Known in China as “Mei Rong”, the practice of acupuncture to enhance beauty dates back to China’s Song Dynasty (960-1279 A.D.) when it was used by the Empress and the Emperor’s concubines. Today, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a comprehensive, effective and natural Botox alternative that can re-sculpt the face, neck and jaw areas to decrease wrinkles and promote a glowing complexion while supporting your overall health.
The benefits of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture can include:
• Improved muscle tone and dermal contraction
• Takes an average of 10 years off the face
• Increased collagen production
• Reduction of bags under the eyes
• Reduction of sagging and jowls
• Decreased puffiness around the face
• Elimination of fine lines on the face
• Reduction of larger wrinkles
• Hormonal balancing for hormonal acne or dry skin
• Moistening of the skin through increased circulation to the face
• Improvement of facial color through increased circulation
• Tightening of the pores
• Reduction of age spots and Acne Rosacea
• Reduction of stress evident in the face
Your session will include an incredible mix of therapies designed to meet your individual skin care needs. This includes a facial steam-towel wrap infused with essential oils to increase circulation and brighten the complexion, a full body acupuncture treatment in addition to your highly personalized facial rejuvenation session, and a gentle finishing facial massage to assist in smoothing away those lines and wrinkles.
After an initial series, maintenance is recommended monthly or quarterly. Individual results will vary but with regular maintenance, results last an average of 3-5 years.
A standard course of treatment to achieve optimal results is twelve 90 minute sessions over a 9 week period. Depending on your age and the specific geography of your face, more or less treatment both in treatment length and duration of initial series may be indicated. Free no obligation 15 minute consultations are always available for more information and can be booked online.
notice how the deepest horizontal crow's foot line is complete gone in the after picture!
Specific Facial Zone Treatments
Just starting to see fine lines and wrinkles? Or is there just one area of your face that you want to focus on rather than the whole? Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture can be applied only to specific areas if you don’t feel like you need “the whole shabang.” You will still receive a full body acupuncture treatment in addition to your specific facial zone treatment as well as a finishing facial massage as part of your session. Note that detailed attention to all these zones and more is included in a full facial series.
Facial Gua Sha - Needle Free Facial Resculpting
Trained by Ping Zhang of the Nefeli Institute, Rebecca is certified in facial Gua Sha, a natural needle free Chinese facial lift techniques using natural horn or jade or gua sha tools to invigorate the skin, enliven the complexion, activate energetic channels on the face to correct hormone imbalances and lift sagging skin while re-sculpting the musculature of the face.
Facial Gua Sha is safe during pregnancy, shows immediate change and enhances the effects of facial acupuncture dramatically. It can also be done independent of acupuncture for the needle-phobic.
Facial Acupuncture FAQ:
Does it hurt?
No more than regular acupuncture treatment, which is to say - it completely depends on you. Some people feel every needle, some people don't fell any of them at all, so until we get you on the table we just can't be sure. Even when people do feel acupuncture needles they are not generally experienced as uncomfortable, more a sensation of pressure than of pain. Sometimes there is a "mosquito bite" type sensation when the needle is first inserted, but it is nothing like getting a shot at the doctor.
Will My Insurance Cover It?
Insurance does not cover cosmetic acupuncture treatment since it is "elective" and not "medically necessary." We do treat the whole body and can address various ailments during Facial Acupuncture Treatment, however, so we can bill for a part of the treatment - the part that is not cosmetic. Depending on your insurance coverage, this could pay for anywhere from $30-$70 of your session.
I want to talk to someone who's been through it, can I?
YES! I have a lovely patient who is willing to share her experience as a facial acupuncture patient! Email Rebecca to request her information.
First follow up treatment FREE with all 12 session series booked and paid in full at first session
90 min session $170
most comprehensive, recommended for first session always. *NEW* Now includes Gua Sha Facial Resculpting Massage.
60 min session $120
focus to specific facial area such as forehead, crows feet, smile lines, can be suitable as full facial session for women 40 and younger
Facial Gua Sha
30 min session $65
Non-needle facial re-sculpting using a shaped natural horn or jade facial board. Safe during pregnancy, highly effective for expression lines such as "11's", smile lines and lip lines.