What is Cosmetic Acupuncture
Cosmetic Acupuncture or Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a centuries old practice. It is a gentle, effective, and safe way to combat the signs of aging and erase years from your face without the risk or downtime of surgery or injections. Acupuncture offers many benefits to those who want to revitalize the look and feel of their skin. It builds collagen, tones muscles, improves circulation, and stimulates blood flow with no risk of scars, infections, rashes, or toxic build-up of chemicals. Cosmetic Acupuncture is much more than a cosmetic procedure. Acupuncture changes the energy flow within the body and initiates the process for constitutional rejuvenation. If energy is not flowing freely throughout your body then your organs, muscles and lymphatic system cannot function properly, which can contribute to puffiness, bags and premature aging.
Chinese medicine is based on the principle that health is manifested from the inside out. Using this Holistic approach, not only do your frown lines disappear, you feel better overall, sleep better, have more energy and better digestion. As you age, the 57 muscles in your face gradually lose their tone and mass. Loss of tone and mass causes the sagging, deep wrinkling and tired look associated with aging. Acupuncture stimulates the muscle function, and the face lifts itself via the acupuncture points.
Thus returning the face to a healthier, revitalized, youthful appearance. Hair thin needles are placed in the outside of the ear to induce relaxation, and body points are used which correspond the individual’s specific needs. There is a sense of well being as a flood of endorphins is released throughout the body. Once you are in a state of deep relaxation, needles are placed on the face in acupuncture points as well as wrinkles. The needles placed in the wrinkles create a micro trauma, which causes collagen to be produced.
A Series of Cosmetic Acupuncture/Facial Rejuvenation Treatments Can:
- Erase fine lines, deeper wrinkles diminished
- Lift sagging eyelids, reduce bags/circles
- Firm jowls and minimize double chin
- Improve muscle tone and increase collagen production
- Eliminate puffiness by improving metabolism and eliminating excess fluids
- Improve hormonal balance, benefits acne
- Increase circulation of blood and lymph to the face and improves facial color
- Moisturize the skin and tighten pores
- Significantly reduce the appearance of scars and age spots
- Slow the aging process from within
- Reduce stress evident in the face
- Promote overall health and well being
How it Compares to Botox or Fillers
Results are not as dramatic or immediate as botox or dermal fillers, but last up to twelve times longer with proper maintenance. Cosmetic acupuncture is not an instant fix or one-time treatment, it is recommend to have eight to ten weekly sessions to achieve the desired results, before moving to the maintenance stage. Of course, normal signs of aging will occur naturally with time, it is important to continue with maintenance once monthly after achieving desired results. Our goal is to provide our patients with a toxin-free approach to help reach their aesthetic goals.
Each appointment begins with a general health assessment and discussion of specific skincare concerns and goals. The treatment begins with gentle cupping therapy on the face and neck while the patient rests on our warm PEMF mat, followed by gua sha with botanical facial oil on the face, neck and chest. Next, body acupuncture points and facial points specific to patient goals will be inserted, and patient will rest under a LED light specific to their desired outcome. After about 20-30 minutes the needles are removed and future treatment plans are discussed. Lifestyle recommendations and home care and maintenance will also be presented at this time.
All Acupuncture Services
1516 Main Street, Suite 105
Ramona, CA 92065
Tuesday & Thursday
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday, Saturday & Monday
by appointment only