Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is one of my favorite tools in my toolbox because it is a natural Botox alternative that really does work. Really, it does! Is it a quick fix? No, like all forms of natural medicine it takes time, but the time is worth the results because it creates lasting change that can be maintained with minimal effort.
Facial Acupuncture can:
Why Facial Rejuvenation Works
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, also called Facial Rejuvenation or Facial Acupuncture, works by combining the ancient holistic approach of Traditional Chinese Medicine with a focused localized treatment to create both short term and long term change in the skin. Local treatment focuses on improving Qi and Blood circulation as well as decreasing lines and wrinkles with specialized Acupuncture and Gua Sha techniques. These techniques act on the face in several direct ways:
Aging in Chinese Medicine is defined as the natural decline of Kidney Qi and specific facial concerns relate to different additional underlying factors. Big pores and oily skin? These are often combined with puffiness around the eyes and indicate issues with Dampness - an issue with Spleen/Stomach Qi. Oily skin and big pores, therefore, are commonly combined with digestive issues both big and small. Facial Acupuncture treatment in this case will focus not only on bolstering Kidney Qi, but also on physical and energetic digestive function.
Dry skin combined with redness? Perhaps acne around the chin in addition along with intermittent insomnia? These issues relate to Kidney Yin balance and heat production. Facial Acupuncture for these concerns will include treatment for hormone balance, heat clearing and Kidney Yin stregnthening. Your sleep may improve in addition to your skin!
This is just a sample, but as you can see, a holistic approach to anti-aging can have far reaching results.
What Can I Expect from Facial Acupuncture Treatment?
Generally speaking, Facial Acupuncture is considered a natural Botox treatment or a Botox alternative because the visual results are similar. It is not as instantaneous as Botox and a course of treatment is required for success, but since Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture treatment addresses skin, muscle, hormone balancing and circulation at the most basic level, the changes wrought by treatment are not a temporary fix through chemical alteration - they are lasting changes to the composition and structure of the face on physical, cellular and energetic levels.
Some patients see up to 10 years of aging come off the face. Most patients find that their peers start asking them if they’ve gone away for the weekend because they look so bright and well rested. The changes in the skin are also palpable - most patients can feel that their skin is plumper and smoother.
A standard course of treatment is 12 treatments completed over 9 weeks (2x/week for 3 weeks and then 1x/week thereafter) with follow up treatments recommended every 4-6 weeks. The younger you are the less treatment is required to create change. The addition of home care - such as gua sha/massage protocols, regular traditional facials and individually suited skin care regimes - can improve results and are highly recommended adjuncts to therapy.
If you’re interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to contact Rebecca or book a free consultation any time. Facial Acupuncture is an exciting natural Botox alternative for both treatment and prevention!
Until next time,
Rebecca M H Kitzerow is a Licensed Acupuncturist practicing in La Center, Washington. With over a decade of experience she has won 10 Nattie consumer choice awards from Natural Awakenings Magazine since 2014.