Consult Doctors. FREE.
Real Doctors, Expert Answers
Connect with Facebook Connect with Google For Doctors
By creating an account, you are indicating that you have read and accepted the DoctorXDentist Terms of Use.
Consult Doctors. FREE.
Real Doctors, Expert Answers
By creating an account, you are indicating that you have read and accepted the DoctorXDentist Terms of Use.
Registration Progress
Step 1: Indicate Topics of Interests
Step 2: Follow Relevant Doctors
Complete!
What are your interests?
Please select at least 3 interests.
NEXT
NEXT
Registration Progress
Step 1: Indicate Topics of doctors
Step 2: Follow Relevant Doctors
Complete!
Follow your favourite doctors
We found some doctors you may like. Click continue to follow them.
CONTINUE
CONTINUE
Consult Doctors. FREE.
Real Doctors, Expert Answers
Continue with Facebook Continue with Google

or

OOPS!

SOMETHING WENT WRONG.

PLEASE TRY AGAIN.

OOPS! SOMETHING

WENT WRONG.

PLEASE TRY AGAIN.

YOUR QUESTION HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS WILL GET BACK TO YOU SHORTLY!

YOUR QUESTION

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS WILL GET

BACK TO YOU SHORTLY!

YOUR QUESTION HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

YOUR QUESTION

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

YOUR ANSWER HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

YOUR ANSWER

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

YOUR QUOTE REQUEST HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS WILL GET BACK TO YOU SHORTLY!

YOUR QUOTE REQUEST

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS WILL GET

BACK TO YOU SHORTLY!

YOUR THREAD HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY CREATED.

HEAD OVER TO FORUM PAGE NOW

TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION

YOUR THREAD

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

CREATED.

HEAD OVER TO THE FORUM PAGE NOW

TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION!

YOUR REVIEW HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

THANK YOU.

YOUR REVIEW

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

THANK YOU.

OOPS!

THERE IS SOMETHING

WRONG WITH YOUR EMAIL.

PLEASE TRY AGAIN.

OOPS! THERE IS

SOMETHING WRONG

WITH YOUR EMAIL.

PLEASE TRY AGAIN.

YOUR EMAIL HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBSCRIBED.

THANK YOU.

YOUR EMAIL

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBSCRIBED.

THANK YOU.

YOUR CONSULTATION HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS WILL

GET BACK TO YOU SHORTLY.

YOUR CONSULTATION

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS

WILL GET

TO YOU

SHORTLY.

MESSAGES TO
jinnywong1 8i
VIP
from Singapore asked a question

Is it safe for a beauty salon to carry out a microneedling or dermarolling procedure?

Request answers from expert doctors:

DxD
DxD

We will distribute this question to expert doctors, and notify you about new answers.


Dr Ho Rui Ming
Dr Ho Rui Ming
(4 Reviews)
56 answers on DxD

Dr Christopher Chui
Dr Christopher Chui
(5 Reviews)
28 answers on DxD

Dr David Ng C H
Dr David Ng C H
(3 Reviews)
20 answers on DxD
Aesthetic Medicine Acne & Scars

I have moderately severe sunken acne scars. Budget is a concern for me. Is it safe for non-medical professionals (like a beauty salon, or DIY) to carry out a microneedling or dermarolling procedure?

DOCTOR’S ANSWER (2)

Dear Jinny,

The idea of Micro-needling is to create controlled injury that triggers repair and collagen remodeling. That said, there will be injury to the surface of the skin. The severity depends on the extend and depth of penetration. If not done properly, you are risking infection, scarring and other complications such as hyper-pigmentation. Even in the best of hand, such complications can still occur, and knowing how to minimise & treating them are important. 

I cannot imagine how a non-medical set-up could understand these issues and manage them. 

The result of micro-needling is still not fully established yet although there are some reports showing good result while others did not. For acne scar to improve, you must reach a relatively deep depth to trigger sufficient repair. You cannot achieve that without proper anesthesia and a correct treatment. As a result, the Singapore Medical Council still does not approve this treatment to be done in Singapore. You are putting yourself as risk for very little potential benefits. You might as well save up the money for a proper treatment down the road. 

Regards,

Elias

0 334 views 0 Doctors agree Wed Jun 13 2018 06:18:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)

Dear jinnywong1,

Microneedling is relatively safe especially if not done too deep (DIY or salons usually do not offer very deep depths). It is a simple procedure, so salons that are more reputable should have their staff trained properly for this procedure if they offer it. 

Simply needling the scars will have very little results for most sunken scars though. Some doctors use microneedling RF that creates coagulation zones with microneedles to achieve better results. I use such a device in my clinic as well, but even my gentlest resurfacing laser achieves more result than the microneedle RF device - proven with clinical studies. Microneedling without RF would be even less useful than that.

If you are on a budget, you may end up wasting more money on a procedure that has little benefit compared to spending on proper medical procedures instead. You can always submit a treatment quote here to find out the prices of different procedures and clinics.

Hope this helps!

0 416 views 0 Doctors agree Wed Jun 06 2018 13:19:31 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other answers tagged Aesthetic Medicine Acne & Scars or ask your own question now FOR FREE.

Get Doctor Quotes

Name of Treatment
Category
Budget
Full Name
Email
Contact Number
Other Information
Contact By Phone
Contact By WhatsApp