Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic Acupuncture for Facial Rejuvenation

“Treat yourself to a little facial tune-up!”

Just imagine erasing years of lines and stress from your face – safely, painlessly, and without the scalpel. Sound too good to be true? Well, Cosmetic Acupuncture is doing just that! This treatment is particularly popular among Hollywood celebrities such as Cher, Madonna, and Suzanne Somers – but now everyone can enjoy the royal treatment.

Ironically, this “new” option for achieving a more youthful appearance has actually been around for more than 3,000 years. Cosmetic Acupuncture is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine that is used to promote health by improving the flow of energy (or chi) throughout the body. The Chinese have known for centuries that beauty radiates from the inside out. If the internal body is nourished and the energy and blood are flowing smoothly, the external body will reveal this radiance.

Cosmetic acupuncture, also referred to as non-surgical face lifting, helps to rejuvenate aging skin while removing toxins and encouraging cell reproduction. The benefits of this procedure are numerous. It can eliminate fine lines and minimize deeper wrinkles. It can help to reduce double chins, saggy puffy eyelids, and dark circles under the eyes. Cosmetic Acupuncture helps to increase blood flow to the face, which subsequently stimulates collagen production – resulting in a healthier, more youthful complexion.

Although cosmetic acupuncture is primarily sought after for its beauty enhancing effects – it is important to realize that the benefits extend far beyond the appearance of the skin. The procedure is really a whole body treatment that includes acupuncture of the face and body, resulting in improved energy flow and a restoration of overall health. Acupuncture also has powerful stress-relieving benefits. Research has shown that it stimulates areas of the brain that promote relaxation – now that is something that we can all benefit from!

The actual procedure involves the insertion of hair-thin, sterilized, disposable needles into specific acupuncture points of the face and body. The insertion of the needles is virtually pain-free, producing only a momentary prick or tingling sensation. This sensation is almost instantly replaced with a complete sense of relaxation.

The course of treatment typically includes twelve one-hour weekly sessions. For faster results, two sessions per week for six weeks can also be arranged. How quickly an individual responds to treatment will be influenced by dietary and lifestyle factors. In order to obtain maximum benefits, each client is given a customized treatment plan from the clinic’s Naturopathic Doctor to address overall health. After all, if you are going to invest money to rejuvenate your skin, why not protect your investment with a whole-body tune-up?

There are three main groups of people who benefit most from cosmetic acupuncture. The first group consists of young adults in their thirties who can use it as a natural way to prevent early aging. The second group includes those who want to reverse the signs of aging – those in their forties, fifties, sixties, and older who want to erase 5 to 15 years of aging from their face. The third group consists of those who have undergone medical procedures or suffer from conditions that cause the skin to develop a dull and lifeless complexion. This may apply to individuals who have undergone chemotherapy or radiation treatments, as well as those with anemia, acne, and other chronic health conditions that interfere with the body’s energy flow.

Cosmetic acupuncture is not a replacement for a surgical face-lift and it will not produce the same dramatic results. Instead, the changes will occur gradually over time, producing subtle but noticeable effects as the body’s energy and health come back into balance. It is an extremely safe and natural way to rejuvenate the face by stimulating the body’s ability to heal itself. Furthermore, unlike cosmetic surgery, there is no risk of scaring, disfigurement, traumatic swelling, discoloration, or extended recovery times. Cosmetic acupuncture safely and effectively improves outer body beauty while supporting inner body health – what more could you ask for in any cosmetic procedure!