Microneedling for Eyebrows - All You Need to Know

By PMUHub Editorial Team| Last updated on June 7, 2024

Microneedling for eyebrows is a perfect method for boosting your brow growth naturally. Here’s all the info on how it’s done, how it works, and even a step by step walkthrough.

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If you want a natural approach to enhancing brow growth without invasive procedures, try microneedling.

It’s also known as collagen induction therapy, which involves using a small device equipped with fine needles to create micro-injuries on the skin’s surface and encourage hair follicle regeneration.

Explore its benefits, procedure details, preparation steps, efficacy, professional versus at-home options, potential side effects, and troubleshooting here!

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What’s Microneedling?

As the study Microneedling: Advances and widening horizons confirms, it is a simple, safe, effective, and minimally invasive therapeutic technique.

This treatment implies creating controlled microtrauma to stimulate skin regeneration and achieve improvement for a wide range of skin conditions, such as: 

  • Hair loss on the scalp
  • Facial hair loss
  • Sparse eyebrows

And it can be done with 2 tools:

  • The derma pen features tiny needles at the top and is suitable for professional use due to its adjustable needle length.
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So, the regeneration cycle triggers the production of collagen sent to the injured area, promoting healthier and stronger growth of new skin or hair.

What Is Potenza Microneedling?

The Potenza RF treatment combines microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) energy technology to create micro-injuries in the skin and deliver RF energy deep into the dermis.

It is more effective for treating wrinkles and acne scars and may require fewer sessions than traditional microneedling.

Microneedling for Eyebrows: Procedure Steps

This is done by combining the following processes:

Step 1 – Tool Sterilization

The roller should be cleaned with alcohol or dipped in boiling water (ideally both) and left to dry.

Step 2 – Optional Numbing

A numbing cream is applied to the brow area and left on for about 15 minutes. When the area goes numb, it’s wiped off.

There’s no need for numbing in the case of DIY microneedling for eyebrows.

Step 3 – Cleaning the Brows

The brow area has to be clean of dirt, sebum, and all possible makeup and skincare product residues – the surface of the skin will be broken and all these can cause an infection.

Step 4 – Serum Application

The esthetician applies a few drops of brow growth product – a serum or oil – onto the brows.

Step 5 – Derma Rolling

The roller should be pressed against the brows lightly and rolled back and forth several times in different directions over the whole brow arches.

Step 6 – Massage

The esthetician lightly massages the serum/oil residues into the skin.

NOTE – It’s a Gradual Process

They can’t happen overnight – you need to repeat microneedling sessions around 3 months according to schedule for several months before you can expect a change.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Although microneedling is generally considered safe if done correctly, there are some risks:

  • Infection if the tool isn’t appropriately sterilized.
  • Allergies, so do a patch test beforehand.
  • Scarring is a consequence of using a needle that is too long, so go with the 0.25 roller.

Does Microneedling Hurt?

No. If you’re doing it at home, the needles of the derma roller are not long enough to inflict any pain. If it’s a professional treatment, numbing will be used to eliminate the pain.

How Often Should You Do Microneedling?

Professional microneedling services are typically done every 4-6 weeks. For at-home microneedling sessions, the frequency depends on the size of the roller needles:

  • For a 0.5 mm roller: Begin with a session every 2 weeks, gradually increasing to once a week as comfort allows.
  • For a 0.25 mm roller, Start once a week and can progress to every 2 days, as these shorter needles are less likely to cause damage.

Preparations Before the Procedure

To prevent inflammation, avoid exfoliating masks and skincare products containing salicylic acid and retinoids at least one week before treatment.

Is a Professional Service Better than Microneedling Brows at Home?


Professional microneedling devices use longer needles (1mm to 3mm) for more controlled wounding and noticeable results, while DIY microneedles are typically shorter (less than 1mm).

What If It Doesn’t Work?

Microneedling can help with a wide range of skin and hair issues and insecurities – including thinning and sparse eyebrows. It’s a totally natural, non-invasive method of boosting your brows, and with them, your confidence!

Just give it some time. But, if the derma roller doesn’t do anything for your brows even after several months, you might want to look into eyebrow tattoos – those cannot fail!



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