Cosmetic Acupuncture for Facial Rejuvenation
Cosmetic acupuncture, or acupuncture for facial rejuvenation, is a centuries-old technique that can not only improve your physical appearance, but also enhance your health and beauty from within. This safe and effective form of therapy is a natural alternative to conventional cosmetic procedures such as Botox and plastic surgery. While the effects are often not as immediate or dramatic as these more invasive techniques, results of cosmetic acupuncture tend to be much more natural in appearance, produce none of the side effects or downtime that comes with surgery, and are more holistic in nature. Additionally, these results are achieved at a fraction of the cost of cosmetic surgery.
Angie Ng, our licensed acupuncturist, has studied under some world-renowned anti-aging and facial rejuvenation acupuncture specialists such as Martha Lucas (creator of the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System™), Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, and Ping Zhang. By integrating different facial acupuncture techniques such as shallow needling to promote blood flow and cellular renewal in the face, deeper needling to influence facial muscle tone, and direct needling into wrinkles to diminish their appearance, our acupuncturist is able to effectively address a wide variety of facial concerns. Each patient will require a different treatment approach depending on specific skin condition, overall health, and treatment goals. For example, one individual may wish to use facial rejuvenation acupuncture to promote overall radiance and youthfulness of the face, while another may want to more specifically target problem areas such as jowls, smile lines, and eye bags. In general, facial acupuncture not only brings more energy and blood flow to the face, but can also stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the skin.
A session of facial rejuvenation acupuncture always consists of acupuncture points on the body as well as on the face. An individualized treatment of acupuncture points on the body target internal imbalances that may be contributing to the signs of aging on the face as well as help promote deep relaxation. As such, acupuncture for facial rejuvenation not only brings more youthfulness to the face, but also promotes beauty and health from within.
In general, patients tend to see noticeable changes around sessions 4 to 6. However, many patients notice benefits after just 1 or 2 sessions. Between 10 to 15 sessions is the recommended course of treatment, depending on lifestyle, age, and constitution. Although twice weekly sessions are recommended, if this is not possible for the patient, one session per week is also acceptable.
Visible benefits of cosmetic acupuncture include:
- Elimination or reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
- Smoothing out of deeper wrinkles
- Improvement of facial skin and muscle tone
- Improvement in skin color and complexion
- Reduction of puffiness and "eye bags"
- Relaxation of facial tension that can cause frown lines, smile lines, and forehead wrinkles
- Improvement in sagging skin and jowls
- Improvement of skin conditions such as acne or rosacea
In addition to the visible benefits of cosmetic acupuncture to the face, patients may also experience improvement in more generalized areas, such as reduced anxiety, improvement in sleep quality, and a greater sense of energy and well-being.
To enhance the overall effects of cosmetic acupuncture, facial massage, herbal masks, and dietary/lifestyle advice are included as part of the treatment. Only all natural herbal products with potent ingredients to nourish and improve the quality of the skin are used during the course of treament. Additionally, cosmetic acupuncture can be easily combined with LED light therapy and Micro-needling therapy to optimize results. Your acupuncturist can discuss a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs with you.
To schedule an appointment or a free consultation to see if cosmetic acupuncture for facial rejuvenation is right for you, please contact us. Package discounts are offered for patients who purchase a series of 10 treatments.
When seeking acupuncture therapy, it is recommended to see someone who is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.). Licensed Acupuncturists are experts in their field and have received thousands of hours of training in acupuncture. "Certified" or "Registered" acupuncturists, or those who practice "dry needling", on the other hand, are often practitioners who have taken a crash course in acupuncture and have as little as 100 hours or less of training. Be sure to see a Licensed Acupuncturist to get the best care and the best results!
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