Known in China as “Mei Rong”, the practice of facial acupuncture to enhance beauty dates back to China’s Song Dynasty (960-1279 A.D.) when it was used by the Empress and the Emperor’s concubines. Today, facial acupuncture is a comprehensive, effective and natural Botox alternative that can re-sculpt the face, neck and jaw areas to decrease wrinkles and promote a glowing complexion while supporting your overall health.
The benefits of facial acupuncture can include:
- Improved muscle tone and dermal contraction
- Takes an average of 10 years off the face
- Increased collagen production
Reduction of bags under the eyes
- Reduction of sagging and jowls
- Decreased puffiness around the face
- Elimination of fine lines on the face
- Reduction of larger wrinkles
- Hormonal balancing for hormonal acne or dry skin
- Moistening of the skin through increased circulation to the face
- Improvement of facial color through increased circulation
- Tightening of the pores
- Reduction of age spots and Acne Rosacea
- Reduction of stress evident in the face
Your facial acupuncture session will include an incredible mix of therapies designed to meet your individual skin care needs. This includes a facial steam-towel wrap infused with essential oils to increase circulation and brighten the complexion, a full body acupuncture treatment in addition to your highly personalized Facial Acupuncture session, and a gentle finishing facial massage to assist in smoothing away those lines and wrinkles.
Notice how the deepest horizontal crow’s foot line is complete gone in the facial acupuncture before and after!
After an initial series of Facial Acupuncture Treatments, maintenance is recommended monthly or quarterly. Individual results will vary but with regular maintenance, results last an average of 3-5 years.
A standard course of Facial Acupuncture treatments to achieve optimal results involves twelve 90 minute sessions over a 9 week period.
Call us for a free 15 minutes consultation regarding your Facial Acupuncture treatment.
Specific Facial Acupuncture Treatments
Just starting to see fine lines and wrinkles? Or is there just one area of your face that you want to focus on rather than the whole? Facial Acupuncture can be applied only to specific areas if you don’t feel like you need “the whole shabang.” You will still receive a full body acupuncture treatment in addition to your specific Facial Acupuncture treatment as well as a finishing facial massage as part of your session. Note that detailed attention to all these zones and more is included in a full facial series.
Facial Gua Sha – Needle Free Facial Resculpting
We also apply and teach you how to do facial Gua Sha, a natural needle free Chinese facial lift techniques using natural horn or jade or gua sha tools to invigorate the skin, enliven the complexion, activate energetic channels on the face to correct hormone imbalances and lift sagging skin while re-sculpting the musculature of the face.
Facial Gua Sha is safe during pregnancy, shows immediate change and enhances the effects of facial acupuncture dramatically. It can also be done independently of Acupuncture for the needle-phobic.
Facial Acupuncture FAQ:
No more than regular acupuncture treatment, which is to say – it completely depends on you. Some people feel every needle; some people don’t feel anything at all. Until we get you on the table we just can’t be sure. Even when people do feel acupuncture needles, the sensation is more of pressure than of pain. Sometimes there is a “mosquito bite” type sensation when the needle is first inserted, but it is nothing like getting a shot at the doctor.
Will My Insurance Cover It?
Insurance does not cover facial acupuncture treatment since it is “elective” and not “medically necessary.” We do treat the whole body and can address various ailments during a facial acupuncture treatment, however, so we can bill for a part of the treatment – the part that is not cosmetic. Depending on your insurance coverage, this could pay for anywhere from $30-$90 of your session.
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