Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation or Cosmetic Acupuncture is a non-surgical procedure that will help rejuvenate and revitalize your whole body. It will improve blood and energy circulation, nourish your skin and increase collagen and elastin production to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging and dull skin.
• Reduce larger wrinkles
• Eliminate fine lines
• Smoothing of deep lines
• Reduce dark circles around the eyes
• Fading of age spots
• Lift sagging jowls and eyelids
• Reduce double chins
• Tighten pores
• More toned muscles
• Enhanced overall appearance, health and well-being
Cosmetic Acupuncture is based on the principals of Traditional Chinese and Japanese Medicine. Through the use of fine disposable acupuncture needles an acupuncturist can help balance the energy within meridian systems and energy pathways to restore and maintain health.
Cosmetic Acupuncture utilizes the meridians that either end or begin at the face to stimulate and balance the energy and at the same time, treat the underlying factors that contribute to the aging process. This involves the insertion of hair-thin disposable needles into specific areas on the face, ears, hands, legs and torso. The needles are inserted into the energy pathways or meridians to improve the flow of Qi (energy). As the movement of energy improves, a greater amount of energy and blood are circulated to the face, nourishing, hydrating, toning and diminishing the appearance of wrinkles.
What is the course of treatment?
A course of treatment consists of 10-15 sessions (generally 12). We recommend that clients have the first 6 sessions twice a week and have the last 6 sessions once a week to get maximum result. This means that a full course of sessions takes 9 weeks to complete. Results are visible around the 7th or 8th session. Monthly maintenance sessions will prolong the results as will facial exercises, facial acupressure massage, a healthy diet and a balanced lifestyle. These typical 75 min treatment may include;
1. Consultation and discussion of your goal and overall health
2. Acupuncture Body Treatment: Constitutional balancing treatment
3. Acupuncture Facial Treatment
4. Facial Acupressure
How long will the benefits last?
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture causes genuine healing and rejuvenation to occur, encouraging your skin to repair itself and improve its appearance from the inside out. While the Facial Rejuvenation cannot prevent aging, it depends a lot on your lifestyle, and whether you are willing to address other areas that may need attention such as exercise, nutrition, and stress reduction. However with maintenance visits its beneficial effects can last three to five years or longer. Eventually, it may be necessary to repeat the initial twelve sessions to gain the maximal result.
Why choose Cosmetic Acupuncture over a Face Lift?
Cosmetic Acupuncture is not a replacement for cosmetic surgery face lifts and botox treatments, however it is an excellent natural alternative. It is much less costly and a safer treatment. It is an excellent medical alternative to western cosmetic surgery.
What are the Risks?
The risks with cosmetic acupuncture are minimal and rare, and include bruising and swelling at the acupuncture site.
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. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture should not be done during pregnancy, during a bout with a cold or flu, during an allergic attack or during an acute herpes outbreak.
A 1996 report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated with Facial Acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment. These effects included: the skin becoming delicate and fair, improvement of the elasticity of facial muscles and leveling of wrinkles, a ruddier complexion, and overall rejuvenation not confined to the face.
About your therapist:
Chiaki Tomii is licensed by the Texas Medical Board and Common Wealth of Massachusetts. She received her Master’s Degree in Acupuncture at New England School of Acupuncture, Newton, MA where they offer comprehensive four-year program in Western and Eastern Medicine as well as extensive clinical education.
Chiaki is certified in the application of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture. She has studied the theories and techniques of this procedure as taught by NYC’s Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, LAC, M.S. who is a well-known expert in this field in North America. Chiaki also incorporates several different Japanese Acupuncture techniques to address the constitutional treatment which she tailors and individualizes steps of treatments to each patient, treating the illness at root level in addition to the symptom itself.
By using this gentle, proven approach to Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation, Chiaki wishes to help restore natural youthful appearance while promoting patient’s physical and emotional well-being.