Micro-needling

Fast Facts

mirror

Benefits

1. Refines texture and helps with hyperpigmentation
2. Treats acne scars and large pores
3. Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

money

Avg. Cost

$650 - $960 (packages available)

time

Appt.
Length

1 hour

calendar

Downtime

1 - 3 days. Avoid heat, exercise, and sweating on the day of treatment. Sunscreen is ok, makeup the next day with a clean application.

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Topical
Anesthetic
Used?

Yes

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Treatment
Areas

Face and body

Microneedling

Fast Facts

mirror

Benefits

1. Refines texture and helps with hyperpigmentation
2. Treats acne scars and large pores
3. Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

money

Avg. Cost

$650 - $960 (packages available)

time

Appt.
Length

1 hour

calendar

Downtime

1 - 3 days. Avoid heat, exercise, and sweating on the day of treatment. Sunscreen is ok, makeup the next day with a clean application.

tube

Topical
Anesthetic
Used?

Yes

rx

Treatment
Areas

Face and body

Microneedling

Fast Facts

mirror

Benefits

1. Refines texture and helps with hyperpigmentation
2. Treats acne scars and large pores
3. Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

money

Avg. Cost

$650 - $960 (packages available)

time

Appt.
Length

1 hour

calendar

Downtime

1 - 3 days. Avoid heat, exercise, and sweating on the day of treatment. Sunscreen is ok, makeup the next day with a clean application.

tube

Topical
Anesthetic
Used?

Yes

rx

Treatment
Areas

Face and body

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Microneedling

Human skin has miraculous healing properties, so the idea of creating superficial wounds to trigger a healing response in the body makes sense as a great way to improve our skin.

Sounds just about like Microneedling.

Microneedling in Salt Lake City & Park City creates hundreds of microscopic punctures through the epidermis across the treatment area. These wounds trigger the body to react and “heal” the wounds by producing new collagen and elastin. This improves the texture and firmness of the skin, and it reduces large pores, stretch marks, and acne scarring. We offer Microneedling at Saltz Plastic Surgery & Spa Vitoria.

Interested in learning more? Dial 801.274.9500 today for our Salt Lake City office or 435.655.6612 for our Park City office, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Renato Saltz!

iStock 1271011637

Micro-needling

Human skin has miraculous healing properties, so the idea of creating superficial wounds to trigger a healing response in the body makes sense as a great way to improve our skin.

Sounds just about like Microneedling.

Microneedling in Salt Lake City & Park City creates hundreds of microscopic punctures through the epidermis across the treatment area. These wounds trigger the body to react and “heal” the wounds by producing new collagen and elastin. This improves the texture and firmness of the skin, and it reduces large pores, stretch marks, and acne scarring. We offer Microneedling at Saltz Plastic Surgery & Spa Vitoria.

Interested in learning more? Dial 801.274.9500 today for our Salt Lake City office or 435.655.6612 for our Park City office, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Renato Saltz!

iStock 1271011637

Microneedling

Human skin has miraculous healing properties, so the idea of creating superficial wounds to trigger a healing response in the body makes sense as a great way to improve our skin.

Sounds just about like Microneedling.

Microneedling in Salt Lake City & Park City creates hundreds of microscopic punctures through the epidermis across the treatment area. These wounds trigger the body to react and “heal” the wounds by producing new collagen and elastin. This improves the texture and firmness of the skin, and it reduces large pores, stretch marks, and acne scarring. We offer Microneedling at Saltz Plastic Surgery & Spa Vitoria.

Interested in learning more? Dial 801.274.9500 today for our Salt Lake City office or 435.655.6612 for our Park City office, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Renato Saltz!

The concept behind Microneedling is not new. It was originally introduced in the 1950s with a “dermaroller,” kind of an aerator (think of your lawn) for your face. Not surprising, rolling this back and forth across a person’s face didn’t catch on. Then in the 1990s, tattoo guns were used without ink to improve post-surgical scarring.

Technological improvements in the delivery method allowed for today’s Microneedling in Salt Lake City. At Saltz Plastic Surgery, we use the SkinPen a small handheld device that resembles a pen. It contains 12 microneedles that move up and down as the SkinPen is moved across the treatment area. We set the penetration depth (up to 2mm), creating hundreds of tiny microscopic punctures/wounds across the treatment areas. This initiates the healing mechanism in the skin, which improves texture and quality, and improves issues such as acne scarring.

When we move the SkinPen across the treatment areas, the microneedles move up and down creating hundreds of punctures. The punctures penetrate the epidermis, the skin’s outer layer, and enter the dermis, the skin’s second layer. Because each individual puncture is so small, it is surrounded by completely healthy skin that instantly gets busy helping to heal the small punctures surrounding it. They fully heal within just a few hours.

The body, however, believes it has been wounded with all of these tiny incursions into the dermis layer. It initiates a healing response in the skin. First, the skin actively remodels the existing collagen, instantly tightening the skin. Then it signals to increase production of collagen, the protein in the skin responsible for the skin’s underlying support structure. It also increases elastin production, which helps the skin with elasticity and suppleness. The end result is that the skin firms, creates new cells, helps to break down existing scars and large pores, and then sends supplies of new collagen and elastin to the area.

Another cool thing about Microneedling in Park City & Salt Lake City is that the hundreds of microscopic punctures can be thought of as channels down through epidermis directly into the dermis. That enables us to apply topical gels, serums, and creams that can directly get into the dermis layer, where they are much more effective. These topical applications further enhance the skin.

At Saltz Plastic Surgery & Spa Vitoria, we use Microneedling all over the body, but the typical targets are the face, neck, and décolletage. Microneedling doesn’t cause hyperpigmentation, so it can also be used on all skin tones.

Here are skin conditions we treat with Microneedling:

  • Acne scars
  • Large pores
  • Fine lines
  • Uneven texture
  • Stretch marks

There really are not any limitations on who could benefit from Microneedling. It doesn’t cause hyperpigmentation, as some other resurfacing procedures do. The punctures are only superficial and they heal within just a few hours.

Obviously, it would seem like puncturing your skin hundreds of times would hurt quite a bit. Actually, it doesn’t. We apply a topical anesthetic prior to your procedure, so you don’t feel any pain. Plus, the needles are very thin. Patients tell us the procedure feels something like light sandpaper being moved across their skin.

Treatments can take anywhere from 20-60 minutes, depending on the area/areas you are having treated. A face treatment typically takes from 20-30 minutes.

Microneedling stimulates collagen production, which requires an inflammatory response in the skin. To maintain control over this response, it is best to avoid all unnecessary sun exposure for at least one to two days before your appointment. Each morning, apply a broad-spectrum, SPF 30 sunscreen and, if necessary, a wide-brimmed hat. It is also necessary to refrain from using all types of acid-based products and medications that thin the blood in the few days before microneedling treatment. Examples include alpha-hydroxy serum, aspirin, and ibuprofen. On the morning of your microneedling appointment, cleanse your skin with a gentle face wash but do not apply any serums or moisturizers to the area. Also do not wear makeup to your appointment.  If you are concerned about comfort during your treatment, you may take acetaminophen about one hour prior to your visit. 

Your provider may provide you with detailed aftercare instructions that discuss when and how to wash your face after your microneedling treatment. Generally, it is appropriate to wash the treatment area the day of treatment, usually just before bed to allow several hours for the microchannels to close completely. When caring for the skin after treatment, all harsh chemicals and exfoliators must be avoided. It is beneficial to use a face wash that is fragrance-free and formulated without any acid-based ingredients. After two full days of healing, you may resume using most if not all of your normal skincare products. 

As your skin reacts to the punctures, you will have an immediate glow, but Microneedling results build with time. This is because your body increases the production of collagen and elastin for weeks. Visible changes with the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Your results can continue to improve for up to six months.

How long your results will last is dependent on your unique body. The new collagen and elastin aren’t going anywhere, but your body otherwise continues to produce less collagen as we age. That’s why continuing treatments with the Saltz Spa Vitoria team are recommended to keep up with these decreases.

To allow the skin to fully heal and complete its collagen production increase, Microneedling can be done once every 4-6 weeks. At Saltz Plastic Surgery & Spa Vitoria, we recommend at least three treatments for collagen building and 3-6 treatments to lessen scarring. From there maintenance is a good idea.

Your skin will appear red and flushed after your Microneedling session; it will appear as if you have a mild sunburn. The degree of redness will correlate to the number of passes over the treatment areas and the depth of the setting for the needle penetration. This redness usually passes by the next day. There may also be some slight swelling and your skin will feel tight for a day or so. It’s optimal to schedule your session as an after-work procedure because by the next morning most of the redness will have passed. You don’t have to restrict your activities at all after Microneedling.

Yes. However, take care not to take steamy hot showers for the first 72 hours after your treatment. Like hot tubs, hot baths, and saunas, a hot shower can exacerbate the redness and inflammation that occur after the microneedling treatment. 

There are side effects after microneedling but no real downtime to speak of. Because your skin may be moderately flushed for up to several hours after your procedure, you may want to arrange to have the rest of the day off to take it easy in the comfort of your home. 

Yes. Microneedling is safe and beneficial for healthy adults. Keep in mind that microneedling stimulates tissue regeneration by creating tiny punctures in the upper layers of the skin. If you have trouble healing from cuts and scrapes, it may take slightly longer for your treatment side effects to resolve. Microneedling is not ideal in every situation or for every person. We perform a thorough consultation and medical history before evaluating the skin for treatment. During this consultation, it is important that you inform your provider of a history of keloid scars, fungal infections, psoriasis, eczema, or scleroderma, or if you are immunocompromised, pregnant, or nursing. In addition to risks of scarring for those with a history of keloid scars, microneedling carries a very slight risk for infection. This can be managed by carefully following the post-treatment care instructions provided to you. 

The most common side effect of microneedling is redness. The skin may range from pink and flushed to bright red as if you have a moderate sunburn. The majority of this post-treatment redness fades in 24 to 48 hours. Once the redness resolves, other side effects such as flaking or peeling and blemishes may occur. 

The concept behind Microneedling is not new. It was originally introduced in the 1950s with a “dermaroller,” kind of an aerator (think of your lawn) for your face. Not surprising, rolling this back and forth across a person’s face didn’t catch on. Then in the 1990s, tattoo guns were used without ink to improve post-surgical scarring.

Technological improvements in the delivery method allowed for today’s Microneedling in Salt Lake City. At Saltz Plastic Surgery, we use the SkinPen a small handheld device that resembles a pen. It contains 12 microneedles that move up and down as the SkinPen is moved across the treatment area. We set the penetration depth (up to 2mm), creating hundreds of tiny microscopic punctures/wounds across the treatment areas. This initiates the healing mechanism in the skin, which improves texture and quality, and improves issues such as acne scarring.

When we move the SkinPen across the treatment areas, the microneedles move up and down creating hundreds of punctures. The punctures penetrate the epidermis, the skin’s outer layer, and enter the dermis, the skin’s second layer. Because each individual puncture is so small, it is surrounded by completely healthy skin that instantly gets busy helping to heal the small punctures surrounding it. They fully heal within just a few hours.

The body, however, believes it has been wounded with all of these tiny incursions into the dermis layer. It initiates a healing response in the skin. First, the skin actively remodels the existing collagen, instantly tightening the skin. Then it signals to increase production of collagen, the protein in the skin responsible for the skin’s underlying support structure. It also increases elastin production, which helps the skin with elasticity and suppleness. The end result is that the skin firms, creates new cells, helps to break down existing scars and large pores, and then sends supplies of new collagen and elastin to the area.

Another cool thing about Microneedling in Park City & Salt Lake City is that the hundreds of microscopic punctures can be thought of as channels down through epidermis directly into the dermis. That enables us to apply topical gels, serums, and creams that can directly get into the dermis layer, where they are much more effective. These topical applications further enhance the skin.

At Saltz Plastic Surgery & Spa Vitoria, we use Microneedling all over the body, but the typical targets are the face, neck, and décolletage. Microneedling doesn’t cause hyperpigmentation, so it can also be used on all skin tones.

Here are skin conditions we treat with Microneedling:

  • Acne scars
  • Large pores
  • Fine lines
  • Uneven texture
  • Stretch marks

There really are not any limitations on who could benefit from Microneedling. It doesn’t cause hyperpigmentation, as some other resurfacing procedures do. The punctures are only superficial and they heal within just a few hours.

Obviously, it would seem like puncturing your skin hundreds of times would hurt quite a bit. Actually, it doesn’t. We apply a topical anesthetic prior to your procedure, so you don’t feel any pain. Plus, the needles are very thin. Patients tell us the procedure feels something like light sandpaper being moved across their skin.

Treatments can take anywhere from 20-60 minutes, depending on the area/areas you are having treated. A face treatment typically takes from 20-30 minutes.

Microneedling stimulates collagen production, which requires an inflammatory response in the skin. To maintain control over this response, it is best to avoid all unnecessary sun exposure for at least one to two days before your appointment. Each morning, apply a broad-spectrum, SPF 30 sunscreen and, if necessary, a wide-brimmed hat. It is also necessary to refrain from using all types of acid-based products and medications that thin the blood in the few days before microneedling treatment. Examples include alpha-hydroxy serum, aspirin, and ibuprofen. On the morning of your microneedling appointment, cleanse your skin with a gentle face wash but do not apply any serums or moisturizers to the area. Also do not wear makeup to your appointment.  If you are concerned about comfort during your treatment, you may take acetaminophen about one hour prior to your visit. 

Your provider may provide you with detailed aftercare instructions that discuss when and how to wash your face after your microneedling treatment. Generally, it is appropriate to wash the treatment area the day of treatment, usually just before bed to allow several hours for the microchannels to close completely. When caring for the skin after treatment, all harsh chemicals and exfoliators must be avoided. It is beneficial to use a face wash that is fragrance-free and formulated without any acid-based ingredients. After two full days of healing, you may resume using most if not all of your normal skincare products. 

As your skin reacts to the punctures, you will have an immediate glow, but Microneedling results build with time. This is because your body increases the production of collagen and elastin for weeks. Visible changes with the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Your results can continue to improve for up to six months.

How long your results will last is dependent on your unique body. The new collagen and elastin aren’t going anywhere, but your body otherwise continues to produce less collagen as we age. That’s why continuing treatments with the Saltz Spa Vitoria team are recommended to keep up with these decreases.

To allow the skin to fully heal and complete its collagen production increase, Microneedling can be done once every 4-6 weeks. At Saltz Plastic Surgery & Spa Vitoria, we recommend at least three treatments for collagen building and 3-6 treatments to lessen scarring. From there maintenance is a good idea.

Your skin will appear red and flushed after your Microneedling session; it will appear as if you have a mild sunburn. The degree of redness will correlate to the number of passes over the treatment areas and the depth of the setting for the needle penetration. This redness usually passes by the next day. There may also be some slight swelling and your skin will feel tight for a day or so. It’s optimal to schedule your session as an after-work procedure because by the next morning most of the redness will have passed. You don’t have to restrict your activities at all after Microneedling.

Yes. However, take care not to take steamy hot showers for the first 72 hours after your treatment. Like hot tubs, hot baths, and saunas, a hot shower can exacerbate the redness and inflammation that occur after the microneedling treatment. 

There are side effects after microneedling but no real downtime to speak of. Because your skin may be moderately flushed for up to several hours after your procedure, you may want to arrange to have the rest of the day off to take it easy in the comfort of your home. 

Yes. Microneedling is safe and beneficial for healthy adults. Keep in mind that microneedling stimulates tissue regeneration by creating tiny punctures in the upper layers of the skin. If you have trouble healing from cuts and scrapes, it may take slightly longer for your treatment side effects to resolve. Microneedling is not ideal in every situation or for every person. We perform a thorough consultation and medical history before evaluating the skin for treatment. During this consultation, it is important that you inform your provider of a history of keloid scars, fungal infections, psoriasis, eczema, or scleroderma, or if you are immunocompromised, pregnant, or nursing. In addition to risks of scarring for those with a history of keloid scars, microneedling carries a very slight risk for infection. This can be managed by carefully following the post-treatment care instructions provided to you. 

The most common side effect of microneedling is redness. The skin may range from pink and flushed to bright red as if you have a moderate sunburn. The majority of this post-treatment redness fades in 24 to 48 hours. Once the redness resolves, other side effects such as flaking or peeling and blemishes may occur. 

 

Paula Jojola Brog

I would like to commend Dr. Saltz’s Spa Vitoria for being one of the best spas I have ever visited. The ambiance was incredible and the treatment by the aesthetician was wonderful and so professional. They treat you as though you are the most important client they have and want to make sure that you know that you are. . . I would recommend Spa Vitoria to anyone for any of the services that they offer. Dr. Saltz, himself, came in to make sure that I was being treated well. A client forever.

Jeri Openshaw

I have had two chemical peels at Saltz Spa Vitoria and the highly trained staff explain exactly what you can expect during and after the procedure. It’s always a bit frightening initially to have anything done to your face but the aestheticians are competent, friendly and put you at ease.

Sue Bradford

I first went to Saltz Spa Vitoria in 2003 because I had so much hyper pigmentation on my neck that I could not bring myself to wear a necklace. Three IPL treatments took care of that problem and I have not looked back since. I will soon be 65 and, with Torri’s expertise and guidance, my skin is clear and smooth, and I feel totally confident to go out with just clean skin. I have made use of Thermage and Clear and Brilliant treatments, peels and facials and have better skin at this point in my life than I ever dreamed would be possible. My experience with Saltz Spa Vitoria has been one of complete liberation.

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“I would like to commend Dr. Saltz’s Spa Vitoria for being one of the best spas I have ever visited. The ambiance was incredible and the treatment by the aesthetician was wonderful and so professional. They treat you as though you are the most important client they have and want to make sure that you know that you are. . . I would recommend Spa Vitoria to anyone for any of the services that they offer. Dr. Saltz, himself, came in to make sure that I was being treated well. A client forever.” - Paula Jojola Brog

 

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IPL »
PEARL FRACTIONAL »

For more information on Microneedling® visit our blog

Speak With Dr. Saltz For Microneedling In Salt Lake City!

To learn more about our Microneedling treatments, call us today at 801.274.9500
for our Salt Lake City office, or 435.655.6612 for our Park City office. You can also fill out the form in our contact page to book your one-on-one appointment with Dr. Saltz. Our practice looks forward to serving you!

Speak With Dr. Saltz For Microneedling In Salt Lake City!

To learn more about our Microneedling treatments, call us today at 801.274.9500
for our Salt Lake City office, or 435.655.6612 for our Park City office. You can also fill out the form in our contact page to book your one-on-one appointment with Dr. Saltz. Our practice looks forward to serving you!

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