Why Do Microdermal Facial Needling?

Cosmetic Acupuncture and Microdermal Needling


You’ve heard of Cosmetic Acupuncture, but we here at Source Empowered Wellness are offering you the ability to take your facial health to the next level with MicroNeedling!

Both of these therapies work well together.  Cosmetic acupuncture involves inserting small painless needles into areas of concern and into major muscles in the face.  Strategic insertions tighten and tone the muscles of the face and therefore baggy areas and locally encourages more elastin and collagen.  This treatment is most effective coming in twice a week for up to twelve sessions and is limited by the amount of needles that is best to place in the local areas.

MicroNeedling is recommended once a month and covers the whole surface area of the face and neck.  It is a safe and 100% natural procedure involving an electric pen with a set of small needles on the end which allows for wide coverage of the sensitive skin on neck, lips and whole face. We also include body points in your session to benefit your whole body.

It’s normal for the skin to lose collagen via age or injury. MicroNeedling works by encouraging your skin to make more collagen. The idea is that pinpricks from the procedure cause slight injury to the skin and that the skin responds by making new collagen-rich tissue.

It’s science!

The new skin tissue is, in turn, more even in tone and texture, and by encouraging the skin to make new tissue, there will be more collagen to help make the skin firmer, too. Quite the facial double whammy!

Common targeted areas for MicroNeedling:

  • Acne scars
  • Age spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Large pores
  • Reduced skin elasticity
  • Uneven skin tone

On a short-term basis, MicroNeedling plumps up the skin and makes it look more radiant, increasing blood flow to the face as well as the organs attached to it, by way of energy meridians.

In a 2008 study, participants had their skin treated with four MicroNeedling sessions spaced out one month apart. Results reflected up to a 400% increase in collagen and elastin, continuing up to six months after completing those treatments.

So, much like traditional Acupuncture, the benefits of MicroNeedling just keep on rolling (pun intended)!

Schedule your consultation today, and find out if MicroNeedling is the next best step for increasing your overall health and wellbeing.


If you have thick scars anywhere on the body, cellulitis, age spots, or wrinkles, this is an amazing and ALL natural treatment.  In fact, it’s the only treatment for these conditions that benefits your WHOLE body!

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MicroNeedling is recommended once a month and can be used in conjunction with facial rejuvenation needles for best effects to smooth out wrinkles, age spots, and revitalize the skin for a youthful glow.

***Please stay informed about where you are getting MicroNeedling. Aestheticians are no longer legally allowed to do this procedure in CA, but Acupuncturists are.

·   An average 206% increase in collagen and up to 1,000% increase in collagen production after a single treatment.

·   A possible 140% increase in epidermal thickness.

·   Patients described an average 80% improvement in post burn scars with micro needling.

·   Some forms of microneedling can increase the absorption of some products through the skin by up to 10,000 times.




We start with a cleanse and a massage with numbing cream. A few body acupuncture points are inserted to calm the mind, body, and spirit.  The microneedling itself generally takes around 10-15 minutes, and then we apply a special serum and hyaluronic serum and our hemp-based moisturizer.

Treatments are fast (30-45 mins), gentle and results are research proven to last 3-5 years! The best part – it is all natural!

It can be an intense sensation. Some describe it as stimulating, others might feel more discomfort. Fortunately, it’s a fast process and afterwards your skin typically feels wonderfully alive, bright and invigorated. The first session may feel the strangest because it’s completely new.

***On rare occasions, bruising and bleeding may occur.




We recommend no more than one treatment per month, because skin cellular turnover and the healing cycle takes that long. It generally takes four to six treatments to get great results, and then you can taper down to every 5 -6 month maintenance treatments.

This treatment can greatly benefit from adding Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture.   Cosmetic Acupuncture targets the underlying musculature, by stimulating ’motor points’ within muscles, causing them to remember how to fire, lift and firm. Facial rejuvenation also works on treating internal imbalances that contribute to how our skin looks. Microneedling, on the other hand, treats the uppermost layer of the skin, triggering that healing response for a wonderful regenerative and collagen-producing action all over the face and neck.



Your skin can look red for a few hours and you should stay out of the sun, not put on makeup, and not sweat too much for the rest of the day. It is rare but bruising may occur. Wear sunscreen to protect the skin and avoid extreme elements like being out in cold, windy weather for a few days.




Microneedling is rapidly gaining in popularity in the U.S. Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. It’s been featured in articles in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, on the Today Show, The Rachael Ray show, and countless blogs. Modern technology and an understanding of how to prompt a natural healing response in the skin is improving. Studies have favorably compared the benefits of microneedling to that of getting fractional laser work. More and more people are demanding natural and less invasive alternatives to anti-aging treatments that not only make the skin Iook good, but that make the skin and person healthier overall.

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