For your initial visit, please fill out your intake paperwork sent to you via email after scheduling. Please be sure to eat a light snack or meal approximately 15- 30 minutes before your appointment. We will spend some time going over your health concerns, and providing treatment in a private room. You will spend about 30-45 minutes on the treatment table, and we recommend that you spend this time uninterrupted to get the best results.
Does Acupuncture hurt?
Generally speaking, acupuncture is painless. However, different sensations, such as slight tingling or fullness, may be felt at the site of insertion. The types of needles we use are very different than those you are used to at your doctor’s office or lab test office. Acupuncture needles are solid, extremely fine and are thinner than a strand of human hair.
How does it work?
Acupuncture improves circulation, stimulates the healing response, reduces inflammation, and releases endorphins, serotonin, and other feel good chemicals in your brain.
Where are the needles placed?
Depending on your condition, needles can be placed in many different locations on the body. There are many different ways to treat the same condition, and treatment methods are based on your current condition and current state of health.
WHat happens to the needle after they are used?
We use the highest quality disposable needles, and they are placed in proper biohazard container after use. The container is picked up by a medical waste facility.
Microneedling and Nanoneedling:
Microneedling and nanoneedling are used to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, as well as acne scars, skin discolorations, alopecia, seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff), etc.
How many treatments do I need?
For the best results, we recommend six to eight monthly treatments to get lasting results. Results will be seen about 2 weeks after each treatment as the skin begins to heal itself.
How does it work?
Micro-needling creates highly controlled micro-injuries to the epidermal and/or dermal layers of your skin. This process stimulates the skin natural healing process and increases cell turnover and increases production of collagen and elastin to create a firmer texture and visibly reduce pore size.
How to prepare for your appointment
Stay hydrated before your treatment, and purchase a high quality hyaluronic acid for post treatment. Avoid retinol products, laser treatments, fillers or botox for one to two weeks prior.
You will be red for 8-12 hours post treatment. Aloe Vera can reduce redness
No exercise today as sweat can irritate the skin
Stay out of the sun. Use mineral sunscreen daily for at least a week after micro-needling
No make- up on the day of treatment (before or after)
Apply Hyaluronic acid liberally and often when skin feels dry
Do not use facial soap during the day of treatment
Resume normal skin-care routine the day after treatment