My Questions on Dermarollers and Microneedling

Notice that the so-called “science” on all the websites and devices………is just a general description of a wound healing response.   It is NOT a description of any science done with their particular device in human skin.   I still see many unanswered questions with these, like:

  • How are the companies making sure they aren’t selling these to untrained people?
  • When you puncture skin you greatly increase infection risks.  How is this being addressed?
  • How is pain being addressed with the deeper (>1mm) pens?  At that depth, a peel is more uniform.
  • For the “dermal” pens, how are they preventing scarring with the wider needles that leave a visible puncture mark?
  • Darker skin types may have temporary or permanent darkening; how is this addressed?
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