What is Facial Acupuncture Rejuvenation?
Facial Acupuncture Rejuvenation is a safe, painless and effective treatment for renewing the face as well as the whole body. Benefits include the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, sagging tendencies, improvement of muscle tone and the promotion of total health and well-being. Fine needles are placed at a variety of acupuncture points on the face, neck and around the eyes to stimulate the body’s natural energies, or Qi. Since muscle groups are addressed as well as the acupuncture points, the face lifts itself, via the acupuncture points, through the muscles’ toning and tightening action. The needles also stimulate blood and circulation, which improves facial color and brings more radiance to the skin.
Is Facial Acupuncture for Everyone?
It would probably be more instructive to list the few contraindications for facial acupuncture, because, for the vast majority of prospective clients, it is a safe and beneficial treatment, not only for prevention of wrinkles, but also the reversal of the customary signs of aging.
- Severe high blood pressure (it is okay when the blood pressure is under control and the patient is seeing a medical doctor).
- Severe migraines (if the migraine occurs only once every 3 months or so, they can receive facial acupuncture treatments).
- Be aware that it takes 3 weeks to recover from laser resurfacing of the face. Needling is not advised during this time; a week is needed after microdermabrasion.
How Long is the Treatment?
Facial Acupuncture involves the patient in an organic process, in which a series of treatments is necessary to achieve maximal effect. After an initial session, the practitioner evaluates the patient’s response, and then can determine the number of follow-up visits that will be required:
After this evaluation, and taking into consideration other variables such as stress, diet, lifestyle, genetic inheritance, proper digestion and elimination, sleep, emotional balance, and age, the following durations of treatment are recommended: Usually 8-12 treatments;20 treatments for smokers or people whose skin tends to sag. It should be noted that age is not as crucial as might be estimated; an older patient with a healthy lifestyle may in fact have a better prognosis than a younger person who is prone to dissipate themselves.
- 1 treatment per week, 90 minutes; or
- 2 times a week, for 45 minutes
Within the normal parameters of aging, the completion of a series of treatments should be effective.
To ensure the persistence of the results, ongoing maintenance treatments are recommended:
- Every 2 weeks for 1-2 months following the completion of a treatment series, then once a month for an indefinite amount of time;
- Of course, the patient can also embark upon a subsequent series after a week’s respite.
The Use of Chinese Herbs Facial acupuncture treatment protocol incorporates Chinese herbal masks and moisturizers (included with the treatment cost). Jade rollers, which enhance blood circulation, remove fine lines and age spots, and prevent premature aging. They are also used to massage moisturizer into the skin. The ancient empresses of China used jade as a precious stone to be worn, not only around their necks, but also to attract yin and nourishment into their skin.
Short and Long-Term Effects of Facial Acupuncture After the first treatment, one usually observes an increased glow to the complexion, the result of increased Qi and blood flow to the face. The person’s face appears more “open”, there is a clarity in the eyes and the patient appears to be more rested; wrinkles start to lessen and the skin appears more toned. A significant difference in their appearance can be seen following the 5th to 7th treatments; even more marked changes in wrinkles, skin tone, etc. The impression of relaxation and calm is more pronounced; they appear as if they have returned from vacation. Lifting of the jowls, neck and the eyes has begun and is usually noticeable. By the end of a series, the patient should look and feel years younger. These results may vary slightly, depending upon how well the patient has taken care of themselves during the process, and afterward. At this stage, booster treatments provide ongoing support within a normal process of aging.
Facial Acupuncture Rejuvenation is non-invasive, less costly than surgical procedures, and draws upon the ancient Chinese wisdom related to longevity, beauty and balance.