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Le Dermabooster Eladerm for the face, $40 at EstheClinic Singapore
The Le Dermabooster with the CosmeLED Le Serum
What are some common misconceptions about micro-needling?
The most common one is that micro-needling causes bleeding. This is wrong, as the needle length on home devices is shorter than the ones used by a dermatologist. The effect should just be a redness on the skin, never bleeding, with a home device.
Is micro-needling safe for those with sensitive skin, or are there any particular skin conditions that should avoid micro-needling?
Micro-needling is suitable for all skin types. You should avoid micro-needling if you have skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and other chronic conditions.
Are there any guidelines to doing micro-needling at home?
Of course there are. You should not combine the use of micro-needling device with any other potentially irritating or sensitising treatment, for example a chemical peel.
You need to clean your device with a disinfectant solution before and after each use, and handle your device with care and do not use excessive pressure. The ideal pressure may cause some temporary redness to appear, but should never cause bleeding. It is possible to feel some tingling that will fade quickly, but you should not feel any pain.
Are there any differences between the Le Dermabooster devices and micro-needling devices used by dermatologists?
Yes, Le DermaBooster is a home device, so the needles are shorter than the one used by dermatologist. But it is less painful and doesn’t induce bleeding.
Allano’s case for DIY-ing your micro-needling is convincing enough, even if it’s mostly from the reassurance that it doesn’t hurt. Still, there is a need to remember that this is, essentially, still introducing multiple small injuries into your skin – so take her advice about not combining it with other potentially irritating treatments very seriously. And with anything, fully understand your skin’s condition before trying out anything new, whether you consider your skin to be sensitive or not.
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