The best candidates for cosmetic acupuncture are people who are looking for a natural, alternative way to prevent 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.
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.
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!
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.
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 4-6 weeks.