The Difference Between Microneedling and ZitSticka's Microneedles
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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 stupendous treatment known as 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 they’re technically known, microdarts, are also present in ZitSticka’s hero product, the KILLA patch—though their function is entirely different. 

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 acne-averse ingredients: salicylic acid, a masterful exfoliant, niacinamide, a calming active and form of B3, and a highly efficacious antimicrobial peptide, 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 acne-melting elixir infiltrates the epicentre of your pimple, disrupting its progression and minimizing its appearance. After 6-8 hours is when most people begin to see results.

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