What is micro-needling?

Micro-needling is a procedure that uses tiny needles to perforate the outer layers of skin. That might sound terrifying, but micro-needling is proven to improve a variety of skin conditions, and it doesn’t hurt as much as you might expect. 

You might hear micro-needling referred to as collagen induction therapy (CIT), derma rolling, or skin needling. The needles used are usually around 0.25 millimeters and replaced before every procedure to ensure they’re sterile. If you attempt to use an at-home micro-needling tool, it’s essential to do your research beforehand and use sterilized tools.


What results can you expect from micro-needling?

Micro-needling is used to help with various problems and is clinically proven to work. There are at-home micro-needling options, but you’ll need to visit a certified professional for the best results. 

Micro-needling is clinically proven to help with scarring from acne, surgery, and burns and reducing wrinkles and stretch marks. The procedure creates small wounds in the outer layers of skin, which stimulates the production of collagen. Collagen is a protein that helps with skin and hair health. 

Before a micro-needling appointment, you’ll need to do a few things to prepare. This includes avoiding shaving the treatment area for the week prior, not getting sunburned, and not having any active cold sores, as micro-needling can spread them.

A typical micro-needling session will last around 30-45 minutes and is usually accompanied by other products to enhance the results. 

After your micro-needling procedure, your skin will be sensitive. You should avoid washing your face and wearing makeup for 24 hours, and avoid alcohol-based products and excessive sun for the week after. You will be able to return to your regular skincare routine after two weeks. 

You will see the micro-needling results over the next few months, and benefits can last for years after your procedure. Micro-needling isn’t a perfect fix for everything, but many clients have reported great long-term results. 


What are the alternatives to micro-needling?

If you have a fear of needles or want to find an alternative to micro-needling, you have a few different options. 

Micro currency: This involves a gentle electric stimulation that also promotes collagen production and can improve elasticity and reduce wrinkles.

LED and laser therapy: Various procedures involve LEDs and lasers that can help improve and heal your skin. 

Botox: Botox and other similar treatments are an injection of purified protein complexes that quickly improve your skin condition and reduce wrinkles and crows feet.


What does micro-needling feel like?  

You’ll feel some scratching and poking during the micro-needling procedure, but it’s not nearly as painful as it sounds. The doctor will use a treatment that helps numb the area before your treatment and use a gel mask to help reduce any pain afterward. 

The more painful parts will be areas where your skin is tighter against your bones like your forehead and cheekbones. If your skin is sensitive, the procedure might be more painful, but the certified professionals will make sure you’re well cared for.


Why choose Aesthetics Med Spa? 

Aesthetics Med Spa provides micro-needling sessions and can take care of all of your other skincare needs. Trying micro-needling at home can be problematic and even harmful if you’re not experienced. 

Everyone at the spa is certified and has years of experience to give you the best treatment from start to finish. Aesthetics Med Spa was voted the Best Med Spa in Reno, NV, because of the excellent service everyone at the spa provides. 

If you’re interested in the benefits of micro-needling, make sure to book your appointment today!