Buckeye Acupuncture

Pointing You to Wellness

870 High St Ste 17, Worthington OH

2323 Lake Club Dr Ste 206, Columbus OH

(614) 259-7188

What Is Microneedling

Microneedling is the insertion of very short fine needles into the skin for the purpose of rejuvenation. It’s also called skin needling, collagen induction therapy (CIT), or percutaneous collagen induction (PCI). Microneedling is a 2,000-year old time tested treatment originating in ancient china. Emperors who wanted to live forever used this technique to remain youthful. Microneedling creates micro channels in the skin. When these channels are created, the skins own repair response is to start producing collagen and new skin cells to heal that controlled injury that was just created, which in turn make our skin tighter and smoother. This can be done using a number of different devices but a Microneedling pen is superior and most effective. The micro-channels created by the needles allow for deeper penetrations of topical serums for more effective results. Microneedling procedure can increase the skins ability to utilize topical nutrients by up to 3,000%.

Microneedling results in improvement in skin texture and firmness as well as reduction in wrinkles, marks and scars. It is used to treat and improve conditions like acne scarring, wrinkles, loose skin, skin texture, pore size, brown spots, and pigment issues. Microneedling can be done on the scalp to promote hair growth or the body to get rid of scars and stretch marks. If your skin care concerns include deep wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks or deep acne scars, then microneedling would be the best option.

Recent research shows a shallower treatment of only 0.5mm deep achieves the maximum results. Microneedling treatment is gentle and painless that lasts 30 minute and treatment should be done once a month to allow the normal repair process. Results are seen and felt even after the first treatment. Skin should glow and feel tighter. Maximum results are achieved after between 4-6 treatments. Results are shown to last between 4-6 years without maintenance.

Almost anyone can have microneedling performed as long as they do not have any active infections, lesions, or any known wound healing issues.

Contraindications to Microneedling:

  • Active acne
  • Local infection such as warts, herpes zoster
  • Moderate to severe chronic skin disease such as eczema and psoriasis
  • Blood dyscrasias, patients on anticoagulant therapy, patient on chemo/radiotherapy
  • Extreme keloidal tendency
  • Pregnancy can use nano but must be careful with kind of products

What Is Nanoneedling

Nanoneedling on the other hand works a little different. It does use the same type of oscillating motion to treat the skin but the cartridge encompasses 81 silicone tips. These microscopic hair-like cones separate the cells within the epidermis to allow active products to be pushed into the skin.

Nanoneedling only affects the epidermis, treating within the upper 0.15 mm of the skin. The benefits of this serum infusion treatment include pigmentation reduction, increased cell turnover, skin rejuvenation and an immediate glow with no downtime. This treatment can be done weekly to exfoliate the skin, and it facilitates up to 97% more topical product absorption.

Nanoneedling treatment uses your body’s own repair process to combat wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and skin blemishes. If you are concerned about fine lines and wrinkles, swelling or sagging skin, then nano-needling is for you.

We are AcuMicro certified practitioners use premium AcuMicro products. The AcuMicro microneedling pen is a top of the line premium class 2 medical device. AcuMicro’s needling tips are made of premium stainless steel, sterilized, and single use. We use all holistic herbal topicals from AcuMicro. The serums are lab grade, natural, herbal, and research proved. The apple stem cells are shown in studies to promote facial stem cell rejuvenation by over 80%. Hyaluronic acid used with microneedling is all natural and holds 1,000 times its weight in water.