The practice of “acupuncture facelifts” or “non-surgical facelifts” has recently emerged and virtually exploded onto the scene in international spas and in private wellness clinics across the US. ABC television network has featured the technique and it is becoming increasingly popular all over the world. Many factors contribute to this emergence economically including a massive population of baby-boomers who are seeking physical, mental and spiritual beauty. The phenomenon of the acupuncture facelift is a beautifying technique that works by bringing “Qi” (biological life-force energy) and blood to the face. The Chinese have used acupuncture cosmetically for thousands of years.
Frequently asked questions:
What can a non-surgical facelift do for me?
- Eliminate fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin and double chins
- Improve muscle tone and circulation to the face, moisten dry skin
- Reduce the evidence of stress in the face
- Lift drooping eyelids and eliminate puffiness
- Promote health and well-being
How many treatments do I need?
Typically if a person is in good health two treatments per week for a period of at least six weeks will show good results, however some patients choose to have a milder treatment once a day for two weeks to the same effect assuming that they have follow up treatments
Are the treatments painful?
When an acupuncture needle is inserted there is a slight stinging sensation and perhaps a numbing or distension sensation but there is much less pain then getting a typical shot at the doctors office and the needles themselves are incredibly thin, stainless steel, sterile and disposable.
How long do the treatments last?
A treatment typically lasts 1 hour.
What other treatments are offered?
Obviously beauty is the result of many factors. In Chinese Medicine we say that the heart opens into the face. The meaning of this is that we can easily see a persons mental state reflected in the face. A happy person radiates beauty while an angry person radiates tension. From this perspective the most apparent thing a person can do to increase the results of treatment is to practice meditation or a stress free lifestyle. Secondarily we apply herbal pastes and liniments to help exfoliate and beautify the skin.
Acupuncture can help with facial rejuvenation and create softer, more radiant skin.
© James Whittle
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