Safety and Precautions for Microneedling. MUST READ!
Always remember that micro-needle rollers, even when used as a cosmetic tool, from a medical point of view are a "manual surgical instrument" and were originally intended for professional use only.
YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSIDER SPEAKING WITH A SKINCARE PROFESSIONAL before using any skincare devices.
What should I do to prevent the hazard from becoming high risk when microneedling at home?
- Always sanitize the micro-needle roller BEFORE and AFTER use. Prepare the skin before rolling by wiping it with alcohol or sanitation solution to remove natural bacteria.
- Wash your hands before dermarolling and avoid touching the skin with your hands for at least 6 hours.
- Keep the drum parallel to the skin to ensure smooth movement. Maintain slight roller pressure and roll slowly.
- Care should be taken to avoid angling the roller as this can prevent the micro-needle drum from rotating properly.
- Angling can also bend the roller needles, which in turn, may cause scratches to the skin. In hard or awkward to reach areas, you may feel the roller start to drag over the skin or notice that it requires a bit more effort.
Should this happen, do not force the roller to revolve - remove it from the skin and start over again making sure to keep it parallel to your skin.
- Do not use a micro-needle roller with needles longer than 1.50mm on your face without your doctor's supervision. Care should be taken to avoid the preauricular (in front of the ear), temporal and preauricular (in front of the ear), and mandibular areas in order to avoid injuries to the facial nerves and major vessels.
- Take great care in removing the foam covering from the micro-needle drum. Care should be taken not to pull too hard as this may damage (bend) the needles. Always examine your derma-roller each and every time prior to use.
- Take care as not to drop, drag or place the roller on hard surfaces. Watch that the needles are not on hard surfaces, when not in use. Watch that the needles are not catching hair or clothes while rolling. Store the micro-needle roller in a box it comes with, in a cradle so the roller so the needles do not touch anything.
- Do not roll (or at least roll carefully) on bony areas such as the bridge of your nose, etc. The skin such as the bridge of your nose, etc. The skin there is extremely thin and easily damaged. Maintain slight pressure on the microneedle roller when rotating the drum and roll slowly over the skin.
- Do not roll on lips past the vermillion border – the area where the lips meet the skin surrounding the mouth.There are only 3-5 cellular layers on the lips, while skin has up to 16 layers. It does not consist of collagen fibers so microneedle roller will not work there.
- Do not use on infected skin, moles, and warts. If you have any doubts as to whether you should use the microneedle roller, please, seek professional advice.
- Great care must be taken when applying creams after treatment. Always ensure you have washed your hands thoroughly with an antibacterial soap.
- Avoid using creams from jars or squeeze tubes because of the risk of contamination due to bacteria. Airless pump bottles containing these creams and/or lotions are considered one of the safest forms.
- Do not overuse. For collagen induction therapy, once a week is more than sufficient as the activated collagen fibers need time to develop (av. 15 days for fibroblasts to produce new collagen fiber).
- Never share your microneedle roller with anyone. Do not use on children or animals.
- Although used as a home based treatment, micro needling is intended for primarily professional use. The use of microneedle roller is entirely at your own risk. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we are not responsible for any negative or damaging results obtained by proper or improper use of this product. Although customers have had many positive results with our rollers, we cannot guarantee results.
- Do not use this product if you have open cuts, wounds, sun-burnt skin, active herpes outbreaks, burnt skin, active herpes outbreaks, pustule acne lesions or any other acute infection or inflammation of the skin, or if you have a history of inflammation of the skin, or if you have a history of poor wound healing, collagen diseases, blood problems, are pregnant or lactating, are prone to keloid scarring or have diabetes.
- Aspirin, Nurofen, Vitamin E and blood thinning drugs all cause increased bruising and should not be taken in the two weeks leading up to treatment.
These materials are intended, but not promised or guaranteed to be current, complete, or up-to-date and should in no way be taken as indication of future results. Please, contact your skin care or health care professional for future consultation.