Microneedling is the process of using tiny needles to create small wounds in the skin. However, the wounds aren’t deep enough to draw blood. They’re just enough to stimulate your body’s wound-healing response, which produces collagen and elastin to “repair” the wounds.
Collagen and elastin are the two proteins that give your skin its shape and bounce. They help reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and age spots. By stimulating the production of these two proteins, we can help you with the appearance of a natural face lift.
To boost the effect of your microneedling treatments, we also use plant-based stem cells. We acquire these stem cells from plant sources, such as herbs and apples. We love using stem cells because they help generate healthy new skin cells, stimulate collagen production, and have anti-inflammatory effects.
If you’re looking to reduce puffiness and dark circles underneath your eyes, we slightly modify our process by using nanoneedles. These needles are much smaller so we can protect the delicate skin under your eyes.
While facial acupuncture seems similar to microneedling, they actually work in entirely different ways. Facial acupuncture works by stimulating the acupuncture points on your face. Stimulating these points is meant to relieve stagnant energy and blood flow in order to nourish your skin. To a lesser degree than microneedling, this practice also helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
INFRARED AND RED LIGHT THERAPY
Infrared waves are a type of invisible light that we can feel but can’t see. When used in skin treatments, it’s meant to improve your blood circulation and increase oxygen levels. The infrared light therapy treatments delve deeper into your skin in order to increase your cell and mitochondrial function. To be more specific, it increases the production of energy in your mitochondria. Red light therapy is the process of using low wavelength red light to reduce wrinkles, scars, and acne. It’s meant to stimulate collagen production, increase blood circulation, and reduce inflammation in your cells. It also increases the production of fibroblasts, which is a type of cell that makes collagen.
If you’ve ever seen photos of body cupping treatments, the idea of facial cupping might be frightening. But have no fear — the facial version is much gentler. While it still increases blood flow to promote cell repair and rejuvenation, it doesn’t leave marks behind. Body cupping is also primarily used to help with aches and pains. But facial cupping is for your complexion. That means we’ll be using it to help brighten your skin and minimize fine lines and wrinkles. It can also help tone your facial muscles and reduce tension in your face for a more sculpted appearance and a natural face lift.
Personalized Homeopathic Serums
We create personalized homeopathic serums made with Chinese herbs, stem cells right, and hyaluronic acid here in our office. The herbs promote healing, stem cells help with the production of collagen and elastin, and the hyaluronic acid helps increase the hydration levels in your skin.
Each serum is customized to your needs based on your diagnosis and age. For example, drier, more mature skin needs gentler care and requires different herbs in a serum. We’ll also prepare vials for you to continue your treatment at home.