Micro-Needling for Soft and Clear Skin


You have likely noticed that micro-needling has gained a lot of attention recently. Beauty blogs talk about this treatment all the time. It is a treatment where micro-channels are made in the skin. These micro-openings are controlled so that they only puncture the epidermis and maybe slightly puncture the top layers of the dermis. The purpose of the micro-channels is to encourage collagen production, which ultimately heals the skin and makes the skin look and feel better. Micro-needling also enables the body to absorb skin care products easier, making the skincare products more effective.

When people first hear about micro-needling, they are taken aback. For many, the idea sounds less like something you would see in a doctor’s office or at a beauty spa and more like something you would hear about in a horror movie. However, many people around the world swear by this treatment. They have seen the results of the treatment firsthand and know that it can help with a wide range of skin issues ranging from wrinkles to acne to clogged pores.

When performed by a skilled professional, micro-needling creates many tiny micro-openings in the skin. It is best to have a professional perform this treatment because you will know that the equipment they use will be sterile and that the entries being made are beneficial and not exaggerated.

In professional settings, micro-needling is often combined with topical solutions. If you infuse your skin with topical products immediately after micro-needling, you will notice an even better effect.

Micro-needling has worked for many individuals who are looking to get rid of acne scarring. By encouraging collagen growth, people are able to remove indentations and marks caused by acne. The process leads to cleaner pores, which over the course of months, produces anti-aging effects like firming and smoothing the skin.

If you are frustrated with the way that your skin looks and you want to do something about it, micro-needling is a safe option that can produce results. Contact us today at Nuance Aesthetics for a consultation at our office in Salt Lake City.


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Jackson Rhudy, MD

Owner/Medical Director

Dr. Jackson Rhudy is a board-certified physician who has been practicing in Salt Lake since 1974. After an initial career in emergency medicine, he developed an interest in the new technologies emerging in the field of aesthetics utilizing non-surgical techniques such as lasers, Botox, and injectable fillers. He sought training from leading experts in the aesthetic field at multiple locations in the US and Europe and in 2000 he founded an aesthetic practice called Light Touch Laser Skin Care Center. It rapidly became a leading aesthetic practice in the Salt Lake City area. In 2010, he sold the practice and focused on his other endeavor, Optimum Clinical Research– a private research site that performs clinical trials on new pharmaceutical drugs. But continuing demand from former aesthetic patients led to the formation of a new aesthetic practice in July 2015. Reuniting with a former colleague, Jill Miller, they started Nuance Aesthetics—a practice devoted to providing excellence in the field of non-surgical aesthetics by offering experience and expertise with the utmost integrity. Dr. Rhudy maintains his board certification in emergency medicine and is the only physician in Salt Lake City who is board certified in laser surgery.

When Dr Rhudy isn’t in the office, he loves riding his bike up City Creek. He has always had a passion for learning and growing in the medical field which is why he spends a lot of free time researching the latest treatments and technology that keeps Nuance ahead of the curve. 

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