Microneedling/CIT at HOME: Facial protocol 2019 | Demo | Tips

Hey everyone, welcome back to my channel if you’re new here. My name is penny. I’m a master esthetician in Portland, Oregon and Yes, this is a good look but I am coming at you today bare face because I am going to do my micro needling protocol For the face now, it is slightly different than my protocol at work because of course I’m working on my own self But I just want to walk you guys through some Best practices the protocol that I do when I do my canoodling sessions at home for collagen. I wanted to give you some tips on Maybe some needle depth Parameters just kind of a general idea. I will also put in the description box those parameters So you have a basic idea then you can tweak them as necessary to your own skin I also wanted to kind of give you an idea of the things that I use in my micro needling sessions at home and Yeah, so let’s get into it quickly. First of all, I have already washed my face Next thing I’m going to do is I am going to numb my face. I’m going to use this 5 percent lidocaine at work We use a cocktail that it’s benzocaine tetra cane and lidocaine this five percent lidocaine works. Very very well There’s a couple different ways that you can numb your face You can numb your face and occlude it with saran wrap like plastic wrap and you can take off Parts and clean them and swab them with alcohol needle move on the way that I do it However, is that I go ahead and numb my face. I remove all of it with some sponge sponge I used a sponge this one. I’ll get wet it will turn into a sponge I will remove my numbing cream Then I will wash my entire face again Swab my entire face with alcohol and then I will quickly move into micro needling from the forehead Down now part of the reason why I don’t always do face and full neck. All at once is That’s a lot of area in my opinion to have lidocaine on when I’m at home You have to be careful of the risks of having too much numbing in too big of an area so when I’m gonna in a setting with a doctor feel more comfortable that we’re in a medical setting and that kind of stuff, but when you’re at home I just would err on the side of caution So I usually will do my face separately of my neck separately of my decollete and then I will do my hands separately as well Just to always kind of contain The amount of surface of my skin that’s being exposed to light Akane’s So with that said I’m going to glove up and I’m gonna get this lidocaine on my face Then we’ll go through some things while I’m numbing So I like to actually massage the numbing in a little bit gets the blood circulation going and I don’t want to miss any spots because Anywhere, you don’t have the lidocaine is not going to be numb. I mean, that’s just the bottom line You want to get all the way back here by the front of your ear? Because we definitely want a micro needle way out there on that perimeter because we actually as we age we get some wrinkles out there by the ear and Having really good tight collagen in the frame of our face Helps with lift it just helps our face to look lifted. So I definitely like to Do some serious micro needling out here Just as much as I do on the places that we see when we look in the mirror It’s really easy to avoid these areas out here because we don’t notice them as much they’re super super important So I am going to let that sit for probably 10 minutes Okay, so it has been probably 15 minutes. I’m pretty numb so I am going to go Remove the lidocaine and I’m going to use one of these little sponges these little guys. I love these I think they’re in a pack of 50. They turn into this. I’m not crazy. I like them because they are a nice texture They have zero scent. They’re not, you know chemical smelling or anything like that So these are really great sponges and they help to really remove the numbing cream Then I’m gonna wash my face and then I will be right back. So I’m gonna go remove all of this numbing I’ll see you Okay so I removed all the numbing with those sponges and then I washed my face and now I’m going to take These alcohol pads opened um alcohol pads I take a couple of them because they dry fast Because of course it’s alcohol and I’m just going to swab down my face. This is just to make sure that Where our skin is really prepped? But you want to move quickly Because it’s lidocaine 5% and it doesn’t last forever. Okay, so I have swab down my face I’m gonna start on my forehead Because that is in my opinion the spiciest I am gonna put in the description box The different areas of your face and the needle depths that are good. I’ll go over that I’ll talk through it as we’re going I want you to know that this hand my left hand is going to be touching my pen for Adjusting the needle dab. It is the hand that I have to use if I need to stretch my skin taut So anytime I touch my pen with this hand I am just going to tell you so that I’m just showing you over and over I have alcohol swabs that I’m going to wipe my fingers just so that I don’t cross contaminate From the pen to this hand to my face this hand that is holding. The pen is never going to touch my face It’s only going to touch that pen and the brush that I’m using to apply which is a clean Sanitized brush that is going to apply My higher logic acid serum. So I’m gonna get that all ready to go I’m alcohol swab up and we’re gonna start needling so I have some h.a from Costa Baja on my brush on My forehead I’m going to do a point five you can go up to 0.75 if you have thicker skin So I’ve got my pen set at 0.5 It’s a challenge When you’re doing it as a video Not to touch anything but you can see the needles moving and I’m just gonna start now the way that I do it you guys I like to do a little grid, I do three passes over three across and then I go diagonally through that little box that I’ve made in my mind and then I move over I will hit my hairline a Minute Now obviously when I’m doing this when I’m not filming I’m looking at a mirror when I’m doing it on myself Just imagine little boxes and you’re just doing a little grid now what’s the end point is a good question, so the end point is kind of even erythema which means even pinkness and I’m not going for a bunch of blood or anything like that. If I do get a little bit of pinpoint bleeding that it’s okay I’m really just going for some good pink and That’s it Sometimes I’ll make a little circles just to make sure I hit everywhere then I get I get up by my hairline whoa, which Can make you wanna sneeze? Little tiny strokes or smaller strokes is better in my opinion than really long strokes. I’m gonna apply a little more Ha4 slip I stick to high ilanic acid high molecular weight higher ilanic acid with the least amount of ingredients Preservatives fragrance none of that stuff in there. That’s why I like the Caza Baja So guys if in this video I skip any areas. I’m literally using the viewfinder. So This is again at 0.5 When I get to between my eyebrows here, I’m gonna keep it at 0.5 because that’s what I’ve done and I’m uncomfortable with it but you can do point two-five between that area and know that you can Sneeze, it can definitely make you want to sneeze Now sometimes with these pen devices the erythema is delayed. So if you don’t see a lot of pink and You’ve done a lot of passes move on because that pink might be just coming. It might be a little bit delayed now I’m going to move on to my lips And I want to get them over with I’m gonna do point 5 You can turn it down if you want. I just do this and I really just hit the line of my Okay, I do that first I’m not needling my actual lips. I Am numb then I like to do this Vertical horizontal diagonal through that little box that I just did vertical horizontal Diagonal Vertical horizontal Diagonal now If you have some lip wrinkles lip lines You want to stretch the skin taut as much as you can without touching your face Sometimes if you have deep wrinkles, you do need to use this other hand and help out You can make faces How silly is that right but you want the skin taut Here good more a che anytime that you notice that you’re losing slip you need more H a Chin, I’m going to move to a point seven five And that cost of Baja is really good slip Some people call for you know doing circles That’s okay, too Bottom line is you’re just trying to put some channels in your skin So the reason why I do the grid is because it helps me kind of keep track of where I’ve been I feel like I can see it in my mind, but it doesn’t mean that doing this is wrong. So if you’ve seen that That’s okay, too whatever works for you just Look for that clinical endpoint. You see I’m getting pink. I’m good. My chin is good Now I’m going to move on to my cheek area. This is going to be a point five around my eyes I’m going to do probably 0.25. That’s skin a super delicate So same thing, I’m I’m at a point five I’m going to just do little boxes So Micra, noodling helps you guys not only to induce collagen, but it’s also going to help with cell to cell communication It’s gonna help even out pigment. It really does just help with overall skin health. It is a great way to obviously, you know induce growth factors and help our skin to just Perform. Optimally I feel like it’s a really great insurance policy for us So notice that I’m doing the least amount of touching my skin that brush stays with the h.a and On my skin and that’s it. Okay, when I get to the cheek area here I have to turn it up a little myself So I’m going to turn it up to one on my cheek. But the other thing is this is Bouncy here. So you want to stretch that skin as much as you can if you need your tongue to get that skin Taut you can if you need your left hand As long as it hasn’t been touching anything else. You can stretch your skin there as well Sometimes we have to do that with our knees the lobule folds to is stretch the skin so that we can really get those needles into that wrinkle, so So that’s what the one you see how I’m getting some erythema there I Already have it set at one. So I’m just going to move to this cheek area here Always remember to do out here way out by your ears As I get to this cheek I’m going to turn it back down to 0.5 So that’s good erythema now for my nose, I’m just gonna do a point two five. I’m just trying to get in there Now that same point two five is what I’m going to use around my eyes Now a lot of times I do stamping but actually the recent protocols are to Do everything on your ocular bone so this would be when I would sanitize this hand and Then I’m going to gently pull the skin down and use my ocular bone to you know, do the work so hold on, okay? So I’m just going to it’s point two five very very gentle Okay, that is it That is the entire protocol now Here I am and I have a bunch of higher logic asset on my face Believe it or not These channels are likely going to be closed in the next 15 to 20 minutes The current protocols though only call for this higher logic acid. Now what you can do if you experience You know, like it feels like egg whites on your face Or if you have some bleeding that kind of thing you can take a shower run Just tap it to warm water over your face. No washing No Nothing like that Until you feel like you’ve released the serum and any of the residue that kind of thing and then that’s it That is what you do until the next day as far as stuff. You’re gonna put on your face You’re not gonna put anything on your face So that is an option if you kind of feel like there’s just a bunch of gunk on your face You just don’t want to take a bath. You really don’t want to wash your face in the sink The best way is just like I said get in the shower and let that water just kind of you know Get everything off of your face and do the least amount of touching of your face as you can so the very next day You can go back to the majority of your skin care I like to incorporate the Kiwi seed oil at this point a lot of people have asked how you do that the way that I do it is typically only at night and I use it as the very very last step in my skincare routine because I don’t typically use a lot of moisturizer at Night if I was using a moisturizer at night I would do the Kiwi seed oil second to last and then I would use my moisturizer and that is it It is just a fantastic nourishing oil that aids in kind of the Nourishment of your skin as it’s healing and it’s going to be dry and tight for the next three to five days the Kiwi seed Oil really helps a lot with that So in in a nutshell you can go back to business go back to your skin care routine that you were doing before and just Incorporate that Kiwi seed oil just to keep it simple here I did do a video on micro needling serums and I gave you a breakdown of all of the days that You can use different things during the month I typically tell people with retin-a or retinols to wait three days before they resume the retina retinols only just to mitigate irritation Actually, it is called for in those first post days one through five You know vitamin A is very very good during that time you just really need to use your best judgment and Consider the irritation and consider the peel consider your downtime all of that kind of stuff. So What I’m gonna do is I’m just gonna leave this alone I will shower probably in a few hours and just let this run off and then that’s it I’m gonna leave my skin alone, and I’m not gonna do anything I’m definitely not wearing any makeup Nothing like that, but I make plans to not do anything when I do micro-needling. Okay, so I hope that this was helpful Definitely check the description box because there will be lots of information there will be again the needle depth and Information for the different parts of the face all of the things that I think are great to have at home Which are your numbing cream your brush your alcohol wipes your higher ilanic acid sponges gloves headband just to keep that hair definitely firmly off of your face guys these headbands as Absolutely ridiculous as I know that they look they really securely keep the hair off the face. There’s no slipping There’s no random hairs coming through so they’re really good. I think they’re ten dollars. They’re fantastic little headbands so all of those things are great things to have for a micro needling session and yeah, now I did like I said before I did order the X5 micro needling pen from dr. Pen. I’m super excited to review that for you guys it is a cordless Device in the last video or two videos ago when you guys watch this I kept referring to it as the m5 It’s the x5 something that you really really really need to take away from this video is try not to cross contaminate Do the best you can to not touch things and then touch your face? It’s a little bit hard because you do need to stretch your skin a little bit but I like to just use my face to do that as much as possible not my hands and Try to keep the hand that you’re handling your micro kneeling pen only handling that pen and a tool Never never never stop and touch your face with it after you’ve been touching the pen touching other things just try and keep those things in mind so that you can limit the Exposure that you might have to things that you don’t want to get into those channels and that’s bacteria and grubby’s and gross things So I really hope that this video was helpful the neck the decollete the hands. Those are all coming BB Glo It’s coming. I’m doing a protocol for BB Glo and That’s all coming up the next two weeks So I hope you guys will subscribe if you’re new and thank you for watching me in the buff sort of in the buff in the bear barefaced Anyway, I hope you guys have a great day and I will talk to you again very very soon Please leave any questions in the comment section and I will do my best to answer them And if I don’t I’ll try to get to them in the Friday Q&A Hope you have a great week and I will talk to you again very very soon


  1. Please dear answer me here
    I requested 12 cartridges and when arrived I found it 24
    Please what is the difference between both
    What is the best?

  2. Absolutely love micro needling! And getting a Pen ( after watching one of your videos) versus the old fashioned Roller, has been a game changer !

  3. Thank you!!! A wonderful, informative video which I sorely needed…😁
    Question: Is a dermaroller more damaging to the skin because of how the needles enter at an angle compared to the pen penetrating the skin straight on?
    And in every dermaroller session, my skin dries out so tightly, that I have to add something so it's not hurting…just HA isn't enough….what do you recommend?

  4. Thank you for this straight forward full informative video
    You are my beauty queen
    Love LOVE love

  5. I've just been to Penn's Master Class on Microneedling and I feel like I need to Pay something on the way out!❤️😂❤️ So professional, yet so very personal n relatable😍 Thank you for all the Info/Demo's that truly Help our needling experience to be Safe n effective!🤗You're a Godsend 💖✨

  6. Hi Penny. Are you well? I'm so very tempted by the Dr.Pen A7 now. I've used 0.5 dermarollers for 2 years but the thought of the needles penetrating the skin at an angle really concerns me. I might have to invest in a pen. Did you order the Sidmool EGF serum Penny? I ordered a bottle to try. It might be an amazing Le Mieux dupe!?!? What are your thoughts on Cellular Biologists who suggest that micro needling actually damages collagen???? I sent you an email with a link to some research. Thank you so much for this video. Lots of love. Tonia xxx

  7. I did my first dermapen treatment from home yesterday. (Started at .25mm). And I took a lot of what you said and incorporated all of your advice into my treatment.

    I’m spacing the 12-pin treatments out to once every 6 weeks. And then will do nano needling in between.

    Your videos are so informative Penny, so thank you so much. 😁


  8. Thank you once again! One question – why is it better to microneedle in small squares rather than in large sweeps? I absolutely love your channel💕

  9. Do you suggest using the upper orbital bone to stretch skin over to needle the upper eyelid skin .25? I am assuming this is OK. I found out that Procell Therapies is made by AnteAGE! When you use AnteAGE, do you use additional serum? Or is that little 2ml bottle enough for the face? Face plus neck? Thank you so much Penn! So detailed and exact – you enable us to be confident in this. Your safety/ precaution list is invaluable. So many performing this on YT are not safe.

  10. Penny, thank you for sharing the extra information about numbing. It is so important that people know it can be unsafe if too much is used and then is in the bloodstream from the area or amount covered or from using an occlusive on a large area. Thank you. I don't numb at all because of that and also because I have strong reactions to numbing – heart racing, shakiness and I don't like it. But, the forehead is usually the area that hurts the most for me. I did my neck with 0.5 recently and it didn't hurt at all surprisingly. Thank you so much for your helpful videos!

  11. ❤️❤️❤️Best needling video ever. Penny, wow! You are the best teacher. And, btw, your skin is looking gorgeous! I have one question. I loved what you said about the perimeter of the face. When I’m going to be washing my hair, I like to massage into my hairline to help get that more taut look. Can you needle into the hairline? I get that there are some nuances that would have to happen if you needed to numb and sterilize that area. Thanks ❤️ Also, in your Friday questions, could you address how you would incorporate needling along with micro current devices like the Ziip and NuFace; as well as light therapy masks and devices. I’d love to know what to do together and what not to do and for how long – days, hours, etc. Thanks!🥰

  12. Have you ever done this without numbing at all? :)) It can be quite the experience! I don't numb. So, I start out at 0.5 and do the whole face. Thank you for the tip on being sure to do the parameter – I will keep this in mind and pay extra attention to that. Then, I go back and will do certain key areas a bit deeper or just a bit more – lines around eyes, forehead and around the mouth. I try to do the 0.5 to adjust to the pain before going deeper. I noticed sometimes the pain isn't that bad and other times it really really hurts.

  13. Penny you’re the best, is ok to not shower after you needle and is good to put egf immediately after needling.
    Also what’s your opinion on zo skin care? and which sunscreen would you recommend for anti-aging from zo skin care .

    I bought tizo as you recommend and it’s very great as you inform. Thanks again for educating .

  14. Thank you for posting the steps and procedures.
    For easy use, I screen shot it!!! 👍🏼 can keep for future use. Thank you!

  15. Wow, great tips, especially the one about covering the perimeters of the face. Would you recommend applying tretinoin/hyaluronic acid/regular skincare in those areas as well? I tend to skive off and cover only the central areas.

  16. Penny, I finally feel comfortable enough to use my A6 at .5! Thank you for making this protocol video & providing the shopping list. I got everything but the hairband because I want to take the plunge as soon as possible. Btw, your bare face at the beginning looks beautiful and glowing! Even your under eyes look lightened and glowing. Part of me hopes BB Glow played into it because that means there is hope for me 🙃 You are lovely

  17. Great video Penny. Even though I've been microneedling for a few months, I got a lot out of this. I love it. Our own Guru! Lol. I feel so fortunate I found you, and I'm sure others feel the same way. Have a great day💕

  18. Thanks for your formidable video
    I have a question .please say me the really difference between dr pen a6 et a7 .i want to buy just one for my hyperpigmentation and I don't know how to choice ?
    Thank you a lot . You are beatifuful too without maquillage

  19. I appreciate you stressing the importance of creating a sterile environment for microneedling. This is no joke for sure and it’s not worth the risk of failing to prepare the skin adequately. Thanks for mentioning that you microneedle the more sensitive areas first as well.

  20. Great video, as usual! Quick question – I also do chemical peels, usually lactic acid, but in the fall I switch to TCA. How long should I wait after micro needling to do a chemical peel? Thanks!

  21. Awesome video, Penn, as always. You are indeed the best skincare expert I've run across on YouTube. And this video is the best, most informative video on microneedling ever. Easy to understand, yet in-depth and informative. Thank you for not only explaining, but also doing a thorough demonstration. Outstanding! Love you, doll. – xx, Carla

  22. Love ya! Thanks so much! You have improved my skin so much! I learned so much. And thanks for the Amazon list so I don’t waste time searching. I have tried many of the recommendations and liked everything.

  23. Awesome video! By far the best I have watched. I am 50 and dealing with thinning hair.Could you touch on needling for hair loss. Thank You 🙏🏻

  24. Hi
    Don’t know how I missed how often we can do this. Can I work out in the morning and apply sunscreen? Great video, I ordered it from your links.

  25. This is an excellent video, Penny. Love the way you explain everything. The demonstration helped a ton. I appreciate the benefits of CIT, and you. Many blessings, beautiful..MaryEllen

  26. Another fantastic video! I am curious about a couple of things. Is it not ok to use a growth factor right after medical needling? Also can you review the difference in use of products after cosmetic vs medical depth needling. (I thought using actives after cosmetic (provided are safe as per Dr Lance are actually encouraged – but I know protocols can change) Finally do the newer Dr Pen models (A6 & 7) also offer the shorter 1/3/5/7 pin needle cartridges also? BTW I am using CBD oil the day after medical needling & it is really the BOMB for bringing down inflammation! (I use it most days generally too!)

  27. Your channel is fantastic, thank you for making all of this info and your expertise available to us! Was wondering about the brush you were using to apply the HA while needling: how would we sanitize and store that properly? Thanks again!

  28. Great video. I was hoping you would show us the days after to see the progression. That would be a great idea for a future video.

  29. Thank-you so much Penny for this video! Just waiting for my Dr. Pen A7 to arrive. One question … I had micro needling done professionally and they put a mask on right after. I have purchased some Hyaluronic Face Masks. Can I use these right after or no? Thanks so much for all your great information!!

  30. Great video. Thank you. I’m due to use my Dr Pen this week. So interested in the different depths That was one of my questions answered

  31. Hi Penny, thank you so much for your videos. You are the best. I think I have watched all of your micro needling videos and you have mentioned that you love micro needling with Sukoyaka Suhada urea. Is it better to use HA or should I use the Sukoyaka Suhada urea? XO

  32. Very grateful for all the information n details that u shared with us…I would like to know if I can apply microcurrent after the microneedling. …if so how long after..? Tks again. ..! 🙂 🙂

  33. Perfect video so informative thank you!💖 Could you talk about your opinion of chemical face peels on a Q and A specificity TCA🤗

  34. Hi, Penn! I have a question; If you could only pick one anti-aging tool between Dermroll/microneedle device, or a Microcurrent device which one would you pick, and why?

  35. Good instructions. Plus you look a tad silly in that headband, girl! Add the guileless blue eyes and it's a little difficult to take you seriously. 🧚‍♀️

  36. So true…so professional…One of the best videos on the topic with perfect hygiene because micro-needling is no joke! Thank you Penny! My question is the following: what kind of course should i make to be able to needle deeper than 0.5. I wanted to do a master class on medical cosmetitian and for cosmetic purposes only 0.5 is allowed.

    PS please make a video about what Kind of education is needed to becoming a really good esthetician. TIA

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