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The Facts about MicroNeedling- What You Need to Know for Clear Beautiful Skin! Holistic Anti-aging Methods

Micro-Needling
stimulates collagen
production and
new skin cells.
You will see
reduction of fine
lines and wrinkles!

What is Micro-Needling?

Micro-Needling is the insertion of exceptionally fine short needles into the skin for the purpose of facial and skin 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 the simple enhancement of product absorption, reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, to the clinical treatment of scars and acne.  In between micro-needling sessions you can also experience Energy-Light facial rejuvenation (ELR).  I have been using this needless method of cosmetic acupuncture for several years. Acupuncture points are stimulated on the face that have a direct connection to your organs and glands.  I am sure you will love the results.

 

Treatments generally are 30 minutes.  It can be combined with our Energy-Light Facial Rejuvenation™ (ELR) for a complete therapeutic treatment that benefits the whole body, not only the skin and face.  The ELR is about 45 minutes to one hour session.

Learn more about ELR Here!

Take a more detailed look at how natural facial rejuvenation and micro-needling works.

head of microneedle pen

The Micro-Needle Pen head

A sterile pin head with fine short needles is used to create many microscopic channels deep into the dermis of the skin, which stimulate your own body to produce new collagen.

Why Micro-Needling?

This is a natural way to rejuvenate the collagen (protein) in the skin without painful surgery, or toxic injections into your skin. It is also known as skin needling, collagen induction therapy (CIT), and percutaneous collagen induction (PCI).  The principle behind Micro and Nano-Needling Therapy is to stimulate the body’s own production of collagen and elastin, thereby reducing wrinkles, scars and improving skin texture. It also encourages
absorption of your favorite topical serum by 2000%!  A sterile pin head with fine short needles is used to create many microscopic channels deep into the dermis of the skin, which stimulate your own body to produce new collagen. These channels also improve the penetration of serums such as Vitamins C , E, Hyaluronic Acid, and Apple-Stem-Cells about 1000 times. Vitamins C, E, Hyaluronic Acid, and Apple-stem-cells stimulate skin renewal, thereby, making the skin appear fresher and younger.  In our clinic we use professional micro-needling pens that allow us to control the depth, and speed of the device. The professional pen is advanced, and it provides greater outcomes with less adverse reactions than a dermal roller. The pen head oscillates up and down at a great speed, which reduces the sensitivity of the skin. It provides smoother penetration without scratching or injuring the epidermis.

Frequency of Treatments

Scalp Treatments: 1 time every 2 weeks. If the skin
begins peeling reduce to once a month. You can tell
if scalp is peeling if there is dandruff present.

Micro-needling treatments: You may do 2 times a
month, but it is recommended once a month. Judge
each case individually and see how skin reacts. Is
there flaking? Peeling?

Nano-needling: You may do 2-3 times a week.

ELR: You may do once per week.

Recommended Treatment Plans

Bronze-Ages 30-40.
Results seen over 3-month course of
treatments.
1 Cosmetic Acupuncture, ELR and/or Nanoneedling per week for
a total of 12
1 micro-needling per month for a total of 4.

Silver-Ages 40-65.
Results seen over a 6-month course of
treatments.
1 Cosmetic Acupuncture, ELR and/or Nanoneedling per week
for a total of 24.
1 micro-needling per month for a total of 6.

Gold-Ages 65+.
Results seen over a 9-month course of
treatments.
1 Cosmetic Acupuncture, ELR and/or Nanoneedling per week
for a total of 36.
1 micro-needling per month for a total of 8.

Expected Results


Results can last 5–10 years or more.
In some cases, you will see immediate results.
The best results are apparent two weeks after
the micro-needling. Overall, it takes at least 4
treatments to see changes.
You should see gradual changes after first
treatment, but the treatments build upon one
another.

A F T E R C A R E
What to Expect

Micro-Needle After Care
1. Your skin may be red 8-12 hours afterwards.
2. With the application of hyaluronic acid, there may be slight flakiness for 1-2
days.
3. No exercise the day of micro-needling. Sweat can irritate the skin.
4. Stay out of the sun the day you have micro-needling.
5. Avoid using make-up the day of micro-needling.
6. Apply hyaluronic acid before bedtime the day of micro-needling.
7. If your skin is dry apply hyaluronic acid.
8. Avoid using facial soap on your skin the day of micro-needling. Use plain warm
water.
9. Go back to your normal facial skin care routine the following day after microneedling.
10. Facial products have a higher absorption rate up to one week following.
11. It takes 2 weeks to fully see results from the treatment.
12. Wait one month before doing another micro-needle session.
13. Nano-needling and ELR may be done weekly to speed up results.

S A F E T Y D U R I N G C O V I D – 1 9
Your health comes first

What about the safety during Covid-19?
Patient and Practitioners can each wear a mask. Our restroom, treatment room, equipment, and treatment table have been sanitized just for you. You will be in your own private room.
All-natural essential oils have been diffused into the treatment area that are known for their ability to combat microbial threats like bacteria, fungi, and viruses. With at least 15 minutes of diffusing the air, the effects can last up to one hour. They don’t have to be diffusing the whole time you are in the room.  During the session you will move your mask to one side at a time keeping nose and mouth covered but will expose the area to be treated.  The doctor wears fresh gloves during your session.  We use Clean Fields & Sanitation!

*If you have any upper respiratory symptoms, Covid-19, or you think you were exposed do not come into the office for treatment.

Symptoms may include cough, dry sore throat, fever, body aches, rash, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, etc. Seek prompt medical care if needed.

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