Hello! I've done most of the work (going thru countless PubMed and Google scholar research articles) and broke it down to a few simple to understand paragraphs.
The approach is definitely unique, as I use herbal serums (lab grade) when treating with micro/nano needling.
Please feel free to read and ask questions. I've gathered this very much nerded out information just so you can see the science behind it :)!
What is microneedling? CIT (collagen induction therapy), PCI (Percutaneous collagen induction)
The premise is simple – through creating a small wound on the skin, the body will naturally respond with regenerating collagen production and new skin cells. Unlike Microdermabrasion which removes layers of skin; Microneedling creates channels in the skin for products to be absorbed and collagen & elastin to be produced.
Allows for 3000% more product absorption. This means you'll absorb those expensive serum much better!
How does it work?
By creating micro channels in the skin, these channels will trigger the skins own repair response to start producing collagen and elastin to heal the injured site. This in turn make the skin tighter and smoother.
What it's used for:
Results are seen and felt after the first treatment. Skin should glow and feel tighter. Maximum results are shown when patients do between 4-6 treatments.
BOTH: CREATE MICRO CHANNELS IN THE TOP LAYERS OF THE SKIN WITHOUT DAMAGING STEM CELLS OR KERATINOCYTES
What is nanoneedling?
Uses the same type of oscillating motion to treat the skin but the cartridge encompasses 81 silicone tips. These microscopic hair-like cones separate the cells within the epidermis to allow active products to be pushed into the skin. Nano-Needling only affects the epidermis, treating within the upper .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 treatment can be done weekly to exfoliate the skin
It only affects the epidermis, treating within the upper .15mm of the skin
Where can it be done?
Great in sensitive areas such as the lip area and infraorbital ridge and entire face in general
Who is it best for?
Best for thinner skin types and mature skin. The shallow treatment reaches the superficial stem cells and keratinocytes that become superficial with age
Is this for me?
Recommended for those with sensitive skin and/or those who want a gentler spa-like treatment
What is cosmetic acupuncture?
Addresses the whole body and uses herbs to treat against constitutions from the source
Better at lifting, firming, tighteninig.
Is this for me?
Takes an average btwn 12-24 treatments to see results.
Where can it be done?
Great in the neck area, cheeks, and eyelids, but it can be used in specific areas to address specific concerns
Types of light therapy
Red light therapy, is other known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), low-power laser therapy (LPLT), and photobiomodulation (PBM). Through the use of controlling wave length, research has shown that red light therapy assists with skin and wound repair, specifically through activating our cell's powerhouse, the mitochondria.
Increase collagen production, which improves elasticity of the skin
Increase fibroblast production, helps produce collagen
Protects cells from damage
Blue light therapy, has shown to be effective in eliminating Propionibacterium acnes, or P. acnes. Propionibacterium is what causes the inflamed 'pimples' on our skin when multiplied due to clogged pores.
Serums I use, may vary on what is being targeted:
Base serum: Hyaluronic Acid
Apple Stem Cell
Fu Ling (Poria Cocos)
Hai Zao & Zao Lei (Seaweed and algae)
Tian Men Dong (Formulated asparagus tuber)
Ji Xue Cao (Formulated Asiatic Pennywort Herb)
Traditional chinese medecine
Based on 2,000 Chinese medicinal principals of moving qi, blood, and engendering flesh
In more scientific terms, there is an increase of keratinocytes and stem cells which produces more collagen and elastin in the face
everyone can benefit
Patients benefit from both and most when both modalities are incorporated
A few links to articles if you're interested: