How to Do Microneedling at Home?
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a procedure that awakens the skin's self-healing function by creating microscopic wounds in the skin, resulting in the production of new collagen and elastin to improve skin tone and texture, firmness and reduce scars, pore size and stretch marks.
How does microneedling work?
Microneedling Therapy also called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), and percutaneous (through the skin) Collagen Induction (PCI), is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of the microneedling pen. Meanwhile, the microneedling can also improve the absorption of essence and moisture. There are 3 kinds of microneedling cartridges: nano cartridges, 12 pin cartridges and 36 pin cartridges. It depends on what the effect you are expect for.
The nano cartridges is no needle cartridges use silicon tips to infuse skincare products into the epidermis. These treatments are usually performed on the skin at a depth of 0.15 mm and help speed up cell turnover. Results are glowing radiant skin and this treatment can even help with acne. If you are microneedle by yourself for the first time, I will recommend the nano cartridges to begin.
The 12 pin cartridges have great effect on treat wrinkles, acne scars, overall facial rejuvenation, hair loss, and more.
The 36 pin cartridges works great on fine lines and skin color conditions like melasma.
Note: Microneedling is a procedure through puncture your skin with minimally invasive to stimulate self-skin healing and result in the production of collagen and elastin. You may see the obvious effect after 4-5 treatments. Every treatment needs to wait 10-15 days for healing.
How to use microneedling pen at home?
- Clean your skin to prepare for microneedling
- Daily skin care routine, moisture your skin
- Apply a topical numbing medication to the areas that will be treated. (Optional)
- Wait for 15-20 minutes, clean the numbing medication
- Apply hyaluronic acid serum
- Open the sterile cartridge and twist it on the microneedling pen. Adjust the needle depth to meet your requirement.
- Move slightly on your skin, do not have to add any extra pressure.
- When finished, hydrate your skin at once, you can apply a mask as well.
Note: For safety, the cartridge is one-time use, throw it away after using.
Microneedling treatments stimulate the body’s natural healing process to injury. For best results, the patient should be in good health with no auto-immune issues. Keep moisture is very important after the treatment, do not put yourself under the sunshine, drink wine, use any exfoliating product and irritant product.
What can microneedling pen treat?
The benefit of microneedling pen is its safety and versatility. It can be performed on people of any skin type, normal, oily or dry. Used on any area of the face and body for a myriad of skin conditions. Benefits include the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, scars, uneven complexion and pores. The only areas where microneedling is not recommended are inside the orbital rim and lips. What’s more, the microneedle can also treat acne scars, skin laxity, texture, tone, color, traumatic scars, hair loss.
What’s the difference between microneedling at home and microneedling in beauty salon?
It is the best choice to microneedle in beauty salon, the professional esthetician will customize the best plan for your own skin problem. Also, it will lower the risk of infection. In general, For skin concerns like stretch marks, loose skin, and facial lines that require needle lengths upwards of 2 millimeters, It will be more safe for you to microneedle in beauty salon.
But it’s a long term treatment, going to beauty salon for microneedle is too expensive, and there is a potential risk of sun exposure on the way home from the beauty salon.
Hence, if you have the experience of microneedle in beauty salon, and you know how it works, you can definitely microneedle at home!
You can find the microneedling pen kits in online shop, the cartridges are individual packaging and one time use, eliminate the risk of infection.
Q: Do I need use other skin care products after microneedling treatment?
A: You’d better use moisturizing mask or repair skin mask after microneedling treatment. Apply essence and lotion when you feel dry.
Q: Could my skin touch the water after microneedling?
A: You’d better do not touch the water within 12 hours to prevent infection. We advise you do microneedling at night, and you can touch the water next afternoon. And the next day, you can use normal skin care products if your face has no discomfort (red, swollen or itches), otherwise, you need to pay attention on moisture. Apply masks continuously.
Q: Can I bask in the sunshine, eat spicy food, seafood and alcoholic drink?
A: No! Don’t do those mentioned above within 3 days or longer.
Q: Could the cartridges reuse?
A: You’d better not do that. The cartridges are disposable, they will oxidize when you open the packing. Do not reuse cartridges because it may breed bacteria.