The Benefits of Using a Serum for Microneedling

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To get the most out of your microneedling treatments with Dr Pen, it’s recommended for you to apply a serum during and after each session. As we have mentioned in our FAQ section, microneedling creates micro-channels which allow up to 300% more product absorption! For this reason, you need to ensure you’re using a serum which will deliver some fantastic skin revitalising ingredients to further radiate your complexion!

Due to the micro-injuries created during the microneedling process, it makes sense for the type of skincare you apply to your face to be calming. Afterall, microneedling does cause temporary injury to your skin, which as a result wakes up your body’s natural repair system to stimulate collagen and elastin production. Unfortunately, this also means your skin will become sensitive during and after each treatment. We have our very own serum (currently on sale!) for you to use to improve the efficacy of your microneedling treatments here.

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Keep reading to learn the best serum ingredients to use with your Dr Pen for that beautiful glow!

Hyaluronic Acid

This versatile ingredient is loved the world over for its hydrating and plumping ability. When used while microneedling or nano-needling, hyaluronic acid can help with your dry, flaky skin as the micro-needles push hydration deep into the dermis. Hyaluronic acid–based serums are always a solid option since they hold up to 1000 times its weight in water and hydrates and plumps the skin from the inside-out. Seriously, hyaluronic acid is amazing! It also won’t clog your pores. Apply while needling as well as afterwards for additional hydration.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of the most powerful antioxidants and collagen stimulators available, however, if your skin is sensitive it’s a good idea to do a little patch test first. Vitamin C is a “reactive ingredient,” and although many microneedling enthusiasts love to apply vitamin C during and/or after their microneedling treatments, it may be too stimulating for sensitive skin. Vitamin C pairs wonderfully with nano-needling though, so definitely try to include this ingredient into your routine without any risk of irritation.

According to Paula’s Choice, Vitamin C is one of the most well-researched and beneficial vitamins you can apply topically. Ongoing use has been shown to improve the look of multiple signs of aging, brighten an uneven skin tone, as well as provide skin-restoring and soothing benefits.

Vitamin C comes in many forms, with ascorbic acid being the most well-researched for its efficacy.


Ceramides make up 50% of the uppermost layer of your skin and are the fatty acids that help to keep the skin barrier intact and help it hold onto moisture. For quicker recovery and reduced irritation, ceramides are a great microneedling companion. Try Apot.Care ceramide serum to strengthen and hydrate your skin.

Don't forget to check out some of our other blogs on all things microneedling and nano-needling, you can view more topics here. If you'd like to get in touch with us for any queries, please contact us here

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