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What is the Difference Between Nano-Needling and Microneedling?

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Nano-needling stimulates collagen production in the skin by safely infusing active ingredients from your serum through tiny nano-channels. This is very similar, but less invasive than microneedling and allows up to 97% product absorption. This treatment combats fine lines, acne, hyperpigmentation, and other skin blemishes through the transdermal delivery system for increased effectiveness of serums. Unlike microneedling, nano-needling does not require any numbing cream and will painlessly smooth the skins texture to leave your skin glowing by triggering your body’s self-rejuvenation process. The recommended nanoneedling length is .25mm and you may perform this procedure with your Dr Pen device every week.

Nano-needling addresses similar skin concerns as microneedling such as fine lines, hyperpigmentation and elasticity. The depth penetrated by the needling is the biggest difference between the two procedures. Nano-needling only punctures the first layer of the skin creating nano-channels, while microneedling penetrates into the deep dermis. If your skin care concerns include deep lines, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks or deep acne scars, then microneedling is recommended for you.

There is no downtime with nanoneedling and you won’t experience any redness or swelling as with microneedling.

Microneedling is recommended for deeper acne scars and lines, hair regrowth, stretch marks and hyperpigmentation as the deeper micro-injuries associated with microneedling trigger a more drastic repair response.

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For more information about microneedling and nanoneedling, please see our FAQ section here. 

You might also be interested in our blog on which needle length you need for microneedling. Read all about it here

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