Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is a relatively painless, non-surgical method of reducing the signs of the aging process. It is more than a cosmetic procedure. It is a rejuvenation and revitalization process designed to help the whole body look and feel younger. The treatment involves the insertion of hair thin needles into specific points on the ear, face and body along meridians or energy pathways.
How does it work?
Although acupuncture has been around for over 2500 years, the mechanism is still unknown. It is believed that acupuncture promotes the free flow of energy throughout the body that results in a better sense of well being. It also improves blood flow, relaxes muscles and may affect the metabolism of the skin.
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is suitable for those with deep wrinkles, fine lines, bag under the eyes, sagging, puffiness, drooping eyelids, double chin, dry skin and acne. Treatments vary according to the condition treated. Expected benefits include improvement of the elasticity of facial muscles, lessening of wrinkles, a ruddier complexion and smoothing of the skin of the face. After treatment, people can expect to look 5-15 years younger. Acupuncture is a total body treatment and therefore there are benefits to the entire body with treatment.
Are there any side effects?
Acupuncture is a safe procedure and side effects are extremely rare. The needles are very thin and virtually painless. As with any needle, bruising and infection are possible, but these are extremely rare. Proper precautions are always used.
How many treatments are necessary?
On average 12 treatments are required. The cost is $90 per session or $1000 for the package. Each treatment will take approximately one hour.