Microneedling at Home is a Bad Idea

If you’ve heard of Microneedling, then you may be familiar with two versions of the modality. There is the Microneedling (Collagen Induction Therapy) which is performed by a professionally trained technician, and there are the Dermarollers which can be used by the individual.

In this post, we’ll talk about why Microneedling at home with Dermarollers is a bad (and dangerous) idea.

Professional Treatments

There is a reason why professional Microneedling technicians exist. It’s because they are trained in skin science, proper technique, and have been certified to work in sterile environments with the possibility of encountering Bloodborne Pathogens.

The devices used by Microneedling technicians are expensive, patented, purpose-built machines that require practice to use. These technicians have specialized training and tools to give you the best skin of your life.

If your car breaks down, you can probably fix it yourself, but it’s a good idea to pay a professional mechanic to properly fix it for you. If your skin is hyperpigmented and covered in acne scars, you can try to fix it yourself, but it’s a good idea to pay a professional skin care specialist to improve it for you.

Dangers of Dermarollers

The reason why purpose-built Microneedling devices used by professionals are so expensive is that they have several unique functions. The needles move in a vertical motion which creates perfectly symmetrical micro-wounds in the skin. This allows stem cell serum to be absorbed deep into the dermis where it takes great effect.

Dermarollers have needles which roll across your face, creating large, superficial tears in the skin. These long, wide wounds do not penetrate into the dermis and do almost nothing to benefit you. Dermarollers create excessive scar tissue which will have a negative effect over time.

Biological Dangers

The professional Microneedling devices are built with catchment systems to prevent natural or artificial liquids from spraying and spilling everywhere. These containers that surround the needles prevent biological contamination by catching the bodily fluids within the sterile section.

Dermarollers have no protection system against blood, oils, pus, or fluid spatter. When you create open wounds on your face with the Dermarollers, you’re opening yourself up to possible infections.


If you want something done right, then pay a trained professional to do it. Professionals exist for a reason. Microneedling technicians are trained to operate expensive equipment, understand skin science, and know how to prevent the spread of Bloodborne Pathogens.

Please keep yourself and others safe by avoiding non-sterile products and especially do not use these on your face.