Micro/Nano Needling Facials
Our most potent and fast-acting facial rejuvenation service, micro and nano needling facials erase years off your face in as little as 4-6 treatments!
Facial Cupping and Gua Sha
Talk about rest and relaxation! Facial cupping and gua sha act as a double self-care whammy. It’ll revitalize you from the inside out, leaving you feeling mellow and in complete euphoria, while also giving you a noticeable glow!
Micro/Nano Needling for Thicker Hair
Whether you’re wanting more volume or more thickness, Microneedling the scalp can stimulate hair follicles to give you the luscious locks you’ve always dreamed of.
Facial Rejuvenation FAQs
I see you offer several facial rejuvenation services. How do I know which one is right for me?
This depends on your overall goals and how quickly you want to see lasting results. In general, our micro-needling services are the most potent, followed by nano-needling, then lastly facial cupping and gua sha. Call or email for a more customized recommendation.
How often do I need to receive treatment for the quickest results?
It depends on what we’re trying to accomplish and how much repair your skin requires in order to achieve your goals. In general, our micro and nano needling treatments offer the most potent and therefore quickest and long-lasting results. They can address fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation (age or liver spots), acne and acne scars decrease pore size, and improve skin tone. A full treatment protocol for micro and nano needling is between 4-8 bi-weekly treatments, with 1-2 “tune-up” treatments per year thereafter.
Contact us directly to discuss specific recommendations.
What is micro-needling?
Micro-needling is the most potent facial rejuvenation treatment offered at Golden Root Acupuncture. It also gets the quickest and most long-lasting results. Micro-needling rejuvenates the skin by stimulating the natural production of collagen and elastin. Treatments can address fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation, reduce acne and acne scars, decrease pore size, improve skin tone, and make the skin smoother. Micro-needling the scalp can even help regrow hair!
What are facial cupping and gua sha?
Facial cupping is a wonderful way to reduce wrinkles, plump up the lips, treat dry skin, exfoliate, and move fresh, oxygenated blood throughout the areas of the face. Small suction cups gently slide across the skin, for an instant feeling of relaxation. Gua Sha is a very gentle technique to reduce tension, decrease puffiness and promote the movement of qi and fresh oxygenated blood in the treated areas.
This is a great stand-alone treatment, or you can add it to the end of another one for your favorite Golden Root Acupuncture services.
What’s the difference between micro-needling and microdermabrasion?
These two treatments offer similar results of increased collagen production, fine line and wrinkle reduction and many other benefits. However, microdermabrasion removes the first layer of skin, leaving your skin incredibly vulnerable and sensitive to the sun, wind, cold and beauty products. Micro needling keeps the first layer of skin intact, which means there’s less downtime (or healing time). You’ll still need to stay out of the sun and refrain from using any topicals, but only for 12-24 hours. Oftentimes, after microdermabrasion, the healing time is much longer.
What’s the difference between micro-needling and nano-needling?
Both micro and nano needling treatments use a device called an AcuMicro Pen. This special pen holds 2 different types of needle cartridges (micro or nano).
The micro-needling cartridge contains 12 very short, fine needles used to penetrate deeper into the layers of skin at varying speeds. As the pen gently glides over the skin, it creates micro-channels that encourage the production of collagen and elastin. It also allows for deeper absorption of serums and moisturizers. Areas treated by the microneedles are the cheeks, chin, laugh lines, and forehead. Only 1 micro-needling session per month is recommended, with nano-needling treatments scheduled bi-weekly in between.
The nano-needling cartridge also has the ability to create micro-channels and encourage collagen and elastin production, however, the needles are much shorter and only penetrate the most superficial layer of the skin. These treatments are scheduled bi-weekly and are most frequently used in high-sensitive areas such as around the eyes, nose, and lips.
What should I expect during and after a micro/nano needling?
We begin our session with an overview of goals, review your health history, and administer acupuncture needles to the body. Moving onto the micro-needling portion of the session, we cleanse the face, and apply numbing cream and hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced in the body. Many high-quality skincare products include it as the main ingredient because of its ability to deeply hydrate the skin. We use a pen from AcuMicro, which has a cartridge of 12 fine acupuncture needles spaced evenly apart, with adjustable speeds, to create micro-channels in the skin. The pen glides over the skin, and the hyaluronic acid penetrates the treated areas, hydrating the skin and stimulating the new production of collagen and elastin. We then apply a customized serum, which is made in-house to fit your skin type. Finally, a cooling aloe mask is used to wind down the treatment as the needles on the body are removed. This treatment takes 90 minutes for new patients and 60 minutes for established patients.
After Care: Your skin will appear red, feel hot, and you may be slightly swollen after your treatment. This should dissipate between 12 – 48 hours. The redness and feeling of heat may feel like a moderate to severe sunburn, so it’s very important to stay out of the sun and heat for 48 hours. Use gentle cleansers and hydrating serums after your treatment. Avoid exfoliating on treated areas.
Do you offer packages for a discount?
Yes! See our rates & packages page for details about packages and pricing.