Microneedling is an effective and safe way to rejuvenate your skin and improve the look of imperfections and scarring. It also pairs well with facial cosmetic acupuncture treatments for a holistic approach to skin health. Give our office a call today to schedule a Glow Skin Consult, (425) 686-4498.
Top 3 Benefits of Microneedling
What is microneedling?
Microneedling aka Collagen Induction Therapy Benefits
Microneedling is an effective and safe way to rejuvenate your skin and improve the look of imperfections and scarring. It also pairs well with facial cosmetic acupuncture treatments for a holistic approach to skin health.
This innovative cosmetic procedure uses tiny stainless-steel needles to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in your skin. As a result, new skin tissue replaces old damaged skin which reduces the appearance of many common skin concerns.
At Starting Point Acupuncture & Wellness, we use a unique approach with microneedling to add serums infused with specific Chinese herbal formulas, vitamins, and hyaluronic acid to target your specific areas of concern and address underlying causes.
In this way, it promotes smoother, softer, and more youthful-looking skin.
What are the top 3 reason people get Microneedling treatments?
Helps to reduce wrinkles and scars
Microneedling works by stimulating the skin to make more collagen. A needle-tipped device makes tiny, controlled punctures in the skin. The micro-injuries trigger the body to produce more collagen in the affected area. In turn, the new collagen helps to minimize the appearance of scars, pigmentation and fine lines.
Increases absorption of serums by 3,000%
Studies have shown that since microneedling induces micro-trauma in the epidermis, it allows for the body to absorb the serum more effectively. The serum contains key components that are needed to help with collagen formation and antioxidant properties for skin glow and to even out skin tone.
Microneedling and nanoneedling have been found in studies to be effective at increasing collagen and elastin production. Because of its mechanism of action in sparking wound healing it can lead to fast results, only needing 1-6 treatments. This paired with acupuncture can lead to even longer-term benefits.
Reduces the appearance of scars
There has been many studies showing that microneedling can reduce the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, and post-surgical scarring. One study showing that microneedling showed 80% improvement in scarring for a post-burn scar and results were long-term lasting more than one year with reduce appearance.
As we understand from Chinese Medicine philosophy, scars can lead to adhesions in and around the scar which can contribute to pain. By reducing the adhesions, it can then reduce the pain and increase function in the surrounding areas.
If you are looking to even out skin tone, reduce wrinkles, or even lessen the appearance of scars, microneedling might be right for you. Give our office a call today to schedule a Glow Skin Consult, (425) 686-4498.
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Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc
- Master’s Degree in Acupuncture
- Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine
- Master’s Degree in Chemistry
Northern Arizona University
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