Hara Healing Center


Microneedling or Collagen Induction Therapy is a cosmetic procedure that involves using a device with tiny automated needles which creates controlled micro-injuries to the skin. This stimulates the healing cascade in the skin of a variety of anti-inflamatory growth factors and cytokines which produce new collagen and elastin.

This micro-injury reboots and resets cellular function and enhances cell-to-cell communication which will be demonstrated in improvement of pigment distribution, less sebum production and decrease in acne. It visibly helps the overall skin texture, tone, and cam reduce hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, acne, acne scarring, as well as strecthmarks and scars on other parts of the body. It has been found to be effective in helping to increase hair growth, espcially when used with topical products epecially formuated for theat purpose.

This procedure is performed after a topical anaesthetic is applied and is usually well tolerated. Because of the creation of microchannels, absorption of topical products increases to 80% compared to 7-10% without micro needling. This allows deeper penetration of therapies that would otherwise not be possible. Hence, it is crucial to put only approved substances on the skin afterwards.

  • Downtime is minimal with a small amount of redness and swelling that usually goes away after a few hours to a few days depending upon the depth of needling and area treated.

  • Staying out of the direct sun for 4 weeks post procedure and using a daily SPF 30 or greater is important.

  •  Some flaking and feeling of dry, sensitive skin is also common after the procedure so no shaving of the face for 5 days is recommended and the use of hydrating serums such as hyalurionic acid is recommended.

  • Typically, a series of 4 treatments, 2-6 weeks apart is recommended (depending upon condition being treated) . The results continue to improve for 3 months after a treatment and maintenance every 6 months to 1 year will help to accentuate the results.

Hara Healing Center in Carpinteria, CA

Your Full Service Wellness Center, offering Acupuncture, Massage, Chinese Herbs, Qi Gong and Yoga in beautiful Carpinteria Califormia. 

Serving the Carpinteria, Montecito, Summerland and Santa Barbara communities.

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