Which Is The Most Effective Micro-Needling Device To Achieve Tighten Skin

Which Is The Most Effective Micro-Needling Device To Achieve Tighten Skin?

Skin imperfections can be challenging to get rid of and can have a negative impact on many people’s self-esteem. Rather than wasting money on temporary skin products and creams, micro-needling is a non-surgical, non-invasive aesthetic treatment that can rejuvenate the skin’s quality. Micro-needling achieves this through collagen induction, tightening the skin’s signs of ageing, including fine lines, wrinkles, scars and open pores.

Micro-needling has been a popular technique since 1995 and is a proven method for restoring and rejuvenating blemished skin. However, with many different versions of micro-needling around, it can be challenging to know which is best for your skin to help you achieve your goals. 

Here at Aesthetics of Liverpool, we offer a range of micro-needling services designed to target and effectively treat many issues. We’ve put together this guide to help you understand how micro-needling works and which will be best for you. 

What is micro-needling? 

Micro-needling is a pain-free procedure that involves creating tiny micro-channels via minute punctures into the skin using tiny, sterilised needles. This aims to produce micro-injuries that stimulate the body’s natural healing response to produce collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are the key proteins involved in restoring and healing the skin – therefore, when it is produced, they can heal acne, scars and a number of other skin imperfections. Whilst creating an overall healthier radiant glow.

The minuscule surgical needles are able to penetrate down through the skin’s surface into the dermis below. The deeper the needles go, the more effective they trigger the skin’s natural healing process, stimulating more collagen. Treatments that use the benefits of micro-needling are best carried out by a medical professional. They will best understand how to encourage micro-wounds without causing any damage to your epidermis. 


The SkinPen is an extremely popular micro-needling procedure that dominated our social media as more and more celebrities endorsed the skin pen. Here at Aesthetics of Liverpool, we are thrilled to announce that we, too, are offering this world-renowned, FDA-approved treatment designed to help cure your insecurities. 

The SkinPen has a much higher RPM (revolutions per minute), around 7,000, meaning it is capable of making 90,000 microchannels. This means it can make an effective treatment for wrinkles, fine lines and acne scars, as well as tightening skin and improving its texture. The more RPMs a device is capable of increases the safety of the procedure; the faster the RPMs, the faster the microneedles will pierce the skin creating cleaner micro-wounds.  

The SkinPen uses the micro-needling technique mentioned above; however, it also has a variable depth of 25mm – 5mm, meaning the SkinPen can be used on a number of areas, not just the face! The SkinPen is the most effective treatment at Aesthetics of Liverpool for targeting imperfections. 

Each session only lasts around 30 minutes, making it an ideal treatment to fit into your busy schedule. Since this treatment is non-invasive, there is no downtime, and clients can return to normal activities immediately. Noticing immediate improvement after each session, anywhere between 1-6 sessions are recommended depending on your unique skin type and what area you would like treated. 


This is another micro-needling device that uses the same scientific basis behind the procedure. However, this procedure only has fewer RPMs compared to the SkinPen, which is significantly higher. As the RPMs are less, this means the device isn’t capable of creating the same number of microchannels as the SkinPen. Despite this, the quality of DermaPen4 is just as an effective micro-needling device for finer lines and wrinkles.

Raffine Microneedling

This treatment has an RPM of 6,500, making it less effective than DermaPen and SkinPen. However, Raffine Microneedling is an automatic micro-needling device offering a non-surgical and non-ablative treatment for fine lines, wrinkles, scarring and hyperpigmentation. The needles vary from a depth of 0.1mm to 2mm, creating micro-punctures allowing serums to penetrate down into the dermis. Whilst the science behind these micro-needling treatments is the same; it is important to keep up with the latest technologies to better understand what’s available in the aesthetic industry. 

Manual Derma Roller

You may already be familiar with this device as it can be used at home. Derma Rolling was popular a few years ago; however, without the backing of technology and the procedure being carried out by a professional, it is nowhere near as effective as the SkinPen. This is the lowest quality out of all the devices and can often be made cheaply, leading to poor results and not always safe. When it comes to improving your skin’s texture and appearance, it is best to see a medical professional who is qualified to carry out micro-needling procedures.

As you can see, there is a wide range of micro-needling tools designed to improve the overall appearance of skin imperfections. However, it can be tricky to understand the best and what should be used to treat your insecurity best. Here at Aesthetics of Liverpool, our practitioners can help you decide which treatment best suits your unique skin type and how long it will take to achieve your dream look. 

If you would like more information on micro-needling, please head over to our website and browse our treatments, or book in for your consultation today to embark on your journey to more radiant smoother skin. 

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Medical Disclaimer: The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this web site is for general information purposes only. *Disclaimer: Actual results may vary on an individual basis. All deposits are non-refundable. Please note that we do not treat under 21 years of age and that all bookings are subject to a consultation with our Clinical Director to ensure you are safe for treatment.  Thread Lifts are carried out by Dr Suneetha Kovvuri GMC No 5195454.

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