The effects of our cosmetic acupuncture sessions are cumulative and last up to 3-5 years after a full course of treatments (total number of treatments varies with each case), with regular maintenance. Each patient will be different, but usually each patient will need maintenance treatments once every 4-8 weeks.
A facelift will give you tight, wrinkle-free skin, but the quality of skin and underlying muscle tone remain untouched. It does not improve overall facial muscle integrity, circulation, collagen and elastin production and brighten complexion, as does cosmetic acupuncture. We can also perform scar reduction to give you a smoother, more natural looking appearance after an invasive procedure while bringing more blood flow to the face in order to facilitate healing.
Facial Acupuncture Rejuvenation actually is recommended for patients who have previously had botox injections in the face. Cosmetic Acupuncture keeps the botox effective for a longer period of time and most people find they only need to upkeep the botox every 8 to 12 months rather than every 3 to 6 months!
Botox cannot treat wrinkles due to aging or sun exposure or reduce the fine lines (only works on dynamic wrinkles – smile lines, frown lines). There’s also a risk of paralysis of surrounding muscles & upper eyelid droop and it only yields temporary results while costing at least $600.00 every 3-4 months! You also may not be able to raise eyebrows and have other expressions and long term effects of botox are still unknown.
Typically, cosmetic acupuncture treatment involves the insertion needles, with the majority of them on the face and head, and some on other parts of the body such as the arms, hands, lower legs, and feet. The duration of acupuncture treatment tends to be rather relaxing. Upon insertion of the hair-thin needle, the needling site may feel a dull aching, warm tingling sensations, or even electrical impulses that traverse up and down the body—all of which are normal signs that the acupoints are being activated—and these should subside fairly quickly.
We will assess your body constitution as well as your current health status and discuss your goals of treatment. Your practitioner will provide a TCM diagnosis for your condition and talk about different treatment options and recommendations for self-care. These recs may be dietary or possibly continuing care at home by using one of our beauty tools such as jade rollers, gua sha or derma-rollers.
Cosmetic acupuncture may not be suitable for people with serious health conditions or who are pregnant or trying, have chronic headaches, high blood pressure, or suffering from an acute illness; should you fall within these categories, you are strongly advised to consult your doctor to determine your candidacy for this treatment.
The best candidates for cosmetic acupuncture are people who are looking for a natural, alternative way to reduce the signs of aging and improve their inner vitality for a more relaxed, healthy appearance to their face. It is a good alternative for women who don’t want the side effects associated with more invasive cosmetic procedures.
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