Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation
Acupuncture Face-Lift: Rejuvenation from the Outside In
How many treatments does it take to see a difference?
Let me tell you how our program works. Some patients require immediate results, say, for a party or special event. These cases call for intensive therapy that involves 2-3 acupuncture treatments each week for 6 to 8 weeks, facial massage twice a week for the same duration. But normally, most people opt for the long term perspective which require acupuncture treatments once a week for 3-4 months, then maintenance treatments once a month thereafter.
What can patients expect the result to be?
Many patients have reported a tightening sensation on their face after their treatments and over the course of their acupuncture/massage sessions, visible changes have been observed on their face. These are besides the increased energy, clarity and happiness that often accompany the rejuvenation treatments.
Will the results be immediately noticeable like Botox injections?
Of course, we tell our patients not to expect results like plastic surgery or botox injections where over-night, one’s face transforms drastically. What can be expected however from our facial rejuvenation program is a more natural, healthier and toned facial appearance.
What is unique about your program?
The advantage of our rejuvenation program lies in its holistic approach that addresses the actual causes of skin aging due to aging factors as opposed to procedures like plastic surgery which masks without correcting the underlying imbalances. For people who are not motivated to work at changing their health habits, plastic surgery may suit their needs better.
Additionally our patients are given herbal supplements, such as our formulas that nourish the skin and promote healthy body functions within. Patients are counseled on a special beauty-skin diet and nutritional intake designed to detoxify as well as promoting structural support.
What about massage and exercise, are they important?
Facial massage is performed weekly or every other weekly. Our patients are also taught to perform self-massage at home. Exercises, including Chi/energy and cardiovascular types, can contribute to improved blood flow into the face and elsewhere. Standing on your head for one minute, for example, can help increase blood flow to the face and relax the tense muscles.
Maintaining equanimity of the mind and minimizing stress are essential in preventing and reducing wrinkle formation on one’s face. We teach our patients methods to achieve inner harmony through meditation and other techniques. We usually send them home with varied stress relief meditation CD's which features a guided visualization breathing meditation.
What else do you educate your patients in?
Lifestyle and environment also impacts their health cumulatively. Ever notice that lack of sleep or sleeping-in late cause those bags under your eyes! How about air conditioning drying out your skin! What about sun damage and what to do? We educate our patients about the importance of a good lifestyle and how to counteract adverse environmental conditions.
Optimal health and wellness are the foundation to youthful complexion. It requires work on the patient’s part in integrating acupuncture with healthy lifestyle and fitness, and addressing the root cause. Through the process, acupuncturists and doctors of Chinese medicine can help you not only to present a younger face to the world but also hopefully allow you to express a healthier, youthful and vital you. Just don’t expect to wake up from your treatments looking 20 years younger! Request Appointment Online