The body is amazing. Its ability to self-heal is what keeps us thriving. Similar to the star fish’s ability to regenerate an arm, the skin’s ability to stop bleeding, produce collagen to repair and plump up the skin, and increase cell production is miraculous. Similarly, the energy that travels through your body for optimum health needs to stay in balance as well. Both physical processes complement each other and help all of us lead healthy, productive lives.
As you age, the natural processes break down and become imbalanced. Here, both microneedling and acupuncture use the same basic concept of tiny needle pricks to stimulate the body’s natural processes to heal and repair, so that they can remain in balance. MDPen believes in the power of self-healing and microneedling’s role in stimulating this process. Let’s explore the connection between both microneedling and acupuncture further to see how these two procedures could complement each other.
WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture, a part of traditional Chinese medicine, believes the body’s life forces must be in balance in order to be healthy. Energy flows throughout the body, balancing the forces. When this energy is blocked by a certain condition, then pain, illness, or discomfort ensues. Acupuncture pin-points (pun intended) the blockage and releases it, thereby restoring health, balance, and wellness and relieving the pain.
WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING?
microneedling works in much the same way as acupuncture except we are only targeting one major organ: the skin. The goal is to stimulate the skin to rejuvenate by producing more collagen; in essence, reproducing the healing effect the body goes through when you have a cut. This process results in a more youthful appearance as wrinkles, lines, scars, and discolorations are diminished. Furthermore, enzymes called collagenase are stimulated. These enzymes break down the old and misaligned collagen present in wrinkles, scars and stretch marks, and replaces this old collagen with new collagen.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ACUPUNCTURE AND MICRONEEDLING?
- Both produce micro-injuries to the skin, which leads to the body’s natural healing process kicking in.
- One of the main differences is time. microneedling are tiny, super-fast pin pricks to the skin; whereas, acupuncture relies on needles staying in the one spot for about 20 minutes.
- microneedling treats the whole face; acupuncture only treats the areas where a blockage of energy is perceived.
- On the flip side, microneedling only affects the face; once the blockage is released, acupuncture treats the whole body, boosts your mood, and improves your overall well-being.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is believed that your face is the gateway to the soul. Changes in the face can be indicators of something else wrong with the body. Facial or cosmetic acupuncture is in essence the same as traditional acupuncture as the effects are the same. There is virtually no down time with acupuncture except perhaps a bruise where the needle was.
In microneedling, your face also can be the gateway to the soul. After all, if you feel healthy and well, your face will reflect it. You’ll smile more and be happier and lead an overall content life. microneedling leaves your face with a reddish tinge for a few days afterwards, but with little other side effects.
MDPen believes both acupuncture and microneedling procedures leave you feeling happier, healthier, and better on the inside and the outside. Both of these procedures can be combined to optimize your collagen-producing, youthful goals in a non-invasive, non-surgical manner. As a practitioner of microneedling, you can recommend to your patients the added benefits of combining both treatments.
Life is too short to waste feeling down about yourself. With modern technology today, changing your looks is easy. There are dozens of possibilities to look better and feel better. Don’t waste another second wishing. Start doing. Contact MDPen today for all of your microneedling procedure needs today!