Is pain relief needed during microneedling?

March 11th, 2020

Microneedling involves using super-fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of the skin. These wounds are called micro-injuries, and the micro-injuries that you create with microneedling stimulate the body’s wound-healing processes.

We use Dermapen® 4

Dermapen 4 is an exciting breakthrough in the future of microneedling. This device sets a new standard and benchmark that delivers the ultimate in advanced and innovative microneedling with unsurpassed confidence, service and outstanding patient results. Dermapen 4 is far the less painful microneedling device in the market.

Does it hurt?

The actual needling treatment is very quick – around 10-15mins.  Dermapen® 4 is the most comfortable micro-needling treatment available, thanks to advanced technology and design.  With Dermapen® 4 there is no need for any topical anaesthetic, just lay back and enjoy the results.

You may experience facial redness for 12- 48 hours after the treatment. Most people are able to return to normal daily activities immediately after the treatment.

What does topical anaesthetic do?

Topical local anaesthetic is a form of therapy which leads to a superficial loss of sensation over the skin where it is directly applied. It therefore, can be used during microneedling. Upper Hutt Skin Clinic do not recommend its use as the available evidence does not support its role in maximising the effectiveness of the procedure.


For more information and pricing, visit out microneedling info page here.

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