If you haven't heard of microneedling, you're probably very confused. And maybe a little concerned.
It all started when I read this article in Byrdie about how one woman had drastically changed the her skin by rolling needles over her face. Apparently, her own mother asked if she'd had work done.
Let's back up. What even is microneedling? What is it supposed to do? And does it actually work?
I'll let the doctor explain. Meet my sister Meghan, a Boston-based MD who is board certified in Internal Medicine. On her YouTube channel Wellness with Dr. Meghan, she takes an evidence-based approach to wellness so viewers can make more informed decisions about their health. You can check out her other videos here!
I've been microneedling for the past few months (thanks to an at-home derma roller) and I have to say, I have definitely seen an improvement in my skin. I feel glow-y and my skin has never looked better. The derma roller that I use (pictured) has .5mm needles (similar here) which I sterilize with rubbing alcohol before each use. While it's an odd feeling to roll them over your face, it doesn't really hurt that much. If you're wondering how to roll, each derma roller should come with instructions - or you could even go to a dermatologist and have it done professionally if you would prefer. I try to roll once a week before I go to bed, and I follow up with a serum (I really love this Kate Somerville Vitamin C Serum).
So what do you think? Will you try microneedling?
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