Microneedling Facial: How to Choose the Right Needle Size

Microneedling Facial: How to Choose the Right Needle Size

Choosing the Perfect Microneedling Needle Size for Radiant Results

  • Needle Size Matters: Shorter for Sensitive Skin, Longer for Deeper Issues.
  • Customize Your Microneedling: Tailor Needle Length to Your Skin Concerns.
  • Microneedling Precision: Match Needle Depth to Desired Skin Penetration Level.
  • Beginner’s Guide: Start with Shorter Needles, Gradually Increase Length.
  • Facial Microneedling Mastery: Understand Needle Sizes for Optimal Results.
  • Microneedling Needle Lengths: Unlock the Secret to Glowing Skin.
Unlike many other laser treatments for skin rejuvenation, microneedling is safe for all skin types and tones because the treatment does not damage the epidermis

Introduction: Understanding Microneedling

As an Aesthetic Director with experience in microneedling treatments, I’ve had the opportunity to delve deep into various skin rejuvenation techniques, including microneedling.

This treatment, which involves tiny needles creating micro-injuries on the skin, has gained popularity for its effectiveness in enhancing skin texture and appearance. However, a key factor in its success is selecting the appropriate needle size, which varies based on individual skin types and the specific concerns being addressed.

In this article, I will guide you through understanding different needle sizes, their purposes, and how to choose the most suitable one for your skin needs, all while prioritizing safety and efficacy.

. Smaller needles may produce insufficient results while larger needles could cause trauma to your skin by not allowing enough time for tissue healing between treatments as well as risk of infection due to improper sterilization methods

Microneedling Needle Sizes

Hey, let’s talk about microneedling needle sizes! Choosing the right size is important to get the best results for your skin. Here’s a quick guide to help you out:

  • Different Needle Sizes: Microneedling devices come with various needle lengths, usually ranging from 0.25mm to 2.5mm. The size you choose depends on your skin type and concerns.
  • Choosing the Right Size: To pick the best needle size, consider your skin type and the specific issues you want to address. For example, if you have thin or sensitive skin, a shorter needle (0.25mm to 0.5mm) might be best. If you’re dealing with deeper scars or wrinkles, a longer needle (1.0mm to 2.0mm) could be more effective.
  • Understanding Needle Depth: The needle depth affects how deep the microneedling device penetrates your skin. A deeper penetration can help address more stubborn issues, but it might also be more uncomfortable and require longer recovery time.
  • Needle Sizes for Skin Concerns:
    • Acne scars: 1.0mm to 1.5mm
    • Fine lines: 0.5mm to 1.0mm
    • Stretch marks: 1.5mm to 2.0mm
    • Sun damage: 0.5mm to 1.0mm
  • Needle Sizes for Different Facial Areas:
    • Forehead: 0.5mm to 1.0mm
    • Cheeks: 0.5mm to 1.5mm
    • Under eyes: 0.25mm to 0.5mm
    • Nose: 0.25mm to 0.5mm

I hope this helps you choose the right needle size for your microneedling treatment! Remember, it’s always best to consult with a professional to determine the most suitable option for your skin.

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Preparing for a Microneedling Facial

As an aesthetic director, I often get asked about microneedling facials. It’s a popular treatment that can improve skin texture and reduce signs of aging. But proper preparation is key to getting the best results.

First, avoid using harsh products like retinoids, exfoliants, or antibiotics a week before your appointment. These can increase skin sensitivity. Also, skip the waxing, shaving, or hair removal treatments in that area for at least five days prior. You don’t want any extra irritation.

On the day of your facial, come with a fresh, clean face – no makeup, lotions or oils. The microneedling device creates tiny punctures in your skin to trigger collagen production. It may feel a little prickly, but the results are worth it!

After your facial, avoid direct sun exposure for a couple weeks. Your skin will be more sensitive, so use a good sunscreen. You may experience some redness or dryness initially, but that’s normal. Just pamper your skin with a gentle moisturizer until it recovers. With proper prep and aftercare, you’ll be glowing in no time!

Performing Microneedling at Home Vs at a Salon

I’ve been in the aesthetics industry for over a decade now, and one question I get asked a lot is whether it’s better to do microneedling at home or at a professional salon.

From my experience, while at-home microneedling can provide some benefits, it’s not nearly as effective or safe as getting it done by a trained professional. The needles on home devices are much shorter and duller, so they don’t penetrate the skin as deeply. This means you won’t see the same level of collagen production and skin rejuvenation.

Plus, there are real risks to doing it yourself. It’s easy to overdo it, causing damage and inflammation. And if you don’t properly sterilize the device, you could end up with an infection. That’s why I always recommend leaving microneedling to the pros. We use medical-grade equipment and have the training to ensure it’s done safely and effectively.

It's also a good idea to avoid direct sunlight during peak hours, typically between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. This is especially so when it's always warm and sunny in Singapore.

Post-Treatment Care After Microneedling Facial

First things first, it’s crucial to protect your skin from the sun. Your skin will be more sensitive after the treatment, so make sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30. Reapply every 2 hours if you’re spending time outdoors. Trust me, you don’t want to undo all the amazing benefits of your microneedling session by exposing your skin to harmful UV rays!

Another important tip is to keep your skin hydrated. Your skin may feel a bit dry and tight after the treatment, so make sure to use a gentle, fragrance-free moisturizer. I personally love using products with hyaluronic acid, as it helps to lock in moisture and keep your skin plump and glowing. And remember, no picking or scratching at your skin, even if it feels a bit flaky. Let your skin heal and reveal its newfound radiance!

In the heart of Singapore, a woman is experiencing the advanced Microneedling treatment at Wellaholic. This innovative treatment is designed to help individuals achieve their skincare goals by using microneedling technology to stimulate the skin’s natural healing process and promote collagen production. The Microneedling treatment is a non-invasive procedure that uses tiny needles to create micro-channels in the skin, which triggers the body’s natural healing process and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. This process results in smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin, enhancing the individual’s overall appearance. The effectiveness of the Microneedling treatment is widely recognized. Many customers have reported visible improvements in their skin texture, tone, and firmness after just a few sessions, making it a popular choice for those seeking a safe and effective skincare treatment. The woman undergoing the treatment is in the capable hands of Wellaholic’s professional staff. Their expertise and dedication to customer satisfaction ensure a positive and comfortable experience throughout the treatment process.


In summary, microneedling has been shown to be an effective and safe skincare treatment for improving the overall appearance of the skin. It can help to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and improve skin texture and tone. However, it is important to choose the right needle size for your skin type and concerns to achieve the best results.

Over the years, at Wellaholic, we’ve honed our expertise in delivering Gold RF Microneedling and Microneedling facial treatments in Singapore. Selecting the right needle size is crucial, as the wrong size can either harm your skin or fall short of addressing deeper skin issues.

That’s why our seasoned skincare professionals are here to guide you, ensuring the needle size matches your skin type and goals perfectly. By adhering to our advice, you’ll not only achieve the desired outcomes but also relish in a rejuvenated, glowing, and smoother complexion. Your safety and satisfaction are our priorities, so feel free to reach out with any concerns or queries.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why is the needle size important for a microneedling facial?

The needle size is crucial for a microneedling facial. I usually recommend 0.5mm to 1mm needles for the face, as this range effectively stimulates collagen production without causing too much discomfort. Shorter 0.25mm needles enhance product absorption but don’t reach the dermis to induce collagen. Longer 1.5mm to 2.5mm needles treat deeper scars and wrinkles but are better suited for professional use on the body. The right needle size balances your skin concerns, sensitivity, and downtime for optimal results.

Is a longer needle size better for a microneedling facial?

Not necessarily. While longer needles can penetrate more deeply and may provide more significant results for issues like deep acne scars, they also lead to more discomfort and longer recovery times. I always recommend consulting with a skincare professional to determine the ideal needle size for your unique skin concerns and tolerance level. In many cases, needle sizes of 0.5mm to 1mm are sufficient to improve skin texture, reduce fine lines, and help with product absorption, without excess pain or downtime. The key is matching the needle depth to what your skin needs to achieve your desired results safely and effectively.

What is Gold RF Microneedling?

Gold RF Microneedling is a specialized form of microneedling offered by Wellaholic. It combines the benefits of microneedling and radiofrequency treatments to stimulate collagen production, reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles, and improve skin tone and texture.

How many microneedling sessions will I need to see results?

The number of sessions required will depend on your skin concerns, the needle size being used, and your individual skin response. On average, you may need multiple sessions to achieve the desired results. Consult with a skincare specialist at Wellaholic for personalized advice.

What are the results of microneedling 0.5 mm?

I recommend using a 0.5mm dermaroller for microneedling at home. This needle length is effective for reducing fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation. It also improves skin texture and helps skincare products absorb better. You’ll likely experience some redness and mild discomfort, but it’s tolerable for most people. Use it once every 2 weeks, and you should start seeing results like firmer, smoother, more even-toned skin after a few sessions. Be patient though, as it can take several weeks to a few months of consistent use to achieve optimal results.

With over 8 years of experience in the aesthetics industry, I am passionate about enhancing beauty and wellness through innovative, science-based approaches. As the Aesthetic Director at Wellaholic, I am committed to delivering exceptional services that are tailored to each client's unique needs. My expertise spans across advanced skincare treatments, body sculpting, hair removal services, and nutritional supplements, all aimed at helping clients achieve their personal best.

Serene Chiam, Aesthetic Director

Serene Chiam is the Aesthetic Director at Wellaholic, a well-known aesthetic chain in Singapore. She has more than ten years of experience in the aesthetics industry. With a Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics) and CIDESCO certifications, she expertly combines scientific knowledge with practical skills. Serene is known for her personalized approach to beauty, ensuring each Wellaholic client’s journey is unique and transformative. Her significant contributions have been pivotal in establishing Wellaholic’s reputation for excellence in aesthetic wellness.

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