Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, also referred to as Cosmetic Acupuncture, is a centuries old style of acupuncture that focuses specifically on an aesthetic condition of the patient, usually concerning the face. Think of this as a natural face lift. No surgeries, no painful injections, chemicals, or procedures. People will notice something different, but won't be able to put their finger on it. Like traditional acupuncture, it involves strategically inserting ultra-thin, sterilized needles into different areas of the skin with the aim of stimulating blood flow and balancing the body's Qi. Though the complexion is typically the target area for results, the process utilizes acupuncture points around the face and body. Each session also stimulates the production of collagen and increases circulation: improving color and luster, reducing the appearance of dark circles, and even treating acne.
Cosmetic acupuncture treatments will:
Erase fine lines and diminish deeper wrinkles
Lift sagging eyelids and reduce bags/circles under the eyes
Firm jowls and minimize the appearance of a double chin
Improve muscle tone and increase collagen production
Eliminate puffiness by improving metabolism and reducing excess fluid
Increase circulation of blood and lymph to the face: improving facial color and luster
Moisturize the skin and tighten pores
Significantly reduce the appearance of scars and age spots
Reduce stress as it is manifested in the face
Slow the aging process from within
Promote overall health and well-being
As with any therapy, each individual’s results and experiences may be different, but you will notice a change after just one visit. Typically 5 - 10 sessions are recommended for long lasting results.
Facial Cupping and Gua Sha
Facial cupping can be transformative to your appearance either as a standalone treatment, or as an addition to acupuncture facial rejuvenation. The benefits include increased local circulation to the skin, drawing nutrients to the surface and enhancing absorption of lotions or serums. Facial cupping also increases blood flow, drains stagnant fluids and eases puffiness. By increasing blood flow and circulation to the skin, cupping can help the skin to regain its youthful appearance. Facial Rejuvenation cupping is entirely painless and is not an irritant to the skin; it can be used on rosacea, melasma and on sensitive skin. Facial Gua Sha is a technique in which specially crafted hand held pieces of smooth jade are used to invigorate the skin, smooth out wrinkles and increase blood supply. Facial Gua Sha can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions such as Acne, Rosacea, Melasma and dark circles, wrinkles, sagging and puffiness. The increased blood circulation, which occurs during Gua Sha, helps to detoxify the face and move stagnant blood and inflammation, which can occur under the eyes. By providing increased blood flow to the face, the skin is better nourished and healthier.
Microneedling effectively treats fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, improves skin texture and color and dramatically enhances effectiveness of skincare products. Visible results begin on the first day and continue for weeks afterward. As collagen levels continue to build up, your skin becomes more luminous and complexion more even.
What makes Microneedling done by an acupuncturist different? A Restorative acupuncture treatments is combined with the Microneedling, drastically enhancing the effects. Acupuncturists are uniquely qualified to perform Microneedling due to their in-depth knowledge of Chinese Medicine. Combining this ancient medicine with modern technology enhances health and beauty from the inside out. The body acupuncture will address the internal causes of aging and organ imbalances, which often appear on the face. The Microneedling pen will help erase lines and rejuvenate your skin to provide a younger, more firm and radiant appearance.
Both Facial Rejuvenation and Microneedling sessions include a full acupuncture treatment, so you will feel great on the inside, and look great on the outside!