Facial Acupuncture & Cosmetic Enhancements
Cosmetic Acupuncture, MicroNeedling,
Red Light Therapy & more
The AcuMicro Pen
Below is a picture of the MicroNeedling attachment, magnified, so you can see how small the 12 stainless steel needles are. This allows for comfort and ease during your MicroNeedling session. (See more below)
Below is the NanoNeedling attachment under a microscope. You can see they are silicone tips and not needles. (See more below)
MICRONEEDLING & NANONEEDLING
MicroNeedling is an ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine technique which utilizes very small needles to create micro-channels, or super small holes in the skin's surface. This creates a very tiny wound and initiates your body's own healing process to lay down collagen, elastin, stem cells and new skin cells. Using innovation and modern technology in the form of a MicroNeedling Pen, the 12 tiny needles can move 18,000 RPM! This creates a more efficient and effective way to remodel the skin and allow for deeper absorption of nutrients which rejuvenate the skin.
MicroNeedling and NanoNeedling uses the same tool and technique, but a different attachment to the pen that we use on your skin. NanoNeedling is more superficial and uses silicone tips instead of stainless steel needles. When doing either Micro or Nano needling, we always use Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid is a sugar molecule that holds 1000x it's weight in water. It is found naturally in the skin, and is essential in repairing tissue. After your MicroNeedling treatment, we will give you a small container of Hyaluronic Acid to continue to use over the next 24 hours while your skin is open to absorb and rebuild.
Along with Hyaluronic Acid, we use vegan stem cells from the famous Uttwiller Spatlauber apples from Switzerland. These apple stem cells are scientifically proven to activate epidermal cells of the skin to start self-renewing at a rate similar to that of early youth. This action thwarts the skin from developing lines and wrinkles, sagging, and appearing unhealthy or dull. We also use, and may combine with, Chinese Herbal Serums to further stimulate skin remodeling. Based on your skin and your desires, we can choose between Xiang Gu (shiitake mushroom extract) for dry, deficient skin; Fu Ling (Poria mushroom extract) for acne prone or greasy skin; Hai Zao (Spanish seaweed extract) to get rid of eye bags, puffiness and dark circles; Zao Lei (Spanish algae extract) to get rid of hyperpigmentation, age spots or Melasma; Tian Men Dong (asparagus root extract) for mature, older, thin or crepe-like skin; Ji Xue Cao (pennywort herbal extract) to help repair after MicroNeedling, but also for inflammation or toxicity on the skin.
MicroNeedling (and NanoNeedling) uses a medical device called the MicroNeedling Pen. We use the highest quality brand and highest speed available in the market right now, called AcuMicro Pen. This is a surgical stainless steel pen, that uses one time use, sterile, needle attachments, and can be adjusted for depth and speed.
Beyond the face and neck, we can also use MicroNeedling on the neck, decollete (or chest area), the top of the hands where you see aging, as well as the scalp to promote hair growth. We use NanoNeedling for under the eyes since that is a very fragile and thin skinned area.
Simply put, MicroNeedling is the insertion of very fine short needles into the skin for the purpose of rejuvenation.The premise is simple – create a small wound and the skin will respond with collagen production and new skin cells. Depending on the depth of the needle penetration, this can offer skin rejuvenation levels from the simple enhancement of product absorption to the clinical treatment of scars and wrinkles. MicroNeedling stimulates the Dermis, the deeper level of the skin where collagen and elastin are produced. We can perform MicroNeedling on the face, neck, décolleté, and even promote hair growth on the scalp.
You can choose to use medical grade numbing cream before your treatment, although, many people don't find it painful, but, more of a weird sensation. However, you can choose to sit with the numbing cream under the Red Light for 30 minutes before your treatment, or you can use the Red Light after your treatment as you sit with a cooling Aloe Mask for 20 minutes.
Uses the same type of oscillating motion to treat the skin but the cartridge encompasses 81 silicone tips.
These microscopic hair-like cones separate the cells within the epidermis to allow active products to be pushed into the skin. 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.
NanoNeedling is used on more fragile or sensitive skin, as well as used during a MicroNeedling session under the eyes for reducing bags.
MicroNeedling can only be done every 4 weeks, at a minimum, with only up to a few hours of downtime with redness. NanoNeedling can be done repeatedly, as can Acupuncture. There is no recovery or down time with Acupuncture or NanoNeedling.
**If you have had recent cosmetic surgery or procedures, including botox or fillers, you may have to wait before receiving MicroNeedling or Facial Acupuncture.
You can choose from single sessions a la carte, to specially priced programs.