24 Jul Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Have you ever noticed how facial lines, wrinkles and blemishes form in different places for different people? This is because your face is the doorway to you and has a unique pattern. It shows how often you’ve laughed, been frustrated, concerned, stressed, sad and joyful. Your face shows your journey and can give insight into your overall health.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is all about embracing all the unique features of your face and promoting healthy and glowing skin that you will love.
What is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (FRA) is also known as cosmetic acupuncture. Although the name cosmetic acupuncture may lead you to think it addresses only the superficial side of your face, the treatments we offer also address the functioning of your body at a deeper level. For example acne along the jawline and cheeks may indicate a diet containing an excess amount of processed foods, sugar, or spicy foods. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture would in this case target the digestion and constitution, and address both inner and outer aspects of health.
How does Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture work?
FRA involves the insertion of very small needles (0.1-0.18mm) into specific points of facial muscles. Inserting the needles stimulates healthy muscle contractions, which helps lift the face. It’s basically like a ‘work out’ for the face while you’re relaxing. When needles are inserted into the more superficial layers of the skin, this also creates collagen and elastin, which are necessary for keeping your skin tight, plump and firm. Acupuncture increases blood and oxygen flow to the skin and muscles. Oxygen is essential for facial skin hydration and will nourish dry skin, even out your complexion and decrease pore size.
What are the benefits?
Some of the benefits you might notice from Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture include:
Softened facial lines and wrinkles
Toned and brighter complexion
Collagen and elastin production for firmness and elasticity⠀
Hydrated skin due to increased blood and lymph flow
Softened acne scarring
Lifting drooping eyelids or eyebrows
Reduced dark circles under the eyes
Lifting of sagging neck muscles
What conditions may benefit from Facial Acupuncture?
Besides using Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture for maintaining and producing facial perkiness, we have also experienced improvements for conditions such as:
Melasma (facial pigmentation)
How many treatments will I need?
For general skin maintenance of dull and dry skin we recommend one treatment per week for 4 weeks. If you are seeking Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture for wrinkles and loss of firmness, we recommend a course of 10-15 treatments.
For best results 1-2 treatments per week would be ideal. Changes will usually be noticed after 4-6 sessions.
How can you support your own skin health?
When wanting to encourage hydration and skin elasticity in order to delay wrinkle development and skin sagging, diet is a key component. Consuming whole foods, specifically fruits, leafy greens and grains are vital for skin health as these foods provide your body with optimal nutrition and energy. If the nutrients extracted from food are inadequate (like in processed foods), then your body will not have enough nutrients and energy to rejuvenate your skin. Skin health is also easily influenced by lifestyle. Lack of sleep or interrupted sleep, poor diet, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption are aspects that will affect skin elasticity, hydration, facial tone and colour.
At Natural Wellness Albert Park we have a team of fabulous acupuncturists and Chinese medicine practitioners including Zoe King who offers Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture treatments. If you are wanting some extra support and tailored focus on your skin health, please contact us.
Written by Zoe King
- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3583891/- Link between nutrition and skin ageing
- * Good quality research on the benefits of facial acupuncture is limited. It is through clinic experience and empirical evidence that promising results are seen.