How To Choose The Best Dr. Pen Microneedling Cartridges for Your Treatment


As one of the most popular skin treatments today, microneedling sure does work wonders for the skin. The treatment can help improve overall skin texture and even stimulate hair growth.

If you've decided to try Dr. Pen's microneedling treatment, there is a big chance you are now looking for the right microneedling cartridges.

With so many options available for each model of Dr. Pen's microneedling pen, we get it; it can be overwhelming, especially for beginners.

So, in this blog, we're here to discuss more about microneedling cartridges and how to choose the right ones for your skin concerns.

What is a microneedling cartridge?

Let's start with the basics. What is a microneedling cartridge? It's an essential part of a microneedling pen that houses tiny needles. Each cartridge contains a cluster of strategically designed needles to penetrate the skin's surface at controlled depths.

It can be used multi-directionally, not just on the face but also on areas like the neck, decollétage, stomach, thighs, or scalp. These micro-injuries stimulate the skin's natural healing process, prompting collagen production and cellular turnover, resulting in firmer, smoother, and more radiant skin over time.

Choosing a suitable cartridge for your microneedling pen

With the variety of cartridges available, selecting the one that fits your pen type is important. Each Dr. Pen's microneedling pen model typically has its own designated cartridge; you should not try to mix and match to avoid worsening any skin concerns you may have. 

Once you have determined which Dr. Pen's microneedling pen you will use for the treatment, ask yourself: Which skin issues do I want to treat? Am I trying to reduce acne scars and wrinkles, improve skin texture, or stimulate hair regrowth?

After that, you are one step closer to finding a suitable cartridge for your treatment.

Types of microneedling cartridge and functions

We can group Dr. Pen's microneedling pen into four types: nanoneedling cartridges, 9—to 12-pin cartridges, 16—to 18-pin cartridges, and 24 —to 42-pin cartridges. Let's dig into all the types.


Nanoneedling Cartridges

Nanoneedling cartridges are perfect for beginners or someone who wants to glow by increasing their favourite skincare product absorption. The nanoneedle pins are not "real needles; they are just tiny silicone-tipped needles that only penetrate the very top layers of the skin.
This treatment uses the nano-needle cartridge to ensure that your favourite serums and creams penetrate better for maximum effectiveness.

Today, there are two options for nano-needling cartridges: Round and Square. The square one is a new addition specially designed to target the face's difficult areas, such as those around the nose and lips.

Think of them as the beauty enhancers that give your skincare products an extra boost, leaving your skin glowing and radiant.


9—to 12-pin cartridges

The 9—to 12-pin cartridges are like the precision tools in your beauty arsenal, especially for facial microneedling. These pins are perfect for targeting specific concerns like deep acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles.

These cartridges, such as the 11-Pin Microneedle Cartridges, diligently tackle problem areas, providing more aggressive treatment for a smoother and more refined complexion.


16—to 18-pin cartridges

Think of the 16—to 18-pin cartridges as a gentler yet effective tool for skin rejuvenation. They offer a more comfortable treatment experience while still delivering impressive results. They are perfect for addressing lighter scarring, pigmentation issues, skin texture, and even enlarged pores.


24 —to 42-pin cartridges

The 24— to 42-pin cartridges should be your option for larger, more sensitive areas like the scalp, neck, and body. Whether you're targeting stretch marks or cellulite or want to improve the overall texture of your skin, these cartridges offer versatility and effectiveness.

It's also important to note that the more pins you use, the more frequent treatments may be required for desired results, as they are less intensive than lower number pin cartridges.



Choosing the suitable microneedling cartridges requires determining what skin concerns you want to treat with a Dr. Pen's microneedling pen.

It is like finding the perfect skincare ally—choosing the right microneedling cartridge can make all the difference in achieving your skincare goals. 

One thing you need to keep in mind is that a lesser-pin cartridge (e.g., an 11-pin cartridge) may feel more painful than a more-pin cartridge (e.g., a 24-pin cartridge). As you can imagine, lying in a bed with 100 nails will be more painful than lying in a bed with 1000 nails.

However, don't worry. The best thing about microneedling is that there's little downtime involved. Unlike more invasive procedures, you can get back to your daily routine after 24 to 72 hours.


As always, with microneedling, consistency is key. Regular treatments, with the right cartridge, can significantly improve your skin. Whether you're taking acne scars, fine lines, or want to boost your hair growth efforts, sticking to a consistent routine will help you achieve your desired results.  

When it comes to ensuring safety and quality, rest assured that all Dr. Pen UK cartridges and all other products undergo rigorous testing against industry-leading standards, guaranteeing that you receive the best microneedling pens and cartridges.


Ready to take your skincare routine to the next level with the perfect microneedling cartridge? Reach out to our knowledgeable customer support team. They're here to guide you through the selection process and help you find the ideal cartridge for your needs. Get in touch today and start your journey to a healthier, radiant skin! 

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