Acupuncture is very safe when performed by a licensed acupuncturist. Needles are filiform needles that are very fine and usually painless upon insertion into acupuncture points. Generally patients will report heaviness, warmth, cold, or electric sensations at acupuncture points
The MicroNeedling treatment allows for controlled induction of growth factor serums, or hyaluronic acid, into the skin's self-repair process by creating micro injuries in the skin. These injuries stimulate new collagen production, while not posing the risk of permanent scaring. The result is smoother, firmer and younger looking skin. The skin needling treatments are performed in a safe and precise manner with a sterile needle head and are usually completed in 30-60 minutes.
Possible side effects:
Skin will be pink or red and may feel warm, like mild sunburn, tight and itchy, which usually subside in 12 to 24 hrs.
Minor flaking or dryness of the skin, with scab formation in rare cases.
Crusting, discomfort, bruising and swelling may occur.
It is possible to have a cold sore flare if you have a history of outbreaks.
Freckles may lighten temporarily or permanently disappear in treated areas.
Infection is rare but if you see any signs of tender redness or puss notify our office
Hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) rarely occurs and usually resolves itself after a month.
Permanent scarring (less than 1%) is extremely rare.
These microscopic hair-like cones separate the cells within the epidermis to allow active products to be pushed into the skin. Nano-Needling only affects the epidermis, treating within the upper .15 mm of the skin. The benefits of this serum infusion treatment include pigmentation reduction, increased cell turnover, skin rejuvenation and an
immediate glow with no downtime. This treatment can be done weekly to exfoliate the skin. Allows up to 97% product absorption.
If you are concerned about fine lines & wrinkles, swelling, or sagging skin, then nano-needling is for you. If your skin care concerns include deep wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks or deep acne scars, than micro-needling would be the treatment for that.
Bio Light Therapy
Blue Light: Wavelength 423 nm
Bacteria killing, skin cleaning, cell activation, injury recovery, acne, skin
sterilization, prevention of wounds. Acne and bacteria.
Yellow Light: Wavelength 583 nm
Improving cell's oxygen utilization, red spots & red face, and promotes circulation. Helps remove pigments, Rosacea, bruising and spider veins.
Red Light: Wavelength 640 nm
The most penetrating power, skin cell regeneration, increases oxygen content
in the blood, stimulates circulation, improves acne and wound healing, eases
pain, enhances energy, promotes collagen, improves wrinkles. Anti-Aging.
Central Coast Family Acupuncture receives its Chinese herbs from reputable herb companies distributing from the United States. The herbs go through a rigorous process to determine authenticity and purity in order to ensure that the highest quality herbs are dispensed to patients. Herbs are prescribed in bulk form, which will need to be decocted by the patient, pill, and granule.
Consultation consists of a 10-15 minute conversation to see if Chinese Medicine is an appropriate treatment option.
What to do before your treatment
Please eat 30 min before your treatment and bring comfortable clothing. It is best to have below the knees and elbows accessible.
Rates / Our Insurance fee schedule is available upon request
Acupuncture Initial consultation/first treatment: 1-1.5 hours - $95.00
Acupuncture Follow-up treatments: $65.00
Cancellations require a 24 hour notice. A $65 cancellation fee will be charged if not done within 24 hours.