Facial Rejuvenation Services

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Microneedling

Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, is a cosmetic treatment that increases cellular turnover, improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and elevates skin tone and texture. Microneedling creates microchannels in the skin which stimulates new collagen and elastin production and allows hydrating skincare products to penetrate deeply into your skin. Microneedling is also excellent for acne scars, hyperpigmentation, melasma, large pores, hair loss, and sun damage.

$375 (60 minute treatment)



Facial Acupuncture

Facial acupuncture, also known as cosmetic or facial rejuvenation acupuncture, involves places fine needles in specific facial acupuncture points. Rooted in Eastern medicine, this practice enhances facial health by improving blood circulation, reducing inflammation, relaxing facial muscles, promoting lymphatic drainage and reducing puffiness and stress. This treatment is paired with gua sha and/or facial cupping at the end of the treatment.

$225  (60 minute treatment)

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Nanoneedling

Nanoneedling is a cosmetic procedure using ultra-fine needles to create small channels in the skin’s upper layers. This promotes collagen production and skin rejuvenation, making it a gentler option for mild skin issues and minimal downtime compared to traditional microneedling.

$175 (45 minute treatment)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is difference between microneedling and nanoneedling?

Nanoneedling and microneedling are cosmetic procedures that involve controlled micro-injuries using different needle sizes. Nanoneedling uses ultra-fine needles for superficial micro-channels, targeting mild concerns with minimal discomfort and downtime. Microneedling employs larger needles for deeper penetration into the dermis, addressing a wider range of skin issues but potentially causing more discomfort and longer recovery. Nanoneedling suits milder concerns, while microneedling offers more comprehensive results for deeper skin problems. Nanoneedling requires no special pre and post care, whereas microneedling does (see below).

What pre-care instructions are important before microneedling?

No unprotected sun exposure 3 days prior to your treatment. No targeted skincare treatments for 5-7 days post-treatment. This includes AHAs such as glycolic acid, retinol, vitamin C, and enzymes No Accutane 6 months prior. No Fillers or Botox 2 weeks prior. No Anti-inflammatory medications (ibuprofen, advil, motrin, aleve) 3 days prior. No waxing, depilatory creams or electrolysis to the area being treated 5-7 days prior. Microneedling is contraindicated during pregnancy. If prone to cold sores- take an antiviral agent for 2 days prior and the day of treatment. Avoid exfoliating for 3 days before treatment.

No touching your face to reduce the risk of bacteria entering the microchannels. I recommend using a clean pillowcase, too. No targeted skincare treatments for 3 days post-treatment. This includes AHAs such as glycolic acid, retinol, vitamin C, and enzymes. No sun exposure for 3 days. After 48 hours if you must be in the sun use a natural zinc-based sunscreen. And wear a hat! No makeup for at least 24 hours, but ideally 48 hours to avoid clogging pores. No sweating for 48 hours. This means no exercise, saunas, steam rooms, or hot tubs. No swimming for at least 3 days. Chemicals can irritate the skin and salt can overdry it. No anti-inflammatory medications (ibuprofen, advil, motrin, aleve) and ice compresses to allow the body's own inflammatory response to do what it needs to do.

What conditions does Microneedling treat?

Microneedling is commonly utilized to address various skin conditions, including acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin texture, enlarged pores, and stretch marks. Additionally, it can help reduce hyperpigmentation, age spots, and sun damage by promoting even melanin distribution. Beyond skin benefits, microneedling applied to the scalp can stimulate hair growth for individuals experiencing alopecia.
What conditions are contraindicated for Microneedling?
Accutane within 6 months, Scleroderma, collagen vascular disease, cardiac abnormalities, rosacea, blood clotting problems, platelet abnormalities, anticoagulation therapy (i.e.: Warfarin), facial cancer (past and present), chemotherapy, steroid therapy, dermatological diseases affecting the face (i.e. Porphyria), diabetes and other chronic conditions, active bacterial infections, fungal infections, immune-suppression, scars less than 6 months old and Botox/facial fillers in the past 2-4 weeks. Keloid or raised scarring, eczema, psoriasis, actinic keratosis, and herpes simplex. Treatment is not recommended for patients who are pregnant or nursing.

How many treatments are generally recommended for Microneedling?

Although some results may become apparent after a single session, to fully reap the benefits, I suggest undergoing a series of 4-6 treatments (or one session for each decade of your age) spaced 4 weeks apart. Following the initial series, many patients opt for seasonal microneedling to rejuvenate the outcomes.

What products do you use?
Toma Essential Skin Therapy

The founders of TOMA are two acupuncturists that created a skincare line that is ethically sourced, free from endocrine disruptors, harsh chemicals, and is up to EU standards.

https://tomaskintherapies.com

What conditions does facial acupuncture treat?

Facial acupuncture, aims to enhance skin appearance and promote a youthful look without surgery or invasive procedures. Facial Acupuncture is proven to: Improve Muscle Tone: By targeting specific acupuncture points on the face, this technique aims to stimulate and tone facial muscles, potentially leading to a firmer appearance. Boost Collagen Production: Acupuncture stimulates the body's natural production of collagen, a protein that provides skin with strength and elasticity. Increased collagen can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Enhance Blood Circulation: Improved blood flow to the face through acupuncture may promote a more radiant complexion and better overall skin health. Reduce Signs of Aging: The overall effect of facial acupuncture is intended to diminish signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and dullness, resulting in a rejuvenated and refreshed look. Lymphatic Drainage: Acupuncture may aid in lymphatic drainage, reducing puffiness and helping to remove toxins from the face, potentially improving the appearance of under-eye bags and dark circles. Holistic Wellness: Beyond the physical benefits, some individuals experience reduced stress and improved relaxation during and after facial acupuncture sessions due to its holistic approach.
Facial Acupuncture offers a non-invasive, natural method for rejuvenating the face. However, it's important to note that multiple sessions may be required to achieve noticeable results, and individual responses

When to choose facial acupuncture vs. Microneedling?

Facial acupuncture uses thicker needles at specific face points to boost energy flow, aiding blood circulation and collagen for improved skin tone and reduced wrinkles. Microneedling employs tiny needles to create controlled skin micro-injuries, enhancing collagen production for issues like lines, scars, and uneven texture. Microneedling may cause mild downtime, while acupuncture's effects are gradual. The choice hinges on skin concerns and preferences: microneedling for specific skin issues, acupuncture for a holistic approach that works with skin as well as the muscles and tissues below the skin.

How many treatments are generally recommended for facial acupuncture?

I recommend an initial series of 10 to 12 sessions spaced one to two weeks apart. During this phase, you may start noticing improvements in skin texture, tone, and overall appearance. Some individuals might see visible changes after just a few sessions, while others might require more treatments for noticeable results.