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What Are The Benefits Microneedling

Updated: Jun 30, 2023

Microneedling before and after 7 treatments

What is microneedling?

Microneedling, otherwise known as collagen induction therapy, creates micro-trauma to the superficial dermal layers of the skin, encouraging fibroblast activity. Fibroblasts activate white blood cells to repair the micro-trauma, enhancing Type 1 collagen and promoting elastin production.

What are the benefits of microneedling?

Microneedling improves:

  • Wrinkles

  • Acne

  • Scars

  • Cellulite

  • Sun-damaged skin

  • Pregnancy stretch marks

In addition, microneedling minimizes pore size, firms and tones the skin, brightens the complexion, and stimulates hair growth.

What is a typical microneedling treatment like?

A typical microneedling session will involve the use of numbing cream, a full acupuncture treatment and resting with LED light therapy. The treatment itself is pain-free and is most often completed in less than 20 minutes.

How does microneedling fit into the scope of practice of Chinese Medicine?

The use of needles to beautify the skin has been part of Chinese medicine for thousands of years. In Chinese, the practice is referred to as mei rong, which translates to “beautiful appearance” This holistic regimen has been used for centuries to delay the signs of aging. The microneedling device mimics other techniques that have previously been done by hand.

What is the difference between going to see any acupuncturist for microneedling vs a medspa?

In Chinese medicine, the health of the skin is integrally connected to the state of the internal organs. Acupuncture body points are used to help build qi, yin, and blood, and move stagnant qi and blood. In doing so, you are improving the state of the internal health which will ultimately be reflected in the skin.

How many microneedling sessions is recommended?

The amount of sessions required depends on your age, the area being treated and the level of concern. It is often recommended to do 5-7 for optimal results.

Curious about microneedling and have more questions, or ready to book with Arise Acupuncture? Contact us here.

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