Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Over time, the skin changes as a result of aging, sun damage and several other factors, causing wrinkles. There are many treatment options available to address the signs of aging, but often they are expensive and contain harsh chemicals. Acupuncture is an option that is often used as a natural alternative to chemical anti-wrinkle treatments, such as BOTOX®. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is a painless, non-surgical method of reducing the signs of the aging process. Facial acupuncture works in the same way that other acupuncture treatments do; it focuses on balancing a person's qi (life force or energy) and clearing blockages. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture also enhances cell growth, gives the skin a healthy glow, and promotes the production of collagen in the skin.
Benefits of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is a natural alternative to harsh chemicals or cosmetic surgery. It is ideal for those who want a softer look which is the result of the gradual and progressive toning of the facial muscles and softening of wrinkles. Facial acupuncture may be an effective treatment for:
- Dark circles under the eyes
- Eye puffiness
- Sagging neck
- Large pores
Facial acupuncture treatments are tailored to the specific area that is being treated. Treatments may specifically effect the face while also simultaneously treating any underlying factors that contribute to the aging process.
The Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture Process
The facial rejuvenation acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of hair-thin needles into particular areas of the face, ears, and neck. The needles used in facial acupuncture are even thinner than typical acupuncture needles. Specific points on the face are chosen to manipulate the movement of energy in the body according to the individual's needs. There may be a slight pinching feeling when the needles are inserted into certain areas of the face, but the sensation quickly subsides. These tiny, bendable, and ultrafine needles cause a tiny irritation just under the skin after being inserted. This irritation causes the cells to rejuvenate, which increases blood flow and circulation; as well as increased collagen production. The maximum benefits of facial acupuncture often result from consistent and ongoing treatment.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture Results
In addition to increased collagen production, patients may also experience improved elasticity of facial muscles, resulting in a reduction of fine lines. While it may take several sessions to diminish wrinkles, subtle changes like improved skin tone and texture can often be noticed after the first session. More noticeable changes like contouring of the face and reduction of fine lines are often seen after a few sessions. Most facial acupuncturists recommend a series of 10 successive sessions (once or twice a week) with monthly follow-up sessions for maintenance. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture may be combined with other alternative treatments for restorative health benefits.