Let’s Talk about Skin Health & Skin Care

Updated: Nov 16

The skin is the largest elimination organ for our body and is an important part of our sensory system


Skin health is affected by what goes on in and outside of the body. We know a major external factor with regards to skin health is sun exposure and other climatic elements like wind, humidity, dryness, and cold. All these natural phenomena have an impact on our skin, but exactly how that impact manifests is determined by our internal landscape. For example, some people’s skin will be negatively impacted by an excessively humid climate, which can aggravate oily skin and some acne presentations. Conversely, an excessively dry climate aggravates dry skin types and can lead to dry rashes and eczema. And then there is the aging factor, which is a combination of exposure to external factors and our internal aging process.


Beautiful woman with healthy skin

Skin Care: Getting the Maximum Benefits

When receiving any kind of skin care or skin therapy, it is important to understand both the external and internal factors that are contributing to your skin health. It is also essential to know what to do after your skin care session to ensure you experience the maximum benefit from any process or procedure. Working with a practitioner who is clinically experienced in assessing internal health and how it may be contributing to the aging process or a particular skin condition is your best option.


Cosmetic Acupuncture, Microneedling, and Nanoneedling for Skin Care

Cosmetic Acupuncture has been in use for centuries and many licensed acupuncturists in the U.S. have been providing it for decades. Typically, several hair-thin needles are inserted at key points on the face to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and to tone and plump the skin. Another technique is using a seven-star hammer, which is essentially a manual Microneedling device. With advances in technology, we now have high-quality Micro- and Nanoneedling devices available to us to safely provide treatments for our clients. Below is a summary of the three techniques.


Cosmetic Acupuncture: Takes an average of 12-24 treatments to see results

Treats both the body and face, which addresses the

whole system.


Microneedling: Results can be seen a few days after treatment. After

3 – 4 sessions, results can last up to 3-5 years. Can

also incorporate body acupuncture to address the whole system


Nanoneedling: Results can be seen within 1-2 days after treatment.

Great for special events like weddings, and as a weekly skin health maintenance regimen between Microneedling sessions. Can also incorporate body acupuncture to address the whole system.


If you would like to learn more and find out which of the modalities would be best for you, please contact Dr. Cannon directly at: christine@montroseacupuncture.com.


Whether you are coming in for a Microneedling or Nanoneedling session, Facial Acupuncture, or Light Therapy for skin health, Dr. Cannon will assess your overall health and wellness and provide additional support in the form of acupuncture, botanical formulations, or dietary recommendations specific to your presentation.


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