In the world of cosmetic beauty, there has been an ongoing infusion of holistic methods, practices, and approaches to skincare and facial health. Therapeutic techniques have been widely accepted by medical professionals and consumers, one of the most popular being cosmetic acupuncture and microneedling. This aesthetic treatment is usually focused on the face and neck, increasing collagen production to reduce acne and scarring, toning and firming muscles, and promoting healthy, rejuvenated skin. At The Emperor's Medicine, we specialize in microneedling and cosmetic acupuncture, using a functional, integrative medicinal approach to help our patients recapture their youthful looks. Led by Dr. Selma Gladney, DAOM, who has vast experience using acupuncture to help patients stimulate blood flow and balance their body’s Qi, we are committed to providing the highest quality of care possible.
What is Microneedling?
From wrinkles and fine lines starting to appear to our skin just not looking as smooth as it used to, as we age, our skin can become tired, dull, and uneven. For those looking for a way to rejuvenate their skin, microneedling might be the right solution. Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that can help improve the appearance of your skin by stimulating collagen production. In addition to improving the appearance of your skin, microneedling can also help reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks. Like cosmetic acupuncture, microneedling involves using mini needles to create minor and controlled skin-deep wounds in a non-invasive manner. It causes the body to heal these areas by producing more collagen and elastin, vital proteins for the skin’s health, strength, and repair mechanisms.
The Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture
In addition to being a non-surgical option that stimulates the body’s healing process, cosmetic acupuncture procedures are safe for darker skin tones, thin skin, and sensitive skin areas because it’s gentle on the outer layer of the skin. Microneedling can also complement, optimize, and boost results during other acupuncture sessions. Nearly four times less expensive than laser treatments, this skin-glowing process comes with many benefits, including:
Less Visible Lines and Wrinkles
Acne Scar Treatment
Decreased Hair Loss
Lifting the Neck, Jaws, Eyelids, and Cheeks
Toning and Firming Muscles of the Face
Added Elasticity for Healthy, Glowing Skin
Whether you’re looking to reduce wrinkles and acne scars, treat hair loss, or simply enhance and rejuvenate your skin complexion, we offer an assortment of microneedling options that might be the answer you’re looking for. Backed by the American Academy of Dermatology, microneedling is an effective treatment for a long-lasting healthy glow.
Low-Risk, High Reward
Needles as thin as a strand of hair are inserted carefully into key areas and creases in the face, causing tiny microtrauma to the skin that triggers an increase in blood flow and activates collagen production. Cosmetic acupuncture is a chemical-free, natural approach to anti-aging, without the side effects, risks, and downtime of more invasive cosmetic procedures. Most patients do not experience any complications. However, a small amount of bleeding, bruising, or puffiness may occasionally occur. The result is revitalized and nourished skin, a brighter complexion, and a more youthful appearance.
Is Cosmetic Acupuncture Right for You?
Our licensed acupuncturist will meet with you prior to your first treatment to ensure you are a suitable candidate for cosmetic acupuncture, but most men and women looking for a natural, alternative approach to reducing the signs of aging and improving overall wellness are candidates for cosmetic acupuncture. Those who are not eligible for cosmetic acupuncture include pregnant women, those with hemophilia or contagious skin diseases, those with a severe deficiency, or those who have undergone other cosmetic procedures such as injections and surgical procedures in the past 2-6 weeks.
Whether you’re looking to reduce wrinkles and acne scars, treat hair loss, or simply enhance and rejuvenate your skin complexion, we offer an assortment of microneedling options that might be the answer you’re looking for. Backed by the American Academy of Dermatology, microneedling is an effective treatment for a long-lasting healthy glow. At The Emperor’s Medicine, we address the appearance of your skin and increase the body’s natural production of collagen by using acupuncture, functional medicine, and traditional Chinese medicine to help you improve your look. Give us a call and schedule your consultation in Naperville today!