When microneedling, it’s important to remember that different areas of the face will require a slightly different technique.
Certain areas of the face are fleshier, whereas others have thinner, delicate skin.
Below is a breakdown of the recommended microneedling motions for each area of the face.
Face mapping – how to microneedle
1. Between the eyebrows
This area commonly has deep-set wrinkles. Use a small criss-cross motion with your microneedling pen to target this, working in an upward direction only.
Hold the skin between your eyebrows taut and apply even pressure when microneedling.
Again, use a criss-cross motion using alternate upward strokes. Continue with even pressure; if you have loose skin, make sure to hold it taut.
3. Brow area
Use your free hand to hold the skin taut, gently pulling the peak of your eyebrow outwards. Move the pen in upward motions gently across the brow bone.
4. Crows feet
Be gentle in this area as the skin is delicate. Use your free hand to hold any loose skin taut. Use outwards motions with your pen that move towards your hairline.
5. Under-eye area
This is a very delicate area; use light pressure, and use lots of serum to avoid the pen dragging. Move the microneedling pen in outward motions that start under the eye and end at the side of the face.
TIP: Always remember to apply Hyaluronic Acid to the area that you’re about to needle right before needling.This will help the pen to glide across the skin effortlessly.
Moving on to the fattier area of the cheeks, using your free hand to hold the skin taut, use cross outwards motions towards the outer sides of your face.
Then, from the earlobes and up to the cheekbone, use gentle upwards motions with your microneedling pen.
Use criss-cross motions on the fleshy part of the chin.
Pulling from the bottom of your jaw, gently make upwards strikes towards your cheeks (being careful not to overlap where you’ve previously needled).
9. Upper lip
In the small fleshy area between your cupid’s bow and nose, gently make upwards motions, then cross sideways motions towards the outsides of your face.
Finally, on the nose, make upward strokes towards the brow/forehead area.
TIP: If there are any areas that you are having trouble reaching , or you feel are too small to do a ‘criss cross’ motion on, you can do small, circular motions with your pen to treat this area (e.g. the sides of the nose, or the crows feet area).
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