Microneedling is all the rage right now. Skincare professionals (including SpaVITA Master Esthetician Joy Nicolls) swear by it. But it’s not just trendy—it’s actually extremely effective in treating all types of skin issues, from fine lines and wrinkles, to acne scarring, to pigmentation issues. Our day spa clients from Alpine, Cedar Hills, and Highland are loving the results they are seeing from microneedling!
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling is a procedure we do in our Alpine day spa that uses micro-fine needles to create small punctures in the skin. These punctures stimulate the body’s natural healing process, which increases production of collagen and elastin, giving skin that youthful look. It is completely safe when administered by an experienced skincare professional, and it’s also highly effective!
After the procedure is complete, there will be some initial redness, but in a short amount of time, you’ll notice that your skin has a healthy new glow to it. The tone and texture of your skin can be visibly improved after one only treatment and will get even better with regular microneedling treatments. You can resume your normal skincare routine as soon as 24 hours after you leave our Alpine day spa, so there is little downtime.
Now for the question that all microneedling first-timers want to know: Does it hurt? Well, it depends. Some people report they only feel very minor discomfort while others feel a bit more than that. It really depends on the sensitivity of your skin. Whatever level of discomfort you feel, though, you should note that the procedure itself is relatively quick and any discomfort you experience shouldn’t linger after the actual microneedling is done.
Combine Microneedling with Other Treatments to Increase Their Effectiveness
Microneedling not only stimulates collagen and elastin production as mentioned above, but it can also make topical treatments more effective. The micro-punctures produced by microneedling allow topical products to penetrate more deeply into the skin, giving you better results than if you had used them on their own.
What About DIY Dermarollers?
Since microneedling has gained in popularity over the past few years, at-home products like dermarollers have hit the market to try to capitalize on the trend. Dermarollers are similar to microneedling in concept, but do not pierce as deeply as the microneedles we use at our Alpine day spa and are therefore less effective. And like any advanced skincare treatment, you’ll want to consult with a skin professional to determine if it will be effective for your unique skin type. Some types of skin don’t respond as well to microneedling as others.
If you have any questions about microneedling, or if you’d like to make an appointment with Joy, SpaVITA’s Master Esthetician, for microneedling or for any other skincare treatment we offer at our Alpine, Utah day spa, contact us today.