Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation aims to reduce the signs of aging by working on both the outside and the inside. In this way it works holistically, affecting both the physical appearance and the underlying factors which influence appearance.
Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation works by
- improving muscle tone and dermal contraction
- increasing collagen production and dispersal
- affecting the regulation of hormones
- substantially increasing the circulation of blood, lymph, and Qi to the head
- reducing stress
A series of 10-12 treatments is required, with effects becoming most noticeable after about the 7th treatment. With regular maintenance treatments, the effects can be maintained long term. Generally, the improvements include firmer skin, more filled-in wrinkles and laugh lines, reduced bagging around the eyes, improved complexion, improved facial color, reduced stress lines and tighter pores.
In comparison to Botox or a surgical facelift, Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation produces affects that are less dramatic and more natural looking. According to Dr. Andrew Weil, “Acupuncture facelifts are free from the side effects associated with Botox treatment and surgical facelifts, don’t require anesthesia, and are less expensive than surgery but the results aren’t as obvious as either of these methods.” He goes on to quote a friend who says that the relaxation associated with Acupuncture provides psychological benefits as well as minimizing stress lines on the face.
Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation is contraindicated for people with pacemakers, heart disorders, bleeding disorders, high blood pressure, those who currently suffer from migraine headaches and women who are pregnant.