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Micro-Needling for Acupuncturists

by Jan 26, 2024

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I did a thing…I took a free NCCAOM* class. I figured I may as well enjoy the free classes as a student. I usually register for the webinar then forget, or I am so overwhelmed with life and school I skip the class. But “New Year, New Me” …the class was amazing and after participating, not only could you get 3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), they gave a half-off code for a Micro-Nano Needle. It is usually $5,500. I was so pumped after the class I almost bought it, but reality swiftly kicked in…I am Tri 8 and I still need to PAY and PASS boards. So, I didn’t buy it, but I did what most Americans do…I left it in my cart… LOL, a girl can dream! I also threw some serums in there along with some other formulas he used in the class.

The instructor Josh Nerenberg Lac, MSTOM, began by defining Microneedling: “Simply put, Micro-Needling is the insertion of very fine short needles into the skin for the purpose of rejuvenation. The premise is simple – create a small wound and the skin will respond with collagen production and new skin cells. Depending on the depth of the needle penetration, this can offer skin rejuvenation levels from the simple enhancement of product absorption to the clinical treatment of scars and wrinkles.”

Nanoneedling: “Uses the same type of oscillating motion to treat the skin but the cartridge encompasses 81 silicone tips. 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 includes pigmentation reduction, increased cell turnover, skin rejuvenation and an immediate glow with no downtime. This treatment can be done weekly to exfoliate the skin.”

The instructor also discussed the benefits, and he also performed demonstrations. He discussed the revenue earned by doing these procedures. The instructor only does micro and nano needling at his clinic. He was very transparent and explained what he charged for the treatment and packages. He noted that the cost of the pen was paid for in two weeks!!

To find out more, here are some studies which validated the efficacy of microneedling:

1) Study: “Efficacy and Tolerability of a Microneedling device for Treating Wrinkles on the Neck.”

Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35640251/

Study: Efficacy and tolerability of a Microneedling device for treating wrinkles on the face

2) Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33656167/

*National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

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Monique Carter

Monique Carter

My name is Monique Carter and I am a student in National University's AOM program. I chose this program because the basic tenets of Chinese Acupuncture and Herbs align with a holistic healing process that is steeped in years of tradition and research. I anticipate that learning these skills and applying this knowledge will allow me to help many in need. Starting this journey at the age of 49 has been humbling as well as life-changing, I am excited and grateful!

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