In short, micro-needling (alternatively microneedling) is a skin treatment that involves puncturing the skin thousands of times with—you guessed it—tiny needles (micro needles, if you will.) It may sound like something out of a horror movie, but this treatment has become increasingly popular in recent years. Although its popularity is new, the treatment itself has been around for more than half a century. People have been stabbing themselves with needles in the name of beauty for a long, long time.
If you are considering going under the needle, you should probably know what the treatment actually looks like. This procedure is actually relatively short—from start to finish it only takes 20-30 minutes. You can go get micro-needled during your lunch break! First, the dermatologist will numb the patient’s skin with numbing cream, making the whole stabbing-your-face-with-needles thing mostly painless. Thankfully, the procedure is not done one needle-hole at a time. There are “dermarollers” and “dermapens” used to get the job done faster. A Dermaroller resembles a small paint roller that is covered in needles. Dermapens are used to get to the hard to reach areas of the face that the dermaroller cannot access. The skin will be red for a few days, but it will heal quickly.
So why would you put yourself through this face-stabbing procedure? Easy. The results speak for themselves. Micro-needling procedures sound unpleasant, but they really are not that painful and more than worth it. Microneeding is said to treat wrinkles, dark spots, scars, stretch marks, and dull skin. Some claim that microneedling helps with cellulite as well, but that has not been proved yet. Why does it work? Well, the small injuries cause skin cells to start up the healing process, and this not only helps fill in the needle holes, it fixes up the surrounding skin as well.
Intermountain Aesthetics MD Spa
If you are thinking of getting a microneedling procedure done, there is no better place than Intermountain Aesthetics MD Spa. With two master estheticians and a nurse practitioner on hand, you
know that your skin is in good hands. There are at home options for microneedling treatments, but infections are possible if you do not follow certain procedures. Some things are best left to the professionals and at Intermountain, we are nothing if not professional!