Cosmetic Acupuncture Richmond Hill
What is Cosmetic Acupuncture and Facial Rejuvenation?
Cosmetic acupuncture and facial rejuvenation is a safe, non-invasive method of reducing the signs of aging while revitalizing the skin and the body as a whole. The Chinese have known for hundreds of years that true beauty comes from within. They knew that treating underlying causes of why a person prematurely ages is the only way to achieve results on the skin; and this was accomplished using acupuncture. Cosmetic acupuncture is becoming a sought-after procedure to not only achieve facial rejuvenation, but to help treat underlying causes of premature aging as well. This can also be regarded as Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture was originally developed for patients with paralyzed muscles from Bell’s Palsy or stroke. The result of treatment was so cosmetically pronounced overtime that it was transformed into a program to rejuvenate skin quality.
What is Involved?
Cosmetic acupuncture is a form of acupuncture that is offered by qualified practitioners. Fine needles are strategically placed in target areas. This works in a similar way to Botox except acupuncture does not paralyze the facial muscles the way Botox does. (Botulinum toxin, aka Botox, is a neurotoxin and it stops communication between nerves and muscles. Only the growth of new nerve endings can restore muscle function, and that can take months.)
Facial cosmetic acupuncture is a safe, non-toxic, and it works by promoting the production of elastin and collagen fibers in the face. Facial acupuncture also improves circulation to the skin, which ultimately can increase the texture and brightness of one’s complexion. In reality, this is not just an acupuncture treatment, but a proven protocol for healthy, rejuvenated skin.
How Many Treatments are Required?
Each patient has different needs therefore duration will depend on a case-by-case basis. On average, 12 sessions of treatment is recommended at a frequency of 2 times per week for optimal results. This truly depends on the patient’s age, skin condition, and lifestyle choices.
Cosmetic Acupuncture and Facial Rejuvenation has a proven success record so long as the recommended treatment plan is followed through. This plan may also include having to combine other strategies to not only achieve, but to maintain results. Optimal skin health cannot be achieved by acupuncture alone. Healthy skin must be maintained by eating whole, healthy foods, reducing intake of alcohol, not smoking, and avoiding too much exposure to the sun.
Does it Really Work?
There are scientific studies that show this is a successful method in revitalizing skin. Results will vary from person-to-person, but there will be results when the individualized treatment plan is followed. Studies as far back as the mid-1990’s have shown this works. For example, a 1996 report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 people who received facial acupuncture, 90 percent of them saw visible results after one treatment. These positive effects included: the skin becoming delicate and fair, improvement of the elasticity of facial muscles and a leveling of wrinkles as well as an acupuncture facelift.
What Are the Benefits from Cosmetic Acupuncture and Facial Rejuvenation?
There are two main aspects to the benefits of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture.
- Localized treatment directly addresses facial aging symptoms.
- Root treatment treats the underlying cause of facial symptoms such as hormonal balance, digestive problems or emotional stress.
Both local and root treatments are performed in each session to provide the best and the longest lasting benefits.
Are There Any Contraindications?
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is contraindicated for some pituitary disorders, heart disorders, diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, individuals who have a pacemaker or who have a problem with bleeding or bruising, or who currently suffer from migraine headaches. This procedure should not be done during pregnancy, if a patient has a cold or flu, during an allergic attack, or during an acute herpes outbreak.
Is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture For You?
If you want to look younger, slow down the process of aging, or decrease the appearance of wrinkles, acne, and recent scars then this is for you. Regardless of age, those with deep wrinkles, fine lines, bags under the eyes, sagging, puffiness, or drooping eyelids will see improvements.
Depending on your health concerns, you will experience the following additional benefits:
- Acne improvement (caused by hormonal imbalance).
- Helps menopause, PMS and other female issues.
- Helps reduce sinus congestion.
- Helps reduce headaches (except severe migraines).
- Can improve thyroid function.
- Treats most digestive issues.
- May help with insomnia.
- Might help reduce depression and boost self-esteem.
- It may retard hair loss and hair graying.
- Improves metabolism.
- Reduces stress and promotes relaxation
If you’ve decided that cosmetic acupuncture is the best option for you, call Beauty Med today at 905-918-0419 or contact us to schedule your free consultation at our cosmetic acupuncture clinic in Richmond Hill.