At Evergreen Medical Acupuncture, one of our most popular services is Cosmetic Acupuncture with our facial rejuvenation specialists, Dr. Jill Zundelevich and Dr. Jen Kralowetz. Primarily, this procedure increases natural collagen and elastin in the skin. It’s a fascinating therapy that stimulates collagen by degranulating mast cells. These tiny white blood cells carry around collagen, and when disturbed, they spill their contents, collagen, and anti-inflammatory cytokines such as IL-4. Just the act of locally disrupting the connective tissue alone will force your body’s natural healing abilities to produce more collagen and elastin.
Our Microneedling Technology
Because Dr. Jill and Dr. Jen are licensed acupuncturist, they can take into account why these skin issues might be happening in the first place. Is it diet or lifestyle-related? There are many things that, as a qualified Doctor of Chinese Medicine and Functional Medicine, they can address and assess when administering microneedling. They might even look at your blood tests to see if there is a major imbalance causing your skin problems. We can add body acupuncture points to assist with those core problems if we find that in the initial intake/exam.
Someone who’s interested in pursuing microneedling could expect to come in once every 3-4 weeks. The session is relaxing and takes between 30-60 minutes per session. There is virtually no risk of bruising and a numbing cream can be applied beforehand if someone is very sensitive. Add-ons are available for other body parts like the neck, décolletage, stomach, hands, or head for hair loss. We apply custom herbal serum for your particular complaints and adds hyaluronic acid to the skin afterward to seal in the moisture. A cooling mask is also added afterward, which is the best part! After the session is complete, it is advised to stay out of the sun for 24 hours, and sunscreen must be worn after receiving microneedling to protect your skin. Your results will be based on your age, condition of your skin, and your home skin care regimen. For most people, you will see and feel results in 4-6 treatments.
The Results of Microneedling
$400 = 1 microneedling treatment ($400 per tx)
$1625 = 5 microneedling treatments ($325 per tx)
$3000 = 10 microneedling treatments ($300 per tx)
$2475 = 5 microneedling treatments + 10 cosmetic acupuncture treatments ($325 per tx)