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Microneedling

Graceful Aging

We use the highest quality TCM-derived serums available and individually tailor them to our patients' needs.  Microneedling maximizes their absorption for optimal results.  It treats a variety of skin concerns, including acne, and can help treat and prevent hair loss. 
Please schedule an initial consultation and we can create a plan for you!

 

What is Microneedling?

How can it help me?

Microneedling is essentially a motorized form of acupuncture used for the purpose of rejuvenation. Tiny, thin needles are continuously punctured into the skin at specifically controlled depths. These microtraumas stimulate the dermal layer of the skin which is the layer that contains your stem cells. The repairs stimulate  increased production of collagen and elastin, which are responsible for keeping skin looking healthy and supple. The outermost epidermal layer is left intact, allowing it to continue to protect against the external environment. This outer layer then is shed naturally over the course of a month, which is when the new, treated layer moves up to become the new external epidermis.

 

Top Questions

Microneedling FAQ

Does Microneedling hurt?

Most patients say no.  The needles are inserted typically at a 0.5 mm depth, with a max depth of 1.5 mm. the microneedling device oscillates at 18,000 RPMs which typically results in a painless procedure.  Certain areas, like the forehead, have less cushioning and may feel more intense. You may opt to have a numbing cream applied prior to treatment if you desire.

How is Nanoneedling different from Microneedling?

Nanoneedling uses the same type of oscillating motion to treat the skin only the cartridge tip has 81 microscopic hair-like silicon cones rather than the needles.  This does not penetrate into the dermis, but affects the epidermis in the outer 0.15 mm of the skin.  This allows any active products like medicinal serums to penetrate as well as exfoliate the skin.  This may be done weekly and acts more as a facial.

How should I prepare for my first treatment?

Make sure to have an initial consultation to allow for patch tests for applicable serums to test for any sensitivities. On the day of the treatment come with a clean face, with no makeup. We do not recommend having any caffeine or alcohol prior to your session.

How many treatments does it take to get good results?

This varies person to person.  This is a natural holistic treatment and many things can affect the speed of results including lifestyle.  Your practitioner will go over the details with you.  Usually it takes at least four treatments to see noticeable results.

How long do the results last?

Studies have shown that results can last 3-5 years without intervention, however we recommend getting a "tune-up" every 3-4 months for optimization.