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Facial Rejuvination Acupuncture

Facial rejuvenation acupuncture uses the ancient art of Chinese Medicine to reduce the signs of aging without the risks associated with surgery. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is a natural, non-invasive method of treating the superficial signs of aging as well as its internal causes. The Chinese have known for thousands of years that beauty comes from the inside, and that increased circulation helps the body to look and feel better. The use of facial acupuncture dates back over 800 years to the Sun dynasty when the empress and her concubines used it to maintain their youthful appearance.

Acupuncture for facial rejuvenation balances bodily functions to address conditions that may result in fine lines and wrinkles while enhancing the flow of blood and energy to the face. By supporting a healthy mind and body, acupuncture can improve the overall appearance of your skin. The needles will also improve facial muscle tone by tightening the skin. The insertion of needles into superficial layers of skin has been shown to increase collagen production and improve elasticity. Facial acupuncture improves the complexion by increasing blood circulation, softens fine lines and wrinkles, lightens deep wrinkles, lifts eyelids, reduces under-eye puffiness and clears age spots, rosacea and acne.

Treating the underlying cause of aging is preferable to masking superficial symptoms while allowing further decline to continue within the body. Using designated points on the skin, the acupuncturist inserts fine needles that promote the flow of the body’s energy, or Qi. By stimulating these points, increased blood flow improves the skin’s luster, swelling is reduced by drainage of toxic waste, and increased collagen production reveals more supple skin. Increasing the flow of energy, blood and lymph circulation improves the face’s natural color, increased collagen production improves muscle tone and elasticity, and stimulating the production of bodily fluids nourishes the skin.

Since the body, mind and spirit are all connected, negative emotions can have an impact on skin health. Acupuncture can eliminate stress and reverse its harmful effects on the skin. Patients look and feel younger with improvements in skin tone, color and texture. As an added bonus, there is an overall rejuvenation that is not confined to the face!

Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is an excellent alternative to cosmetic surgery and the costs are considerably less. Because of its effectiveness, it is now increasing in popularity throughout North America and Europe. Facial acupuncture can have significant results after the first treatment, but a full course of twelve sessions is recommended to obtain maximum benefits. Once the course is completed, occasional treatments and sustained healthy lifestyle choices may be required to maintain a youthful appearance.

The International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture has reported that among 300 people who received facial acupuncture, 90% saw visible results after one treatment.