Facial Microneedling FAQs

what should I expect after a treatment?

Immediately after your treatment it may look and feel as though you have a moderate sunburn. Your skin may feel warm and tighter than usual. You may also notice some slight swelling. These reactions are normal and should diminish within a couple hours, and will normally subside completely the same day or within 24 hours. If you are concerned about any reaction please email or call the clinic at 805-687-7775.

What can I use on my face after a treatment?

You will be given a vial of organic hyluronic acid serum customized for you that includes plant based stem cells and extracts to balance your skin. For 48 hours after your treatment use this serum. During this time we also recommend including the use of pure plant distilled hydrosols as these can be soothing to the skin. Use tepid water for the first 24 hours after treatment to rinse your face. After 24 hours, use a gentle cleanser and resume a gentle skincare regime. Always make sure your hands are clean when touching the treated area. 

What should i not use on my face after a treatment?

Do not use oil-based products for 48 hours after your treatment. Use only the hyluronic acid serum provided as well as hydrosols to moisturize the skin. It is not recommended to apply make-up or sunscreen for 24 hours after treatment. For sun protection, use physical barriers such as hats or scarves. It is best to avoid intentional and direct sunlight for 48 hours. Do not go swimming for at least 24 hours post-treatment. For at least 3 days post-treatment, refrain from the use of any Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acids, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C serums or anything percieved as "active" skincare. 

Does microneedling hurt? Will I bleed? 

With holistic microneedling we believe it doesn't have to hurt to see results. That said, sensations and pinching can be felt in certain areas. We prefer not to use a numbing cream prior to treatment because of pretoleum based ingredients in these creams, however you can request it if you are concerned about pain during the treatment. We go to a depth of about 1 mm to reach the top layer of the dermis. This does not usually reach the majority of capilaries in the dermis and does not elicit bleeding. 

how often should I get it done?

A series of 3-4 microneedling sessions scheduled 4-6 weeks apart is recommended for maximum results. Some prefer to follow-up with a session every 6 months or so following the initial series. Nanoneedling is a gentle form of microneedling that is great for delicate or sensitive skin and can be done monthly for a skin refresh. 

what makes microneedling different than other facial treatments?

Unlike peels, microdermabrasion and lasers, microneedling maintains the upper keratin layer of the skin, protecting the deeper layers and they regenerate. In this way, we are able to powerfully rejuvenate the whole body and reveal your natural radiance. 

what is holistic microneedling?

We incorporate traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture, organic facial ingredients and microneedling to stimulate renewal both topically and internally. Full-body acupuncture helps the body find its innate balance which can help balance and rejuvenate. With our normal TCM diagnostic tools and assessments we can address any underlying imbalance in the body that is leading to skin manifestations. 

What is red Led light therapy?

We finish each session with Red LED light therapy to improve cell regeneration, collagen production and healing. Light therapy has been shown in clinical trials to have a penetrating and positive effect on skin health.