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Microneedling: Setting the Needle Straight

Contact Author Susanne Schmaling, Esthetics Council

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Microneedling is one of those modalities that has been a constant source of controversy since it first gained popularity in the esthetics world over seven years ago. Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, dermal rolling, dermal stamping, dermal needling and skin needling is a treatment that utilizes small needles with a diameter of .25mm or less. The treatment consists of using a device that either rolls across the skin, or an electronic device that moves up and down across the skin.1

Indications for use are:

  • Wrinkle improvement,
  • Loss of elasticity,
  • Hyperpigmentation,
  • Photo damage and
  • Acne scarring.



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Susanne Schmaling is a NCEA certified, licensed master esthetician, laser technician and accomplished instructor with more than 21 years’ experience. Her career encompasses all aspects of the spa world including sales, spa ownership and medical spa modalities. She is the founder of the Esthetic’s Council. She is an accomplished book author as well as an advisor on Skin Inc.’s Advisory Board.

Note: treatments that a licensed esthetician may perform in a medical spa space vary by state. Please consult with your state board before adopting or performing any unfamiliar treatment.

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