Micro-needling is the use of many small needles repetitively and actively rolled across the skin’s surface to cause micro-trauma to the skin. This is used to stimulate blood flow, break up scar tissue and rough patches, and promote the production of collagen which are all benefits of facial acupuncture as well. Therefore, micro-needling is a more intensive procedure than facial acupuncture that can provide similar benefits, but lacks the energetic Chinese medicine component, as well as the deeper, muscular relaxation. Micro-needling treatment is not recommended if you currently experience acne, as it can spread bacteria across the face worsening the condition. Due to the specific placement of the needles in facial acupuncture, this remains an effective treatment option for patients suffering from active outbreaks.