SQT Liquid Bio-Microneedling

SQT for Indian Skin Pigmentation, Acne and Acne scarring

What is SQT Bio-Microneedling?

SQT, is effectively formed from sponge spicules. These are a variant of siliceous bio-microneedle that are extracted from the freshwater sponge. They can stimulate and deliver naturally active ingredients to the lower levels of the skin which starts skin microcirculation.

Unlike traditional microneedling, non-invasive SQT penetrates the skin via a delicate facial to stimulate natural healing and rejuvenation without the discomfort or downtime. These advanced bioactive ingredients, provide highly effective and multiple solutions for all skin colours and skin tones.

SQT for Indian Skin Pigmentation, Acne and Acne scarring

Benefits of an SQT Treatment

SQT liquid bio-microneedling offers numerous advantages over traditional microneedling and other facial treatments:

  • Suitable for all skin tones and skin types: SQT is designed for all skin tones including Asian, Black and Indian skin, from Fitzpatrick I to VI, and is particularly beneficial for sensitive skin.
  • Minimal downtime: Unlike conventional microneedling, SQT has little to no downtime, allowing you to resume your daily activities immediately.
  • Faster results: Achieve noticeable improvements in skin texture and tone in as few as four treatments.
  • Non-invasive: The liquid bio microneedling technique is less invasive,. This reduces the risk of irritation and discomfort.
  • Enhanced skin rejuvenation: The bioactive ingredients in the SQT solution work to stimulate collagen production, improve skin elasticity, and promote a healthy, radiant complexion.
  • No bleeding, no anaesthetic, and no skin breakage.
SQT Liquid Bio microneedling liquid facial
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Which Skin concerns will benefit from SQT?

  • Pigmentation & Melasma
  • Sun damage
  • Oily skin & large pores
  • Skin redness, Rosacea & textural issues
  • Acne Scarring
  • Active Acne & Congestion
  • Fine lines & Wrinkles
  • Uneven skin tone and appearance
  • Dandruff
  • Sensitive Skin
  • Improvement of P Acnes Bacteria
  • Lifting, firming and collagen stimulating
  • Ageing Skin 
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Before and After Pictures

Frequently Asked Questions

What is SQT Spongilla Spicules

1. SQT® Spongilla Spicules are a variant of siliceous bio microneedle that is extracted from the freshwater sponge.

2. It can be seen as powder by our eyes, and as sharp rod crystal or blunt bone needle under the microscope. Spongilla spicules are generally 200-250um in length and around 10um in diameter.

3. SQT® Spongilla Spicules are the core product of Sunshine Bio-Tech. Hunan Sunshine Bio-Tech Co.Ltd. is the pioneer of hydrolysed sponge purification and extraction, with 8 years of dedicated R&D and production, we deeply polish each bio microneedle to provide the highest quality spongilla spicules for the cosmetic industry.

Why is does a clinic using SQT choose Spongilla Lacustris

Spongilla Lacustris is a freshwater sponge common in Europe. Sponge spicules are structural components functioning as a “skeleton” and defense system against predators and consisting of calcium carbonate, silica, and Chitin.

Spongilla Lacustris spicule extract is a multifunctional skincare ingredient that comprises all benefits of its natural components. Fine particles are used as an abrasive for mechanical exfoliation or dermabrasion, which polishes and eliminates old, pigmented, and dead cells from the skin surface, exposing a fresher, clearer, and radiant appearance.

Chitin is a long-chain polysaccharide consisting of glucose units, the second most abundant natural polymer after cellulose with similar characteristics. Spongilla Lacustris spicule contains α-chitin. It provides flexibility and strength to spicules and insect exoskeletons. It is not soluble in water, but its derivative chitosan is water-soluble and widely used in skin care applications.

Chitin is a perfect texturizing and bulking agent that provides a rich and soft feel. It has similar properties to keratin and is used in hair care formulations for brittle or damaged hair. In addition, thanks to natural antibacterial action against Streptococcus and other bacteria, Chitin is an ideal ingredient for preparations against acne and other skin infections.

In addition, it protects skin from UV exposure, moisturizes and improves water-retention ability (especially in combination with glucans), and binds another active ingredient assisting in the delivery and enhancing the formula’s stability. Spongilla Lacustris spicule extract is a natural, sage, and renewable ingredient to preserve the skin’s beauty and radiant glow.

Are the Spicules ethically sourced?

Sponges are live creatures and are important to the ecosystem and oceans.
Spongilla spicules have been famous for centuries and have been known for their use in skincare dating back to the 18th century in Europe. Sponge Spicules are sourced from the freshwater sponge in Lake Dongjang in China

Spicules sourced are completely natural, vegan, 100% ecological and at the same time unique in preparation using nano biological spicules.

Spicules are a hydrolyte of the purest organism in the world. So far they have grown more than 10,000 types.

Sponge Spicules are a sustainable development, with no damage to the economy
Hunan sunshine biotech owns ISO series certification.(ISO9001, ISO14001, and ISO 45001) which are available upon request.

Laws and government standards are abided by when researching and producing sponge raw materials for SQT.

How does the SQT treatment work?

In just 5 Minutes, 3 -5 million natural siliceous microneedles are directly introduced into the dermis layer of the skin through hand massage to promote skin metabolism and stimulate collagen regeneration. There is no bleeding, no anaesthesia, and no skin breakage. The treatment shortens the skin cycle from 28 days to 7 days by activation of the basal skin cells, and achieves natural, safe, and
effective physical rejuvenation.

Spongilla spicules are an effective modality of skin resurfacing and provide a natural alternative approach to microdermabrasion and dermabrasion, chemical peels (glycolic acid, Jessner’s, phenol and trichloroacetic acid peels), CO laser resurfacing and Erbium laser peels to correct visual facial defects such as hyperpigmentation of various etiology, fine wrinkles, Sun damage, Superficial Scars, comedones, enlarged pores, and facial rejuvenation.

Upon massaging Spongilla spicules into the skin, the spicules mechanically separate the epidermal layers and reduce keratinocyte cohesion, thereby increasing stratum corneum sloughing and sebum plug and loose keratinocyte removal.

What is the downtime for an SQT treatment?

Flaking or peeling can be expected on day 3-5 depending on the aesthetician’s level of penetration and the clients current skin condition. Not everyone will peel from treatment, and this does not mean it is not working, rather that the area is regenerating at a faster rate.

Spongilla spicules will not be absorbed but they can last in the skin for up to 48~72 hours. After 48 -72 hours they will be discharged with the stratum corneum that has fallen off.
Compared with a traditional metal microneedle, the procedure is much easier and the risk of infection is greatly reduced.

Compared with chemical peeling and herbal peeling, SQT® spongilla spicules therapy has NO SIDE EFFECTS, is suitable for all skin types and colours, because the ingredients are all natural and does not contain acid or ingredients that damage the skin.

SQT bio Microneedling is set to over take most machine based laser treatments in the next 5 years as the skin health is left in a much healthier position and heals much faster than traditional lasers and chemical peels.

SQT can effectively treat an array of skin problems such as Acne, Acne scars, Pigmentation, Melasma, Pimples, Whelk, Blackheads, Whiteheads, Large pores, Papules, Anti-ageing, Stretch marks, Anti-wrinkle regeneration, Fine Lines, Lifting and Firming, Blemishes, Hydration and Oil balancing.

How many sessions of SQT are required?

A course of 4 SQT sessions is recommended every 2 weeks for long term and effective results on the face.
For body parts and dependant on the conditon, a course of 6 – 8 sessions may be required.
As we still age and are prone to environmental aggressors daily,
Maintenance SQT sessions are required every 8-12 weeks for long term results and educational advice on homecare is vital

Is SQT liquid bio-microneedling painful?

The SQT treatment will feel like an exfoliation scrub which gets more intense throughout the treatment.
The liquid needling part of the treatment lasts only 5-10 minutes.
Anaesthetic is not required, and the treatment is more of a sensation rather than a pain.

Is SQT safe for if one is breast feeding, pregnant or undergoing chemotherapy?

For anyone undergoing chemotherapy or for women who are breastfeeding: Yes, But may be very sensitive to everything, so it is best to consult a doctor before receiving treatment.

Unfortunately, this treatment is not suitable for women who are pregnant.

This product does not cause skin allergies, instead, it improves it and makes the skin healthy. It is not recommended for people with severely thin skin layers.

Can an SQT bio microneedling treatment by used on Indian, Black and Asian skin?

SQT can be used on all skin types for Fitzpatrick 1 through to Fitzpatrick V1.
Therefore SQT can be used to wonderful affect on Indian skin, Asian skin, Black skin and White skin

Is SQT good for sensitive skin?

SQT is the treatment that is most often prescribed for those suffering with sensitive skin.
Along with a course of LED light therapy from Dermalux, the optimum and quick results are established with SQT on red, saw or sensitive skin.