Union Wellness offers Effective Holistic Microneedling
Microneedling is used for issues like acne scarring, body scarring, fine lines & wrinkles, skin elasticity & texture, hair loss, pore size and more. Micro-needling benefits the skin by stimulating collagen production, decreasing inflammation, increasing blood flow, encouraging healing, repair and increasing the absorption rate of stem cell and botanical serums.
Microneedling in China dates back 2,000 years as it was used to rejuvenate the skin. A lot has changed since then and the method of Microneedling has changed quite a bit!
Microneedling, aka, Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that stimulates collagen and elastin production. With the use of the Microneedling AcuMicroPen, the tip oscillates down to stimulate the skin creating tiny micro channels. These channels trigger the healing process and the production of collagen and elastin. The channels reach the epidermis and dermis layers which allows the skin to absorb Apple Stem Cells and Serum Herbals, at a dramatically increased rate. Studies show this procedure can increase the skins ability to utilize nutrients by up to 3,000 %.
Collagen - studies have shown an average 206% increase in collagen and up to 1,000% increase in collagen production after a single treatment.
We are trained in Acupuncture, the insertion of fine needles into the skin, and Clean Needle Technique (we know how to use sterile techniques and be safe). Microneedling is in our wheelhouse! The difference is that these needles are very fine, short, and oscillate within a mechanical pen.
You will receive a multi-modality approach. We are experienced Acupuncturists and herbalists providing integrative holistic medicine. We care about our community and value integrity. We are trained in Microneedling, using the highest quality AcuMicro Pen, organic/wildcrafted herbs, and the superior quality Uttwiler Spätlauber Apple Stem Cells; The Herbal Serums we use are based on the constitution of your skin and are selected based on what you need. Vickie and Roxane have been providing Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine in Seattle, since 2002.
We use a high powered Micro Pen by AcuMicro that has a high oscillation speed so you receive maximum benefit without causing harm to your skin. We also use the Uttwiler Spätlauber Apple Stem Cells and specific East Asian herbal Serums used to treat the skin based on specific skin conditions. Studies show that with a concentration of only 0.1%, an extract of Uttwiler Spätlauber stem cells stimulated the proliferation of human stem cells by an astounding 80%.
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We treat acne holistically with a multi-modality approach including
Microneedling stimulates collagen production safely without damaging the skin. The Apple stem cells and Herbal Serums are applied to help increase collagen production and skin healing. The Red and Blue BioLight Therapy decreases inflammation and bacteria while promoting collagen production, to name a few. We perform microneedling over areas of the skin without blemishes or acne to stimulate new cell growth. The Hyaluronic Acid and Stem Cells penetrate deeply into the healthy skin to promote a dramatic increase in collagen production. The Topical Facial Spray is made in house with high quality Herbs, Apple Stem Cells, and Poria Mushroom that specifically target acne and rosacea. We recommend Acupuncture in between sessions to work on your constitution and treat the root cause of acne. In these visits we prescribe oral Herbs and talk about diet and lifestyle. The Acupuncture reinforces collagen stimulating effects in between microneedling visits. If microneedling is not recommended due to severe acne then we treat with Cosmetic and Body Acupuncture. For Scars, we are able to go directly over the scars to promote the production of new healthy cells. Patients start seeing results after 3-4 visits but in many notice a difference after the first one. Read our FAQ for more information and contact us to book a consult or your first appointment.
We treat hair loss holistically with a multi-modality approach including
Studies show that Microneedling can stimulate hair growth. Microneedling with the applied Apple stem cells stimulates the growth of hair follicles and increases the topical absorption rate by 3000%. The LED BioLight both neutralizes bacteria and repairs collagen by 200%. The topical Scalp spray safely balances the epidermal layers without causing harm to the skin. In between Microneedling visits we recommend Acupuncture and oral herbs to treat and balance your constitution and treat the root cause of hair loss. Acupuncture decreases inflammation and can soothe inflamed hair follicles while promoting hair growth.appointment.
Because it works and it’s fun! We want to offer an alternative to skincare treatments that are harsh and potentially toxic to the body, or cause a lot of sensitivity and pain, or overly drying. Just like anything else we treat, we know that health and wellness is about treating holistically, treating the body, mind, and spirit. Also, we tried it and we noticed a difference in our skin after the first session! We love offering skin care to our community that is safe, holistic, and effective.
Typically a series of 4-12 microneedling treatments is recommended, depending upon your area of correction or concern. Your skincare professional will ultimately determine a treatment schedule based on your individual goals and desires. Treatments are usually spaced in 4 week intervals. Patients with deep wrinkles, advanced sun damage, stretch marks, or any type of scars, usually require a minimum 6 or more treatments to achieve the desired results. It is best to combine with weekly/biweekly acupuncture to treat the root and balance your constitution. Acupuncture decrease inflammation and increases blood flow, both vital for skin and hair follicle healing and growth.
A session of Microneedling is $295. We are currently offering Microneedling at an introductory rate of $195 to new and current patients of Union Wellness. Being a part of our community, we are committed to providing access to healthcare and wellness.
Yes! With Holistic Microneedling, the top layer of the skin is parted without being damaged, leaving the skin intact. Your skin usually stays red for only 2-4 hours and heals quickly.
It does not “burn” your skin like peels or more invasive lasers. The needle penetration depth can be adjusted from 0.25mm to 2mm into the skin depending on the area of the body and the skin condition being treated. Using skin needling consistently will trigger the bodies repair process until the desired level of skin rejuvenation is achieved. These microscopic hair-like cones in the AcuMicro Pen separate the cells within the epidermis to allow active products to be pushed into the skin.
Holistic Microneedling results in the production of new collagen and elastin, improvement in skin tone and texture, firmness as well as reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks.
When you arrive we will explain the protocol and answer any questions. We will then apply the numbing cream and have you wait with cream on under the Celluma LED Light for 30 minutes. We will then start the microneedling session. The areas we work on include the face and neck. If you have places on your arms, legs, abdomen, etc that you would like to work on this will require another visit. After the microneedling, apply the Apple Stem Cells and Herbal Serum, followed by a cool jade roller over the face. Finally we apply some cooling Aloe. Your provider will give you an aftercare card to take home.
Microneedling is not performed with a dermal roller which causes damage to the skin due to the nature of the roller rolling over the skin and creating bigger holes with a propensity for tissue damage. It is also not Microdermablasion or Vampire Skin Therapy (PRP), those are very different techniques.
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