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Microneedling
Frequently Asked Questions

What is microneedling?
It's a simple, minimally invasive treatment beneficial for most skin types.  It breaks down scar tissue, naturally stimulates collagen production, and improves the texture and tone of the skin.

How does microneedling work?
There are many different microneedling devices on the market. At Skin Spa Utah, we proudly use the Rejuvapen.  We believe it to be far superior to other devices available.    Tiny needles from the device penetrate the skin and create thousands of micro-injuries.  The body responds to this controlled wounding by producing collagen and elastin, which rejuvenates the face and fills scars and wrinkles.

What will I look like after the treatment?
Immediately after, your skin will be red and look like you have a mild sunburn.  This dissipates over several hours.  Makeup (we always recommend a high-quality mineral makeup) can be worn the next day.  

Does it hurt?
We use a very effective topical anesthetic to numb the skin, making the treatment very comfortable.  Some clients have slightly more sensitivity on the forehead and lips.  

Can areas other that the face be treated?
Yes.  Many clients choose to treat the face and "add on" abdominal stretch marks, neck, hands, and surgical/injury/trauma scars on the body.  Please see the microneedling page for add-on pricing.  

What skin concerns can be treated with microneedling?
Microneedling is extremely effective for treating: acne scars, trauma/surgical scars, fine lines, deeper wrinkles, skin laxity, sagging skin, rough skin texture, alopecia, sun damage, pore size, stretch marks.

How many treatments will I need?
You will see results with the first treatment, with cumulative results over time.  Most people need a series of 3-6 treatments, and then choose to do occasional maintenance treatments.

How often should I have treatments?
That depends on what we're treating.  The initial series will consist of treatment done about every 4 weeks.

Why should I consider microneedling over a laser treatment?
The results of microneedling, especially considering the cost, are incredible.  Lasers are contraindicated for many skin tones and skin types, and come with a significant risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.  Laser treatments, if done correctly, usually lead to a great deal of swelling and downtime.  Microneedling results are similar to fractionated laser treatments without the significant inflammatory response, discomfort,downtime, and risk.

How much is it?
In Utah, microneedling with a quality micropen device in a reputable facility with an experienced practitiomer usually ranges between $250-$400.  Skin Spa Utah's individual treatments are affordable and competitively priced.  In addition, you can purchase a small package of 3 for a discounted price, and a package of 6 for more significant savings.  

Why choose Skin Spa Utah?
We have been microneedling longer than most practitioners in Utah.  We've received advanced microneedling training to ensure our procedures yield optimal outcomes and results.  We use an award winning device to achieve exceptional results.  And, at Skin Spa Utah, the combination of pre and post treatment protocols and serum blends are exclusive to my practice and not available anywhere else.