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How Many Needles Is Best For Microneedling? (Expert Guide)

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The 12 needle cartridges are more popular and are suitable for all skin conditions, including fine lines and deep wrinkles, stretch marks, cellulite, pigmentation, burn scars, and post acne scars. 36 Needle Cartridges are more invasive and suitable for treating scars, large pores, and deep wrinkles.
Working with these needles can be more painful. When mixed with clear, Hyaluronic Acid-based serums, Needles 9, 24, and 36 are all suitable for Microneedling.

Nano-needles are very thin (0.15mm in length and thickness of hair). They produce nano channels that are used to treat epidermis’ upper layers. We only use nano needles for BB Glow. Since titanium dioxide is present in BB ampoule, we are unable to deliver the pigment to the skin’s deeper layers. Titanium dioxides are supposed to provide sun protection, but they should not be introduced into the dermis to prevent skin discoloration and irritation.

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1How many pins is best for microneedling?

The 12 pin is recommended for the face, while the 36 pin is more suitable for body. The nano cartridge can be used for improved serum absorption (scroll down to learn more about nano-needling).

2How many needles are used in microneedling?

The Microneedling Difference This procedure uses an actual needle cartridge with either 12 or 36 fine needles that can be adjusted to different depths.

3Which microneedle size is best?

Results. We discovered that the optimal length and cycle of microneedle therapy on hair growth was 0.25 mm/10 cycles and 0.5 mm/10 cycles.

4What size microneedle do professionals use?

Between 1mm to 3mm.

The longer needles used in medical procedures result in more controlled wounding, resulting in more noticeable results. Long needles can also be dangerous in amateur hands, which is why they should only be used by a professional.

5Are 12 or 36 needles better?

The 12 needle cartridges are more popular and are suitable for all skin conditions, including fine lines and deep wrinkles, stretch marks, cellulite, pigmentation, burn scars, and post acne scars. 36 Needle Cartridges are more invasive and suitable for treating scars, large pores, and deep wrinkles.

Working with these needles can be more painful. When mixed with clear, Hyaluronic Acid-based serums, Needles 9, 24, and 36 are all suitable for Microneedling.

Nano-needles are very thin (0.15mm in length and thickness of hair). They produce nano channels that are used to treat epidermis’ upper layers. We only use nano needles for BB Glow. Since titanium dioxide is present in BB ampoule, we are unable to deliver the pigment to the skin’s deeper layers. Titanium dioxides are supposed to provide sun protection, but they should not be introduced into the dermis to prevent skin discoloration and irritation.

6How deep should microneedling go?

Spa depth Microneedling goes 0.5 mm deep and is ideal for rejuvenation of the skin. Medical depth Microneedling is ideal for scar revision and more aggressive collagen building at a depth of 2.5 – 4mm.

7Can you do too much microneedling?

Microneedling is Too Often Failure to do so will delay healing, inflammation, inflammation, and slow results, which we don’t want to do to our skin. Collagen is already present in the skin up to a month after microneedling, so be patient.

If you’re using a derma roller, you’ll want to wait at least two weeks for your skin to recover. For longer needle lengths, you should give your skin a rest, but you shouldn’t even be using large needle sizes at home (1mm+) because they can be more difficult if not handled by a specialist.

Needless are not rolled into skin and are rolled onto skin instead, so the micro-hole it creates tend to be wider shaped cones, which is why giving two weeks between each session is preferable.

8Can I use 1.5 mm derma roller at home?

According to the dermatologist, a large number of people buy the professional derma rollers, which are extremely difficult to use at home. My 1.5mm roller was too fragile to be used without professional assistance.

9Can I use 0.5 mm derma roller everyday?

Derma Roller 1.5 and 2.0mm – The numbing cream will be used daily on the same skin area. Long needles can be used on the same skin area for a week. On the same skin area, a 0.75mm long needle can be used every second week. On the same skin area, 1 mm can be used every four weeks.

10How often can you microneedle with 1mm?

The face should be microneedled every two weeks with a 0.5mm derma roller to reduce wrinkles. If assisting scars, particularly acne scars, it is better to use a 1.0mm dermaroller or dermastamp every two weeks.

The face is a more delicate area than the thighs or stomach.

11Is 1mm derma roller safe for face?

The micro-needles on dermarollers are so tiny that it is impossible to cause any scarring on the face. However, it is not recommended to use needle lengths 1mm and above when doing microneedling at home, because these are supposed to be administered by medical professionals.

A 0.1mm dermaroller is the most suitable length to start as it will increase the penetration of other skincare products and collagen without the harmful effects of potential scarring, and will not result in any downtime.

12What should I put on my face before microneedling?

Because of their hydrating properties, hyaluronic acid serums are the most commonly used type for microneedling. Peptides, ceramides, and EGF are among the other popular alternatives. Make sure to avoid retinoids, Vitamin C, and other serums that contain acids (AHA, BHA, and lactic acid).

13How hard do you press when microneedling?

Take your dermaroller and gently roll it over your face, forehead, chin, lips, and neck twice, diagonally. No need to press too hard or put yourself in pain—just as much pressure as you can comfortably withstand.

14Does microneedling make you age faster?

If you’re in a hurry, the answer is: no. Dermarolling is dangerous and has no skin benefit. If you have time to read more, let’s see how derma rolling breaks down collagen, promotes scar tissue formation, accelerates the aging process, and puts you at risk of cancer.

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