Tips for Choosing Between Microneedling and Dermarolling for Your Skincare Routine

Microneedling and Dermarolling By Eastside Aesthetics by Lena in Redmond WA

Two popular treatments often come to mind when rejuvenating the skin and promoting a youthful glow: microneedling and dermarolling. 

Both are forms of collagen induction therapy designed to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin by creating micro-injuries on the skin. 

However, understanding the differences between these two procedures can help you decide which option is best suited for your skincare goals.

Understanding Microneedling

Microneedling, or percutaneous collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive treatment performed by skincare professionals. This procedure uses a device equipped with fine needles to create tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin, which triggers the body to create new collagen and elastin.

Benefits of Microneedling:

  • Professional Care: Performed by a professional, ensuring safety and efficacy.
  • Precision: Devices can adjust needle depth to tailor the treatment to specific skin needs and conditions.
  • Effectiveness: It is particularly effective at addressing issues like acne scars, fine lines, and larger areas of the skin.

Exploring Dermarolling

Dermarolling, on the other hand, can be considered a DIY version of microneedling. It involves a handheld roller with micro-needles, which is moved across the skin to achieve similar effects as microneedling. Dermarolling is suitable for those who prefer at-home treatments.

Benefits of Dermarolling:

  • Convenience: This can be done at home at your convenience.
  • Cost-Effective: Less expensive than professional treatments.
  • Frequency: Allows for regular treatment as part of a routine skincare regimen.

Choosing Between Microneedling and Dermarolling

When deciding between microneedling and dermarolling, consider the following factors:

  1. Skin Concerns: Microneedling is more intense and can better target deeper or more severe skin issues, such as deep wrinkles and scars. Dermarolling may be suitable for milder concerns and general skin rejuvenation.
  2. Safety: Microneedling is performed by a professional who can ensure the procedure is done safely and hygienically, reducing the risk of infection and irritation. Dermarolling requires strict adherence to hygiene to avoid complications.
  3. Convenience vs. Professionalism: If regular clinic visits are not ideal for you, dermarolling offers a convenient, albeit less professional, alternative. For those looking for more dramatic results, professional microneedling might be the better option.
  4. Cost: The initial cost for professional microneedling is higher than purchasing a dermaroller; however, the professional treatment may offer quicker and more prominent results that could be more cost-effective in the long run for serious skin issues.

Getting the Best Results

Regardless of your chosen method, ensuring the best results involves proper skincare before and after the procedure. Hydrating well, using gentle skincare products, and protecting the skin from the sun are essential steps to enhance the healing process and maximize the benefits of collagen induction therapy.

Treatments at Eastside Aesthetics By Lena

Our clinic offers cutting-edge microneedling treatments designed to rejuvenate and enhance your skin’s natural beauty. Each treatment is tailored to address specific skin concerns, utilizing high-quality serums and innovative techniques to achieve optimal results.

Microneedling with Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) – Starting at $600

This advanced treatment combines traditional microneedling with Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF), a concentration of platelets from your blood. The process begins with a simple blood draw, from which the PRF is extracted. 

Microneedling creates fine channels on the skin’s surface, allowing the PRF to penetrate deeply. This method leverages the growth factors in your platelets to stimulate collagen and elastin production more intensively. 

The result is significantly enhanced skin rejuvenation, leading to firmer, smoother, and more radiant skin.

  • Duration: Typically requires one session of approximately 1 hour, depending on the treatment area.

Microneedling with AnteAGE MD Growth Factor Serum – Starting at $600

Incorporate the healing power of AnteAGE MD Growth Factor Serum into your microneedling session. 

This serum is rich in anti-inflammatory growth factors and cytokines derived from human bone marrow stem cells, crucial for tissue repair and regeneration. 

Additionally, synthesized human TGF-B3 is included to reduce inflammation and promote healing that mimics youthful, less fibrotic skin. 

The treatment is completed with hyaluronic acid, which provides essential hydration and has powerful humectant properties, keeping your skin plump and hydrated.

  • Duration: Each session lasts about 1 hour.

Microneedling with AnteAGE MD Brightening Serum – Starting at $600

Our AnteAGE MD Brightening Serum is specially formulated to address uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation. Like our Growth Factor Serum, it contains rejuvenating growth factors and cytokines. 

Additionally, it is enhanced with Tranexamic Acid and other agents that inhibit melanin production. This unique formulation targets and disrupts pigmentation pathways, offering a potent brightening effect without irritating.

  • Duration: Varies depending on the specific needs and treatment areas.

Why Choose Our Microneedling Treatments?

Our microneedling treatments are designed to cater to various skincare needs and goals.

Our specialized treatments provide effective and lasting results whether you want to enhance your skin’s firmness, tone, or brightness. By choosing our services, you benefit from:

  • Professional Expertise: Our skilled practitioners are trained to deliver safe and effective treatments using the latest techniques.
  • Customized Care: Each session is customized to your unique skin concerns, ensuring personalized care and optimal outcomes
  • Advanced Formulations: We use only the highest-quality, scientifically backed ingredients to ensure your skin receives the best treatment possible.

Final Thoughts

Both microneedling and dermarolling offer valuable benefits as part of a skincare routine focused on rejuvenation and maintaining youthful skin. By assessing your skincare needs, budget, and preferences for professional treatment versus DIY, you can make an informed choice that aligns with your skincare goals.

Ready to Elevate Your Skincare?

If you’re considering professional microneedling or need advice on how to effectively incorporate dermarolling into your at-home routine, the experts at Eastside Aesthetics by Lena are here to guide you. 

Book an appointment with us today to discuss how collagen induction therapy can be tailored to meet your unique skincare needs and help you achieve the radiant, youthful skin you desire.

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