Your best skincare investment.
While we can’t change the aging process, we can certainly give it some competition. Microneedling at Capital City Acupuncture combines the amazing results of this procedure and amplifies them with the ancient wisdom of Chinese herbal serums, traditional acupuncture, and newer technologies Red Light Therapy, ATP Resonance Biotherapy™ and nanoneedling. We offer holistic, non-surgical treatments for those ready to maximize their skin’s potential.
Capital City Acupuncture & Natural Medicine approaches your skin treatment the same we would for any health condition, with an integrative and individualized approach. Microneedling addresses skin texture and pigment, we offer a combination of therapies giving our patients what they are ultimately looking for- healthy, glowing skin that lasts for years. We incorporate your health history with carefully crafted herbs and facial serums to address your specific skin goals. We are the only clinic in the Willamette Valley providing the combination of microneedling, Red Light Therapy, nanoneedling, cosmetic acupuncture, and ATP Biotherapy™, to tone, tighten, and brighten your face. Unlike injectables, microneedling results generally last 1-3 years with minimal to no maintenance. However, with our combination approach, we find our patients’ results last 3-5 years.
Microneedling is one of the newer and one of the best anti-aging and skin corrective treatments. This is because it is minimally invasive, cost-effective, that stimulates your own collagen and elastin production resulting in healthier, younger-looking skin which you can maintain for years. There is minimal downtime after your procedure and best results are achieved between 5-6 treatments spaced about 4 weeks apart. There are at-home microneedling devices, however this procedure should be done by a medical professional to maximize your results and minimize risk. Unlike needle rollers, microneedling is far gentler and more precise.
Microneedling utilizes tiny, ultra-thin needles inserted into the skin. This creates tiny, invisible punctures in the skin that stimulate your body’s wound healing response. This creates more cell turnover and more collagen and elastic production. Collagen is a protein found throughout our body and creates structure, elasticity, and suppleness to our skin. There is minimal discomfort and microneedling is shown to increases the circulation and the production of collagen and decreases inflammation. It works with the skin and muscles relaxing tension in the muscles while increasing elasticity, decreasing fine lines and wrinkles, stimulating collagen production and skin repair.
Microneedling is a powerful tool to treat current signs of aging and prevent signs of aging in the future. The ongoing production of collagen and elastin is essential to maintain skin elasticity, structure, and suppleness. At Capital City Acupuncture, our patients enjoy the benefits of microneedling along with our use of traditional herbs and serums. We find this combination give our patients outstanding, longterm results.
This is an outstanding tool to treat both acne and scarring. Research published from the National Institute of Health (NIH) on microneedling produced remarkable improvement in the visibility of scarring. For those suffering with ongoing outbreaks, microneedling combined with our herbal topical therapies offers dramatic improvements in the severity and prevention of these outbreaks. Note: for patients with keloids, microneedling is contraindicated however other therapies like cosmetic acupuncture can treat this.
Your skin pigment can go through a number of changes through the course of your life. Sun damage, chemical exposures, hormonal changes, and the aging process are common triggers for over or under production of melanin (what causes pigment). Microneedling combined with specific topical serums for pigment changes has amazing effects on pigment changes in the skin like sun spots and melasma. Rosacea is a common change in skin color and may need other approaches for optimal treatment. We recommend scheduling a consult to determine which treatment is the right fit for your skin.
The same way microneedling increases the production of collagen, it also stimulates the growth of the hair follicle. Microneedling has great effects on a specific type of hair loss called alopecia areata. The use of topical Chinese herbs and serums in combination with microneedling amplifies hair growth and thickening while providing minimal downtime and your own natural regrowth. Microneedling on the scalp can be done every 2-3 weeks rather than once a month.
Most patients see benefits within a couple weeks after their first treatment. Maximum benefits are usually seen at 5 to 6 treatments. We recommend combining treatments with Red Light therapy, nanoneedling and cosmetic acupuncture with before or between microneedling appointments. These combinations are designed to maximize your procedure benefits, improve blood flow to your skin, improve the muscle tone of your face, and decrease inflammation and increase cell turnover. These combinations create the most dramatic results with little to no maintenance for 3-5 years. Based on each person’s health history, their current lifestyle, diet, exercise, your plan and rate of improvement will be unique to you.
We have every potential patient schedule a consult prior to starting treatment. This is to ensure that you are a good candidate and there are no contraindications putting you or your skin at risk. We focus on a holistic approach and want to address any underlying concerns, answer questions, and understand your health history to determine if microneedling, nanoneedling, cosmetic acupuncture or a combination approach is the best fit for you. Appointments are approximately 45-60 minutes.