Facial Rejuvenation

Microneedling & Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture

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Facial Acupuncture

OVERVIEW

Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), involves the insertion of very short fine needles into the skin for the purpose of rejuvenation using a microneedling pen.

Microneedling is a NATURAL WAY to stimulate collagen and elastin production and to treat and improve the following conditions:

  • Acne scarring
  • Fine lines & wrinkles
  • Skin texture
  • Loose skin
  • Pore size
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Promotes hair growth on scalp & eyebrows

Facial Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine specialized needles for the face to stimulate collagen production and improve circulation. Benefits include:

  • Brighten dull skin
  • Reduce wrinkles and lines
  • Lift drooping skin
  • Facial lift and definition of the jaw, chin, mouth, eyebrows, and cheeks – naturally enhanced using muscle motor points.

A LA CARTE PRICING

Microneedling

$ 400

Microneedling, body acupuncture, mask, herbal serums

Microneedling Package

$ 1360

4 microneedling sessions (15% off)

Facial Acupuncture

$ 300

Cosmetic facial + body acupuncture, herbal serums

Facial Acupuncture Package

$ 3060

12 facial acupuncture sessions (15% off)

Red Light Therapy

$ 100

Infrared/Red Light Therapy

Red Light Therapy Package

$ 510

6 infrared/red light therapy sessions (15% off)

PACKAGES

  • Trial Package
  • $ 2340

    2 months (10% off)

    • 2 microneedle sessions
    • 6 facial acupuncture sessions
    • (2 monthly payments of $1,170)
  • 4 Month Makeover
  • $ 4420

    4 months (15% off)

    • 4 microneedle sessions
    • 12 facial acupuncture sessions
    • (4 monthly payments of $1,105)
  • Face Lift & Wrinkle Program
  • $ 6240

    6 months (20% off)

    • 6 microneedling sessions
    • 18 facial acupuncture sessions
    • 6 FREE Red Light Therapy sessions
    • FREE herbal prescription
    • FREE herbal infused apple stem-cell serum
    • (6 monthly payments of $1,040)

For best results, it is recommended to have at least 4-6 microneedling sessions (once per month), with facial acupuncture once per week to increase and speed up the results. Research shows that the results from microneedling last 4-6 years.

* Our apple stem cells are shown in research to promote facial stem cell rejuvenation by over 80%.

What Is Microneedling? 

  • Also called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), microneedling is the insertion of very short fine needles into the skin for the purpose of facial rejuvenation and acne treatment using a microneedling pen
  • Creates micro-channels in the skin, stimulating the skin’s own repair response by producing collagen and elastin to heal the controlled injury that was just created, making the skin smoother and tighter
  • Facial products have a much higher absorption rate in the week following microneedling due to the microchannels created. Increases product absorption by over 2,000%!
  • Used as an acne treatment as well as to treat and improve conditions like acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, skin texture, pore size, brown spots, and pigment issues
  • Can be performed on the scalp and eyebrows to promote hair growth
  • Microneedling for facial rejuvenation can turn back the clock on the face, neck, decolletage or hands

We include body acupuncture (optional) with all microneedling sessions to treat the root cause of systemic issues that may show up on the face, including hormonal imbalance, stress and emotional factors, circulatory and digestive issues, swelling and inflammation.

What to Expect

  • Recent research shows a shallow treatment of only 0.5mm obtains optimal results. Treatments are gentle and painless.
  • Results are seen and felt immediately after the first treatment. Skin should glow and feel tighter. Maximum results are shown when patients do between 4-6 treatments.
  • It takes 2 weeks to fully see the results from the treatment due to cellular turnover rates.
  • You must wait 1 month before doing another microneedling session. However nanoneedling and cosmetic facial acupuncture may be performed weekly to increase and speed up the results.
  • Results in research studies are shown to last between 4-6 years
  • We use pure ingredients and holistic herbal topical serums suited specifically for your skin type and concerns to achieve optimal results. Our apple stem cells are shown in research to promote facial stem cell rejuvenation by over 80%!

What is Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture? 

  • The insertion of very fine specialized needles for the face that are typically painless to stimulate collagen production and improve circulation.
  • May be used effectively to slow signs of aging, brighten dull skin, reduce or eliminate wrinkles and lines, and lift drooping skin.
  • Facial lift and definition of the jaw, chin, eyebrows, and cheeks – naturally enhanced using muscle motor points.
  • Includes body acupuncture points. Eastern medicine views the lines, wrinkles and condition of the skin as a reflection of the internal organs of the body and the expression of habitual emotional responses. The face cannot be separated from the rest of the body – in order to treat the face, we take a constitutional holistic approach to treat not only what appears on the face, but factors within your body that may be contributing to drooping, sagging skin such as diet, hormonal imbalance, digestive and circulatory issues. We’ll also address factors such as stress or underlying emotional scars that may lead to physical lines and wrinkles.
  • General health benefits may include and are not limited to:  increased energy, focus and clarity, improved sleep and digestion, reduction of stress, jaw pain, headaches and sinus issues
  • Recommended 1x per week in-between microneedling treatments (only allowed once per month) in order to increase and speed up the results.

What is Red Light Therapy (RLT)?

  • Also known as photobiomodulation, RLT is a natural, non-invasive healing modality that delivers beneficial light directly to your body and cells utilizing wavelengths which are naturally emitted by the sun
  • Photons of light are absorbed by mitochondrial chromophores in skin cells, increasing electron transport and energy production (ATP) in the mitochondria, while stimulating blood flow and metabolic processes such as the synthesis of DNA, RNA, proteins and enzymes need to repair or regenerate cell components
  • Stimulates cellular energy and collagen synthesis, fibroblast formation, anti-inflammatory action, stimulates DNA repair
  • Improves acne and wound healing, eases pain, enhances energy, promotes collagen, improves wrinkles, stimulates hair growth

Layers of Skin

Keratinocytes:  Makes up 90% of cells in the epidermis and produce the protein keratin. Until recently they held little value in cosmetic treatments and were severely damaged in ablative treatments such as microdermabrasion. Most facial rejuvenation treatments commonly target fibroblasts in the dermis layer. New scientific movements have led to updated approaches in skincare as keratinocytes not only help to thicken the epidermis but also communicate with the fibroblasts below to help ensure healthy collagen production.

Microneedling allows treatments to access the dermis and fibroblasts directly with very little damage to the keratinocytes in the epidermis.

Fibroblasts:  Cells located in the dermis. Were once considered the “holy grail” in the cosmetic industry, as the production of collagen is a key goal in creating younger looking skin.

Microneedling Aftercare

  • You will be slightly red which might look similar to a sunburn for 8-12 hours (aloe vera can help to reduce redness)
  • No exercise on day of treatment (sweat can irritate the face)
  • Stay out of the sun on the day of treatment (use mineral sunscreen in the week after)
  • No makeup on day of treatment
  • Use hyaluronic acid before going to bed if you feel dry on the day of treatment (provided)
  • Just wash your face with warm water on day of treatment (no facial cleanser)
  • Back to your normal facial routine the next day

Contraindications

  • Local infections such as warts
  • Moderate to severe chronic skin disease such as eczema and psoriasis
  • Blood dyscrasias, patients on anticoagulant therapy
  • Extreme keloidal tendency
  • Patients on chemo/radiotherapy
  • Herpes zoster
  • Pregnancy

Questions? Contact us for a free consultation or to schedule an appointment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Many people have problem areas on their skin, some of them turn to a treatment called microneedling. NYC residents with skin issues want to know, can microneedling help with acne?

A: Microneedling is a perfect, natural acne treatment. NYC residents who are suffering from acne should consider it as an alternative to harsh chemical treatments. Erin Lee, DACM and the team at Work In Progress are experienced microneedling professionals.

Q: Instead of using harsh chemicals and expensive creams on acne and other skin conditions, people are turning to different techniques. How does a microneedling facial NYC clinics offer work?

A: A microneedling facial works by stimulating collagen and elastin production naturally using a microneedling pen. The pen has tiny needles on the end that penetrate the surface of the skin, but it is a totally painless acne treatment NYC residents can benefit from.