Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation
Do you miss your youthful glow? Are you ready to turn back the hands of time without harsh chemicals, toxins, and painful downtime? This relatively new modality can enhance not only your physical appearance but also your overall health, resulting in a youthful GLOW that radiates from deep within. Cosmetic acupuncture is a completely natural, virtually painless, and non-surgical method of reducing the signs of the aging process.
The technique uses acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to erase years off of the face. Based on the principles of Oriental Medicine, it helps the whole body look and feel younger by addressing the physical, mental and emotional patterns that cause disease and contribute to the aging process.
What are the effects?*
Facial Rejuvenation reduces or eliminates fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, sagging and discoloration of the face while simultaneously supporting overall health. In general, it may erase as many as five to fifteen years from the face, with results after just a few treatments! Fine lines may be eliminated and deeper wrinkles reduced. Bags under the eyes can be diminished; drooping eyelids, brow lines, sagging jowls and double chins lifted. It helps to eliminate puffiness by eliminating excess fluids and improving metabolism. Treatments tighten pores, improve muscle tone and dermal contraction, increase collagen production and affect its distribution. Moisture in the skin and evenness of skin color will be balanced by increasing local circulation of blood and lymph to the face. Any stress that is evident in the face will be reduced.
Most importantly, Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture brings out your innate beauty and radiance. Though Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture can sometimes be referred to as an “Acupuncture Facelift,” it is more than just a cosmetic procedure.
The Facial Acupuncture component can be beneficial in the following areas:
- Increase Facial Muscle tone through improving collagen production*
- Decrease puffiness and sagging around the eyes, as well as bringing more firmness the sagging skin*
- Enhance the radiance of the complexion*
- TMJ (Jaw) problems or stiffness*
- Bells Palsy and Stroke recovery*
- Tone sagging areas of the face*
- Reduces symptoms of Neuropathy*
- Eliminate fine lines and diminish larger wrinkles*
- Reduce double chin, sagging neck and lift drooping mouth and eyelids*
- Tightens pores and brightens eyes*
- Reduces stress and promotes total health and well being*
*Results may vary
As a result of these effects, fine wrinkles will disappear and deeper ones will be reduced. This treatment is not merely confined to the face, but also incorporates the entire body and constitutional issues of health from digestive issues and lack of energy, through to stress, depression and much more.
Each treatment involves the insertion of tiny acupuncture needles into specific areas of the face, ears, neck, hands, feet, and legs to affect changes in the face as well as the whole body. On your first visit, we discuss your overall health history, including any physical, mental or emotional issues in your life that you feel you want to work on. We will evaluate what changes you would like to see in your face and skin as well as discuss your overall health goals, and then begin your treatment. Ultra fine needles are inserted while you are relaxing and lying down on a comfortable massage table. Once the needles are in place, you rest for 20-30 minutes. Facial acupuncture treatments are not limited to just acupuncture. They quite often include massage, jade roller and/or derma rollers, application of select herbal washes/toners/moisturizers appropriate for your skin type and tone, and end with facial cupping. In general, the treatments are very relaxing and take anywhere from 75-90 minutes.
Why treat the body and not just the face?
The effects of Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture are not confined to the face. Each Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture treatment is individualized according to how each person is aging. No two people receive the same treatments because each person’s aging process is unique. Acupuncture points are chosen based on an individualized diagnosis according to the principles of Chinese medicine. A diagnosis is reached by examining constitutional health issues and any symptoms you may be having. Thus, the treatment is an overall rejuvenation of your health as well as your appearance.
Throughout treatment, other physical symptoms you may be experiencing will also improve. Treatments can improve hormonal balance; delay the graying of hair and hair loss associated with aging. You may notice you have a better quality of sleep and increased energy. It may improve your digestion and metabolism and strengthen your immune system.*
How do Chinese Herbs contribute to the treatment?
Chinese herbs are an important part of the Facial Rejuvenation protocol. Herbal formulas are created especially for you and herbs are selected based on your constitutional diagnosis. Again, the principle is that if the body is in balance and your organ systems are functioning properly, the negative signs of aging are reduced or eliminated. Chinese herbs help to restore balance on a daily basis. They help to continue the effects of the acupuncture between treatments. Also, in cases of more severe symptoms—for instance hot flashes, night sweating, hair loss or even bloating and indigestion—are more effectively treated by combining herbal medicines, rather than by acupuncture alone.*
How many visits will I need?
In order to attain desired long term effects, a series of approximately 10 weekly Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture treatments is suggested. After completing a course of treatment, maintenance sessions can prolong the results. Maintenance sessions usually occur monthly for 2 to 3 months and then seasonally for as long as you wish to maintain results.
If your features are tired, your eyes are baggy and your skin is without luster, yet you do not feel the need for cosmetic surgery, then facial acupuncture may be for you. The freedom from post-treatment downtime and the experience of enhanced vitality contribute to the ever-increasing popularity of this Asian art. If you are willing to try something different and new, without toxic injectibles and their side effects, you may find that facial acupuncture is the perfect partner in your quest for rejuvenation and renewal.