Cosmetic acupuncture is a facial rejuvenation technique that has been used for hundred of years to make the skin appear healthy and youthful. This is a gentle alternative to Botox and cosmetic surgery will stimulate collagen production and increases lymphatic fluid movement to rejuvenate the skin.
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Firm and tone skin
- Reduce bags and sagging skin around the eyes
- Reduce puffiness
- Brightens eye
- Minimize pore size
- Reduce redness and balance skin tone
Cosmetic acupuncture is a very relaxing procedure that focuses on balancing the whole body. A typical treatment takes 45 minutes and involves the insertion of about 80 to 100 needles, predominantly on the face but also in the hands and feet. Fine needles are inserted under the skin, which stimulates the natural injury repair and response system. The skin sees the needle site as a wound and encourages cells to form collagen and elastin fibres that minimize lines and tones the skin. Other needles tone skin to reduce sagging skin and stimulate movement of blood and lymphatic fluid to balance skin tone and texture. Body points are also inserted because stress and whole body health have a huge impact on skin health. Treatments are individually tailored for stress reduction and restoring health the body as a whole.
- Cost effective relative to cosmetic surgery
- No down time and no negative side effects
- Subtle changes have a natural appearance
- Supports whole body health
- Stress reduction
While this is not a replacement for surgery, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is an excellent alternative. It is far less costly than cosmetic surgery, is virtually painless and has no ill side effects or risks.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often do I need to get treatment?
For best results, schedule two treatments a week for 2 weeks and one treatment weekly thereafter for the treatment time period.
How many treatments will I need?
Treatment courses vary from 6-12 appointments. Younger and healthy people see results more quickly because their skin healing time faster.
Do I need maintenance?
After a series of treatments, maintenance facials are recommended every 4-6 weeks.
Do the needles contain anything?
The needles are surgical steel and do not contain any medication
Are there any side effects?
Any time needles are used, there is the risk of bruising. All precautions are taken in order to prevent bruising in treatment.
People that take blood thinners, have severe anemia or are prone to bruising are not good candidates for cosmetic acupuncture. If you have any local trauma to the face, it is best to wait and allow it to heal before having acupuncture.