At-Home Microneedling: A Guide

At-Home Microneedling: A Guide - SkinBay

Step-by-Step Guide to Using a Microneedling Pen

Using a professional microneedling pen may seem intimidating at first, but with the right technique and proper precautions, it can be a safe and effective way to improve your skin's appearance. Here's a step-by-step guide to using a microneedling pen:

Step 1: Prepare Your Skin

Before performing the procedure, make sure your skin is clean and free of any makeup or skincare products. Always sanitize your skin and device prior to skin needling using a product such as Chlorhexidine Skin Prep Pads this will ensure that your equipment and skin is free of bacteria and the needles can penetrate the skin effectively with a reduced risk of infection.

Step 2: Apply a Topical Numbing Cream

If you have a low pain tolerance, you may consider applying a topical numbing cream to minimize any discomfort during the procedure. Follow the instructions provided with the cream for the appropriate application time and ensure its removed thoroughly prior to the next step.

Step 3: Apply Hyaluronic Acid Serum

During the microneedling procedure,  apply hyaluronic acid serum topically to the treated areas. The serum acts as a buffer between the needles and you skin providing a more comfortable experience as well as penetrating the serum deeper into the skin to provide maximum benefits.

Step 4: Adjust the Needle Length

Dr Pen microneedling pens allow you to adjust the needle length. The appropriate needle length depends on the area you are treating and your skin's sensitivity. Start with a shorter needle length for more delicate areas and gradually increase it as needed.

Step 5: Begin the Microneedling Process

Hold the microneedling pen at a 90-degree angle to your skin. Gently press the pen against your skin and move it in a vertical, horizontal, and diagonal pattern over each treated area 1-2 times. Avoid applying too much pressure to prevent skin damage.

Step 6: Post Treatment Care

After microneedling, your skin may feel sensitive and slightly irritated. Apply a soothing serum such as Skinbay 1% Hyaluronic Acid or a post-treatment product such as Mesoheal Post Treatment Mask to calm and hydrate your skin. 

Step 7: Clean and Store the Microneedling Pen

After each use, clean the microneedling pen with it Chlorhexidine Skin Prep Pads or with rubbing alcohol. Store it in a clean and dry place to maintain its hygiene.

Step 8: Follow Aftercare Instructions

Follow any specific aftercare instructions provided with your purchase. This includes avoiding direct sunlight, using sunscreen, and avoiding certain skincare products for a few days.


Microneedling pens are a popular skincare tool that can help improve the appearance of your skin. By following the proper technique and taking necessary precautions, you can safely and effectively use a microneedling pen at home. Remember to consult with Sandy our founder or a dermatologist if you have any concerns or specific skin conditions. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to our customer support team at

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