Skin Treatments - Cosmetic Acupuncture
What is Cosmetic Acupuncture?
A Non-Surgical Facelift
Cosmetic Acupuncture is an effective, non-surgical treatment to reduce the signs of aging. It is based on the principles of Chinese Medicine, which involves the insertion of very thin disposable needles into the face. This superficial insertion will increase the circulation to the face and stimulate collagen production, which will fill out the lines and give firmness to the skin for a healthy, glowing complexion. In addition, needles may be inserted into other areas of the body to further supplement the facial needles. These points are selected according to your health conditions and are used to balance the energies in the body and to stimulate the flow of Qi (energy) and blood throughout the body. Not only will this provide cosmetic benefits, but it will also treat underlying conditions or imbalances you may have.
Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat many conditions and illnesses. The effectiveness of acupuncture has been related to the manipulation of the energy points on the body to balance and to remove blockages in the meridians (channels of blood and energy), in order to achieve health and to prevent diseases.
Free radicals are destructive molecules that destroy the integrity of other molecules. They attack and destroy the walls of your skin cells, causing leakage of nutrients and fluids and the eventual dehydration of the cell.
|Acupuncture and facial rejuvenation acupuncture helps to restore the integrity of your cells.||This happens because the acupuncture stimulates the nervous, hormonal and circulatory systems to boost collagen and elastin production.|
What are the benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture?
Cosmetic Acupuncture may take 5-10 years off your face. It helps to eliminate fine lines and makes the deeper lines look softer. It can also help to minimize dark circles, puffy eyes, double chin, sagging skin, and dropping eyelids. In addition, Cosmetic Acupuncture can:
- Reduce laugh lines, frown lines, crow’s feet
- Even out skin tone and complexion
- Brighten the eyes
- Reduce skin discolourations
- Improve circulation to the head and face
- Improve muscle tone
- Increase collagen production
- Soften or reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks
- Nourish the skin from within
Health benefits of cosmetic acupuncture:
- Achieve a healthier complexion and natural glow
- Reduce the look of dull, tired-looking skin
- Control acne
- Increased energy
- Improved sleep
- Decreased mild anxiety or depression
- Improved digestion
- Reduced headaches
- Boost your self-esteem and confidence
- Improved overall health
Who would benefit from this procedure?
Anyone can benefit from Cosmetic Acupuncture! Male or female, young or young-at-heart! Cosmetic Acupuncture is for anyone who wants to slow or delay the natural aging process.
The best candidates are people in their mid 30`s and older. This is the age when collagen and elastin levels in the skin begin to decrease. The earlier people start treating themselves with cosmetic acupuncture, the better the long term results are going to be. That is not to say that more mature people cannot also gain the benefits of treatment, although it is easier to prevent rather than to correct.
Cosmetic Acupuncture is not suitable for pregnant women. However, post-partum treatments can help with stretch marks, reducing the appearance of scars, and boosting your energy and immune system.
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Yes, Cosmetic Acupuncture will maintain the effectiveness of Botox, so it will save you a couple injections per year.
Cosmetic Acupuncture is the natural, safe, and cost effective way to slow the signs of aging and achieve healthy and younger-looking skin. It carries virtually no risks, and there are no negative side effects and no recovery time needed. Unlike Botox, Cosmetic Acupuncture requires no drugs or injections.
The course of the treatment is between 10-14 sessions. This will be done 1-3 times a week for best results. Each individual will respond differently to the treatment and results will vary depending on age, diet, and lifestyle. Visible results will be noticeable after 6 -7 sessions and rejuvenation lasts from 3-5 years. After your course of treatments, maintenance treatments may be needed once a month or every other month in order to maintain the achieved results.
Treatments are 1.5 – 2 hours, depending on if you choose to add a supplemental treatment or not. The needles are retained for 1 hour. This length has proven to show better and longer lasting results. Your treatments will consist of Cosmetic acupuncture and supplemental body acupuncture.
You may also choose to add a Facial Tonic Therapy treatment which involves the use of natural herbs, such as pearl powder, to create a mask that will be applied to the face. These treatments will help detoxify, nourish, tighten, tone, moisturize, and brighten the skin.
Much like a mosquito bite, sometimes you will feel a slight sting and sometimes you will not. It varies with each individual. However, once the needles are in, you will not feel them. The needles used in Cosmetic Acupuncture are smaller and thinner than those used in regular acupuncture.