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Microneedling: An Ancient Technique with Modern Benefits

Microneedling to the face

Looking for a natural option to enhance your looks? We've got your back (or should we say "your face") with Microneedling!

The art of rejuvenating the skin has deep roots in Chinese medicine, intertwining ancient practices with modern techniques. One such technique, which has recently gained prominence, is Microneedling. As a practitioner of Chinese medicine, I'm eager to share how Microneedling can provide numerous benefits for facial rejuvenation, hair loss, acne-prone skin, and dark spots, while also emphasizing its contraindications.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, involves using tiny, sterile needles to create controlled micro-injuries on the skin's surface. This stimulates the body's natural wound healing process, leading to increased collagen and elastin production, which are crucial for maintaining youthful, vibrant skin.

Microneedling to the forehead

Top 3 Benefits of Microneedling

1. Facial Rejuvenation

Microneedling revitalizes the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. The induced collagen production makes the skin plumper, firmer, and more elastic. In Chinese medicine, a rejuvenated face reflects a balanced qi (energy flow) and enhanced overall vitality.

2. Hair Loss

When used on the scalp, Microneedling can potentially stimulate hair growth and strengthen existing hair. The micro-injuries promote blood flow to the hair follicles, nourishing them and encouraging the growth of new hair.

3. Acne-Prone Skin & Dark Spots

For those struggling with acne, Microneedling can reduce the occurrence of breakouts by unclogging pores. Moreover, the procedure can fade acne scars and hyperpigmentation, providing a more even skin tone. Dark spots, whether from sun damage or other causes, can also be lightened as the skin rejuvenates and renews itself.

Can I get Microneedling?

While Microneedling offers a myriad of benefits, it's not suitable for everyone. Here are some reasons you might want to reconsider or postpone the treatment:

  • Botox or fillers: please inform your practitioner when you have had botox or fillers. We prefer to wait 4 weeks after botox before doing Microneedling.

  • Active Skin Infections: If you have an active bacterial, fungal, or viral infection on your skin, avoid Microneedling until it's resolved.

  • Keloidal Scarring: People who have a history of developing keloids may want to skip Microneedling, as it could trigger further keloid formation.

  • Recent Radiation: Patients who have undergone radiation treatments should wait for their skin to heal fully, usually about a year, before considering Microneedling.

  • Pregnancy: Microneedling, especially with added serums, is not recommended for pregnant women due to a lack of studies on its safety during pregnancy.

Microneedling is a testament to the beauty of integrating ancient wisdom with modern technology. By understanding its benefits and potential contraindications, you can make an informed decision about whether it's the right choice for you. As always, consult with your acupuncturist before undertaking any procedure.

Yours in Health & Wellness,

Dr. Angie Signature

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