Nano-needling is a non-invasive transdermal serum delivery system. A stylus is used to tap nano-cartridges to the skin—thousands of microscopic pyramid-like tips that penetrate the skin’s epidermis. These cartridges are thinner than human hair, and, when they touch the skin, form as many as 200,000 nano-channels. These microscopic hairlike cones oscillate just like the microneedle cartridge 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, and is a less invasive treatment for acne hyperpigmentation, and overall smoothness and plumping of your skin. Nano needling is safe to use on all skin types as it does not use heat to risk post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation as the melanocytes remain intact (as long as post-care is followed).
For patients with less noticeable skin conditions, who are afraid of needles, and do not want to deal with downtime then nano needling might be the better option. Nano needling is less invasive and helps patients see immediate plumpness and a healthy glow to the treated skin. Patients can achieve general skin rejuvenation with a series of six to ten non-invasive nano-needling treatments.
While there are few known side effects for this treatment, this procedure may not be suitable for people who have the following:
- Keloid or raised scarring
- Recent facial injections (usually, within 10 days from treatment)
- Scars less than 6 months old
- Raised lesions, moles, or warts
- Open cuts, wounds, or abrasions
- Active acne or cold sores
- Immune-suppression diseases
Pregnant women are also discouraged from nano-needling, as studies are yet to prove its safety for expecting moms.
Guests taking blood thinners are also advised not to have this procedure done.
It might be best to book a different appointment or to have your nano needling session after your contraindications are resolved.