What should I expect in a treatment?
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture treatments are extremely relaxing. Small, fine needles are gently inserted into the face and body as the patient relaxes in a comfortable room, lying on a healing gemstone mat and listening to relaxing music to relieve the stress that is so prominent in our daily lives. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture not only consists of facial rejuvenation but also overall rejuvenation. If a patient has other complaints such as digestive problems, acute or chronic pain, stress, insomnia, fatigue, etc. these symptoms will be addressed in the session.
Are the needles sterile?
Yes. Needles are only used one time and disposed of in sterile sealed containers after every treatment.
Does Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture hurt?
No. The needles used in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture are extremely thin and are inserted into the skin superficially. The most patients feel is a very slight pinching in sensitive area's such as the upper lip and under the eyes but it shouldn't be uncomfortable.
How many treatments are needed?
Each series consists of 10 to 12
treatments. Follow-up maintenance treatments should be done once a month or once every season depending on the patient. Occasionally, in more challenging cases, further treatment may be necessary for optimal results (i.e. with a more mature patient with more prominent, deeper lines)
Am I a candidate for Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?
Typically, best results are seen in patients before the age of 60. Even younger, youthful skin will benefit from Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture to delay the aging process and keep the skin glowing.
If a patient has the following disorders, they will not be considered a good candidate:
Blood disorders (excess bleeding or bruising), those with pacemakers, high blood pressure, diabetes, migraines, vertigo, recent Botox or other fillers and pregnant women.
How long do results last?
Typically, results last from 3 to 5 years after a course of 12 treatments. Each patient responds differently, but most patients will need maintenance treatments once a month or once a season.