Today, we dive into the world of non-invasive nano-needling. This is something that all micro-needling enthusiasts should be doing every week to ensure their skin is looking and performing its best.
So let's get into it!
What is Nano Needling?
Nanoneedling is the term used for microneedling with a small needle of 0.1mm to 0.25mm. Needles of this size allow you to boost the absorption of skincare serums and minimise large pores.
Nano-needling is recommended to people because it does not interfere with your larger micro-needling sessions. You can combine the use of a nanoneedle with a large microneedle.
Nano needling creates micro-channels in the skin, allowing our skincare serums to get through the skin barrier. If we create micro-channels in the skin and then combine it with other skincare products, we end up having our skin glowing.
What Does Nano Needling Do & What Is It Good For?
Nanoneedling is suitable for several uses that will enhance the look and feel of your skin. You'll find nano needling before and after photos are often the most realistic.
Using a micro-needling product such as a derma roller with a 0,25mm needle size allows your serums to penetrate much deeper.
It's said that we lose up to 40% of skincare serums from failed absorption. Use your nano needle derma roller before you apply your favourite skincare serum, and you'll boost its performance.
Minimising Large Pore Size
A nanoneedle is the best product to work on enlarged pores. The main reason is that you can do it more often than a larger needle size allows you to.
Improves Skin Texture & Skin Tone
Anyone who has tried microneedling generally knows the incredible feeling of a softer and smoother-looking skin texture. Use your nano-needling device multiple times a week, and your skin will look and feel amazing. Combine it with your face serum, and you'll even see skin blemishes start to fade.
What Skin Conditions is Nano Needling Not Suitable For?
While nano needling brings impressive results on surface layer skin, it is not suitable for skin care concerns that require deeper penetration, such as:
Collagen production has been studied in needle sizes of 0.50mm or larger. For this reason, we don't recommend a nanoneedle for collagen and elastin production. If creating collagen or fine lines is your goal, stick to 0.5mm or larger.
Deeper acne scars are usually deep and require a 0.50mm to 1.50mm needle depth to get results. The only exception is if you're using the nanoneedle to better absorb acne scarring serums or creams. In this case, a nanoneedle will definitely help you with deep acne scars.
Stretch marks require a very large micro needle size of 1.5mm or larger to be effective. A nano needle may help make your skin texture nicer, but it will not go deep enough to work directly on the stretch marks.
Sagging skin is usually the result of a loss of volume underneath the skin. Micro-needling, in general, will help improve the skin's overall appearance, but if a loss of volume is the problem, then you will need to address that with a more complex skin procedure such as dermal fillers.
How Often Can You Do Nano Needling?
Nano needling can be done up to 3 times per week. The beauty of using such a small needle is that the recovery time is only around 48hrs. After this time, you can do it all over again to keep getting results.
How Deep Does Nano Needling Go?
Nano needling ranges from 0.10mm to 0.25mm in size. This small size allows a short recovery time and, therefore, the option to do it more often.
What is the Difference Between Nano Needling and Micro Needling?
The use of a dermapen, microneedling pen, derma roller or derma stamp regardless of needle size is called microneedling. We call it nano needling when referring to tiny needles of 0.25mm or smaller. Either way, both are classified as microneedling regardless of how deep the micro-needling penetrates.
How Much Does Nano Needling Cost?
If going to a skin clinic, you can expect to pay anywhere from $70-$300 a session of nano needling. However, the best option is to do it yourself from home with a product such as a 0.25mm derma roller.
The main benefit of nano needling is you can do it multiple times per week. Doing this at home with a reusable derma roller is the most cost-efficient and convenient way.
What is a Nanoneedling Facial?
A nano-needling facial is often called a nano infusion. This is a professional treatment where the nurse will do a microneedling session and then infuse the skin with a serum or cream. This can be a great introduction to nano needling before doing it yourself from home.
Is Nanopore Microneedling The Same As Nanoneedling?
No, Nanopore microneedling is a professional treatment that must be given by a trained professional. The sizes can range from 0.25mm to 2.5mm, so don't let the "nano" deceive you into thinking it's the same thing. They are entirely different treatments.
What Serums Can You Use After Nano Needling?
We recommend using a hydrating serum such as Tri-Hyaluronic Acid Serum. You should stay away from products with strong, active ingredients. Products such as Vitamin C and Retinol may irritate the skin in some skin types.
We hope you found this "question and answer" style article useful. With nanoneedles often being compared to the size of human hair, we can see why these tiny needles offer such great benefits.