What is facial acupuncture?


Facial acupuncture (or facial rejuvenation acupuncture) is a painless, non-surgical procedure of reducing the signs of the aging process. The procedure involves insertion of hair-thin needles into specific areas of the face and the body. Specific points are chosen to manage the flow of energy in the body according to the individual's needs. Many meridians either begin or end in the face while some have internal branches that go to the face. Therefore, it is more than a cosmetic procedure. It is a rejuvenation and revitalization process designed to bring out your innate beauty and radiance.


What is its course of treatment?


Facial Acupuncture 2Generally, facial rejuvenation acupuncture consists of 12 sessions provided twice a week. The effects become most noticeable and lasting usually after the seventh session of treatment, although many people notice the improvement much sooner. Each person responds differently, depending on his or her health condition and lifestyle. Following the initial course of treatment, maintenance sessions, usually once a month, can prolong the results for years. It works the best when supplemented with traditional Chinese anti-aging herbs, herbal skin care, and facial acupressure.

Why does it make a difference?


Facial Acupuncture 1Facial rejuvenation acupuncture helps to improve muscle tone and dermal contraction especially in the face and neck. It has been shown to increase collagen production and aids in its dispersal. A study published 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. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture helps smooth away wrinkles, lift sagging face and droopy eyelids, tighten double chin, reduce eye bags and dark circles, and reduce dark spots/discoloration of the face. As a result, it makes you look and feel younger.


Why choose it over surgery?


While not a replacement for surgery, facial rejuvenation acupuncture is an excellent alternative. It is far less costly than cosmetic surgery. While it is safe and virtually painless, it has no side effects or risk of disfigurement. Unlike surgery that may have an extended recovery period with swelling and discoloration, there is no trauma from facial rejuvenation acupuncture. Although facial rejuvenation acupuncture cannot reshape one's nose or chin, it is a more subtle rejuvenation that takes years off one's face safely and naturally while improving overall health.