Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years for facial rejuvenation. There are many aspects of facial rejuvenation used by acupuncturists, old and new. Older techniques include gua sha, cupping, jade rollers, and plum blossom implements. Modern-day facial rejuvenation or cosmetic acupuncture techniques have a new tool, called microneedling.
What is microneedling?
The insertion of very short, fine needles into the skin for rejuvenation. This can be done using a Microneedling pen (most effective), roller, or dermastamp. There are many ways of doing this treatment, but today Microneedling pens are superior to older manual devices. The premise is simple - create a small wound, and the skin will respond with collagen production and new skin cells. Depending on the depth of the needle penetration, this can offer skin rejuvenation levels from simple enhancement of product absorption to the clinical treatment of scars and wrinkles.
What is Nanoneedling?
The Nano and Microdeeling treatments use a pen-like device that oscillates a tip up and down to stimulate a skin reaction. They both induce cell turnover and serum infusion and provoke the healing process that results in skin transformation.
Nano-Needling, on the other hand, works a little differently. It does the same oscillating motion to treat the skin, but the cartridge encompasses 81 silicone tips. These microscopic hair-lie 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 .15mm of the skin layer. The benefits of this serum infusion treatment include pigmentation reduction, increased cell turnover, skin rejuvenation, and immediate glow with no downtime. This treatment can be done weekly to exfoliate the skin This is recommended for thinner and more fragile skin, especially for patients over the age of 75.