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Microneedling in San Diego

Microneedling involves the use of an oscillating pen with very fine, short needles to stimulate the body's natural healing response. This process promotes the production of collagen and elastin. Microneedling serves as a non-invasive alternative to procedures like Botox, fillers, and microdermabrasion. It effectively reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improves acne scars, and addresses discoloration issues such as hyperpigmentation, melasma, and age spots.

The Science

Microneedling creates micro channels in the layers of the skin, initiating a repair process. Collagen and elastin are generated during this natural healing process, resulting in tighter and more lifted skin. Microneedling targets the dermis and fibroblasts while preserving the integrity of Keratinocytes, which play a crucial role in the thickness of our epidermis and healthy collagen production. Since the body requires approximately a month to complete this healing process, microneedling treatments are typically done once a month. Visible changes in the skin, including improvements in texture, tone, fine lines, and elasticity, can be observed after approximately two treatments. Moreover, the microchannels enhance the absorption of topically applied products, facilitating cellular regrowth.

Acupuncture and Microneedling Treatments

At Wisdom and Flow Acupuncture, situated in Ocean Beach, San Diego, we offer a unique approach to microneedling treatments. In our sessions, we incorporate acupuncture techniques targeting distal areas of the body. This combination of microneedling and acupuncture aims to provide comprehensive support for your health goals by addressing underlying causes of various conditions. Our holistic approach ensures that healing occurs from the inside out, promoting overall well-being.

In addition to the microneedling treatment itself, we also provide cosmetic acupuncture sessions, along with Gua sha and cupping therapies, between each microneedling session. These additional treatments are designed to further support your body and enhance the effects of microneedling. By integrating these complementary techniques, we strive to optimize your results and provide a well-rounded experience that nurtures your skin and overall health.


Aftercare for microneedling is simple and straightforward. It is normal to experience redness for up to 24 hours, indicating the skin's healing process. Your skin may feel dry and tight, which is also a common occurrence. To alleviate this, it is recommended to apply hyaluronic acid before bedtime and whenever your skin feels dry for the next 2-3 days. Avoid exercising on the day of your microneedling treatment to prevent sweat-induced irritation. For the following 24 hours, avoid direct sun exposure, and then apply mineral sunscreen daily for the next 7 days. Refrain from using makeup immediately after the treatment, and only wash your face with warm water in the evening. You can resume your normal skincare routine the next day.

Microneedling Pricing and Packages

Microneedling, a procedure requiring the expertise of skilled professionals, can be performed in California by a limited number of licensed practitioners, such as acupuncturists. During this procedure, premium topical serums are utilized to target specific skin concerns, be it fine lines, scarring, or hyperpigmentation. Our approach involves combining high-quality hyaluronic acid with a serum tailored to achieve your desired outcomes. Given that the micro channels created by the treatment enhance skin absorption, it is crucial to use the highest quality products.

For optimal healing, microneedling should be conducted once a month. In the three-week interval between treatments, we recommend incorporating cosmetic acupuncture. This additional step helps support overall body wellness, including the skin and face. Cosmetic acupuncture sessions encompass facial gua sha and facial cupping techniques. By increasing circulation and blood flow to the face and skin, cosmetic acupuncture expedites the results of your microneedling treatments. All our treatments are designed to nourish you holistically, enhancing your well-being, which consequently manifests in your outward appearance.

The cost of a single microneedling treatment is $325. However, to observe noticeable results, a minimum of two treatments is recommended. Our clinic in Ocean Beach, San Diego, offers customizable packages that cater to your specific goals. Depending on your desired outcomes, we provide package options that not only include microneedling treatments but also incorporate the essential cosmetic acupuncture sessions in between. These packages are thoughtfully designed to optimize your results and ensure a comprehensive approach to your skin and overall well-being. By integrating microneedling and cosmetic acupuncture, we strive to deliver the best possible outcomes tailored to your individual needs.

The 3-month package includes three microneedling treatments and nine cosmetic acupuncture sessions. The cost for this package is $2,200, which includes two complimentary cosmetic acupuncture treatments.

The 6-month package includes six microneedling treatments and eighteen cosmetic acupuncture sessions. Priced at $4,575, this package also incorporates three free cosmetic acupuncture treatments. 

To learn more about microneedling in San Diego, please call Dr. Ericka at 206-992-2921.



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