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bijou
08-16-2011, 05:03 PM
The latest beauty craze sweeping Hong Kong is the Microneedle Therapy System, which involves massaging the face with a needle-studded roller.

The Hong Kong Consumer Council has issued a warning to users of the device, stating there is no scientific evidence to prove its effectiveness and warning that the device is potentially lethal.

"It is unwise to risk your life for a prettier appearance," Consumer Council publicity and community relations member Philip Leung Kwong-hon told the South China Morning Post.

Users of the Microneedle Therapy System are exposing themselves to a high risk of infection of bacteria, fungi and viruses on the needles, including HIV and hepatitis. The Consumer Council advises that soaking the device in hot water or rinsing it in medical disinfectants is not enough to sterilize the device.

Read more: Microneedle beauty too good to be true | CNNGo.com http://www.cnngo.com/hong-kong/life/microneedle-facial-treatment-335525?pi=pi#ixzz1VECOJT2z

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Imagine that, rolling needles over your face is bad for you. :rolleyes:

Hawkgirl
08-16-2011, 06:58 PM
Read more: Microneedle beauty too good to be true | CNNGo.com http://www.cnngo.com/hong-kong/life/microneedle-facial-treatment-335525?pi=pi#ixzz1VECOJT2z

http://i.cdn.cnngo.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_large/2011/08/16/microneedle-MAIN.jpg

Imagine that, rolling needles over your face is bad for you. :rolleyes:
Sort of like acupuncture...I don't believe that works either....although some people do swear by it...I just don't buy it.

MrsSmith
08-16-2011, 07:21 PM
Sort of like acupuncture...I don't believe that works either....although some people do swear by it...I just don't buy it.

I wouldn't buy this treatment, either. OUCH!! Tiny dots of blood all over your face can't improve much!