Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a 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 just 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. 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 Facial Rejuvenation and Mei Zen Acupuncture know how to specifically effect the face while simultaneously treating the underlying factors that contribute to the aging process.
Cosmetic Acupuncture may erase as many as five to fifteen years from the face, with results apparent after just a few treatments. Fine lines may be 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.
Before & After
Notice the furrow wrinkle (between the eyebrows) is flattened and smoothed out tremendously after only one session.
One of the only effective treatments from Bell's Palsy is acupuncture, with the combination of traditional Bell's Palsy treatment methods and Facial Rejuvenation techniques extraordinary results are achieved.
Course of Treatment
The recommended course of treatment (for the longest lasting and most dramatic effect) consists of 10 weekly treatments, you can expect an initial visit with a detailed intake and following treatment, treatments last 1 -1.5 hours. The effects become most noticeable and lasting on or about the seventh session. Each person responds differently, depending on his or her condition and lifestyle prior to treatment.
Following the initial course of treatment, maintenance sessions can prolong the results for five to ten years. It is often recommended to supplement the Facial Rejuvenation program with Facial Self-Massage and/or Acupressure, Facial Exercises, Herbal and Nutritional Supplements, pure and authentic Aromatherapy blends for the skin, and a healthy diet.
Microcurrent Facial Rejuvenation
Microcurrent is a pleasant and refreshing way to help the body naturally fight and decrease the effects of aging on the face. This treatment uses a microcurrent unit to stimulate the muscles of the face to help relax tight muscles, firm muscles that have lost their tone, improve skin tone and circulation and reduce or eliminate puffiness and fine lines. There is no risk of bruising and no recovery time after the treatment. An absolutely great alternative to other medical youth enhancing treatments like Botox, Collagen or Restalyne injections!
Kim specializes in Facial Reuvenation Acupuncture and now offers this Microcurrent “Quick Tone” as a standard component to all Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture treatments. This makes for an even more effective and longer lasting treatment and is not a service combination you will find from most other Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncturists.
For those wary of needles Kim is offering Microcurrent Only Facial Rejuvenation Treatments. A standard series of Microcurrent Facial Rejuvenation consists of 12 weekly treatments (with the first 4 preferably twice a week). Kim is also offering a “Quick Tone” 25 minute treatment to supplement any regular acupuncture treatment.
Clients are also encouraged to come in for a Microcurrent Facial Rejuvenation treatment as a preparation for any big event or occasion! With no bruising or recovery time it makes a great addition to any beauty regimen!
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 or within 3 weeks of Botox, Restylane or Collagen injections.
If you have more questions or concerns about Cosmetic Acupuncture, please feel free to call Kim for a complimentary phone consultation at 415-366-6708. She will go over the treatment protocol in detail with you and discuss your options as to treatment scheduling and costs.