Find confidence: Face your fear of at-home microneedling

Do you look in the mirror each day only to remember that little promise you made to yourself? You know; the one about getting started with microneedling to improve your skin. Perhaps you’ve been meaning to invest in a Dermapen HOME™ device for at-home microneedling. Or maybe you’ve purchased one but haven’t been able to face using it. And that little voice in your head reassures you, I’ll definitely prioritise it on the weekend. But alas, another weekend comes and goes.  

Whether it’s deciding to buy the device or actually using the device, we know taking the first step is often the hardest. Especially when the fear of needles sets in. But here’s what you should keep in mind: the needles are superfine, they don’t go deep into the skin and because they oscillate quickly, it’s the most pain-free option for at-home microneedling.  

Here’s another way of looking at it. If you can tolerate laser, waxing, tweezing, acupuncture, or getting a tattoo, you’ll be completely fine with microneedling. And once you see the difference it can make to your skin, you’ll be wishing you did it sooner.  So let’s break down the walls, and fill you with confidence so you can be on your way to gorgeous skin.  

Is at-home microneedling safe? 

deep cleansing facial

The first thing you should know about Dermapen HOME is that it’s safe to use. But before we spill the beans on safety, here’s a tip: it’s important to prepare your skin for microneedling. And the best way to do that is with Dp Dermaceuticals™’s specially formulated range of skincare. The products are designed to help you get the most out of microneedling, including after-care to reduce any possible downtime and post-care for brilliant results. 

When microneedling, remember the number one rule for safety. The needle cartridges are single use and sterile. By discarding after each use, you can be on the front foot of safety. You should also ensure your skin is clean. Use TRI-PHASE CLEANSER™ to remove impurities and makeup, or CLR FOAM CLEANSER™ for oily skin. Follow with CLINIPREP™ and in 15 seconds flat your skin has antimicrobial protection which means the risk of infection is next to nothing.  

When your skin is prepped, adjust your device by setting the needle depth and speed. Being new to DIY microneedling, try starting on the lowest depth and you can dial it up as you get the hang of it. But don’t worry as it’s completely safe at any depth. Dermapen HOME operates at a superficial depth, and great results can be achieved when used weekly, even at a shallow depth.  

Microneedling’s a cinch with serums 

microneedling serums

Because microneedling causes tiny channels in the skin, we recommend you use a Meso-Glide™ serum. Packed with wonderfully potent ingredients, the skin will soak up all the nutrients, up to 80% deeper with microneedling. And the meso-glide will also help the device to glide effortlessly over the skin. 

To begin exploring Meso-Glides, perhaps start with HYLA ACTIVE™ which is formulated with a powerful form of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) for intense hydration. Alternatively, you can mix with another serum to address a specific skin concern. For instance, CLR LOTION™ can fight acne and breakouts, ANTIOXIDANT COCKTAIL™ combats ageing and sun damage, or BRITE LITE™ helps fade pigmentation.  

And if you’re still feeling a bit nervous about microneedling, *CBD ELIXIR™ will help relax your mind and skin. The non-psychoactive formula means you won’t get high, but the analgesic properties will provide calmness. For extra relaxation, use SSS ROLLER to massage your skin before and after microneedling. The blue sodalite stone helps destress skin, and if you pop it in the fridge, you’ll enjoy a cooling sensation post-microneedling. 

Ready, set & get microneedling 

at home microneedling on face

You can do microneedling almost anywhere on your skin you’re keen to improve. If the face is the area you’d like to target, here are some tips to make it super easy for you.  

  • Section the face into six areas: cheeks, forehead, chin/jawline, eye area, nose, upper lip and lips. 
  • Switch the microneedling pen on but don’t be alarmed by the buzz. It’s super-charged motor works wonders!  
  • A good area to start with is the cheek. Using a steady, even and rhythmical motion, move the pen in straight lines. Start by going up and down, then side to side, followed by diagonal movements.  
  • Allow the device to glide over the skin. Remember to apply serum as you go as it will help it glide. There’s no need to push the needles into the skin.  
  • You can adjust the speed and depth as you like, but if you’re not sure, full instructions and recommendations can be found in your manual.  
  • Work through each section and you’ll be done in less than 10 minutes.   

What happens after microneedling? 

SPF sun protection

Your skin is highly likely to be a tad pink… and that’s totally normal. The good news is we have exactly what your skin needs to soothe and reduce the redness. COVER RECOVER™ is an after-care must-have. Containing medicating actives it calms and nourishes skin minimising the downtime. As a camouflage foundation with SPF it gives you a flawless finish while shielding you from harmful UV rays. It comes in 11 shades including clear, so there’s one that’s right for you.  

Get the best out of microneedling 

professional microneedling

While getting over the fear factor and doing microneedling at home is a step in the right direction, to get the best out of microneedling, you can’t beat in-clinic sessions.  

Dermapen 4™ is a professional microneedling device that can only be used by Authorised Treatment Providers. It’s the ultimate way to improve the look and feel of your skin and address any skin concerns.  

Your next steps 

at home microneedling support

Now that you have a better understanding of what’s involved and what to expect, there’s no better time than the present to start your microneedling journey—so don’t wait for the weekend!  

If your Dermapen HOME is collecting dust on the shelf, switch it on. And if you’re thinking of buying the device, take a look at our home microneedling products and options. There’s one for you.  

If you’d like to learn more about professional microneedling, talk to your nearest Authorised Treatment Provider about Dermapen Treatments tailored to your skin. 

If you are a professional and wish to learn how to sell Dermapen HOME in your clinic to help patients enhance in-clinic results, click here.

*Dp Dermaceuticals CBD products are not available in all countries.