FACIAL REJUVENATION ACUPUNCTURE
During your initial visit we will be asking you many questions, to provide us with a complete medical history. Based on our findings, and your particular areas of focus, we will design a facial rejuvenation treatment to meet your needs. We will use hair-fine needles on specific facial acupuncture points as well as constitutional points to address your entire wellbeing.
During follow-up treatments, we will discuss your health concerns and assess the progress of your facial rejuvenation program. We will continue to focus on specific facial acupuncture points according to your needs, as well as constitutional points to support your overall wellbeing.
WHAT IS FACIAL REJUVENATION ACUPUNCTURE?
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is a natural holistic technique using Acupuncture to reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles, improve the tone and texture of the skin as well as enhance general well being. It has many advantages over other anti–aging treatments, including: no swelling, no recovery period, no risk of disfigurement, as well as being a non-surgical treatment. Very occasionally, slight bruising may occur, but disappears in a matter of days.
The technique is based on the ancient Chinese concept that the body's motivating energy, qi, diminishes with age, causing a reduction in nourishment and support to the skin. Qi hydrates and plumps the skin, improving the appearance of facial lines, and preventing new ones from forming. During treatment, tiny, hair-fine acupuncture needles are used to stimulate the flow of qi, and inserted into specific points on the face, targeting the treatment areas.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
An initial course of treatment is typically 12 sessions, depending on age and skin condition. Progress will be re-assessed following this course of treatment, and follow-up treatments (usually once monthly), can be scheduled for maintenance. The treatment may vary considerably from person to person, as treatments are designed to support your individual constitution and wellbeing.
DOES IT REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
A 1996 report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated with Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with just one course of treatment. The effects included:
- the skin becoming delicate and fair
- increase collagen production & muscle tone
- improvement of the elasticity of facial muscles
- softening of wrinkles
- a less ruddy complexion
- overall rejuvenation – not confined to the face
WHAT ARE THE CONTRAINDICATIONS?
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is contraindicated for individuals with the following conditions:
- heart disorders
- certain pituitary disorders
- diabetes mellitus
- high blood pressure
- bleeding or bruising disorders
- during migraine headaches
- cold or flu
- during an allergic attack
- acute herpes outbreak