Cosmetic acupuncture or facial rejuvenation acupuncture is a non-surgical method of reducing the signs of aging, without injections or drugs, and with minimal unwanted side effects. It is called rejuvenation, because it is more than a cosmetic procedure - it is a rejuvenation and revitalization process designed to make the whole body look and feel younger. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is based on the principle of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Many meridians either begin or end on the face while some have internal branches that go to the face. Thus, practitioners of facial rejuvenation acupuncture know how to specifically affect the face while simultaneously treating the underlying factors that contribute to the aging process.
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture involves the superficial insertion of hair-thin needles, which stimulates both blood and energy to the face, thereby nourishing and moistening the skin. It also increases collagen production, which fills out fine lines and wrinkles, and gives firmness to the skin, producing a healthy complexion. Collagen is a protein found in skin cells which stops being produced as we age. A lack of collagen is responsible for wrinkles, fine lines and loss of skin elasticity.
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture has been shown to:
Keeping in mind that every person is different, treatment plans range from 10-14 sessions, usually once or twice a week. Best results are seen with twice a week frequency. Visible results can be expected after the 6th - 8th session (four weeks), which is the time of new collagen production. Results usually last 2-3 years. Maintenance sessions monthly are recommended to help results last longer.
Please note: facial rejuvenation acupuncture appointments differ from regular acupuncture appointments in length and fees.
30-40 minute cosmetic acupuncture session
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