Microneedling at Be Well Acupuncture

Microneedling at Be Well Acupuncture is more than a rejuvenating facial treatment, it’s our specialty. And whether you’re curious about microneedling for its ability to reduce fine lines or you want to get a treatment to reduce the redness or discoloration in your skin, you’ll find that microneedling at Be Well Acupuncture is an elevated experience.

That’s because Cara is not only an expert microneedling practitioner but she also teaches other professionals how to perform the procedure. In fact, she has a line of tools and products designed for microneedling and those are the exclusive products and approaches we use at Be Well Acupuncture.  

All of our microneedling products are all-natural. Even our numbing cream uses aloe vera and skips the harsh chemical compounds that other practitioners regularly use.  

From our unique tools, to the all-natural products and techniques Cara uses, everything about microneedling at Be Well is designed to give you the best results possible.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a collagen-inducing procedure where tiny sterile needles are inserted into the skin repeatedly. These microscopic skin punctures tell your body that it’s time to create more collagen and this allows for the many benefits of the treatment to take root.

Choosing Microneedling Over Chemical Peels Or Other Treatments

While you have several options when it comes to treating fine lines, many of them are invasive. And when it comes to hyperpigmentation or melasma, the effective treatment options are very limited.

So, getting a series of microneedling treatments at Be Well Acupuncture allows you to skip the harsh chemical peels and moisturizing creams that make big claims but can’t deliver.

It also means less downtime post-treatment which is an unmistakable advantage of receiving microneedling over other treatment options.

Instead, you’ll get results you can see using products you can feel good about.

What Are The Benefits Of Microneedling?

Our microneedling treatments provide an array of skin-rejuvenating benefits and our all-natural products give you an added dose of peace of mind when it comes to what’s going on your body

Add a Hydrojelly face mask to any microneedling session, benefits include:

  • Help promote healthy skin, find the perfect mask for your skin type
  • Fight acne
  • Increase brightness and help with hyperpigmentation
  • Increase collagen production and firmness
  • Help heal post microneedling redness

"Microneedling also gives you that well-kept-skin glow as it tones and tightens, making your face look and feel radiant and more healthy."

Microneedling is a beautifying process that’s often used to address:
  • Wrinkles and fine lines, especially those around the eyes and mouth
  • Redness and rosacea 
  • The appearance of acne scars 
  • Hyperpigmentation (melasma), whether it is hormonal or from the sun

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Does microneedling hurt? 

Microneedling is designed to be less invasive and painful than harsh chemical peels that promise the same results. 

While the procedure is not necessarily pain-free, clients often report that it’s not very painful. 

At Be Well Acupuncture we also use an aloe vera lidocaine cream to numb the area before your treatment. 

I have dark spots, melasma, or hyperpigmented skin on my face. Can microneedling help with that?

Microneedling is an excellent alternative to chemical peels for those with melasma. The treatment skips the invasive chemicals and the long downtime.

Can microneedling change the look of my scars? 

The effect of microneedling on the appearance of scars depends on the scar itself. Things like the severity and age of a scar as well as things like prolonged sun exposure or retraumatizing the area can all impact how much of a difference you notice with microneedling treatment.  Patients who keloid easily should should not get microneedling for their scars. 

If you have post-acne scars, surgery scars, or even C-section scars microneedling can help smooth your skin and soften scar tissue while improving discoloration.

It’s important to note that softening doesn’t mean removing and so the treatment will not remove the scar. It can make the visual signs of the scar less evident and that can be a great help.

What’s the downtime requirement like for microneedling treatment?

Unlike vampire facials and chemical peels, the downtime required after a microneedling procedure is shorter than you might think.  

Chemical peels require extended downtime because your skin is actually peeling. 

But with microneedling, you’ll have just a single day of redness with most patients reporting that their redness was gone after 8-12 hours. On this day your skin may be sensitive and you’ll avoid using makeup as well.  

You’ll also skip the scabbing you’d have with a chemical peel and you can return to your typical skincare routine the next day. 

It’s also worth mentioning that you’ll start to feel the results from your microneedling appointment like an improved skin texture after your first treatment and by your third treatment, you can expect to have noticeably visible results with fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and skin tone.

Is this the same as a Vampire Facial?

No, vampire facials are not the same procedures as microneedling and there will not be blood involved.  

The treatment that’s commonly called a vampire facial can go deeper into the skin and cause the face to bleed. Another variation on the procedure involves going a bit more shallow with the depth of the procedure but extracting blood and putting it back onto the face.

Be Well Acupuncture knows that collagen is produced at a level that is less deep than the area impacted by a vampire facial and so we avoid the potential for causing trauma and scarring by offering microneedling instead.

Do you do PRP with microneedling?

Be Well Acupuncture’s Microneedling approach uses plant stem cell serum and vitamin C serums to get the same results without the intensity or added cost of platelet-rich plasma. That means we can deliver great results for a fraction of the cost of a typical PRP treatment. 

How often can I schedule my microneedling appointments?

You can schedule your appointments four to six weeks apart. This gives your skin time to regenerate. 

At Be Well Acupuncture we schedule our clients’ microneedling appointments about once per month and the sessions typically last 45-60 min.

Am I Too Young or Too Old For Microneedling?

It is never too early or too late to start investing in your skin.  Microneedling is an amazing procedure at preventing fine lines and wrinkles while naturally producing collagen in the skin and also effective at reducing fine lines and wrinkles that patients have struggled with for years.

How much does microneedling cost?

Pricing varies by the section of your face you’re receiving treatment on. We offer sets of 3, 6, or 9 treatments and offer reduced rates when you purchase a package.