Health-Enhancing, Non-Toxic Way to Care for Your Skin
Facial Acupuncture - also known as Facial Acupuncture Rejuvenation or Cosmetic Acupuncture - is a natural way to look and feel your best -- safely, painlessly, and without surgery. Unlike abrasive or chemical treatments, there is no risk of sensitization, agitation, or major trauma to the skin. There is no downtime and you will leave the clinic glowing and relaxed from your session. Acupuncture treats the whole person. It works not only on a physical level but on a mental/emotional level as well, reducing stress, improving sleep, and promoting well-being. Read this page to find out more about facial acupuncture Vancouver, BC.
What is Facial Acupuncture?
Facial Acupuncture is based on the principles of Chinese Medicine and involves inserting hair-thin needles into particular areas of the head and body to help regulate and stimulate the body's own healing response.
Though the focus of these treatments will be directed towards the face, acupuncture works beyond the superficial to treat the internal and underlying factors that contribute to optimal skin health.
How Does Facial Acupuncture Help?
This acupuncture technique can:
- Improve muscle tone
- Stimulate collagen production
- Help reduce bags under the eyes
- Firm and prevent jowls and sagging neck
- Help eliminate puffiness by improving metabolism and thus eliminating excess fluids
- Help eliminate fine lines of the face and have a diminishing effect on larger wrinkles
- Improve hormonal balance; thus, even those with hormonal acne can benefit
- Moisturize the skin by the increased local circulation of blood and lymph to the face
- Improve facial color by the increase of peripheral circulation
- Firm the jawline
- Relive jaw tension.
How many treatments should I have?
A typical Facial Renewal series consists of 12 treatments. While you will see some benefits from the first treatment, acupuncture has a compounding effect and will develop over time. Much like going to the gym, frequency matters. 1-2 appointments per week are recommended for best results. Depending on your condition and lifestyle prior to treatment, you may respond faster or slower. After the initial series, maintenance sessions can prolong your results. Adding appropriate herbs, diet, exercise, and rest will also help supplement the treatment.
Does it really make a difference?
Acupuncture has proven itself over the course of several thousand years, treating a wide range of conditions in billions of people. The use of acupuncture in cosmetology – especially in preventing and reducing wrinkles – has already attracted great attention in Japan, Hong Kong, and Sweden. A 1996 report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated with facial acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment. The effects included the skin becoming delicate and fair, improvement of the elasticity of facial muscles and leveling of wrinkles, a ruddier complexion, and overall rejuvenation not just confined to the face.
Is this a new technique?
Facial Acupuncture has over 1000 years of human practice. As early as the Sung Dynasty (960AD-1270AD), Facial Acupuncture practices were employed for the Empress and for the Emperor's concubines to keep them looking their best from the inside out.
Are there any contraindications?
Facial Acupuncture is contraindicated in diabetes mellitus, uncontrolled high blood pressure, as well as for individuals who have a pacemaker or who have a problem with bleeding or bruising or who currently suffer from migraine headaches. Facial Acupuncture should not be done during pregnancy, during a bout with a cold or flu, during an allergic attack, or during an acute herpes outbreak. At the time of your first treatment, we will discuss your specific health history to determine if this procedure is for you. If you do not meet the qualifications at this time, regular acupuncture treatments can be administered to address your current health conditions. At a later date, you will be re-evaluated about whether you are a suitable candidate for Facial Acupuncture treatments.