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Beware of Micro Needling
According to Hong Kong’s consumer council, there have been 43 complaints of bad reactions to the procedure at salons across the city. Salon workers often skip the sterilizing process in between sessions and continue using rollers which can become bloodied after one session. This can expose clients to risks such as HIV and hepatitis. Publicity and community relations officer Philip Leung Kwong-hon told the South China Morning Post: 'It is unwise to risk your life for a prettier appearance.'
Despite this, demand for micro rolling has continued to take off. After being featured on The Rachel Ray show, the media has continued to run with the roller. Thanks to growing demand, more retailers are selling it and dermarollers are now pretty affordable. You can buy a roller for around $40 or a set for $200 and do the procedure yourself. Unfortunately, it is a bit more risky. Pressing too hard could cause added trauma to your face and if you buy a needle size too long results will be extra painful and bloody. Then there’s the healing, people have reported their pores being larger and white heads appearing after use which go away in time. But for some, these small issues are canceled out by the reported benefits of these rollers.
You may want to consider seeing a professional before trying out a roller yourself, and if doing do, make sure they sterilize the needles or use a new batch before. Expect one session to cost anywhere from $300-$500 and take about 30 minutes, more than one session may be needed to achieve the desired effects you are looking for.