How much does the microneedling pen cost?

Costs may vary depending on suppliers and brands. In South Africa, the Dr Pen microneedling pens vary between R1300 and R3500, also depending on the model you choose. Although the pens vary in price, generally all of the pens are very good.

How do I know which microneedling pen to buy?

The Dr Pen microneedling pens are top quality pens and has won awards in the US in 2020.

If you will be using your microneedling pen on a daily basis, I recommend purchasing a ‘Cable Operated’ pen. You don’t want a flat battery when you have a client.

If you can, choose a pen with clearly calibrated depth settings from 0.25mm – 2.5mm and has adjustable, visible speed settings.

How much is the microneedling pen and the needles?

Costs may vary depending on suppliers and brands. In South Africa, the Dr Pen microneedling pens vary between R1300 and R3500, also depending on the model you choose. Although the pens vary in price, generally all of the pens are very good.

One needle cartridge costs between R45,00 and R55,00 each. Very important: Some pens will work with generic needle cartridges whereas others only work with that specific model’s needle cartridges. Also, each pen fits different size needle cartridges for example only a 12-pin and 16-pin but not a 24-pin. Make sure of this before purchasing a pen.

When purchasing your microneedling pen, make sure your supplier sells that pen’s needle cartridges and that they can supply cartridges on a regular basis. You don’t want to be looking around for needle cartridges when they have run out.

Where can I buy a microneedling pen and other products I need?

Microneedling Pens and Professional Skincare Products

Find the recommended Dr Pen device here

In South Africa you can purchase microneedling pens from Dermaroller Systems South Africa or Takealot. Dermaroller Systems South Africa is excellent and sells everything microneedling including pens, the respective needle cartridges and professional salon skincare products. Dermaplex and Essel are very good professional skincare salon products and you can buy it at Dermaroller Systems South Africa too.

Neutriherbs is a professional skincare brand that was first introduced as a European brand, but is now being sold in 50 countries. Their serums are slightly more affordable, but really amazing and very effective. You can buy it online on the Neutriherbs website.

Very important: Some pens will work with generic needle cartridges whereas other pens only work with that specific model’s needle cartridges. Also, each pen fits different size needle cartridges for example only a 12-pin and 16-pin but not a 24-pin. Make sure of this before purchasing a pen.
When purchasing your microneedling pen, make sure your supplier sells that pen’s needle cartridges and that they can supply cartridges on a regular basis. You don’t want to run out of needle cartridges and your supplier can’t supply.

Soon you will also be able to buy the microneedling pens and needle cartridges from us directly.

For microneedling salon disposables like cotton discs, Medinumb numbing cream, alcohol swabs, facial masks etc., Professional Nail and Beauty has the best prices. But one can also purchase a lot of these items at Dis-Chem too. Shop around for the best quality, prices and a reliable supplier.
and distributed over 50 countries. Their serums are in the region of R800.

Emla or Medinumb are both a good choice of topical numbing cream, although I prefer Medinumb as I found it to be much more effective. You can buy this online at Medinumb, from Professional Nail and Beauty or Dermaroller Systems South Africa.

What is the startup cost if I want to become a freelance microneedling therapist?

Here is a rough breakdown of a starter kit for microneedling. This excludes salon furniture. Please note the course covers the full list of requirments.

Depending on the brand and model microneedling is covered in the course.

  • Dr Pen Microneedling Pen – +-R1300 – R3500
  • Needle Cartridge each – +-R55
  • Salon disposables (E.g. mop caps, disposable gloves, SHARPS bin, alcohol swabs, beauty spatulas, face masks etc) – +-R800. Always shop around to find the best supplier. Remember you will be stocking up frequently so choose a supplier with the best quality products, best price and have sufficient stock levels.
  • Serums, Face Wash, Numbing Cream, +-R1500 – R2200
    With regards to the salon skincare products – I prefer to use a top quality professional salon range of serums. This can be in the region of R1600 – R2000 for the basics. Dermaplex or Essel are a good choice when it comes to professional skincare salon products.

If you are looking for something more affordable, yet highly effective you can look at Neutriherbs’ Vitamin C Serum, Hylauronic Acid Serum and Retinol Serum. Neutriherbs is a professional skincare brand that was first introduced as a European brand, but is now being sold and distributed over 50 countries. These three serums are in the region of R800.

Emla or Medinumb are both a good choice of topical numbing cream, although I prefer Medinumb as I found it to be much more effective.

What qualification or experience is required to do this online course?

The course was designed and intended to advance or freshen up your current skill and knowledge or for those who are considering a career in microneedling and freelance therapists. Therefore you do not require previous experience, qualification or equipment to sign up for this online introductory course.

How do I sign up for the course?

Step 1 – Go to www.learnmicroneedling.com
Choose one of the convenient payment plans and click ‘Subscribe Now’ or “Pay Now” depending on your chosen payment plan.

Step 2 – Complete the payment process by filling in your debit or credit card details. Payments are processed by Payfast, SA’s leading secure online payment gateway. (It takes approximately 2-3 minutes to complete.)

Step 3 – Once payment is complete, you’ll be prompted to create your user profile by choosing a username and password to access the course content. (It takes approximately 1 minute to complete.)

Step 4 – Sign in to access the online course.

How much time do I have to complete the course?

The online course can be completed at your own pace and time.

Is this an accredited course?

This is an internationally accredited course through Aesthetics Accreditation International. Microneedling Academy met advanced training qualifications and standards within the aesthetic industry. AAI Certified credentials indicate the importance and integrity for consumers in assessing an aesthetics professional’s expertise and training.

How long is the course?

The course consists of 1.5 hours of on-demand video instructions, also including applicable downloadable resources, templates and charts.

Where can I find a course script or course content material?

The entire course is available on this website, in video and text format. Each section/video is complemented by a text transcript. Members can simply sign in to access to full course.

When can I start the course?

Once you have signed up for the course, you can start immediately if you choose. The online course can be completed at your own pace and time.

Do I get a certificate after I have done this course?

Yes, you get a Certificate of Completion after successfully passing the online exam. You need a minimum of 75% to pass the exam. The exam consists of 40 multiple-choice questions. Your certificate will be emailed to you in high resolution.

Can I only take the exam once?

You can take the exam more than once. It offers you the opportunity to evaluate yourself and review some of areas where you feel lacking. Take the online quiz again whenever you are ready.