Nano needling is a non-invasive skin treatment that heralds a multitude of benefits - improved tone and texture, reduced appearance of enlarged pores, improvement to fine lines and reduced pigmentation. In a nutshell, it boosts the effect of microneedling while the skin heals. With microneedling you can do one treatment every 27 days but with nano needling you can do up to three times per week.
Nano needling is performed using a micro needling pen - however unlike microneedling, the usual needle cartridge is swapped out for a nano needling cartridge. Nano needling cartridges are silicone tipped and are gentler on the skin. This is because nano needling only penetrates the skin to a 0.25mm depth and is designed to exfoliate the skin and stimulate cell turnover, rather than to penetrate deep into the dermis as micro needling does. When the silicone tipped pins gently touch the skin, they create thousands of nano channels, which allow your skincare products to penetrate deeper and have a greater effect on the skin. Within 15 minutes after nano needling, the nano channels close themselves.
Nano needling is gentle and safe, but very effective. What’s the difference between microneedling and nano needling? Nano needling and micro needling both treat similar skincare concerns and both use a skin needling pen to create microchannels in the skin.
This then triggers the skin’s natural healing process - the skin produces more collagen and elastin to ‘heal’ the micro injuries, which results in improved skin health and a reduction to the visible signs of ageing. The primary difference between microneedling and nano needling is that microneedling penetrates the skin deeper into the dermis, whereas nano needling only punctures the epidermis (the first layers of the skin). This means that nano needling is a gentler process than microneedling. Nano needle cartridges are also silicone-tipped, which allows them to gently exfoliate the skin. Nano needling can be used by itself, or as a complimentary addition to facials, peels and microdermabrasion treatments.
What are the benefits of nano needling? Although nano needling only penetrates the upper layer of the dermis, the benefits for anti-ageing are still substantial, particularly when it comes to product penetration. Nano needling significantly increases your skin’s ability to absorb serum. Nano needling is also great for treating fine lines and wrinkles, firming up loose skin and reducing swelling. After treating your skin to some nano needling, you can expect increased smoothness and hydration of the skin, and a thicker and firmer feeling overall to the skin. Your skin will also have better microcirculation and will benefit from the increased nutrients (depending on what serum you choose to use). Nano needling is very effective at reducing the appearance of fine lines, especially around the eyes and lips, and improving the tone/texture of the skin. Many people also find that nano needling is effective at reducing the appearance of enlarged pores.
Here is what nano needling addresses: