FAQs - Choosing Cartridges, Needle Lengths & Speed

Which type of cartridge should I be using?

We have several types of replacement cartridges. You should choose microneedling cartridges which will be suitable according to its purpose of treatment before use. 

Cartridges with needles are used in microneedling treatments. The needles involve pricking the skin to create micro channels, a controlled injury just beneath the skin's surface to stimulate the production of collagen in the treated area.  

The greater the needle count, the less the penetration. The fewer needle count, offers greater penetration (due to the Fakir effect).

11/12/16/18 needle cartridges are the most versatile and suit all applications and are best suited for the deeper needling of Collagen Induction Therapy. Specifically treating targeted areas such as deep wrinkles, stretch marks, surgical scars, deep acne scars, anti ageing, skin texture and for the treatment of hair loss. 

36 needle cartridge offers more distributed micro channels for a cosmetic treatment. They are versatile for face and body and will specifically treat larger and more sensitive areas for added comfort. 36 needles are best suited for the gentle stimulation of Cosmetic Needling. 

Nano cartridges are designed to use for nano infusion. Made of pyramid tipped filaments that push ingredients into the epidermis without puncturing the skin. Infusing active ingredients into the skin up to 97% better. Effective and safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Nano cartridge improves serum absorption, brightening, pigmentation, hydration, shrinking pores and smoothing texture. Nano infusions require no numbing cream and is completely painless. 

Which needle length should I be using?

You should choose the microneedle length which will be suitable according to its purpose of treatment before operation. By adjusting the dial on the device you adjust the depth. Nano infusion is set at 0.25, Cosmetic Needling is set no more than 0.50mm. Here are an example of needle length choices for Collagen Induction Therapy below:

 Region Depth
Forehead 0.25 - 0.5 mm
Between Eyebrows 0.25 - 0.5 mm
Nose 0.25 - 0.5 mm
Eye Area 0.25 mm
Cheek Bone 0.5 mm
Cheek 0.5 - 1.0 mm
Around Lips 0.25 mm
Chin 0.5 - 1.0 mm
Neck 0.5 mm
Scar Mark 1.0 mm
Stretch Mark 1.0 mm

What speed settings should I use on my dermapen?

Use what you find is comfortable for you. I always recommended starting with the settings in the speed setting guide, however you may find working at maximum speed setting more comfortable.

 Depth Speed
Under 0.5 mm Speed 1-2 
Depth 0.5 - 0.75 mm Speed 2-3
Depth 0.75 - 1.00 Speed 3-4