What is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?
Facial rejuvenation, sometimes called cosmetic acupuncture, helps to counteract the effects of aging by increasing collagen production. Acupuncture plumps up your skin and reduces the fine facial lines. This treatment uses thin needles to improve blood flow and oxygen to the skin for a more youthful glow.
Origins of Acupuncture
Acupuncture was developed in China around 6000 BC. Acupuncture embraces the theory that qi flows through the body along twelve different meridians which represent the various organs in the body. When a meridian becomes blocked, the body’s energy cannot flow properly, resulting in a number of medical issues, including early aging.
Unique Features of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Many men and women turn to Botox and other types of cosmetic fillers to help reduce the signs of aging. Unfortunately, these fillers only work temporarily and are extremely expensive. Within weeks, the fillers begin to break down, and wrinkles and fine lines reappear.
Conversely, acupuncture helps to heal the skin from the inside out. Acupuncture uses small needles that are inserted along specific areas of the skin to decrease stress, improve blood flow, and heal the skin. Most patients are concerned that this technique is painful; however, most people report only mild discomfort followed by relaxation.
Benefits of Facial Rejuvenation
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture or facial cosmetic acupuncture uses proven ancient techniques to not only improve the look and feel of your skin, but also the overall health of your skin. Acupuncture is a nontoxic beauty treatment that uses fine needles to trigger a self-repairing response of the skin. This non-invasive, natural beauty treatment gives the skin a healthy, youthful glow while reducing the effects of aging. In addition, acupuncture increase collagen production for nourished and revitalized skin for a youthful appearance. The benefits of facial acupuncture include:
- Reduced Fine Lines – Facial rejuvenation stimulates collagen production, which minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Softer Skin – Acupuncture increases collagen under the skin to plump up and soften the appearance of deep wrinkles. Pores are tighter, and age spots are diminished.
- Toned and Lifted Facial Muscles – The acupuncture needles are inserted on the face to help relax tense muscles for a toned and lifted appearance, including the jawline to help minimize a double chin.
- Even Skin Texture and Tone – When blood flow is increased to the face, the skin receives vital nutrients and oxygen to improve the texture and tone of your skin.
- Reduced Under-Eye Bags – Cosmetic acupuncture addresses hormonal changes, fluid retention, lack of sleep, and allergies to reduce the appearance of puffiness.
- Improved Complexion – When blood flow to the face is increased, the skin will receive the nutrients it needs to improve your complexion.
- Balanced Hormones – Acupuncture helps to balance the hormones and improve hormone-related acne.
- Increased Facial Hydration – Cosmetic acupuncture hydrates the skin by improving the flow of nutrients and fluids to the face. After a facial rejuvenation treatment, you will notice that your skin has a dewy appearance.
- Enhanced Circulation – Cosmetic rejuvenation treatment improves circulation to maximize the anti-aging effects of acupuncture.
How Can We Help You?
During your initial appointment for facial rejuvenation, our licensed acupuncturist will do a thorough assessment of your overall health with particular emphasis on facial soft tissues, muscles, and skin. She will discuss your lifestyle, dietary choices, and any current skincare program. As part of the assessment, the acupuncturist will ensure you can undergo facial rejuvenation. She will explain your current skin health and what you should during and expect after your facial rejuvenation treatment.
Most women and men can enjoy the benefits of facial rejuvenation. Those who have a contagious skin disease, have undergone cosmetic or surgical procedures within the last six weeks, are pregnant, or suffer from hemophilia should not undergo cosmetic acupuncture.
The risks associated with facial rejuvenation are minimal. Most patients prefer this treatment because it is an all-natural, chemical-free anti-aging procedure. Most patients have no complications; however, minimal bleeding, puffiness, or bruising may occur.
What to Expect During Your Facial Rejuvenation Visit?
Your first facial rejuvenation visit will last approximately 90 minutes. During each visit, the acupuncturist will remove all traces of makeup and begin applying the acupuncture needles to specific locations on your face. The acupuncture needles used for facial rejuvenation have a diameter about as thick as a single hair. We use only the finest quality facial acupuncture needles. The needles will be placed along the face to increase collagen production and blood flow to the area.
Once the needles are placed on the face, they will be left in place for approximately 20 minutes. Throughout your treatment sessions, the lights will be lowered to help you relax while the needles work their magic. At the end of your treatment, the needles will be removed, and some moisturizer will be applied to the face. As the moisturizer is applied, the acupuncturist will gently massage the face to improve and assist with blood flow and lymphatic drainage.
Since most of the meridians that are on the face, also run through different body parts, facial rejuvenation acupuncture includes many body points as well that benefits the face as well as different body organs and regions. Since most acupuncture points have several functions, you also receive many other benefits (sleep gets better, bowels get regulated, the mind gets more clear and calms down, and many other benefits) that contribute to overall well-being and happiness. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is great for face, mind, and body.
Facial Rejuvenation Treatment Plan
Your cosmetic acupuncture treatment plan includes the initial consultation and 12 weekly facial rejuvenation treatments lasting 90 minutes each. You may start noticing results after your first treatment; however, most people see results after their seventh treatment. The full twelve sessions are recommended to ensure lasting results. Self-maintenance that includes self-facial massage, supplementation, and dietary and lifestyle changes will help you maintain your results between sessions. Additionally, many patients prefer to visit our office for a monthly facial rejuvenation treatment to maintain the results and keep their skin healthy, youthful, and glowing.
Ready to Start Your Journey to a Glowing Face?
Are you tired of wrinkles and dull skin? Are you ready for beautiful, youthful, glowing skin? Call us today at (571)529-6699 to schedule your facial rejuvenation consultation. Our facial rejuvenation specialist will use the power of acupuncture to help your skin heal from the inside out. We serve the Washington DC metro area including Northern Virginia and Maryland.