What Kind Of Acupuncture Needles Do You Use For Microneedling?

TCM and microneedling have become popular in Western countries in treating a variety of skin conditions.

The use of acupuncture needles to not only relax the body and optimize energy pathways but also create a beautiful appearance has long been a part of Chinese medicine. Like with acupuncture, there are different microneedling techniques, some incorporating TCM holistic principles. Microneedling uses a specific type of acupuncture needle and a technique altogether different from acupuncture.

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure also known as collagen induction therapy and derma-rolling. It is performed by repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile acupuncture needles, typically held in a microneedling pen or microneedling device. From there, the body responds.

  • The immune system is activated, strengthening the body’s response to sickness.
  • Wound-healing mechanisms in the body are activated, improving the appearance of skin over time.

How Does Microneedling Work?

As acupuncture needles in a microneedling device penetrate the skin, it creates micro-wounds resulting in an inflammatory reaction. Skin cells release growth signals, stimulating rapid growth of new cells. These and the new fibroblasts that are created rush in to close the micro-wounds. Eventually, they transform into collagen fibers, integrate into existing collagen, and thicken the skin.

The result of microneedling, especially over the long-term, is winkles that get filled in and more vibrant, youthful-looking skin.

What Size Needles Do You Use For Microneedling?

Microneedling uses sterilized acupuncture needles with a length of 0.5mm to 1.5mm for the face, neck, or chest. Done elsewhere on the body, longer needles are used, between 1.5mm and 2.5mm in size. The length matters as the needles have to penetrate to specific depths of the epidermis.

Why High-Quality Microneedling Needles Are A Must

You don’t want a low-quality acupuncture needle or microneedling device. There’s no room for error here. Always buy acupuncture needles and microneedling devices from a source you trust. This way, you know your TCM needles have been properly sterilized, are made from the right materials, and are not going to cause problems.

Premium thin acupuncture needles like Dermal Roller with 192 Sterilized Micro Needles from Lierre.ca, are gentle on the skin and will produce the right results. Microneedling normally isn’t painful. It can be uncomfortable, especially if you’re afraid of needles, but isn’t painful. To make the experience as pain-free as possible, always opt for thin, high-quality needles.

Microneedling is not facial acupuncture which comes with its own benefits. Microneedling is quick pin pricks on the skin, hence the need for a microneedling device. Comparatively, facial acupuncture relies on the needles staying in one spot for up to 20 minutes. While facial acupuncture is excellent for targeted areas, microneedling treats the whole of the face.


Microneedling is a natural addition to any acupuncturists’ offer of services. For the best in high-quality acupuncture needles that you can rely on to be made properly and sterilized, buy them at Lierre.ca today. Moreover, do not miss Lierre's Labor Day Sale 2022. Enjoy up to 40% off in fitness, Vitamins, and Household supplies! 

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