What about the DermaPen and other microneedling devices?

What do you think about the DermaPen? I've heard a lot about it, but I'm not sure of its purpose. Thanks!

I wrote a fairly comprehensive blog post on this a month or so back so I’ll refer you to that as well. Here is more information on microneedling. 

In my opinion, microneedling devices are the latest skin care fad.  You’ll notice a huge amount of marketing on these going on, and quite a few unsubstantiated claims including that they can fix everything from scars to acne, etc. …   There are now at least 3-4 companies jumping on the band wagon and there will be more.  Usually what happens is there is a huge jump in sales of devices like these until women/men realize that they aren’t working well or complications start to be reported – usually a 1-2 year cycle. 

My problem with them is above in the prior article!!   Dr. I

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