Nano vs Microneedling

Posted by Sarah Kinsler-Holloway on

We wanted to talk about the differences of nano vs micro-needling. They sound very similar, but are two very different treatments.

We get asked the difference quite a bit, and that’s probably because we have our own dermal needling device called the Reset Skin System.

So What is Nano-needling?

Nano-needling, also called micro channeling, is a non-invasive way to deliver hydration and nutrients into the very top layer of the epidermis. The needles on a nano cartridge are less than a third of a strand of hair, and offer a pain free treatment, that requires no downtime. And because the nano-needles pierce just the very top layer of the epidermis, there is no blood return, and therefore you have more options in terms of less contraindications and an array of serums you can use for glide.

How is Micro-needling Different?

Micro-needling is a totally different treatment. It is often called collagen induction therapy because it pierces the skin causing microscopic wounds that stimulate collagen production. Micro-needling is not a treatment that anyone should take likely, or wing; it is more procedural and corrective.

Not everyone is a candidate for micro-needling, and that is why proper training is important. There are also several types of needles you can use depending upon desired results, which you wouldn’t know unless properly trained. Proper aftercare is vital to great results, and last, but equally important, is knowing what to use as a glide to minimize the inflammatory response. There are so many factors in delivering a safe and effective micro-needling treatment, so we can’t stress enough how important training is.

If you are interested in micro-needling we highly recommend Dr Lance Setterfield’s Dermal Needling course.



The Reset Skin System was made for skincare professionals. With three speeds, and a depth range of up to 2mm, it is a versatile tool for your treatment room. Oh, and did we mention it’s cordless?!

If you’re thinking of a way to get more out of your clients treatments, add value to a service, and in the end be able to charge more, we highly recommend adding nano-needling to your menu (provided it’s allowed in your state).

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