By now, you’ve probably heard of microneedling — a process in which a specialized device is used to create microscopic holes in the skin — and its potential skin-smoothing, scar-reducing, and pigment-fading benefits.

And while the treatment has become a highly popular request at the dermatologist’s office, many are seeking ways to perform the treatment in the comfort of their own homes, too.

Because of this, the Food and Drug Administration might soon be stepping in. The agency recently announced it wants to begin regulating the use of at-home microneedling devices due to perceived risks.

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