Derminator® 2 needle cartridge (single needle)
Derminator® 2 digital dermaneedling cartridge (single needle). Needle diameter 0.15 mm. (38 SWG, 34½ AWG). Gamma-sterilized. The needles are made of surgical steel and do not contain nickel. This cartridge's plastic tip is smoother than the 1-needle cartridge of the Original Derminator® so it does not scratch the skin anymore. A single-needle cartridge is very useful for treating narrow scars such as certain stretch marks. Also, any time you need to treat a very small skin area, a single needle is a much more accurate choice.
Bajonet fitting. Align the slots in the cartridge with the protrusions on the tip of the hand unit, push the cartridge on firmly and while pushing, rotate the cartridge right a quarter turn. If you don't do this, the device won't needle the set depth and the cartridge may fly off (and the magnet out).
Cartridge lifetime depends on needling frequency, treatment duration, number of treatments and skin thickness. When treatment starts to be more painful or the machine starts to have trouble reaching the set depth, the needles have become blunt and it is time to replace the cartridge.
Cartridges should ideally NOT be reused but can be reused on only the SAME patient after disinfection with Ethanol or Chloramine-T according to our instructions. Do not use Dettol - it contains chloroxylenol, which can dislodge the needles. Disinfection procedure:
1. Blood serum removal: Pour a drop of dishwashing detergent into the cartridge and rinse it out by moving the plunger manually while holding the cartridge under a running tap with warm water.
2. Disinfection: Fill a cup with a cm of fresh, NEVER USED Chloramine-T solution or Ethanol, submerge the cartridge into it and move the plunger a dozen times. Let it sit overnight and the next morning, move the plunger again and let it sit some more hours.
3. Rinsing: Under tap water (tap water in the western world never contains infectious bacteria relevant to dermaneedling), operate the plunger a dozen times.
4. Drying: Re-use the cartridge only after it has fully dried out and you can see no more liquid in the mechanism or inside the silicone membrane.
The needles in this cartridge are of perfect quality. We encourage our customers to look at the tips through a strong magnifying glass and compare them to the needle tips of other brands. This is the only cartridge that works properly with the Derminator® 2. Any other cartridges, including those for the Original Derminator®, will not fit and even if they fit, their needling depth will be incorrect.
DUE TO THE FAST IN/OUT SPEED, THIS NEEDLE, WHEN MOVING, WILL USUALLY BE INVISIBLE. IT ALSO IS SO PAINLESS THAT YOU WILL OFTEN NOT EVEN BE ABLE TO FEEL IT. SO SOME PEOPLE THINK IT IS FAULTY. VERIFY THAT ALL IS OK BY NEEDLING A PIECE OF TAUT PAPER ON 1.5 MM NEEDLING DEPTH AND NOTICE THE HOLES AGAINST A BRIGHT LIGHT.