Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture
What is Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture?
Facial acupuncture is a non-surgical method to rejuvenate the face and also enhance your health and beauty from within. With special acupuncture techniques, it relaxes the muscles of the face, and boosts collagen to reduce wrinkles. It also increases circulation and boosts elastin to firm and tone the face, and promotes detoxification to leave you with a clearer, more even complexion.
How it works?
Acupuncture needles create a small non-invasive micro-trauma, initiating a natural stimulation of cellular repair, collagen and elastin production. This process continues to occur long after the needles have been removed. This builds the skin elasticity giving a more youthful and regenerated appearance. The Acupuncture Facial re-hydrates, tones and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hyper/hypo-pigmentation and more, creating a youthful glow.
Short and Long Term Effects of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Between 8 to 16 sessions is the recommended course of treatment, depending on lifestyle, age, and constitution. Twice weekly sessions are recommended, if this is not possible for the patient, one session per week is also acceptable. Each patient will require a different treatment approach depending on specific skin condition, overall health, and treatment goals. Each person responds differently, depending on his or her condition and lifestyle prior to treatment. Following the initial course of treatment, maintenance sessions (once/2-4 weeks ) can prolong the results for more than 3 years. It is often recommended to supplement the Facial Rejuvenation program with Facial Self-Massage and/or Acupressure, Facial Exercises, Facial Guasha, Herbal and Nutritional Supplements, and a clean, healthy diet and lifestyle. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture may erase as many as five to fifteen years from the face, with results apparent after just a few treatments. Fine lines may be entirely eliminated and deeper wrinkles diminished. Bags under the eyes can be reduced, jowls firmed, puffiness eliminated, droopy eyelids lifted and double chins minimized. Other likely results include: moisturizing of the skin with increased local circulation of blood and lymph to the face; increased collagen production, muscle tone, and dermal contraction; tightening of the pores; brightening of the eyes; improving of hormonal balance to help acne; reduction of stress evident in the face – bringing out the innate beauty and radiance of an individual. In general, patients tend to see noticeable changes around sessions 4 to 6. However, many patients notice benefits after just 1 or 2 sessions.
The most common side effect may be minimal bruising.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a non-invasive technique that uses pre-packaged disposable sterilized needles to eliminate the spread of disease and infection. It is a modality that has a high benefit to risk ratio relative to high risk invasive therapies utilized today to enhance appearance. Procedures are performed by a licensed acupuncturist to maximize clean needle technique and ensure safe and professional practices. For the vast majority of prospective clients, it is a safe and beneficial treatment. However, there are specific conditions that are contra-indicated for this treatment.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is contraindicated for some pituitary disorders, heart disorders, diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, individuals who have a pacemaker or who have a problem with bleeding or bruising (hemophiliacs), or who currently suffer from migraine headaches (more than once every 3 months). It should not be done during pregnancy, during a bout with a cold or flu, during an allergic attack or during an acute herpes outbreak. If a person is prone to oral herpes outbreaks, they are advised to take their prescribed prophylactic medicine a couple of days before and after the treatment.
Patients who have received the following treatments must wait the following prescribed periods of time before having facial acupuncture treatments:
Botox injections: 4 weeks
Laser resurfacing: 4 weeks, minimum
Microdermabrasion: 2 week, minimum