Microneedling can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including mild to moderate acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, uneven skin tone (hyperpigmentation), uneven skin texture, dullness, and stretch marks. To better understand which conditions each Dr Pen model can treat, please read the product description for each model, as each model targets different concerns and has unique features.
Each Dr. Pen has a cartridge with attached needles. When you turn on your device and place it on the area you wish to treat, the cartridge needles will pulsate and glide along the skin to create deliberate trauma and micro-wounds in the upper layers of your skin. The body responds to these wounds by producing collagen and elastin fibers as a healing response. Over time, the skin becomes rejuvenated and reduces the appearance of fine lines, scarring, hyperpigmentation, and sagging skin, as well as brightens and improves overall texture and tone. Learn more about how microneedling works here.
Your level of discomfort will be determined by the needle length you choose and whether or not you apply a numbing cream. The shorter the length of the needle, the less discomfort you will feel. If your skin is sensitive, numbing cream is available over-the-counter at any pharmacy. Apply approximately ⅓ to ½ of the tube to the needled area, leave on for 20 minutes, and then remove thoroughly. After removing the cream, cleanse the skin once more. This is done to prevent numbing cream from entering the microchannels.
Applying a numbing cream prior to needling is recommended for needle lengths exceeding 1 mm. Applying hyaluronic acid will also help to lubricate your skin and alleviate some discomfort during the microneedling procedure.
Microneedling can safely be performed every 4-6 weeks.
For collagen induction you may require at least 3 treatments.
Scar reduction generally requires between 3 and 6 treatments.
As a general rule, 4-6 weeks should pass between one treatment and the next.
Nano-needling can be performed once per week.
You can use the same cartridge if it’s in the same treatment session for the face, neck and decolletage area.
The Dr. Pen can be used to microneedle your entire body. Face, neck, décolletage, hands, and hips are popular areas (for stretch marks). It is also possible to treat delicate areas such as the under-eye area.
Avoid needling over bony areas of the body (such as the legs or hands) when needling (especially on the legs).
Use only 36-42 pin cartridges when microneedling the body, and avoid using any active ingredients (such as acids or retinoids) after microneedling. We recommend 0.5mm needle depth for legs and up to 1.5mm for fattier areas of the body.
The cartridges are intended for single use only. We do not recommend that you reuse your cartridges for safety and hygiene reasons. Needles also dull with each use, and it is important that your needles stay sharp for the best microneedling results.
Nano-needling is a fantastic treatment for product absorption, increasing the effectiveness of targeted skincare ingredients by up to 97%! You will notice a significant improvement in your overall skin texture and tone by using nano-needling once per week. This means serums infused with vitamins A, C, E, ceramide, hyaluronic acid, and peptides (to name a few) will be able to do their job more effectively and treat issues like hyperpigmentation, dullness, dryness, fine lines, scarring, and sun damage.
Because nano-needling cartridges do not pierce the skin, it is a non-invasive treatment. As a result, you can do nano-needling once a week. There are no needles in the nano-needle cartridges; instead, tiny pyramid shapes made of silicon, titanium, or stainless steel push your product deeper into the skin. We still recommend that you use a new cartridge for each treatment.
If you are looking for a more effective treatment for deeper wrinkles, deep acne scarring, stretch marks, loss of elasticity, hyperpigmentation, and overall improved texture and tone, microneedling is the way to go.
What is the outcome of Nano-Needling? - Improved smoothness and hydration - Improved nutrient absorption - Firmer skin - Improved texture and tone
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