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Microneedling probably sounds terrifying. Even though the results are so fantastic that most of us would sit through the pain, anyway – microneedling is actually pretty painless.

Marisel Salazar joins Just Ask David once again to give us all the details on the newest skin care craze. This time, it’s all about microneedling.

Marisel is a New York City based lifestyle writer and photographer. She contributes to various publications like PureWow, Martha Stewart Living, Tasting Table, and NYC GO.

What is Microneedling?

“Microneedling has steadily been gaining traction,” Marisel says.

Indeed, most skin care addicts have not shied away from the intimidating-sounding procedure. (Not even when Kim K showed Instagram her blood-streaked “vampire facial” – a type of microneedling that uses platelet-rich plasma to enhance its healing effects.)

But that’s the scariest version of microneedling. What is a general microneedling procedure like, and what does it do?

“In the office, microneedling uses a mechanized device called a dermapen and it makes thousands of miniscule needle punctures in the outermost layers of the skin,” Marisel explains.

“From these hole punctures, you get a healing response which generates collagen, alleviates acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles. “

The price of a microneedling treatment at a doctor’s office? About $1,500. For a lot of us, that’s pretty steep.

Microneedling at Home

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At over $1,000 per session, going to a dermatologist or esthetician for microneedling treatment is definitely an investment.

So for those of us who want to know what we’re getting into, you’ll be relieved to know that you can buy a microneedling roller for use at home.

And it’s only $30.

Of course, at-home microneedling rollers are not as effective as what a doctor has in their office. But it does show visible results.

“The results that you get from rolling it a couple times a week across your face… are truly incredible. It improves the performance of your serums,” Marisel says.

“Pairing [a serum] with a microneedle roller… is really the ultimate way to go in terms of making sure that your skin care is maximized.”  

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Wanna stay updated with Marisel’s latest skin care and travel adventures? Visit her website and follow her on Twitter @MariselSalazar and Instagram @BreadButterNYC!

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