FAQ's - Microneedling
Is microneedling painful?
The level of discomfort you experience will depend on the needle length you choose to use, your personal tolerance as well as whether you apply a numbing cream. The shorter the needle length, the less discomfort you will experience.
Do I need to use a numbing cream?
Numbing cream is not required for Nano or Cosmetic Needling, however is optional for CIT.
Where do can I purchase numbing cream from?
Emla 5% cream is a topical anaesthetic cream that is available to purchase over the counter from most pharmacies. Please follow the enclosed directions on how to apply Emla.
How often should I Microneedle?
Nano Infusions & Cosmetic Microneedling can safely be performed weekly. Collagen induction only once 4-6 weeks.
Which cartridge should I use for Alopecia/the scalp area?
We would advise using a cartridge with 11 or 12 pins.
What areas of the body can I microneedle?You can micro needle anywhere on the body. Popular areas include:
- Face & neck/décolletage
- Hips & thighs
- Backs of hands
Can I microneedle my neck?
Yes, micro needling is great to use on the neck to help with fine lines and loose skin.
As the skin on the neck and décolletage is very delicate, you may like to use a lower needle length on this area, and you may also like to use a numbing cream if your skin is sensitive, or if you are new to microneedling.
Is there any downtime afterwards?
Generally no, but you may experience facial redness for 12-48 hours after treatment. Most people return to normal activities immediately afterwards.
Will microneedling help with anti-aging concerns?
Yes! Microneedling is a revolutionary, scientifically backed skincare treatment. For improvement in the appearance of fine lines, loose skin from a loss of elasticity, sun damage, hyper-pigmentation, dull skin and your overall complexion, micro-needling is highly effective.
Which is the best microneedling kit?
All our our microneedling kits are great home microneedling pens, so choosing the device for you ultimately comes down to personal preference, budget, packaging appearance, and functionality. Read our blog on which is the best device.
How many times can I use each cartridge?
Microneedling cartridges are designed for single use only and must be disposed of safely.
Can I use cartridges from a different model on my device?
No, cartridges are not interchangeable you must only use cartridges compatible with that specific device.
How do I clean the pen?
You may use rubbing alcohol or swab to sanitise the pen before and after use.
Can I reuse the cartridges after microneedling if I sterilize them?
No, they are single use cartridges.
If I’m needling my face and immediately after my neck/décolletage do I need to change cartridges?
One cartridge should be fine with this shallow depth.
Is it okay for me to share my microneedling pen with another member of my household?
Yes, but never cartridges.
How much time do I have after microneedling to infuse serum before the channels close up?
Work fast. 10-15 minutes to get serum infused.
Can I use my other serums to microneedle directly into the skin rather than using high molecular weight hyaluronic acid?
No we do not use any other serums during microneedling. Other serums may contain fragrance or active ingredients which can cause irritation. High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic acid is the only serum.
You recommend you use gloves and alcohol swabs prior to CIT. Is that necessary with Cosmetic Microneedling?
The risk of infection with cosmetic needling is incredibly low, while we should still be aware of sanitation it is not the same as CIT or medical needling.
Are there any ingredients/serums that I should NOT use immediately after Microneedling?
I personally avoid AHAs, BHAs (irritating).
Try to avoid fragrance and citrus peel oils. Anything that normally irritates your skin slightly will irritate it much more with needling
How soon after filler/muscle relaxant injections can I have a treatment?
There is no clinical evidence that micro needling treatments interfere with any injectables, however it is important to let your injector know that you're planning on micro needling in the future. Your injector will be able to advice on when to schedule your treatment appropriately.