Used in Korean Beauty skincare spas, spicules are tiny needle-like particles made of natural materials. Spicules are used in skin resurfacing treatments to promote exfoliation and stimulate collagen production. This helps many skin care conditions such as;
- discolorations and dark spots
- fine lines and wrinkles
- acne and clogged pores
- uneven texture and tone
The spicules can be derived from marine sponges (farmed to ensure they're clean) or hyaluronic acid crystals. The spicules are very small, measuring only a few micrometers in length. Spicules are often referred to as "liquid micro-needling".
When spicules are used in skincare treatments, they can be combined with other ingredients like enzymes or acids to create a more intense effect. The spicules penetrate the skin's surface and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which can help improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
At Calm Beauty, Joanna precedes the spicule application with a corrective ampoule, so that the spicules can carry the nutrients deeper into the skin, providing glowing, reparative results.
To finish the spicule treatment, the application is followed by a calming mask, soothing protective lotion and a mineral spf. This is important because you should not to expose freshly treated skin to heat or sun after a spicule treatment. Care must be taken for up to 72 hours after the spicule treatment.
Spicule-based skincare treatments are often called "micro-needling" or "micro-exfoliating" treatments, and are generally considered safe and effective when performed by a licensed skincare professional. However, as with any skincare treatment, it's important to consult with a professional before trying a spicule-based treatment to make sure it's appropriate for your skin type and concerns. For example, those with shellfish allergies may not be able to have a spicule treatment.
Varying levels of spicules are available at Calm Beauty Brooklyn. Book an appointment of virtual consultation to get started with your spicule facial treatment.