Is Facial Acupuncture for Me?

Retaining your vitality is where acupuncture truly shines

I'm only in my 20s or 30s

If you are in your 20s or 30s, acupuncture can help you to feel your best. Regular facial acupuncture treatment can relieve the tension in your facial muscles and connective tissues which leads to wrinkles later in life and lines of tension.

I'm in my middle years

In your 40s and 50s profound hormonal changes are experienced by both women and men.  Regular facial acupuncture can minimize the depth of facial lines, help to improve skin tone, and help you to feel beautiful inside and out as you gracefully navigate “the change”.

The Golden Years

If you are in your 60s and beyond, regular acupuncture treatment can slow the degeneration of joints which results in arthritis, improve facial muscle tone reducing depth and visibility of wrinkles, and keep your body, mind, and spirit stress-free and disease-free.

Additional Benefits

  • Improves muscle tone so the face appears “lifted”
  • Helps reduce bags and sagging tendencies
  • Helps eliminate fine lines and diminish larger wrinkles
  • Helps reduce double chin and lift drooping eyelids
  • Enhances elasticity of the skin
  • May stimulate collagen production
  • Tightens pores and brightens eyes
  • Increases local blood and lymph circulation
  • Improves facial color
  • Reduces stress and promotes total health and well-being

What is facial acupuncture?

Facial acupuncture uses fine needles on the face and body for a safe and effective way to improve the muscle and skin tone without drugs or surgery. Working with the meridians which supply “qi” to the body, the needles stimulate circulation to refresh the skin and muscles below. Muscle groups on the face are also addressed to improve muscle tone, lifting the face. For maximum effectiveness, facial acupuncture is incorporated into an overall health maintaining/balancing treatment using points on other parts of the body so your skin is refreshed from the inside out.

What will my first treatment be like?

At your first appointment, you’ll experience a full Chinese medicine evaluation which includes completing an intake form, talking about your medical and family history, and addressing any concerns you have. Your tongue and pulse will be observed, and a Chinese medicine diagnosis made if appropriate.

Based on your intake, body needles will be applied to bring balance to your pulse and meridians. Facial areas will be addressed as needed, and you’ll be left to rest for about 20 minutes. Needles will be removed and the treatment will conclude with application of a toner and light moisturizer specific for your skin-type.

What can I expect?

After the first treatment, there is typically an increased glow to the complexion, the result of increased Qi and blood flow to the face. The face appears more “open”, there is increased clarity in the eyes, wrinkles start to lessen and the skin appears more toned. People may ask if you’ve been on vacation because you look so refreshed. A significant difference in appearance can be usually be seen between the 5th and 7th treatments. At this point you should begin to experience the following:

  • More marked changes in wrinkles and skin tone
  • A more pronounced sensation of relaxation and calm
  • Lifting of the jowls, neck and eyes begins to become noticeable
  • Constitutional issues like digestive complaints or sleep issues may have also improved

By the end of a series, the typical person should look and feel 5-15 years younger though these results may vary slightly depending upon how well you have taken care of yourself during the process. At this stage, maintenance care provides ongoing support within a normal process of aging.