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Dr. Pen Needle Depth Guide

Tailoring the needle depth for the area that you are treating will give you the best microneedling results.

Different areas of the face vary in texture; for example, the fattier areas of the cheeks can handle a more robust needle depth. Delicate areas of the face, such as around the eyes, don’t require much depth to see great results.

Here are our recommended guides for choosing the appropriate needle depth. All measurements are in millimeters (mm).

Needle Depth Guide:

needle depth chart overlay on young pretty woman's face


Consider the kind of skin you’re treating. Thicker skin (such as mature skin, stretch marks, scar tissue) may require a slightly deeper microneedling depth for optimal results.

How Microneedling Works

Our chart below highlights how microneedling works. The needles can penetrate the dermis at a relatively low setting and achieve the wound healing response that is needed to create collagen. 

wound healing response by microneedling pen illustration


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