Microneedling is a treatment in which you poke tiny holes in your skin to stimulate collagen production, and it can cost between $200 and $700 at the office, but you can buy your own microneedling roller for around $20, per Healthline. However, if you’re not careful, you could hurt yourself and get an infection. When you use a device or facial tool incorrectly, you can actually ruin your skin even more, so knowing how to use it correctly is essential. Likewise, before using a microcurrent device at home, you need to know how it works and what it does to your skin.
You know it makes your skin firmer, but how does it work? Our bodies produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which helps make collagen responsible for our skin’s texture, but as we age, our bodies produce less collagen (via Byrdie). Holistic skincare expert Pooja Johari, MS, founder of 7E Wellness, told Mindbodygreen, “What we do with microcurrents is replenish and boost ATP and therefore collagen and elastin.” So basically the result is younger looking skin. Anyone who wants a little lift can use it, but famed Los Angeles-based esthetician Gina Mari doesn’t recommend it for people who are pregnant, prone to seizures, or have electronic or metal implants in their bodies, per Today today.