What is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a virtually painless, non-surgical procedure that reduces the signs of aging. It can reduce wrinkles, fine lines, puffiness, facial sagging, and discoloration. The results are a more vibrant, tighter, lifted, and smoother face. It is a safe and natural approach to anti-aging without the side-effects of invasive procedures. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture utilizes acupuncture, lifestyle and diet to address both the outward symptoms of aging as well as its internal causes.
How does Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture work?
Blood circulation to the deepest layers of the skin is increased with the insertion of needles into key areas of the face. This increase in blood flow brings more nutrients to the face, stimulates collagen and elastin production, carries away waste matter, improves lymphatic drainage, and restores your skins’ moisture and color. Facial muscle tone is invigorated and wrinkles begin to fill in.
What other benefits can I expect?
Your face is the ultimate reflection of your internal health and emotional well being. Since the face is a microcosm of the body, meaning there is a map of the body on your face, many health problems are naturally treated by needling the face. Below is a list of a few ailments that are effectively addressed with Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture:
- Depression, stress and anxiety
- Weight loss
- Hot flashes
- Digestive disturbances
What is a treatment like and how many do I need?
Your initial treatment involves a complete Chinese medical consultation, including a tongue and pulse diagnosis. You will be asked about your face and your particular concerns. An acupressure facial massage will begin the treatment to relax the face and promote blood flow. Approximately 20-30 ultra fine, sterile, single use needles will be inserted into the face, as well as a few on other body areas. The needles will be retained for approximately 30 minutes. A course of ten treatments, twice per week, are recommended to receive optimal results, followed by monthly maintenance treatments. You will also receive dietary and lifestyle advice and possibly prescribed the appropriate Chinese herbal formula to address your particular internal organ imbalance.
Microneedling with a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) approach is also available. After only 4 treatments, once per month, patients notice improvements that can last for years. Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that involves the use of a small electric pen that oscillates a set of thin, sharp needle tips through the surface layers of the skin. The way microneedling functions is the needles puncture the skin to create tiny wounds on the surface. The punctures from the needles are surface-level, so combined with numbing cream most patients experience very little pain. After the body receives the pricks from the pen, it works to heal those wounds, which result in fresher looking skin.
This procedure addresses wrinkles, fine lines, loose skin, rough or uneven skin texture, pore size, age spots, stretch marks and more. Combined with red LED light therapy it can increase collagen reproduction and assist with DNA repair.