Would you like to look younger and healthier? The ancient Daoists did, thousands of years ago- just like we do today. At Balanced Being Acupuncture we offer cosmetic microneedling. We consider this to be the pinnacle of the health and beauty techniques of Chinese Medicine.
Cosmetic microneedling is a modern and refined form of an ancient acupuncture technique which has been safely used back into antiquity. Modern technology and manufacturing allow us to apply this technique with comfort, safety, speed, and precision which were previously unavailable.
Our cosmetic microneedling is performed by an experienced licensed acupuncturist. The acupuncturist uses a precision microneedling pen, not entirely unlike a tattoo machine. The tool allows a series of needles to be inserted at high speed to a precisely controlled depth. This creates microscopic-scale damage to the dermis that initiates the body’s innate repair mechanism. In Chinese Medicine, we call this the wei qi response- the body clears out the damaged cells and grows new connective tissue. This stimulates the production of fresh collagen and elastin.
Skin conditions treated with Microneedling
Your face looks smoother and more even, like it was made of new, younger cells, because it really does have new younger cells! This new connective tissue means results can last 3-5 years and the results are seen in just days! Maximal results are seen in just 4-6 treatments. Recovery from microneedling is quick; the treated skin is typically more red and sensitive for only about 12 hours after the treatment.
In addition to the direct effects of the treatment, the microdamage created by microneedling has a side-benefit. It creates microchannels that greatly increase the skin’s ability to absorb certain molecules, such as hyaluronic acid. This creates a unique opportunity after microneedling to deliver therapeutic serums to the deeper layers of the skin. We can select and customize serums for you specific to the needs of your particular skin and body.