Does microneedling hurt? What does microneedling feel like?

Because there are few nerve endings in the top layer of the skin, superficial microneedling and nanoneedling are essentially painless. However, as you move further into the skin, the amount of pain might rise.
To alleviate any discomfort, apply a small coating of numbing lotion (such as Lidocaine, which is available over the counter) to the face region 20 minutes before microneedling.