The Difference Between Microneedling and ZitSticka's 'Microneedles'


The Difference Between Microneedling and ZitSticka's 'Microneedles'

Ouch! That’s what a person might say while hundreds of teeny, sharp needles are being dragged across his or her face during the much-hyped cosmetic treatment that is microneedling.

Microneedling creates many, many micro-injuries on the skin’s surface in order to stimulate collagen production, which, overtime, is said to result in plumper and smoother skin. For those managing post-acne, it can be quite the alleviator of hyperpigmentation and acne scarring, while anyone looking to minimize fine lines or reroute enlarged pores can also benefit from the treatment.


Microneedles, or as we call them, microdarts, are also present in ZitSticka’s hero product, the KILLA patch—though their function is entirely different.(Our microdarts don't hurt, btw. They're spiky but gentle, kind of like an hedgehog)




KILLA’s microdarts are hyperslim structures, around 1/3 finer than a strand of hair. Their formation depends upon hyaluronic acid, a moisture-binding ingredient that can retain 1000 times its own weight in water. Wild! Into the hyaluronic mixture, we’ve freeze dried three zit-averse ingredients: salicylic acid, a masterful exfoliant, niacinamide, a calming active and form of B3, and a highly efficacious antimicrobial peptide called oligopeptide-76. Those first two are touted and praised and adored by dermatologists the world over, while OG-76 is a kind of newfangled ingredient that we believe deserves around 900% more attention from skincare enthusiasts. We’ll even go as far as to say it’s the hero of our patch.

24 of these microdarts layer each KILLA, and dissolve two hours after a patch is applied to the skin. At this time, the zit-melting elixir works at the heart of your pimple, disrupting its progression and minimizing its appearance.

Microdarts have afforded ZitSticka’s KILLA patch a kind of precision and depth of penetration that, if we may graciously assert, many at-home spot treatments don’t have. For this reason, KILLA is best suited to those deep, hard-to-get pimples that are on the rise. As a way to halt their life cycle; nip them in the bud.

Being a tech-meets-skincare brand, we can confirm we've spend a lot of time researching new and burgeoning technology in order to build the most efficacious zit patch. The delivery system that uses self-dissolving microneedles is no small deal at the moment, FYI! Some other applications include vaccinations and patch that diagnoses tuberculosis. What a time, eh? 


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