What is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a subtle, natural way to enhance your appearance without using chemicals or surgery.
Small, very fine needles are inserted into the face and body to encourage improved flow of blood and Qi (which may be translated as “vital energy”) to the face.
It is based on the principles of Chinese Medicine which have been developed over more than 2000 years, rooted in an understanding of equilibrium and change in the natural world.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture Benefits
There are a few main effects from Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture. First off, the treatment helps to detoxify the body, which is great, because toxins in the skin lead to wrinkles and unwanted redness.
Secondly, the needles create ‘micro-circulation’ which improves blood flow to the face. This helps with reducing impurities and enhancing the natural ‘glow’ of the face. In some cases, the improved circulation even reduces dark circles and dark spots.
In addition, the muscles in the face will relax. This helps smooth out fine lines and soften any wrinkled areas. The needles also create micro traumas to the face, which help stimulate collagen production and improve skin elasticity.
Collagen provides that taught, youthful look to the skin—droopy skin associated with aging is largely the result of natural collagen depletion.
- Improves local collagen production and muscle tone
- Helps reduce bags under the eyes
- Softens fine lines and diminishes deeper wrinkles
- Tightens pores and brightens eyes
- Improves facial colour
- Increases blood and lymph circulation
- Improves metabolism
- Reduces stress and promotes general health and well-being
What happens when you come for treatment?
When you come for your first treatment your acupuncturist will start by explaining the treatment procedure to you and will carry out a health review, including a discussion of what you would like the treatment to focus on.
Your treatment will begin with a cleanse and tone using NATRUE certified Weleda products. This is followed by the facial acupuncture, enhanced by the use of a few points in your arms and legs.
You will then be left to relax before the needles are removed and the treatment draws to a close with a gentle facial massage.
Your acupuncturist is also happy to advise on how to adjust your skin care routine to naturally support the effects of your Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture treatment.
How many treatments will you need?
To achieve the best results, it is best to have a course of 6-10 regular treatments, depending on your constitution and how you respond. After that, a monthly treatment or so helps maintain the effect.
Acupuncture facials are also great for prevention before signs of aging set in, as they are a great way to maintain a youthful look.
However, if you are simply looking for an occasional treat, your acupuncturist is happy to provide one-off treatments as and when you want them.
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