Microneedling is becoming one of the most popular and effective treatments used today for skin rejuvenation. With its popularity and the ever-changing search for different skin procedures arose the development of Nano Needling. This of course brings some confusion so my goal is to explain the differences so there is a clear understanding.
Similarities Between Nano and Microneedling
Both the Nano and microneedling treatments use a pen like device that oscillates a tip up and down to stimulate a skin reaction. They both induce cell turnover, serum infusion and provoke the healing process that results in skin transformation.
The Microneedling Difference
To understand the difference let’s start with microneedling. This procedure uses an actual needle cartridge with 12 fine pins that can be adjusted to different depths. This allows the practitioner to use superficial settings (0.5 mm) for delicate areas around the eyes and deeper depths (2.0-2.5 mm) for acne scars and wrinkles. The micro-injuries caused by the procedure stimulate the body’s natural healing process, increasing collagen and elastin production to promote skin rejuvenation. This procedure can also be effective for pigmentation, stretch marks and even hair loss. These treatments are done monthly usually in a series of 3-6 treatments.
Nano needling on the other hand works a little different. It does use the same type of oscillating motion to treat the skin but the cartridge encompasses 81 silicone tips. These microscopic hair-like cones separate the cells within the epidermis to allow active products to be pushed into the skin. Nano needling only affects the epidermis, treating within the upper .25 mm of the skin. The benefits of this serum infusion treatment include pigmentation reduction, increased cell turnover, skin rejuvenation and an immediate glow with no downtime. This treatment can be done weekly to exfoliate the skin.
Microscopic view of the Tip
Both procedures have the ability to transform if used for the right skin condition with an educated practitioner. Let the the versatility of the MD Needle Pen give you the choice of nano or microneedling all with the same medical grade device.