The 4 Most Common Skin Issues And How Microneedling Might Help.

Common Skin Issues and How Microneedling Helps

We’ve put together 4 common skin issues that customers ask us questions about because lets face it every persons skin changes as they grow older. If your looking to improve your skin and you have a dr. pen or are thinking about purchasing one you might find the following information helpful!

Fine Lines & Wrinkles

As we age, our skin naturally undergoes changes. The production of important structural components like collagen and elastin, which give skin its elasticity and firmness, decreases over time. When this happens it can lead to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, they usually unfortunately appear on the face particularly around the eyes and mouth, where the skin is thinner and more delicate. 

You can use Dr Pen for microneedling in the comfort of your own home to try and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Microneedling causes tiny micro injuries on the skin. This triggers an automatic response from the body which then stimulates elastin and collagen production. We recommend using lower pin needles like 12pin-18 Pin. You might find the 18 pin cartridges for the Dr.pen M8s especially useful to treat areas on the face as they have ultra thin needles (0.18 mm compared to the usual 25mm) The thinner needles help to reduce pain and downtime when microneedling.


An average person is likely to refer to Hyperpigmentation as dark spots, sun spots, age spots, liver spots, freckles or melasma. This change is our skin occurs when certain areas of the skin produce more melanin, the pigment responsible for skin colour. This can be caused by many different things like sun exposure, hormonal changes, genetics etc.

By microneedling, causing relatively painless punctures on the skin around hyperpigmentation can breakdown melanin clumps in the skin and make skin appear lighter. Again using lower pin needles like 12pin-18 Pin to target pigmentation. You should always microneedle with a serum, if your trying to improve dark spots you could try Stayve Whitening Stem Cell Serum specially developed for MTS procedures.

Dry & Dull Skin

Do you feel your skin lacks radiance, brightness, and a healthy glow? Several factors can contribute to dullness, and often, it’s a combination of these factors that leads to the appearance of lackluster skin. One of the main causes of dull skin, you guessed it…dry skin! Some other causes can be dead skin cell build up and environmental/ lifestyle factors.

Microneedling or nano needling can rejuvenate your skin and make it appear more even. Micro needling boosts the absorption of the products you use during procedure and after in your usual in your skincare regime. This means that the serums you use penetrate the skin more deeply so therefore you get more benefits from the ingredients in the product. If you use a serum like hyaluronic acid, which is great for use during any microneedling procedure as it locks in moisture creating plump and fresh skin.

Another way to boost dull skin- Nano needling with a bb glow serum . This type of serum adds nutrients as well as a temporary tint to your skin.

Scaring & Stretch Marks

Tackling scars and stretch marks can be difficult as they come in various shapes and sizes as well as different areas on the body. Types of scaring can also vary from acne to injury scaring. Microneedling can be used to target various scaring and stretchmarks.

Higher pin cartridges from 36 pin to 42 can be very effective when treating larger areas of the body like the stomach, thighs and legs for stretch marks and scaring. Using lower pin like 18 to 24 pin can be used on the face to soften the edging of acne scaring to make them a lot less prominent. A fab serum to use for acne scaring is AC Stem Cell– This ampoule contains acetylhexapeptide-8 and RH Oligopeptide-1 that provide anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, wound healing and skin regenerative benefits, and increase skin elasticity.

Reminder – When treating any skin issue…the depth setting used should be tailored to the area you are treating. As an example skin around the eyes is thinner and more sensitive than that of the cheek, therefore you should use a lower depth setting around the eyes. It also comes down to experience of use and confidence. Higher depth settings should only be used by professionals, if you are unsure consult with a dermatologist or doctor.

If you’re contemplating the suitability of microneedling for your needs, look no further. Dr. Pen UK, located in the Midlands UK, is an authorized retailer committed to providing only 100% authentic Dr. Pen devices and cartridges. Our extensive knowledge in the beauty industry allows us to assist you with any inquiries. Whether you require advice, guidance, or ongoing support, we’re here for you!