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If you can relate to any of the above statements, I welcome you to call or email our practice and schedule a micro-needling consultation. After learning more about your skin rejuvenation needs and goals, I can recommend whether micro-needling, nano-needling, or cosmetic acupuncture can deliver the best results.
A: Micro-needling involves the use of tiny, sterile needles that create controlled micro “injuries” to the skin. Micro-needling can be performed with a serum, and/or with radiofrequency. Micro-needling allows for deeper penetration of serum into the skin and boost elastin and collagen production. The result is a more uniform skin texture and tone. When combined with RF, micro-needling also creates a tightening effect with a higher stimulation of collagen production.
The entire face is first numbed with a topical ointment to ensure a painless treatment. After applying a thin layer of serum to the skin, the pen is gently moved across the skin’s surface, where it creates thousands of micro-channels in the skin. This process triggers the body’s natural production of growth factors, fresh collagen, and elastin for smoother and thicker skin. The micro-needling process will also help topical skin care products penetrate 3000% more. The number of passes I make depends on the patient’s individual skin health and skin regimen.
Although my micro-needling patients usually start to see results one to two weeks after the first treatment, a series of three to six treatments, spaced four weeks apart, is recommended. you will get a personalized treatment schedule based on your individual needs and goals. If you have deep wrinkles, substantial skin damage, or scarring, you may need more than six treatments to see your desired results. Ultimately, new collagen and elastin formation in the skin often results in visible improvement for up to one year.
A: Micro-needling can minimize pore size, improve fine lines and wrinkles, create a skin tightening effect, improve the appearance of scars, and reduce hyperpigmentation.
A: A numbing cream is applied to the skin prior to the treatment to minimize any discomfort.
A: Yes, due to the 3000% more absorption that micro-needling gives us, we use three serums to concentrate on specific needs. We recommend micro-needling with the use Swiss Apple Vegan Stem cell serum. The stem cells of the famous Uttwiller Spätlauber trees of Switzerland have been scientifically proven to trigger the epidermal cells of the skin to begin self-renewing at a pace similar to that of early youth. This prevents the skin from sagging, developing lines and wrinkles, and appearing unhealthy or dull.
Nano needling with E. Crustaceum Naturally Occurring Marine Algae serum
*NOTE: All Micro-needling and Nano-needling treatments includes Hylauranic Acid. Serums are optional
There is virtually no downtime after micro-needling. Skin may look slightly pink or have moderate redness, but there are very few other side effects. We strongly recommend using products provided to you exclusively for the first four days. Mineral-based make up may be used if necessary during this period of time. After full recovery, you may continue your usual product regimen.
Micro-needling results typically last 1 year after treatment. You can prolong your results by using the skin care regimen that we recommend. For best results 6 treatments are advised. Plan on maintenance treatments once or twice a year after your initial treatment series to keep up your results.
Your skin might look slightly pink to moderately red for up to 24 hours after treatment. We can recommend products to minimize these symptoms and enhance the results.
*NOTE: All MicroNeedling and NanoNeedling treatments include Hylauranic Acid. Additional Serums are optional. $99/Additional Serum.
A: Allows up to 97% product absorption. This treatment combats wrinkles, acne hyperpigmentation, fine lines, stretch marks, and other skin blemishes using your body’s own repair process.
Nano-Needling is similar to micro-needling but works a little differently. Nano-Needling only affects the epidermis, treating within the upper .15 mm of the skin. The benefits of this serum infusion treatment include pigmentation reduction, increased cell turnover, skin rejuvenation and an immediate glow with no downtime. This treatment can be done weekly to exfoliate the skin. This treatment is used on the under eye area to reduce bags and dark circles and can also be used during pregnancy.
Nano-needling is also used in combination with Micro-needling for a skin boost 2 weeks after your initial micro needling treatment and for your yearly upkeep of micro-needling treatment.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a centuries old practice that is based on the principle that health is manifested from the inside out. It is a gentle, effective and safe way to combat the signs of aging and erase years from your face without the risk or downtime of surgery or injections. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture builds collagen, tones muscles, improves circulation, minimizes puffiness and prevents premature aging by stimulating blood flow to allow the organs, muscles and lymphatic system to function properly.
Facial Gua Sha This ancient old technique uses specially crafted hand held pieces of smooth jade to invigorate the skin, smooth out wrinkles and increase blood supply. Facial Gua Sha can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions such as Acne, Rosacea, Melasma and dark circles. Facial Gua Sha is used as part of a comprehensive acupuncture facial rejuvenation program for wrinkles, sagging and puffiness. Facial Gua Sha can address areas such as the neck and jowls, which are prone to sagginess. The increased blood circulation, which occurs during Gua Sha, helps to detoxify the face and move stagnant blood and inflammation, which can occur under the eyes. By providing increased blood flow to the face, the skin is better nourished and healthier.
Facial Gua Sha is offered as an add-on as part of a comprehensive facial rejuvenation treatment.
Facial cupping can be transformative to your appearance either as a standalone treatment, or as an addition to acupuncture facial rejuvenation. The benefits include increased local circulation to the skin, drawing nutrients to the surface and enhancing absorption of lotions or serums.
This treatment will bring collagen to the surface, reduces puffiness & dark circles, diminish lines, drain nasal sinuses and lymphatic system. Conditions such as TMJ and sinus pressure are also relieved. Facial Rejuvenation cupping is entirely painless and is not an irritant to the skin; it can be used on rosacea, melasma and on sensitive skin.
Facial Cupping is offered as an add-on as part of a comprehensive facial rejuvenation treatment.
We’ve helped patients to feel rejuvenated, look younger, age gracefully as well as reverse the effects of aging. Ready to look and feel your best self? We can help you.