My second post, and yet another "worried" post! :eek:
I have been getting microdermabrasion for 2 months now at a medical spa (part of a plastic surgery outfit, yet a separately owned business). In addition to the microdermabrasion treatments, the aesthetician recently started doing some microneedling with a derma roller. I was thrilled b/c I've to-date been too nervous to do it myself. Even though I have my new derma roller sitting in my bathroom.
She's done the dermarolling 3 times now-- all spaced a week apart. The first time I felt snagging a couple of times. I expressed concern, but she said it was the little hairs getting stuck. The second time I had no snagging sensation, and then today (the 3rd), I felt a pretty bad snag near my eyebrow. But not actually on the eyebrow. She said, again, it was little hairs getting caught.
I'm quite worried that the dermaroller she is using is not new and could have bent needles! I made a comment the first time about how I'd read how important it was to change the dermaroller out frequently b/c of possible needle bending. I also asked what size needle it was and she only replied that it was short enough not to cause bleeding and that they had longer sizes as well.
It has never been long enough to cause bleeding. But I'm still very concerned.
I actually think this woman is fabulous-- she is very experienced and is Austrian and practiced in Europe for many years. So I'm wanting to trust her, but I'm also feeling like I shouldn't have allowed her own "questionable" device
Sarah, is a skin/facial hair snagging at all possible with good sharp needles? Or does that always signal bad or old needles and skin tearing in a bad way?
And most importantly, I've read that the negative skin tearing due to poor needles can cause scarring?? UGH! That is the LAST thing I need! If the needles were so short do you think I'm in the clear?
Thanks so much....