About Facial Rejuvenation and Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine is rooted in the philosophy that our emotional, physical, and spiritual health are deeply interconnected.  It also holds the idea that the state of the interior of the body will be manifested on the exterior (i.e. the skin, eyes, nails, hair, etc.). Therefore, Our skin and our face is the most outward reflection of our health and wellbeing.  The ancient techniques of facial acupuncture are so powerful because by balancing both internal and external factors of the individual, the body responds by showing signs of both improved health and outward appearance.   Thus, Cosmetic acupuncture is a natural holistic approach to achieving facial rejuvenation in which you can look more vibrant.  Cosmetic acupuncture is a series of 10 treatments that can naturally revitalize your face and neck by improving the health of your skin as well as treat any underlying imbalances in your constitution.    

How does it work?

From a Western medical standpoint, facial acupuncture is effective due to the micro-traumas in the dermal layer of the skin created when the tiny needles are inserted.  In response to this stimulus, blood flow to the area is increased, and there is a stimulation of collagen and elastin production that allows this matrix to be supple, firm, and resilient.

From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture facilitates both Qi (vital life force) and Blood to the face.  This, in turn, removes obstructions and blockages, and creates free flow and energetic alignment. This vibrancy will be reflected in you face. 

What results can you expect?

  • — Reduction in fine lines

  • — Leveling of deeper lines

  • — Define jaw line

  • — Improvements in Acne and Rosacea

  • — Skin is softer and more vibrant

  • — Skin tone more consistent

  • — Age spots fade

  • — Hard spots soften or disappear

  • — Enhance collagen production

  • — Improve muscle tone and function

  • — Reduces sagging skin

  • — Lifts eyelids and reduce puffiness

  • — Improves circulation of blood and lymph

  • — Nourish dry skin

Is Cosmetic Acupuncture for Everyone?

There are some health conditions that are contraindicated for receiving cosmetic acupuncture, which includes:

  • — Frequent migraines

  • — Seizure disorders

  • — Uncontrolled hypertension

  • — Those on blood thinning medications

  • — Pregnancy

Course of treatment

—Initial Facial Rejuvenation Consultation w/ balancing treatment (does not include facial protocol)

  • — Followed by 10 treatments

  • — 2 treatments per week

  • — Five weeks (it takes 4 weeks for the collagen and elastin matrix to firm)

—Includes recommendation/consults for:

  • — Diet/nutrition

  • — Supplements/Herbs

  • — Skin care routine

Optional:  Follow up with maintenance treatments 2 times per month, for the first 2 months after completing your series to maximize results.

What protocols are available?

There are 2 separate protocols.  Each involves a series of 10 treatments

  • Facial cosmetic acupuncture

  • Neck cosmetic acupuncture

If you are interested in the neck protocol, it is best to complete the facial protocol first as the results from facial acupuncture will have some impact on the neck.  The facial acupuncture will start to create the energetic lift and increase in qi and blood upwards to maximize the benefit of the neck protocol.

How long to the results last? 

·You can notice results for up to 3-5 years.

Maximize your results by coming in for maintenance treatments as determined by you and your practitioner.