The Truth About Microneedling

Wednesday, February 18, 2015, Elise Minton, Executive Beauty Editor

Microneedling is hot these days and for good reason: It stimulates collagen to give you better-looking skin on every level. Whether done at home or by a professional, there’s still a lot out there that’s not that cut and dry. That’s why we decided to set the record straight on these misconceptions.

Myth: What your doctor uses on your skin is exactly the same as what you can use yourself at home.

Fact: This couldn’t be further from the truth. Doctors always have access to stronger medical-grade versions that aren’t safe and acceptable for at-home use. If you have microneedling done at your doctor’s office, expect to get the state-of-the-art new radiofrequency microneedling or microneedling pens; at home, you can only get microneedle rollers.