Cosmetic Acupuncture is the focus of and most effective component in the Ultimate Facial Rejuvenation Program. Cosmetic Acupuncture is a relatively painless, non-surgical method of reducing the signs of the aging process. Though Cosmetic Acupuncture can sometimes be referred to as an Acupuncture Facelift, it is more than a cosmetic procedure. It is a rejuvenation and revitalization process designed to help the whole body look and feel younger. The Cosmetic Acupuncture treatment is based on the principles of Oriental Medicine and involves the insertion of hair-thin needles into particular areas of the face, ears, neck, hands, trunk, and legs along channels or meridians of energy called qi (pronounced chee). Specific points are chosen to manipulate the movement of energy in the body according to the individual’s needs. Thousands of years ago the Chinese discovered that many meridians either begin or end on the face while some have internal branches that go to the face. Thus, practitioners of Cosmetic Acupuncture know how to specifically effect the face while simultaneously treating the underlying factors that contribute to the aging process.
What are the effects?
Cosmetic Acupuncture gives a more youthful appearance to the face. Fine lines may be lessened (or entirely eliminated) and deeper wrinkles diminished. Bags under the eyes can be reduced, jowls firmed, puffiness eliminated, droopy eyelids lifted and double chins minimized. Other likely results include: moisturizing of the skin with increased local circulation of blood and lymph to the face; increased collagen production, muscle tone, and dermal contraction; tightening of the pores; brightening of the eyes; improving of hormonal balance to help acne; reduction of stress evident in the face – bringing out the innate beauty and radiance of an individual.
Who would benefit from Cosmetic Acupuncture?
Anyone concerned with looking and feeling younger and slowing down the aging process will benefit from Cosmetic Acupuncture. The decision to begin treatment may be professionally or personally inspired or a combination of both. Cosmetic Acupuncture is suitable for those with deep wrinkles, fine lines, bags under the eyes, sagging, puffiness, drooping eyelids, double chin, large pores, dry skin or acne. Different methods are emphasized and specific points stimulated according to how an individual is aging. For example, a person with excess puffiness would require a different treatment than someone with dry skin. The whole person is treated and evaluated on the body-mind continuum–the foundation of Holistic Medicine.