It has been in the news lately, and I have gotten several questions about facial rejuvenation acupuncture, sometimes referred to as an “acupuncture facelift.” So, here is the low down.
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture has been used for centuries in China to combat the signs of aging, and was performed on imperial concubines. If you are interested in a natural, healthy way to care for your skin without the downtime of surgery or injections, this might be the method for you.
As we get older, our skin loses elastin, collagen, and fat, which give skin its youthful appearance. Skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag. Moisture and blood flow to the skin also diminish, resulting in drier skin. Skin cells also divide more slowly, and skin becomes thinner and takes longer to heal.
Common ways to address these concerns are surgery, botox, and/or fillers. Unfortunately, these can have side effects, some of which are serious. For instance, botox does not just remain in the area in which it is injected but travels to other parts of the body. This can cause some dangerous side effects such as difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, and muscle weakness. It can even cause urinary incontinence. There is also new concerning research that suggests the paralysis caused by botox makes changes in your brain. Surgery and injections also carry risks: scarring, infection, or toxic buildup of chemicals.
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture, on the other hand, not only avoids such side effects but also supports your overall health. Acupuncture can help the body lay down new collagen to decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It tones facial muscles, improves skin circulation, and clears inflammation. Plus, acupuncture addresses health issues that show on the skin such as stress, poor sleep, and digestive issues. Chinese medicine can also help with conditions such as acne or rosacea.
In addition to acupuncture, the facial rejuvenation treatment also includes facial gua sha and facial cupping. These are gentle techniques that increase circulation to the skin, decrease inflammation, and can even help improve discoloration of the skin. And most people find them extremely soothing, relaxing, and enjoyable.
These changes help return the skin to a healthier and more youthful appearance. Over the years, people who I’ve treated with facial rejuvenation report to me that the people in their life spontaneously comment about how they look especially refreshed, vital, and vibrant. It is noticeable but still natural-looking.
What does facial rejuvenation treatment include?
The initial series consists of 10-12 weekly 90-minute treatments that include:
- A Chinese medicine intake and diagnosis
- Personalized whole body acupuncture treatments
- Facial acupuncture
- Facial gua sha
- Facial cupping
- Herbal diagnosis and herbal recommendations
- Personalized Eastern nutritional therapy recommendations
Maintenance sessions can be scheduled according to individual needs after the initial series.
Interested in using this ancient method? Let’s do it! Contact me if you have questions or would like to schedule your treatment: 323-475-9282 or [email protected].