There's a popular trend in the beauty industry that you should definitely consider trying: nano-needling. This innovative facial treatment has been gaining popularity among beauty enthusiasts, and for good reason. In this blog post, we'll explore what nano-needling is, the difference bewtween nano-needling and micro-needling, why it's so popular, and how you can incorporate it into your skincare routine from the comfort of your own home.
What is Nano Needling?
Nano-needling is a revolutionary skincare treatment that uses a pen-like device such as a Dr Pen with a nano cartridge to create microscopic channels in the skin's surface. Although nano needling includes "needle" in its name, it does not involve any needles. The nano cartridge is made out of microscopic silicone-tipped cones (approximately just 1/3 the size of a human body hair!) These tiny channels allow for better absorption of skincare products and stimulate collagen production.
Why is Nano-Needling So Popular?
There are several reasons why nano-needling has become a go-to treatment for skincare enthusiasts. First and foremost, it's incredibly effective. By creating these nano channels in the skin, nano-needling allows for better absorption of skincare products, making them more potent and efficient. This means that your favorite serums and creams will be able to penetrate deeper into the skin, delivering their active ingredients directly to where they're needed most.
Another reason for nano-needling's popularity is its versatility. This treatment can address a wide range of skincare concerns, including fine lines, dehydration, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin texture and can help you achieve your goals.
What are the differences between Nano-needling and Microneedling?
While both nano needling and microneedling offer benefits for the skin, there are some key differences between the two treatments:
1. Treatment Intensity
Nano needling is a gentler treatment compared to microneedling. The cartridge used in nano needling create smaller "nano-channels" in the skin, resulting in no discomfort and downtime. Microneedling, on the other hand, uses cartridges with needles which penetrate deeper into the skin and may cause some redness and swelling immediately after the treatment.
2. Targeted Concerns
Nano needling is ideal for individuals who want to improve overall skin texture, enhance product absorption, and achieve a more radiant complexion. It is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Microneedling, on the other hand, is better suited for specific concerns such as acne scars and wrinkles.
3. Frequency of Treatment
Due to its non invasive nature, nano needling can be performed more frequently than microneedling. Nano needling treatments can be done every 2-4 weeks, while microneedling is typically done every 4-6 weeks.
Both nano needling and microneedling can yield noticeable improvements in the skin's appearance. However, microneedling may offer more dramatic results for targeted concerns such as acne scars. Nano needling, on the other hand, provides a more subtle enhancement to overall skin health and radiance.
How to Incorporate Nano-Needling into Your Skincare Routine
Now that you're convinced of the benefits of nano-needling, you're probably wondering how you can incorporate this treatment into your skincare routine at home.
One option is to invest in a nano-needling device designed for home use such as any of our Dr. pens. These devices are safe, easy to use, and come with detailed instructions to ensure you get the best results. Simply cleanse your face, apply one or more active serums, and gently glide the nano-needling device over your skin in small, circular motions. Remember to start with a clean face and always follow the manufacturer's recommendations.
When deciding between nano needling and microneedling, it's important to consider your specific skin concerns and treatment preferences. If you're looking for a gentle, all-around skin rejuvenation treatment, nano needling may be the right choice for you. On the other hand, if you have specific concerns such as acne scars or deep wrinkles, microneedling may provide more targeted results. Consult with our skincare professional to determine the best treatment option for your unique needs.