FACIAL REJUVENATION ACUPUNCTURE
This multi-phasic system works with your body to stimulate circulation to the tissue and create a replenished appearance. This system tightens underlying musculature to create lifting and firming of the skin and addresses fine lines by promoting collagen production and supports the mind-body system by treating the deeper imbalances of the body in a relaxing environment to enhance stress reduction, harmony and create a sense of well-being.
Cosmetic acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years. Early records date back to 1270 AD. Chinese medicine had a famous saying “Where the Qi goes, blood flows”. They knew way back then that acupuncture increased the circulation of blood to the tissues and especially the face – creating a more youthful and rejuvenated-looking skin and promoting longevity.
In those days cosmetic acupuncture was the best beauty treatment available for the Empress and the royal family and its court. Today, this age-old practice has stayed steadfast and alive due to its efficacy and had recently received recognition in the West as a viable and effective approach to facial rejuvenation and a gentle alternative to plastic surgery.
Fine, hair-like needles are placed at a variety of points in the ears, on the face and neck, around the eyes and mouth, and in addition to other body points. The face then “lifts” itself through the muscle’s rejuvenation and tightening action. The body’s energy is stimulated, as well as blood and circulation, which improves facial color and enhances collagen production. Fine lines may be entirely erased, deeper lines reduced and bags around the neck and eyes firmed.
The skin exists of three layers: the epidermis, dermis, and sub-dermis. The dermis contains the highest concentration of collagen fibers and elastin which give skin elasticity and resilience. Wrinkles are formed by damage to collagen by free radicals, ultraviolet light, heat, and environmental pollutants causing damage to the fiber and appearing as wrinkles.
Acupuncture needles create a small non-invasive micro-trauma, initiating a natural stimulation of cellular repair, collagen, and elastin production. This process continues to occur long after the needles have been removed. This builds the skin elasticity giving a more youthful and regenerated appearance.
- *Reduce and/or eliminate fine lines
- *Diminish the appearance of larger wrinkles
- *Reduce the appearance of under-eye bags and double chin
- *Lift drooping eyelids and sagging tendencies
- *Improve facial tonicity
- *Tighten pores and brighten eyes
- *Improve facial color
- *Increase collagen production
COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE IN THE NEWS
USA TODAY: Acupuncture Gets a Face Lift and Much More
Elle Canada on Facial Acupuncture
Alive Magazine Article: Cosmetic Acupuncture
Spa Asia: Spa Culture Facial Acupuncture: An Ancient Rejuvenation Treatment Renewed
The Wave Magazine: Pin City, Rejuvenation without surgery in Los Gatos: Acupuncture goes facial!