People who are seeking an alternative to surgery to remove facial wrinkles are turning to an ancient Chinese treatment: facial acupuncture, or acupuncture face-lift.
The principles of the acupuncture face-lift techniques are based on the placement of sterile, hair-thin needles into selected points to increase natural collagen production, to tighten tone and regain the firmness and natural colour of the skin.
Acupuncture face-lift uses acupuncture, tui na (massage), micro-current stimulation, and herbs. Manual lymph drainage is done to rid the body of harmful toxins that affect the face and upper body.
The popularity of acupuncture as a facial treatment is on the rise but it is important to follow a course of treatment with scheduled booster treatments for best and lasting results.
Facial acupuncture balances the body’s basic constitutional needs while rejuvenating the face. Facial muscles will be re-educated, tightened and lifted; fine lines may be entirely erased while deeper lines may be reduced; sagging eye and neck areas may be firmed and toned. Circulation is enhanced to provide a more healthy and vibrant appearance.
Each individual is personally assessed on which meridians in the body will be involved during the aging process. There will be an acupuncture point selection for conditions such as acne, dry skin, sagging skin, wrinkles, scars, puffiness, double chins, bags and dark circles under the eyes. Chinese herbal formulas may be used in combination with Acupuncture.
Sometimes, but not often, there is local bruising which disappears within three to seven days.
The benefits resulting from a facial rejuvenating series are many and varied and may include one or many of the following:
Be as well rested before your acupuncture treatment as possible. Avoid alcohol, sedatives or pain killers for at least 4 hours prior to the treatment. Avoid eating heavy meal before or after a session.
The sensations you feel from the insertion of the needles can vary from nothing to light pin pricks resembling mosquito bites. You may also feel a radiating sensation or numbness but this may only last for a fraction of a second.
You may also feel a state of deep relaxation following your treatment.
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