The students at Skin Science Institute learn many skills to get their esthetician license, and one is microneedling. Microneedling is a treatment that is in demand in many salons and medical spas. Learning the proper technique at our esthetician school can make you one of the most in-demand estheticians in your area!
What Is Microneedling?
When we’re young, collagen and elastin are plentiful in our bodies. Among other things, collagen helps the skin stay firm, while elastin keeps it tight. But as we get older, our bodies lose more of these substances, resulting in wrinkling and sagging of the skin.
Microneedling is the practice of making tiny pinpricks in the skin to boost collagen and elastin production. As the tiny wounds heal, the new skin fibers grow, resulting in younger-looking skin. This is done with a special tool equipped with many tiny surgical needles on the end.
First, a numbing cream is applied to the skin to lessen the discomfort from the needles piercing the skin. Next, the esthetician moves the wand-shaped tool over the client’s skin, allowing the needles to do their work. After the procedure, a serum is applied to the skin to aid in healing. Patients experience some redness and swelling for several days after the procedure.
Proper Training Is Key with Microneedling
Of all the services an esthetician offers, microneedling is one of the riskiest. Often performed by dermatologists, microneedling can result in intense pain and even scarring if not done correctly.
You may have seen home microneedling kits sold in stores or online. These look like tiny rollers you can roll across your skin in lieu of a microneedling wand. These are extremely dangerous, because users are not trained in how deep the needles are supposed to penetrate. Piercing the skin too deeply, making too many passes over the same area or performing the treatment too often can cause bleeding and even leave scars.
More worrisome is the potential for infection. Piercing skin with needles that are not sterile opens users up to infection, which can be serious.
Proper training in the use and sterilization of microneedling tools is crucial.
Esthetician Programs with Microneedling Classes
At Skin Science Institute, we train our students well in the practice and technique of microneedling. They work under the tutelage of master estheticians licensed to teach this procedure. First students in the student spa observe the master estheticians performing the service. When they are ready to perform the service themselves, the students work under the watchful eye of the instructors.
Estheticians who have learned microneedling are a valuable to salons and med spas. If want to get your esthetician license, talk to the team at Skin Science Institute to learn more, or apply to our esthetician school online today.