Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (a.k.a Cosmetic Acupuncture) is a centuries-old technique that can improve your physical appearance and enhance your health and beauty from the inside within. This safe and effective therapy is a natural alternative to conventional cosmetic procedures like Botox and plastic surgery. While the effects are often not as immediate or dramatic as those invasive techniques, results of FR Acupuncture tend to be much more natural in appearance, produce none of the side effects or downtime that comes with surgery, and are more holistic. Furthermore, it is only a fraction of the cost of cosmetic surgery.
During FR Acupuncture treatments, your practitioner will insert hair-thin/painless/sterile needles on the face, body, and scalp area to stimulate the body's healing energies. As the needles puncture the skin, they create wounds within its threshold, called positive microtraumas. When your body senses these wounds, it goes into repair mode. It is the same idea Microneedling (MTS Facial) uses to get bright, anti-aging results — except acupuncture is much less intense, averaging about 70~100 punctures on the specific target muscles and exact acupoints while Microneedling applies hundreds of pricks on the general area through a rolling device.
FR Acupuncture harnesses the power of positive microtraumas to increase blood flow and collagen production to the face. Positive microtraumas are essentially very tiny tears created in the skin and underlying tissues, similar to the tears created in muscle tissue while lifting weights or performing rigorous exercises. The body's natural healing response to these micro-tears caused by facial acupuncture brings with it an array of benefits, including:
FR Acupuncture promotes the flow of Qi or vital energy to increase blood circulation from the deep dermis to the skin's surface. In turn, FR Acupuncture facilitates oxygenation of cells, detoxifies, and carries away waste products from the tissue while delivering vital nutrients that promote collagen and elastin production.
These treatments are even known to reduce facial scarring from acne or injuries; the more recent the scar (a few years or less), the more profound and rapid are the results.
FR Acupuncture is not supposed to be painful. You should feel comfortable throughout the sessions. If you experience any discomfort, let your practitioner know to make adjustments. Many patients find FR acupuncture very relaxing and look forward to treatments.
There is no downtime or recovery time needed after receiving FR Acupuncture. It is a good idea to stay hydrated, but as soon as you've completed your session, you will be able to resume your normal activities, including driving and exercising. Mild bruising can occur after treatments, but this is a rare side effect.
The acupuncturist determines the number of treatments based on the present condition and overall treatment goals. The precise number of sessions required and the frequency of treatments vary from patient to patient. It is common for an acupuncture facial regimen to consist of 10 sessions spread out over a few weeks. After that, maintenance sessions may be scheduled with reduced frequency.
Karis Acupuncture Clinic offers unique Facial Rejuvenation Packages at a discounted rate. Treatments may consist of facial cupping, gua-sha, and more according to needs. It may seem to take long to see the results for the first 3~4 sessions; however, results become noticeable after five treatments in most cases. Your facial skin is much more natural in appearance and has an improved tone and complexion. Fine lines and puffiness are also reduced as the treatments naturally increase collagen production and elastin.
Sessions are recommended twice a week for the initial 4~6 treatments; then, you may continue the remaining weekly or biweekly, depending on your schedule. After completing ten consecutive treatments, it is recommended to continue once a month to maintain the benefits and ensure optimal results.
If you purchase a treatment package (5 sessions or more), Initial Consultation is included in your first treatment. Expect an additional 30~40 min to your first session. It is a thorough intake to review your medical history based on analysis of your condition, physical assessment, and tongue & pulse diagnosis according to Oriental Medicine theory. This is the groundwork for healing based on your goals, whether for your pain management, health maintenance, or facial rejuvenation.
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