What is Micro-Needling?

Micro-needling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy(CIT), is a facial rejuvenation treatment that involves inserting very fine and short needles into the skin with the aim to increase collagen production and transdermal absorption of cosmetic or medical applications.

We offer both
Micro-Needling & Cosmetic Acupuncture Treatment

Dr. Lee is a certified practitioner in facial acupuncture techniques and offers cosmetic acupuncture services, as well as micro-needling treatments to enhance the efficacy of the facial rejuvenation process. To achieve the best possible results, consistent treatment is essential, and when combining micro-needling and cosmetic acupuncture treatments, the overall therapeutic effect is even greater. Patients have the option of selecting this package or choosing individual treatments to fit their specific needs and scheduling preferences.

*All treatments include complimentary body acupuncture to support your inner health which also reflects on your face.

Both Micro-Needling & Cosmetic Acupuncture Can



Moving qi and blood is a fundamental principle in Traditional Chinese Medicine, which promotes a balanced flow of vital energy and blood circulation throughout the whole body, including the face.



Stimulate the body’s regenerative mechanism by increasing keratinocytes and stem cells which produce more collagen and elastin on the face.



Enhance the absorption and efficacy of specific serums, allowing for deeper penetration and greater skin nourishment, resulting in a more radiant and revitalized complexion.



Aim to reduce the visibility of fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, and scars on the skin, resulting in a smoother and more youthful-looking complexion.

Differences between Micro-Needling & Cosmetic Acupuncture

Woman receiving facial injection treatment in clinic.

Micro-Needling provides

Benefit 1
Better at treating wrinkles, age spots, scars, skin tone, and acne.
Benefit 2
Enhance facial absorption by 3,000%.
Benefit 3
3 to 6 sessions are required for the best results. Treatment results can last 3-5 years.
Benefit 4
After treatment, for the next 24 hours, patients should stay makeup-free and not use any facial products. Some redness and peel may occur for 1 to 2 weeks post-treatment.

Cosmetic Acupuncture provides

Benefit 1
Better at lifting, firming, and tightening sagging skin. Also treats overall imbalance.
Benefit 2
Can address facial asymmetry by tightening or relaxing certain muscles.
Benefit 3
Depending on the age and the skin condition, usually 10 to 20 sessions are required for optimal results.
Benefit 4
There is NO DOWNTIME with cosmetic acupuncture. Patients can wear makeup on the same day.
Woman receiving acupuncture facial treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most people describe the sensation of micro-needling as similar to a piece of sandpaper being passed across the face. They do not feel a big difference with or without the numbing cream. A topical numbing cream can be prescribed to further minimize any discomfort 20 minutes before the treatment.
Micro-needling is most commonly performed on the face. But it can be used to treat stretchy marks or scars on the body as well.
The longevity of Micro-needling results varies by individual. According to studies, it can last between 3 to 5 years with a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Periodic maintenance treatments with facial rejuvenation acupuncture and nano-needling can also help prolong the results.
The number of treatment sessions required depends on the specific condition(s) being treated. Most patients will need between 3 and 6 treatment sessions, once a month, to achieve the best results.
We recommend waiting at least 24 hours after treatment before applying makeup or any other facial products.
Contraindications to Micro-needling treatments are limited but include inflammatory acne, active herpes labialis (cold sores) or other local infections within the treatment area, keloidal predisposition and immunosuppression. Additional care should be taken with Micro-needling near Botox, Dysport or Xeomin injection sites to avoid potential unwanted neurotoxin diffusion.

By selecting Pearl River Acupuncture, you can enhance your quality of life.

For your convenience, you can book your appointment online with our secure online booking tool or call us at (845) 668-1700.