Micro-needling is a procedure that uses a bunch of tiny needles to puncture the very first layer of skin. This process works to rejuvenate your skin by boosting collagen production, which in turn reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and elevates the overall texture of your skin. During microneedling procedure,

And there is a very essential factor influencing the treatment effects, which is the length of the needles. Different needle length could be focused on the specific skin problem. The following information is about how to choose the specific needle length for microneedling

Needle length for microneedling
  • The 0.25mm microneedle is effective for boosting skin care products for rapid skin absorption which is commonly known as transdermal drug delivery. The 0.25mm microneedle cannot induce collagen growth. It can only thicken the epidermal layer which is a great way to enhance the effect of your favorite moisturizing cream and other skin care serums.

  • The 0.5mm microneedleis best for reducing or removing scars, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and UV damage. It also has more added benefit for skin care absorption than 0.25mm needle size. If you want to have a monthly dermaroller treatment, this is the ideal needle size to choose. This needle size is also less painful compared with the longer microneedles. You may not even use need a numbing cream to ease the pain but you may have longer recovery time which usually takes a few days. Other common side effects are dryness, redness and peeling.

  • The 0.75 to 1mm microneedlesare effective in stimulating collagen growth. It can also help reduce hyperpigmentation and skin damage caused by excessive sun exposure. It is also effective in removing shallow and deep, scars, stretch marks, and wrinkles. It can also stimulate more rapid absorption of topical serum. You will also have lesser rough skin texture and a smoother skin complexion.

  • 1.5mm to 3mm microneedle size is used for severe stretch marks and scarring. It is also applicable to use in the body but not on the face. It is also used for treating burned scars. These microneedle sizes are very painful and may cause significant bleeding so you definitely need to use a numbing cream.