Microneedling

Microneedling

for the treatment of fine lines, scars, age spots, wrinkles, acne, and hair loss

Microneedling is the process of inserting very fine short needles into the skin at high-speed repetition.  This creates micro channels that are small, controlled punctures that the body will naturally heal from creating new collagen and elastin in new skin cells. Micro-needling offers skin rejuvenation producing tighter and smoother skin with results offering enhanced product absorption by more than 2,000%.  It is an exceptional non-surgical option for clinical treatment of scars, age spots, and wrinkles.

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Microneedling makes use of technology with modern tools but is based on the 4,000 year old Traditional Chinese Medicine principles of moving qi (chee), blood, and engendering flesh.

The Acumicro pen used at Seasons of Balance utilizes the leading industry standard of cartridge tips.  They are sterile, one-time use, stainless steel tips which oscillate at 9,000-18,000rpm.  The interaction with your skin is different than that of a derma roller.  Derma rollers create more trauma in v-shaped cuts on the skin at variable levels.  The Acumicro pen is set to a specific depth for each area worked on for precision and control. Perpendicular channels allow serums and creams to penetrate to deeper layers of the epidermis.

Hyaluronic Acid is used during micro-needling to aid the glide of the pen.  This product is chosen because it is a substance found naturally in our skin to keep it hydrated and plump.  After the treatment an Apple Stem Cell serum and Chinese herbal serums specific to your goals are massaged into your skin.  All of our serums are purchased from Acumicro which has strict and transparent guidelines for purity and concentration.  They are lab grade, natural, herbal, and research proven.  The Apple Stem Cells are specifically from the Uttwiler Spatlauber apple.

Pricing

3-month try-it

$1,000

3 microneedling sessions

5 additional acupuncture sessions

4-month makeover

$1,300

4 microneedling sessions

6 additional acupuncture sessions

6-month ultimate

$1,800

6 microneedling sessions

8 additional acupuncture sessions

Each package includes: 30-minute initial consultation, microneedling session 1x per month, acupuncture sessions every 1-2 weeks focused on supporting results from a TCM diagnostic point of view and cosmetic acupuncture points for naturally lifting facial muscles and skin.

Get started by booking your Initial Consultation

FAQs

How soon will I see changes?

Pronounced change should be seen after 4 treatments.  Gradual change is noticed often after the first treatment with work each session building upon each other.  Results typically last for 3-5 years. 

How often can I have a micro-needling session?

It is recommended to only do micro-needling about every 4 weeks. Your body’s natural healing happens between each micro-needling session.  It takes time that simply can’t be rushed for this to happen.  Treatment too soon adds unnecessary trauma that won’t increase results.  Packages are designed with holistic traditional acupuncture between sessions.  These enhance micro-needling by addressing individualized goals to continue qi and blood movement and balance any underlying imbalances.  Cosmetic acupuncture targeting lifting facial muscles and skin can be used at these sessions as well.

Is there anyone who shouldn’t have micro-needling done?

Anyone with local infections such as warts, moderate to severe skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, blood dyscrasias or those on anticoagulant therapy, patients on chemo/radiotherapy, those prone to extreme keloidal tendency, or who are pregnant.

Those with active acne will be evaluated on a case by case basis for options with microneedling, acupuncture, and herbal medicine care.

What if I have sensitive skin?

If you have very sensitive skin, nano-needling might be a better option.  Nano-Needling uses cartridge tips of 81 microscopic silicone cones to separate the cells within the epidermis to allow enhanced product absorbtion up to 97%.  Only the epidermis is impacted treating within the upper 0.15 mm of the skin. The benefits of this serum infusion treatment include pigmentation reduction, increased cell turnover, skin rejuvenation and an immediate glow with no downtime.  This technique can be done weekly to exfoliate the skin.