Facial Rejuvenation Q & A
What is Facial Rejuvenation?
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture, sometimes referred to as "acupuncture facelift," is a timeless beauty technique used by the Chinese since the Sung Dynasty (960-1279AD). Today, it is an effective non-surgical yet painless way to lessen the appearance of fine lines as well as deeper wrinkles. According to Chinese medicine, it improves circulation and stimulates the body's natural anti-aging powers.
The International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported in a recent study of 300 people, 270 perceived a marked decrease of facial wrinkles after just one treatment. Their skin felt firmer to the touch and elasticity was improved.
Facial Rejuvenation is a holistic approach to beauty that helps the whole body look and feel younger. By addressing the physical, mental and emotional stresses that cause disease and accelerated aging, it goes beyond mere cosmetics and deals directly with the health of the body’s largest organ-the skin. Facial Rejuvenation works by tightening pores, improving muscle tone, increasing collagen production and reducing facial stresses. It also restores balance to the skin’s moisture and color by increasing blood circulation to the face, which improves muscle tone. It can even reduce the buildup of noxious elements in the skin.
Another advantage of acupuncture is its ability to strengthen the immune system of which our skin is an essential part. It helps stimulate the body’s natural processes of cell reproduction and growth. Inserting needles in key areas of the face can affect the production and dispersal of collagen and elastin. Collagen helps skin stay durable and resilient; elastin maintains its elasticity. Excess sun exposure and aging reduce the body’s ability to produce both collagen and elastin.
How does it work?
Hair-thin needles are gently inserted into specific points on the face to facilitate the movement of blood and stimulate the production of collagen. This in turn nourishes, re-hydrates, tones and reduces the appearance of facial wrinkles. Additionally, specialized frequency-specific electrically stimulated needles improve skin elasticity as well as the tone of the facial muscles. Your skin will also have a more youthful glow.
Treatments improve muscle tone and dermal contraction, increase collagen production, tightens pores, and increases local circulation of blood and lymph around the face. It can be used to reduce a double chin and sagging jowls help to decrease inflammation, puffy or droopy eyelids. Treatments have been known to improve hormonal balance, delay the hair loss and graying associated with aging, even improve the quality of sleep.
How many sessions before noticing improvement?
A complete course of treatment is 10 to 12 sessions, 1 to 3 sessions a week. The measure of improvement depends on the individual. Factors such as diet, exercise and lifestyle also contribute to the effectiveness of the treatments. Noticeable results are usually achieved after 6 to 8 sessions. A session takes about 60 minutes. We will also recommend herbal supplements as well as diet and lifestyle changes in order to solidify the effectiveness of the treatments.