Finally, there is an organic skin peel with microneedling results for all skin complexions.

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that involves the use of a device with fine needles to create small, controlled punctures called micro-injuries. These micro-injuries create a wounding response in the skin that initiates skin rejuvenation and the production of collagen and elastin, both of which give the skin firmness and strength. That’s why it has become a sought-after skin treatment for the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, uneven texture and hyperpigmentation. Although considered safe, it can be risky for some people and complexions.

What are the risks?

For people with darker complexions, microneedling can cause adverse effects like post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and scarring. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is characterized by the darkening of skin due to injury and inflammation. The body responds to inflammation by producing excess melanin, the natural pigment that gives our skin color, which can be seen after bouts of acne, burns or any other skin injury.

Other contraindications to microneedling are pregnancy, allergies, poor immunity, malnutrition and certain medications.

Spicules offer natural alternative

Spicules are micro-crystals that form the exoskeleton of aquatic sponges. At Lotus Evolutions Holistic Spa, we use Baikal spicules. This variety of freshwater sponge is only found in the Siberian Lake Baikal. Lake Baikal is the oldest and deepest freshwater lake in the world.

Although the use of spicules is a relatively new treatment here in the U.S., it has been used in East Asia and Russia for centuries.

How does it work?

An image of a client receiving a baikal facial. [Courtesy Lotus Evolutions]
The spicules are massaged into the skin, creating a micro-channeling effect and trans-epidermal delivery system. Once embedded into the skin, they create a histamine reaction that brings blood flow and oxygen to the surface of the skin. As they dissolve over the next 72 hours, they release many nutrients into the skin like vitamins, minerals, natural steroids and antibiotics. This cascade of nutrition stimulates collagen, normalizes melanin production, improves cellular health and supports the skin barrier.

The spicules are 100% natural and organic. They are safe to use on women who are pregnant and breastfeeding. They are also safe for all skin types and complexions, which is why this is a great alternative to microneedling for those with darker complexions.

There is also no downtime and no risk of infection or unwanted adverse effects.

The results are softening and reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, improved skin texture and tone, fewer breakouts and overall better resilience, clarity and vibrancy for your skin.

The experience itself is relaxing and overall rejuvenating to the mind and body.

If you have a health condition and you think this treatment would be right for you, we recommend consulting with your healthcare provider.

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