One treatment of microneedling for acne scars.

One treatment of microneedling for acne scars.

Micro Needling

Micro needling uses 12 small (33 gauge) needles to create micro channels in the skin that stimulate the cells response to injury. Normal healing begins the moment of tissue injury. Blood components spill into the injury, causing platelets to come into contact with the cellular matrix. This triggers the release of clotting factors, growth factors, and several kinds kinds of collagen fibers. Phagocytosis occurs when neutrophils enter the area and remove foreign material, bacteria and damaged tissue. Micro Needling is not recommended for people with skin cancer, pregnant, open lesions, a compromised immune system, on anticoagulants or blood thinners or severe rosacea. Microneedling can help with the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, improvement of stretch marks, minimize pore size and improve the skin texture and tone. It is also known to work really well with melasma ( pregnancy mask) as it does not use heat to to risk post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.

Nano Needling

The nanoneedling cartridge head uses 81 silicone tips. These microscopic hairlike cones oscillate just like the microneedle cartidge to separate the cells of the skin to drive in the topical product and allow up to 97% product absorption. This allows for the stimulation of collagen production to help with fine lines and wrinkles, a less invasive treatment for acne hyperpigmentation and an overall smoothness and plumping of your skin. Nano needling is safe to use on all skin types as it does not use heat to risks post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation as the melanocytes remain intact (as long as post care is followed).


Both nano-needling & micro-needling address the same skincare concerns and they both use a needling pen to create micro-channels in the skin. The main difference between the two is the depth that the needles are able to penetrate into the skin. Nano-needling only punctures the first layer of the skin (epidermis) while micro-needling penetrates into the deep dermis. If you are concerned about fine lines & wrinkles, swelling, dark pigmentation or sagging skin, then nano-needling is for you. If your skin care concerns include deep wrinkles, hypo-pigmentation, stretch marks or deep acne scars, then micro-needling would be the treatment for that. By creating these micro-channels in the skin, it increases product absorption by 97% and encourages your body to rejuvenate itself.

Microneedling and Nanoneedling consent form