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Microneedling FAQs

How does microneedling work?

Each Dr Pen device has a cartridge with tiny needles attached. When you turn your device on and place it the area you wish to treat, the cartridge needles will pulsate and glide along the skin to penetrate the upper layers of your skin to create deli

Which conditions does microneedling treat?

Microneedling can treat a range of conditions, with some of the most common including; mild to moderate acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, uneven skin tone (hyperpigmentation), uneven skin texture, dullness and stretch marks.To bet

Is micro-needling painful?

The level of discomfort you experience will depend on the needle length you choose to use, as well as whether you apply a numbing cream. The shorter the needle length, the less discomfort you will experience. If your skin is sensitive, you can purcha

How often should I use my Dr Pen?

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

Which needle length should I be using?

The needle length you choose to use depends on the kind of results you are wishing to achieve. 1mm and below will help even out skin texture and hyperpigmentation, but won't be as effective for reducing scarring. This length is also perfect for those

Which body parts can you microneedle?

You can use the Dr Pen to microneedle on your whole body. Popular areas include face, neck, décolletage, hands and hips (for stretch marks). Delicate areas such as the under-eye area can also be treated. Please see the instructions on the product pag

What is Nano-needling?

Nano-needling is an amazing treatment for product absorption, improving the efficacy of targeted skincare ingredients by up to 97%! By nano-needling once per week, you will see a major improvement in your overall skin texture and tone through this im

Can I use the same cartridge for face and neck?

You can use the same cartridge if it’s in the same treatment session for the face, neck and decolletage area.

Can I reuse the cartridges?

The cartridges are designed to be one-time use only. We don’t recommend re-using your cartridges - we advise against this for safety and hygiene purposes. Needles also become dull with each use, and it's important that your needles remain sharp for b

What are the needles made of?

The needles are made of high quality surgical stainless steel and titanium.

What will I look like post-treatment?

Needles create deliberate micro-trauma to the skin, which will cause some redness (known as erythema) and in some cases, small amounts of needle-point bleeding (known as petechiae). Microneedling can show instant bruising in some areas, including the

Which cartridge should I use for Alopecia/the scalp area?

We would advise using a cartridge with 36 pins and needle depth up to 1mm, and to microneedle every 2 weeks.