Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is offered by Ladan Mohammadi, R.Ac., PhD., and is also known as cosmetic acupuncture which is a painless, non-surgical method of reducing the signs of the aging process. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is a revitalization process designed to help the whole body look and feel younger. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture can lift the face and bring and luster to it. As a result, sometimes it is referred to as an Acupuncture Facelift. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture treatment involves inserting tiny, hair-like needles into the face and the body. Needles create stimulation to the facial tissue by increasing blood circulation and thus producing more collagen resulting in less wrinkle formation and tighter skin. This allows the skin to be nourished, oxygenated and moisturized. Hence, the treatment improves the complexion and elasticity of the skin.
The aging signs on the face are directly related to the root cause of other health concerns. Thus, the Facial rejuvenation acupuncturist will treat the face while simultaneously addressing the underlying factors that contribute to the aging process on the face. As a result, during each treatment medical acupuncture is used as well. This will help in achieving a radiant skin and will help address other health concerns such as stress, pain, and insomnia.
Effects of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture treatments help the youth stay looking youthful and those with wrinkles to look many years younger. It minimizes fine lines and softens the deeper lines making them less noticeable. Wrinkles that are minimized include lines: framing the mouth, on the forehead and between the eyebrows, at the outer corner of the eyes, on the eyelid, under the eyes, chin, and neck. Other likely results include:
- Bringing vitality and radiance to the face
- Regulating acne prone skin
- Balancing oily/dry skin and tightening pores
- Reducing blotchiness and rosacea
- Increasing collagen production to firm facial skin
- Tightening of the jowls
- Minimizing dark circles and puffiness under the eyes
- Minimizing double chins
- Lifting droopy eyelids
- Reducing muscle tension
- Brightening the eyes and complexion
- Temporarily plumping lips
- Moisturizing of the skin with increased local circulation of blood and energy to the face
- Most importantly, as the treatment includes medical acupuncture it provides overall rejuvenation allowing the whole body to feel less stressed and more energized.
- Reduce stress, provide deep relaxation
- Reduce headaches and migraines
- Treat insomnia and improve quality of sleep
- Reduce symptoms of toothache, TMJ pain, and other disorders of the face
- Improve energy and metabolism
- Address other health concerns (e.g. digestive complaints)
Other constitutional effects of facial rejuvenation acupuncture include:
What to Expect During the Treatment?
The treatment involves the insertion of very fine facial acupuncture needles into specific points on the head and face with body points added to correlate with patient’s health imbalances. After washing the face and preparing it with natural tuner, facial Gua Sha and massage will be done to improve the circulation and reduce the tension on the face. This will relax the whole body and will make the treatment more effective and a pleasant experience. Each treatment takes about 75 minutes, with the needles left in place for about 25-30 minutes. During this time, you relax on one of our comfortable and warm treatment tables with lights dimmed and soft music playing for a total relaxation experience. Results are often noticed within the first 4 treatments.
Does Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture Hurt?
No, facial needles are very thin and due to their size, they are barely felt by the patient.
Is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture Safe?
Acupuncture is a safe treatment and does not have any side effects or pain and do not cause any trauma or scaring. This is because acupuncture works by stimulating the natural healing process of the body. The patient leaves feeling relaxed and fresh with a strengthened immune system. There is no downtime, no puffiness, no swelling, no drugs, no allergic skin reactions and no injections.
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture should not be used for patients who have any of the following conditions: pituitary disorders, diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, have a pacemaker, bleeding or bruising disorders, migraine headaches, or some types of cancer. Facial Rejuvenation 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.
Why Choose Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture Over Botox and Cosmetic Surgery?
Achieving overall health and well-being is the most important reason to choose Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture costs less than cosmetic surgery and is safe. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a subtle rejuvenation that takes years off one’s face naturally without causing any trauma or pain.
With cosmetic surgery and Botox, some of the risks may include allergic reactions to drugs and scarring, possible paralysis or damage of surrounding nerves which impair natural facial expressions, as well as anesthesia complications, a long recovery with days to weeks of discomfort. With fillers, chemical peels and laser treatments patients commonly experience puffiness, swelling, bruising and extended bed rest and downtime.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
A course of treatment is 10 to 12 individual sessions. The treatments need to be completed in succession of once or twice per week as one’s schedule allows. Each person responds differently, depending on his or her condition and lifestyle prior and during the treatment. Usually after a few treatments a patient notices some changes. After the 10 or 12th session, a maintenance of one treatment a month is done depending on the age, lifestyle and health of the patient.
How Long Does the Effects Last?
Every patient is different, and length of effect is dependent on several factors including age, health of the skin, lifestyle and general health. Results have potential to last from 1 to 5 years. Maintenance treatments are usually performed once per month to maximize longevity of treatment.
Does Health Insurance Cover Facial Acupuncture?
Yes, in most cases it is covered by the insurance for acupuncture treatment.