Facial rejuvenation (also known as cosmetic acupuncture) is a safe, healthy alternative to injections, fillers, and plastic surgery. Used as early as the Sung Dynasty on the empress of China, cosmetic acupuncture promotes collagen, tones muscles, improves circulation, reduces inflammation, minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, and brings the whole body to a healthier state.
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is even becoming popular among celebrities, such as Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Oprah, and Madonna. Cosmetic acupuncture treats not only the face, but balances the whole body internally. Healthy internal body function and chemistry reflects on the skin and face, so a cosmetic acupuncture treatment makes people both look and feel younger. A standard treatment includes needling on both face and body, followed by other custom modalities if prescribed. For example, gentle facial cupping and gua sha, or electrical stim. Cupping and gua sha are traditional Chinese medical modalities. To learn more, click here.
Cosmetic acupuncture and facial rejuvenation treatments are most effective when received in weekly or bi-weekly increments of 12-20 sessions, followed by a gradual tapering to maintenance treatments 1-2 months apart. Most people begin to notice improvements by the 6th session, and some sooner, depending on your starting point. Treatments are continued even after results initially show so that they can hold. Chinese herbal medicine and nutrition are also discussed because better internal health will enhance your results.