Cosmetic acupuncture (also called facial rejuvenation acupuncture, facial acupuncture or “acupuncture face-lift”) is a safe and natural method of reducing the signs of aging. It was originally used as a treatment for patients with paralysis of facial nerves caused by Bell’s palsy or stroke. As cosmetic “side-effects” were noted, it was adapted for use as an “anti-aging” treatment.
When the face is needled, it caused micro-damage to the tissue which then body then needs to repair. It repairs the tissue with a protein called collagen that continues to build after each treatment. Also, acupuncture naturally stimulates blood flow and energy (Qi) which helps bring new blood to the face, and flushes out and moves any stagnation, resulting in a natural acu-glow.
Aesthetic benefits of cosmetic acupuncture include:
-Improved skin texture
-Improved skin elasticity
-Reduction of skin wrinkles
-Reduction of “double chin”
-Reduction of “drooping” of eyelids
-Minimization of pore size
-Reduction of acne
-Increased “brightness” of eyes
What to Expect:
Although benefits may be noted in as few as one or two treatments; effects are typically noticed after five treatments. 10 treatments in total, once or twice weekly, are recommended to attain optimal results.
At your initial assessment, an individualized treatment plan will be devised to address your specific cosmetic needs. Treatments involve insertion of acupuncture needles at specific points at and around the face, and at points elsewhere over the body. You will leave relaxed and glowing after each treatment!
To maintain results, a follow-up appointment is recommended once every one to three months depending on the individual and desired results.
Cosmetic acupuncture is not recommended during or shortly after pregnancy, when you are sick or have the flu, bruise easily or have a bleeding disorder.
-Dayna Mulkay, Registered Acupuncturist - Click here to book with Dayna!
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