Micro-Needling the New Botox

February 14th, 2016 - Yes, you've read the headline correctly there is an alternative to botox. Karen's Skin Care and Tikkun Spa out of California offer an all natural stem-cell rejuvenation micro-needling service that reverts the sign of aging and fatigue with a Cell Rejuvenating Serum.

Plant Stem Cells (PSCs) are extracted from Swiss apple trees and snow pea which, compared to other trees of its type, are stronger and have greater immunity to environmental factors due to climate conditions in their growth areas. In comparison to animal stem cells, PSCs are more readily available, ethical, and effective, making them the most ideal solution for repairing the skin and keeping it from its natural degenerative course. Lab tests have shown that PSCs have a positive influence on the growth of human stem cells, effectively delaying the visible aging of skin by proliferation of skin’s own stem cell count for a natural, guaranteed anti-aging solution.

Stem cells play an immensely important role with their ability to differentiate into any other type of cell in the body. However, a low stem cell count in human skin inevitably results in a gradual decrease of the amount and division pace of stem cells, resulting in slower healing wounds, a decrease in skin regeneration, wrinkles, and loss of firmness in skin.


Using Karen's Skin Care products, Tikkun Spa in Santa Monica, California - a favorite amongst celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Sharon Stone, has incorporated PSCs into their micro-needling services. Using the latest micro-needling equipment from Korea, the 90 minute treatment infuses the serum deep into the pores where the regenerative process begins. The results are immediate, downtime must be accounted for and depends on the sensitivity of your skin. Think of it as a scrub mixed with tiny needles injecting a natural serum vs. toxins deep into your epidermis. Yes, this sounds gory but did I fail to mention your face will be numbed prior the procedure for a full 45 minutes. The actual needling portion takes 10-15 minutes. For optimal results follow-up with a regimen of Karen's Skincare to soothe the skin to a firmer and vibrant you. Overall, "Look ten years younger."