What is Cosmetic Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?

 

Cosmetic acupuncture is a non-invasive procedure based in Traditional Chinese Medicine. This method of slowing the aging process dates back to the early ages of Dynasties and Royal Courts as a way to keep the Emperor and Empress forever young. By using small needles strategically placed, the body is able to restore blood and qi flow to those facial areas.  In addition to blood and qi, collagen and elastin are produced to further the rejuvenation of the face. Cosmetic and Facial Acupuncture needles are the smallest needles made and thinner than a wisp of hair. In addition to the face, acupuncture is applied to the whole body to assist in supporting the foundations of your health.

 The aging process is a reduction of resources that we are born with. Surgeries, trauma, childbirth, life situations, and stress take away from those resources. With food, air, water, and supplements the body attempts to rebuild those resources. Yet sometimes the balance of organs and meridians becomes uneven and this is where acupuncture is vital. By balancing the energy and other systems in the body, these resources can be better allocated. Stagnation in the face is manifested easily as the face is the most exposed part of our bodies. Wind, cold, heat, and sun exposure all contribute to “weathering” the face. Jaw clenching while sleeping is the residual tension of fighting traffic or a tough job. These and many more factors eventually show in the face. Much like we wear our hearts on our sleeves we show our emotions on our face. Not only the emotions of our life, the emotions of our internal organs. For example in Chinese Medicine the heart shines through the complexion- when blood doesn’t flow you notice a person will turn blue. When the heart is only slightly imbalanced the complexion will also have less luster. Emotion resides in the liver and when angry the face will turn red. Stress as a form of frustration will cause uneven skin tone. Hepatitis is a liver disease and will turn the body yellow, which is a cardinal sign of liver dysfunction. This applies to all the organs and eventually they manifest on the face and other parts of the body. Remember we are talking about the organs and their effect on the aging process. The organs are not in failure, they are out of balance much like heartburn after a spicy meal- the stomach is out of balance with too much heat and not enough cool. It doesn’t mean the stomach is in dire trouble! Acupuncture is extremely effective with GERD, upset stomach, and other digestive concerns.

 

What Does It Treat?

Reducing these after effects are a crucial first step in Cosmetic Acupuncture and Facial Rejuvenation. By working on balancing the internal there can be improvement in furrowed brow lines, purse lips, puffy eye lids, even skin tone, toning of the nasolabial folds, closing of pores on the face, dark circles under the eyes, wrinkles on the décolleté, and a renewed vibrancy in skin are just some of the benefits from Cosmetic and Facial Rejuvenation. When you feel better you will look better!

 


What Does It Treat?

Reducing these after effects are a crucial first step in Cosmetic Acupuncture and Facial Rejuvenation. By working on balancing the internal there can be improvement in furrowed brow lines, purse lips, puffy eye lids, even skin tone, toning of the nasolabial folds, closing of pores on the face, dark circles under the eyes, wrinkles on the décolleté, and a renewed vibrancy in skin are just some of the benefits from Cosmetic and Facial Rejuvenation. When you feel better you will look better!

What is Involved in a Treatment?

To begin with Cosmetic Acupuncture the first session is a detailed intake reviewing your medical history. Then you and Daniel will discuss and plan your goals and your desired outcome. In some situations before Cosmetic Acupuncture can begin a balancing of systems is required usually achieved in 3-4 treatments. Once the foundation is solid then a building of resources is started. With each treatment the face and the body are united in health. This is a full acupuncture treatment and will involve the whole body. To achieve your goals and desired outcomes a full course of 10-12 treatments are required. It is imperative that all treatments be completed within a 10-12 week time period. This means one treatment every week for ten weeks or 2 treatments a week for five weeks. The first treatment is approximately 120 minutes with 90 minutes for the remainder of treatments. If consistency of that schedule is not possible for you, then Daniel can discuss other options. Effects can be realized after the first treatment with lasting results about the seventh treatment. The treatments are cumulative which is why about the seventh treatment the results are lasting. After the last treatment a monthly follow up is recommended to maintain optimal success. A photo journal is maintained in order to mark progress.

 

Daniel is certified in the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System and Virginia Doran Luminous Beauty Protocols

 


Contraindications

 Unresolved migraine headaches. If you have a history of migraines and they are recurring they must be resolved prior to starting Cosmetic and Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture.

 History of seizures

 Some pituitary disorders

 Uncontrolled hypertension

 Pregnancy

 Skin disorders such as rash, poison ivy, sunburn, or dermatitis (Needs to be resolved first)

 Cold or flu (Needs to be resolved first)

 Acute allergic reactions (Needs to be resolved first)

 Acute Hepatitis (Needs to be resolved first)

 

 Cautions

Former cosmetic surgery

Diabetes

Blood thinners or easily bruised