Acupuncture RemediesTM offers holistic treatments that enhance your appearance naturally, without the risks associated with surgery and cosmetic injections. Iris and Kim are trained in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, which is a painless and non-surgical method of reducing the signs of the aging process. While some refer Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture as an Acupuncture Facelift, it is far more than a cosmetic procedure. It is a rejuvenation and revitalization process designed to help the whole body look and feel younger.
As we get older, our faces begin to change—it’s inevitable, and everyone is different. Some may see an abundance of wrinkles, while others see jowls, shadows under the eyes, or drooping eyelids. And, unfortunately, the more stressed we become, the more it shows in our appearance. Michelle Dominique Leigh’s book Inner Peace, Outer Beauty sums it up perfectly: “At the age of forty, the mind is visible on the face.”
While many men and women now choose to combat the aging process with procedures like microdermabrasion, injections, and plastic surgery, these options are expensive and not always the safest. And, as we all know by now, the results can be less than ideal.
Facial acupuncture is a safe and natural alternative to invasive anti-aging procedures and chemicals. This ancient Chinese practice, which was used as a beauty treatment for concubines as far back as the Sun Dynasty (960-1270 A.D.), uses fine-gauge needles placed in specific “problem” areas on the face, such as frown lines, crow’s feet, mouth lines, and jowls. When the needles are injected, they create tiny traumas to the skin, which trigger a physiological reaction that sends increased circulation and collagen to the “wounded’’ area.
Collagen is the main protein in our bodies, and is what makes our skin, bones, and cartilage strong and elastic. As we age, our collagen production decreases, which is why we see the structural integrity of our skin (and everything else) decline. So when the body sends these small amounts of collagen to “heal” these minuscule puncture wounds, the skin will begin to appear smoother, fuller, and brighter.
We offer facial acupuncture as part of the whole-body, female-focused practice. Because each patient is different, we recommend anywhere from 12 to 15 treatments, administered once or twice a week. Results will depend on the age, health, and lifestyle of the patient, but may be seen as early as the first treatment, though patients will usually see improvement in their appearance around the seventh treatment.
Patients who receive esthetic treatments may also receive whole body acupuncture at the same time. In a single session this treatment method will improve overall health and appearance simultaneously. The Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture treatment is based on the principles of Oriental Medicine and involves the insertion of hair-thin needles into particular areas of the face, ears, neck, hands, trunk, and legs along channels or meridians of Qi. Of course it’s important that patients understand that any cosmetic treatment is best accompanied by a balanced diet, exercise, lots of water, and sleep. After all, inner health begets outer beauty!
*Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture should not be administered during pregnancy, or during a bout of a cold, flu, acute allergy, or if experiencing an acute herpes outbreak.