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Using Both Modern and Ancient Methods To Keep You Looking Young!

Acupuncture
Acupuncture

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center welcomes patients for Cosmetic Acupuncture in these towns and surrounding areas: Shelton, Bridgeport, Trumbull, Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Monroe, Fairfield, Milford, and Orange. If you’d like to learn more, contact Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center to schedule an appointment. You can book your visit by phone or online.


At Stratford Acupuncture, you will receive multiple modalities to achieve your desired outcome.

For each signature cosmetic acupuncture treatment, you will receive facial cupping, Gua Sha treatment, microcurrent therapy, and facial acupuncture, and you will finish your session with a Low-Level LED Light Therapy treatment.

You can also expect to have better collagen stimulation, a brightened skin tone, reduced jaw tension, and a softer appearance overall, on top of health benefits like reduced anxiety and tension.

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic acupuncture is a natural, non-invasive, non-surgical way to lift and sculpt your face using techniques that have been used for hundreds of years with much success.
As we mature in age, the most noticeable changes we see affect our skin, collagen, muscles, and the fat around our face, which can make us look much older than we really are. This is a natural part of aging; however, stress and trauma also have a substantial effect on how quickly aging can occur, especially in the face.

When we get older, circulation diminishes, digestion diminishes, and our hormones diminish. Of course, stress and pain also add to aging in the face. Facial expressions, like grief and anxiety, or other habitual patterns of expression, like smiling, also causes age lines in our face.

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  • What are the benefits of facial cupping?
    ● Increased blood circulation to the head and neck. ● Increased circulation and absorption of nutrients to the skin. ● Improved absorption of facial products. ● Drainage of stagnant fluids. ● Reduced puffiness and edema. ● Reduced appearance and prevention of facial lines and wrinkles. ● Strengthen skin and connective tissues. ● Stimulate cells responsible for collagen production. ● Brighten skin. ● Minimize the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. ● Tone the chin, jawline, neck, and décolletage. ● Decrease puffiness. ● Regulate oil production. ● Improve nutrient delivery and product absorption.
  • What can I expect from my facial cupping session?
    Your facial cupping session starts with a thin application of coconut oil or Pentaxyl Anti-aging Skincare cream. After a light face and neck massage, your facial cupping treatment begins. It is best to arrive for your treatment with long hair tied back and a clean face free of makeup and lotions. A typical facial cupping treatment lasts anywhere from 20-30 minutes. Please drink an ample amount of water before and after each treatment to help your treatment last longer. Lines and wrinkles will plump, and any scar tissue will soften. The drainage of stagnant fluids from reservoir areas will reduce edema and chronic puffiness. The muscles of the face benefit greatly from the reduction of tension and tightness, releasing expression lines and loosening tight muscle tissue. Facial cupping can provide significant therapeutic results for symptoms related to sinus infections, inflammation, edema, and patients suffering from TMJ disorders.
  • How many treatments are recommended for optimal results?
    As with any therapeutic treatment, results can vary from person to person. The recommended initial course of treatment with facial cupping consists of between 6 and 12 sessions, depending on age and skin condition. The results are cumulative, especially if treatments are performed 1-2 times per week. We recommend monthly follow-up sessions to maintain the original results.
  • Is facial cupping the same as body cupping?
    Yes and no. Although they’re based on the same principle of restoration, facial and body cupping are executed differently. Facial cups are typically smaller and softer. They’re used to gently pull the skin away from deeper layers of fascia. This increases blood flow to the area and rejuvenates the skin without leaving cup marks behind. Body cupping, on the other hand, is primarily used to alleviate aches and pains. Cup marks are almost always left behind, but they do serve a diagnostic purpose; the size, shape, and color are said to reflect the amount of “stagnation” or cellular waste buildup. These marks fade as your lymphatic system processes the waste.
  • Will it leave bruises?
    Facial cupping, unlike body cupping, doesn’t leave bruises. In facial cupping therapy, the cups are constantly moving- cups will only leave bruises if left in one spot for too long.
  • Are there any other side effects or risks?
    Although facial cupping is generally considered safe, minor side effects are possible. They typically occur during or immediately after the treatment. Temporary side effects of facial cupping include: ● Nausea ● Dizziness ● Lightheadedness ● Cold sweats If you have broken skin or active breakouts or rashes on your skin, you may not be able to receive facial cupping.

Facial Cupping 

Facial cupping is a traditional treatment that remains favored worldwide because of its safe, comfortable, and remarkably effective results.

People in Asia, Russia, and Europe have been utilizing facial cupping techniques for rejuvenation and maintenance for years. Small glass cups with suction are used during facial cupping, which helps to lift the skin and other facial tissue.

Lifting the facial tissue activates lymphatic drainage to aid in eliminating toxins, cellular waste, and excess fluid in the face and neck. Rigid muscle tissue in the face and neck is easily massaged with facial cupping.

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  • What are the benefits of facial cupping?
    ● Increased blood circulation to the head and neck. ● Increased circulation and absorption of nutrients to the skin. ● Improved absorption of facial products. ● Drainage of stagnant fluids. ● Reduced puffiness and edema. ● Reduced appearance and prevention of facial lines and wrinkles. ● Strengthen skin and connective tissues. ● Stimulate cells responsible for collagen production. ● Brighten skin. ● Minimize the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. ● Tone the chin, jawline, neck, and décolletage. ● Decrease puffiness. ● Regulate oil production. ● Improve nutrient delivery and product absorption.
  • What can I expect from my facial cupping session?
    Your facial cupping session starts with a thin application of coconut oil or Pentaxyl Anti-aging Skincare cream. After a light face and neck massage, your facial cupping treatment begins. It is best to arrive for your treatment with long hair tied back and a clean face free of makeup and lotions. A typical facial cupping treatment lasts anywhere from 20-30 minutes. Please drink an ample amount of water before and after each treatment to help your treatment last longer. Lines and wrinkles will plump, and any scar tissue will soften. The drainage of stagnant fluids from reservoir areas will reduce edema and chronic puffiness. The muscles of the face benefit greatly from the reduction of tension and tightness, releasing expression lines and loosening tight muscle tissue. Facial cupping can provide significant therapeutic results for symptoms related to sinus infections, inflammation, edema, and patients suffering from TMJ disorders.
  • How many treatments are recommended for optimal results?
    As with any therapeutic treatment, results can vary from person to person. The recommended initial course of treatment with facial cupping consists of between 6 and 12 sessions, depending on age and skin condition. The results are cumulative, especially if treatments are performed 1-2 times per week. We recommend monthly follow-up sessions to maintain the original results.
  • Is facial cupping the same as body cupping?
    Yes and no. Although they’re based on the same principle of restoration, facial and body cupping are executed differently. Facial cups are typically smaller and softer. They’re used to gently pull the skin away from deeper layers of fascia. This increases blood flow to the area and rejuvenates the skin without leaving cup marks behind. Body cupping, on the other hand, is primarily used to alleviate aches and pains. Cup marks are almost always left behind, but they do serve a diagnostic purpose; the size, shape, and color are said to reflect the amount of “stagnation” or cellular waste buildup. These marks fade as your lymphatic system processes the waste.
  • Will it leave bruises?
    Facial cupping, unlike body cupping, doesn’t leave bruises. In facial cupping therapy, the cups are constantly moving- cups will only leave bruises if left in one spot for too long.
  • Are there any other side effects or risks?
    Although facial cupping is generally considered safe, minor side effects are possible. They typically occur during or immediately after the treatment. Temporary side effects of facial cupping include: ● Nausea ● Dizziness ● Lightheadedness ● Cold sweats If you have broken skin or active breakouts or rashes on your skin, you may not be able to receive facial cupping.

Facial Gua Sha

Pronounced gwa sha, it’s a facial treatment that involves scraping a flat jade or rose quartz stone over the skin in upward strokes to relax stiff muscles and promote tissue drainage. But unlike a traditional Gua Sha massage, it won’t leave bruise-like marks on your face as it’s done with a much lighter hand.

This technique is designed to relieve tension in the muscles of the face, boost blood circulation, and encourage lymphatic drainage to banish bloat. It helps break up fascia, the connective tissue that hugs muscles but can sometimes interfere with optimal circulation.

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  • What are the benefits of facial cupping?
    ● Increased blood circulation to the head and neck. ● Increased circulation and absorption of nutrients to the skin. ● Improved absorption of facial products. ● Drainage of stagnant fluids. ● Reduced puffiness and edema. ● Reduced appearance and prevention of facial lines and wrinkles. ● Strengthen skin and connective tissues. ● Stimulate cells responsible for collagen production. ● Brighten skin. ● Minimize the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. ● Tone the chin, jawline, neck, and décolletage. ● Decrease puffiness. ● Regulate oil production. ● Improve nutrient delivery and product absorption.
  • What can I expect from my facial cupping session?
    Your facial cupping session starts with a thin application of coconut oil or Pentaxyl Anti-aging Skincare cream. After a light face and neck massage, your facial cupping treatment begins. It is best to arrive for your treatment with long hair tied back and a clean face free of makeup and lotions. A typical facial cupping treatment lasts anywhere from 20-30 minutes. Please drink an ample amount of water before and after each treatment to help your treatment last longer. Lines and wrinkles will plump, and any scar tissue will soften. The drainage of stagnant fluids from reservoir areas will reduce edema and chronic puffiness. The muscles of the face benefit greatly from the reduction of tension and tightness, releasing expression lines and loosening tight muscle tissue. Facial cupping can provide significant therapeutic results for symptoms related to sinus infections, inflammation, edema, and patients suffering from TMJ disorders.
  • How many treatments are recommended for optimal results?
    As with any therapeutic treatment, results can vary from person to person. The recommended initial course of treatment with facial cupping consists of between 6 and 12 sessions, depending on age and skin condition. The results are cumulative, especially if treatments are performed 1-2 times per week. We recommend monthly follow-up sessions to maintain the original results.
  • Is facial cupping the same as body cupping?
    Yes and no. Although they’re based on the same principle of restoration, facial and body cupping are executed differently. Facial cups are typically smaller and softer. They’re used to gently pull the skin away from deeper layers of fascia. This increases blood flow to the area and rejuvenates the skin without leaving cup marks behind. Body cupping, on the other hand, is primarily used to alleviate aches and pains. Cup marks are almost always left behind, but they do serve a diagnostic purpose; the size, shape, and color are said to reflect the amount of “stagnation” or cellular waste buildup. These marks fade as your lymphatic system processes the waste.
  • Will it leave bruises?
    Facial cupping, unlike body cupping, doesn’t leave bruises. In facial cupping therapy, the cups are constantly moving- cups will only leave bruises if left in one spot for too long.
  • Are there any other side effects or risks?
    Although facial cupping is generally considered safe, minor side effects are possible. They typically occur during or immediately after the treatment. Temporary side effects of facial cupping include: ● Nausea ● Dizziness ● Lightheadedness ● Cold sweats If you have broken skin or active breakouts or rashes on your skin, you may not be able to receive facial cupping.

Microneedling & Nano Needling

Microneedling

Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that’s used to treat skin concerns via collagen production. Also known as collagen induction therapy, this treatment may help those looking to reduce the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks.

Nano Needling

Nano-needling stimulates collagen production in the skin by infusing active ingredients through microscopic channels and allows up to 97% product absorption! This treatment combats similar concerns as microneedling, such as reducing the appearance of fine lines, acne, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and other skin blemishes using your body’s own natural repair response. You do not require numbing cream with this treatment as the needles used won’t penetrate the skin deeply, and it is pain-free.

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  • What are the benefits of facial cupping?
    ● Increased blood circulation to the head and neck. ● Increased circulation and absorption of nutrients to the skin. ● Improved absorption of facial products. ● Drainage of stagnant fluids. ● Reduced puffiness and edema. ● Reduced appearance and prevention of facial lines and wrinkles. ● Strengthen skin and connective tissues. ● Stimulate cells responsible for collagen production. ● Brighten skin. ● Minimize the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. ● Tone the chin, jawline, neck, and décolletage. ● Decrease puffiness. ● Regulate oil production. ● Improve nutrient delivery and product absorption.
  • What can I expect from my facial cupping session?
    Your facial cupping session starts with a thin application of coconut oil or Pentaxyl Anti-aging Skincare cream. After a light face and neck massage, your facial cupping treatment begins. It is best to arrive for your treatment with long hair tied back and a clean face free of makeup and lotions. A typical facial cupping treatment lasts anywhere from 20-30 minutes. Please drink an ample amount of water before and after each treatment to help your treatment last longer. Lines and wrinkles will plump, and any scar tissue will soften. The drainage of stagnant fluids from reservoir areas will reduce edema and chronic puffiness. The muscles of the face benefit greatly from the reduction of tension and tightness, releasing expression lines and loosening tight muscle tissue. Facial cupping can provide significant therapeutic results for symptoms related to sinus infections, inflammation, edema, and patients suffering from TMJ disorders.
  • How many treatments are recommended for optimal results?
    As with any therapeutic treatment, results can vary from person to person. The recommended initial course of treatment with facial cupping consists of between 6 and 12 sessions, depending on age and skin condition. The results are cumulative, especially if treatments are performed 1-2 times per week. We recommend monthly follow-up sessions to maintain the original results.
  • Is facial cupping the same as body cupping?
    Yes and no. Although they’re based on the same principle of restoration, facial and body cupping are executed differently. Facial cups are typically smaller and softer. They’re used to gently pull the skin away from deeper layers of fascia. This increases blood flow to the area and rejuvenates the skin without leaving cup marks behind. Body cupping, on the other hand, is primarily used to alleviate aches and pains. Cup marks are almost always left behind, but they do serve a diagnostic purpose; the size, shape, and color are said to reflect the amount of “stagnation” or cellular waste buildup. These marks fade as your lymphatic system processes the waste.
  • Will it leave bruises?
    Facial cupping, unlike body cupping, doesn’t leave bruises. In facial cupping therapy, the cups are constantly moving- cups will only leave bruises if left in one spot for too long.
  • Are there any other side effects or risks?
    Although facial cupping is generally considered safe, minor side effects are possible. They typically occur during or immediately after the treatment. Temporary side effects of facial cupping include: ● Nausea ● Dizziness ● Lightheadedness ● Cold sweats If you have broken skin or active breakouts or rashes on your skin, you may not be able to receive facial cupping.
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