Microneedling in Boston
Microneedling in Boston, MA
Microneedling is used to treat an area of your skin (typically the face), where you would like to decrease fine lines, scarring, and age spots and improve the tone of your skin. Microneedling can only be done every 4 weeks, so to see faster progress many use weekly cosmetic acupuncture treatments to support their microneedling improvements.
We at Johnston Family Acupuncture want to help you better manage your natural skin care. Our staff is trained to make your microneedling session as relaxing as possible. After your microneedling session, we may perform therapeutic treatments such as cupping, gua sha, jade rolling, or moxa. To see more immediate results we may also recommend cosmetic acupuncture treatments during the weeks between microneedling sessions. We’re licensed by the state of Massachusetts to practice cosmetic acupuncture and microneedling in Boston.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure performed by a dermatologist to stimulate collagen and elastin production in your skin. Microneedling involves the use of a device that makes microscopic punctures in your skin across a targeted area with small transdermal needles.
As your body works to heal the tiny pin-pricks left behind by the device, your skin will increase blood flow and begin producing more collagen. In the weeks following your microneedling treatment, the collagen and elastin matrix under your skin strengthens, improving tone and filling in fine lines naturally. Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, can also dramatically increase the efficacy of topical treatments such as hyaluronic acid.
What are the benefits of microneedling?
The primary long term benefit of microneedling is the stimulation of collagen production in the skin. Collagen is a protein produced naturally by our bodies that is responsible for the elasticity of our skin. By stimulating collagen production, elasticity and firmness in the skin can be restored, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, and loose skin. Microneedling is a long lasting natural treatment, with increased collagen production starting as soon as one month after your first treatment, and the long term benefits lasting up to 5 years.
In the short term, microneedling can make your skin look more radiant and firm for several weeks as your body works to heal itself. The long term benefits of microneedling are cumulative, and microneedling can be used to treat a range of dermatological conditions such as:
Wrinkles, laugh lines, and crows feet
Stretch marks and loose skin
Are you thinking about Microneedling in Boston?
Contact us at 617-602-3868, or book an appointment online.
Does microneedling hurt?
When performed properly, a microneedling session shouldn’t hurt or be painful. In order to prevent discomfort, a topical numbing cream is used on the target area before your session. At most, there can be some discomfort during the session as the microneedling device passes across your skin. A microneedling device inserts several small needles in the outer layer of your skin at once in order to stimulate blood flow and collagen production. Some compare the feeling to sandpaper or an emery board being rubbed on your skin.
After your session, you can expect your skin to be flush and rosey for 24 to 48 hours as your body works to heal the needlepoints left behind by the microneedling device. The discomfort after a microneedling session is often compared to a light sunburn.
What is the cost of microneedling in Boston?
An initial consultation and treatment for our microneedling in Boston costs between $400-$600 and will help determine if microneedling is right for you. A full course of treatment for microneedling in Boston is one session per month for 3-6 months. The cost is determined based on the area of your body you would like to work on! Because we are treating your whole body and addressing your total health history, a portion of the cost may be covered by your health insurance, depending on your coverage.
What should I expect during microneedling?
During your consultation, you should expect to talk in depth about your entire health history. Then a physical exam will be performed by checking your tongue, pulse, and abdomen. Following the diagnosis, we will prescribe and administer the treatment protocol that works best for you. We create a high-grade herbal serum tailor made to the issues that you would like to work on and your specific skin type, which we use during the treatment. Microneedling is done in conjunction with cosmetic acupuncture and a full body acupuncture treatment to support your health and facilitate your healing