its natural response to injury. The body’s healing process involves the creation of collagen and elastin, which are two helpful compounds in improving the skin’s health and appearance. Microneedling can help the appearance of wrinkles, pores, acne scarring, stretch marks, and sun damage. Microneedling can be applied all over the body, though it is commonly done on the face.
If having several needles stuck into your face sounds a bit intimidating, you’re not alone. However, the pain of the needles shouldn’t be a reason to not consider microneedling, as a numbing cream is first applied to ensure the skin is not as sensitive as normal to the needles. The entire treatment takes around 20 minutes, give or take, to perform.
Though similar in nature in the fact they cause minor skin injuries to stimulate a response, there are a few differences between the two, primarily:
- Dermarolling can be done at home, while microneedling can only be done by a professional.
- Dermarolling is less penetrative than microneedling, so it will typically generate less of a response than microneedling.
- Dermarollers have fixed needles, while microneedling is one-by-one, allowing for the professional to target areas more specifically than using a dermaroller.
Hydrate Salon & Spa Can Help
Hydrate Salon & Spa is a premier salon that allows the opportunity for Scottsdale area residents to look and feel their best, all while being pampered by our team. Our professional staff seeks to serve you and get to know you so that you feel at home when you come to our salon. We use cutting-edge equipment and technology to ensure your skin, nails, and hair are as healthy and beautiful as they can be. Our services range from hair cuts to nail salons to skin treatments. Come in for one treatment or a full-on spa day – the options at Hydrate are endless.
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If you are looking to take the next step for your skin’s health, then give us a call today at (480) 680-6941. Our team is able to help you decide what types of treatments would be best for you and your skin goals. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you soon!