Microneedling 101 at Yin & Yarrow, St Paul

Yin & Yarrow in St Paul specializes in Microneedling

Microneedling offers the ultimate in facial resurfacing and rejuvenation. According to Traditional East Asian Medicine, the state of our physical health, emotions, and spirit is reflected on the skin of the face—therefore, maintaining the vibrancy of our facial skin is imperative to how we look and feel. When you receive Microneedling at Yin & Yarrow, we not only focus on the skin, but the mind, body, and spirit for a truly holistic experience.

Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), Dermapen, or Skinpen, is a minimally invasive cosmetic medical procedure in which fine, stainless-steel needles are inserted into the skin using a high-speed oscillating pen. The needles create controlled micro-channels that promote collagen and elastin production in the skin as it heals. It also increases absorption of serums and hyaluronic acid through the micro-channels that allow them to penetrate the dermis layer of the skin to increase moisture, smoothe skin texture, decreases depth of wrinkles, and increase skin firmness and elasticity.

*What results can I expect from Microneedling?

  • reverses signs of aging
  • reduces and prevents fine lines and wrinkles
  • eliminates or diminishes hyper- and hypo- pigmentation
  • firms and tones skin
  • heals mild to severe acne scars
  • diminishes stretch marks
  • promotes hair growth

*Results vary based on number of treatments, type and condition of individual’s skin, age, etc.

Is Microneedling Safe?

Microneedling is a safe and effective alternative to plastic surgery and toxic injections. Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, includes focused skin resurfacing, facial rejuvenation, and scar reduction therapy by a licensed practitioner trained and licensed in the use of invasive needling procedures; I am nationally board certified, licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, and trained in microneedling and LED light therapy.

Is Yin & Yarrow’s Microneedling and Facial Rejuvenation right for you?

Patients will have a consultation before beginning a course of Microneedling treatments to discuss their individual goals, and expectations.

There are a some medical conditions where Microneedling may not be appropriate.

Relative contraindications include:
• Keloid or raised scarring;
• History of eczema, psoriasis and other chronic conditions;
• History of actinic (solar) keratosis;
• History of herpes simplex infections;
• History of diabetes;
• Presence of raised moles, warts or any raised lesions on targeted area.

Absolute contraindications include:
• Scleroderma;
• Collagen vascular diseases or cardiac abnormalities;
• Rosacea and blood-clotting problems;
• Active bacterial or fungal infection;
• Immunosuppression; and/or,
• Scars less than six months old

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