Facial Rejuvenation with acupuncture

Jul
2013
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facial rejuvenation

Acupoints is a unique acupuncture service in the fight against ageing and lines. Using extremely small and fine needles we provide resistance against the test of time.  The use of acupuncture in the fight against ageing has been scientifically and clinically proven to be as successful as Botox and a much more ‘natural’ alternative, all this at a tiny, tiny fraction of the cost!  Many men and women are increasingly choosing this method of treatment as a way of facial enhancement.
So why not contact us for more information and start looking and feeling younger from today!!
For many people acupuncture has become an integral part of their lives and is as normal as going to the nail bar or hairdressers.  Over the past 30 years it has become a widely accepted and scientifically proven complementary treatment.  Based on 2,000 year old Chinese healthcare principles, acupuncture is a holistic treatment method.  The theory is based around our bodies’ natural energy system known as Qi, this flow of energy travels along channels known as meridians.  Many of these meridians either begin or end on the face.  During an acupuncture session fine, sterile needles are inserted into specific points to promote the flow of this energy.  This ultimately helps to restore balance within the body creating the perfect internal environment.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What to expect during the initial consultation and subsequent sessions
A full assessment of your medical history and any underlying health conditions will be discussed first.  This will be followed by a conversation as to what areas of the face you are concerned about and would like to improve.  We will then have time to commence your first treatment session and you can start looking younger and feeling healthier.
When the appropriate points have been selected, extremely fine ‘hair like’ sterile needles are inserted into specific locations on your face.  Some additional body points are also commonly used to improve your general body energy and well-being.  The needles will be left in place for approximately 15-20 minutes depending on the type of session and location of the needles.
Sessions conclude with some Jade stone rolling and occasionally some Gua Sha these are both traditional Chinese medicine techniques designed to maximise facial rejuvenation.  This will be followed by a brief facial massage to complement the treatment session and to leave you feeling relaxed and pampered.

So, how does it actually work then?
Scientific research has shown that facial acupuncture stimulates the flow of blood and energy through the skin in the face.  This helps to hydrate the skin by boosting its supply of natural nutrients and oxygen which fights the signs of ageing.
Facial enhancement through the medium of acupuncture has been proven to both relax tighten facial muscles and tone those more susceptible to sagging.  This process works by stimulating collagen production to help to restructure and tighten the face to give a more youthful appearance.
The needles have also been shown to accelerate anti-inflammatory activity; the process of facial enhancement can expedite the removal of accumulative toxins from the skin and tissue of the face.
The entire process works using the body’s natural energy system, as a result this method of treatment offers a holistic approach giving cosmetic benefits in the most natural way.  It is a revitalising treatment procedure providing inner and outer beauty and is much more than just another cosmetic procedure.
Is it safe and will I experience pain?
Facial acupuncture is a very safe treatment.  It has none of the side-effects that invasive procedures such as surgery or Botox have.  It should be noted that on rare occasions slight bruising may occur at the site of the needle, however, steps are taken during treatment to minimise this on the very rare occasions it may occur.
The needles used during your treatment are of the highest quality.  They are the thinnest needles in production and extremely fine, they are completely distinct to the needles used in injections or blood tests, they are even thinner than the needles used in ‘normal’ acupuncture.
Some people will feel a slight tingling or warmth to the face and this will be painless and in fact is desirable.  The overall impression of facial acupuncture is extremely relaxing and not only will your face look and feel rejuvenated afterwards your whole body will feel better as well.

What results can I expect from treatment?
As the treatment is totally natural and is working with the body’s energy, you will feel revitalised all over and your general sense of well being will be improved – this is a fantastic alternative to medical and chemical treatments.
This protocol will not give the dramatic results that are achieved by medical procedures, such as a face lift, and the same results should not be expected. We are, however, working with your own natural energies and a more subtle and refined improvement should be anticipated, safely and at a fraction of the cost of surgery and other treatments.
You will notice that lines on the face start to fade as treatment progresses and there is also a new firmness about the skin. The whole face receives treatment at every session, but also specific areas can be targeted to focus on your requirements. This can be discussed at the initial consultation and also continuously throughout subsequent treatments.
Because we are using acupuncture points on other parts of the body as well as the face, you will notice benefits to your overall health and well being.
Areas you may wish to focus on during treatment may include;
·         Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
·         Reducing the appearance of bags under your eyes
·         Removal of toxins and moisturising of your skin to improve appearance and tone
·         Increased blood and lymph circulation
·         Stimulation of collagen production
·         Lifting drooping eyelids
·         Tightening your pores and the surrounding skin
·         Brightening your eyes.
·         Lessening tension in  the neck and shoulders which is reflected in the face
·         Reducing stress and tension in the body, promoting your overall health and well-being.

How soon will I see the results?
As an individual everyone will respond slightly differently in terms of ‘speed’ to treatment, however, improvements can be evident after the first few sessions and many patients have noted significant enhancements in skin tone and quality after only 2-3 sessions.  It is important to remember it has taken decades of stress, sun damage and exposure to environmental toxins to give your skin its current appearance so it is important to give the session’s time in order to gain maximum results.
In order to maximise results it is always best to undertake a ‘course’ of treatments and we have special offers to cater for this.  A course of 6-8 weekly sessions is recommended initially as the effects of this type of treatment are cumulative and each successive treatment builds upon previous treatment sessions.
Through a series of regular ongoing maintenance sessions every 4-8 weeks the youth promoting and anti-ageing cosmetic effects can last for years after the initial course has finished.
Is the treatment suitable for me?
If you feel that your skin is starting to show signs of wear and tear then facial acupuncture is the ideal treatment for you.  It will revitalise your skin and give it a new feeling of life, after a few treatments your friends will start to comment on how great you’re looking and want to know what your secret is!
Perhaps you have considered facial surgery in the past but do not really want to go down that more drastic and often ‘unnatural’ route (Botox often leaves a side effect whereby there is a marked lack of movement afterwards).  If that is the case facial acupuncture is a less invasive, more natural and cost effective method.  The effects of acupuncture can be profound, however, they cannot replace the results of a surgical procedure but the results should be more subtle and natural looking.
There may be an element of caution required for those on blood pressure or blood thinning medication.  Also those women who are pregnant are generally advised to wait until after childbirth before commencing treatment.  Patients with a pacemaker or other electrical implants are generally not allowed to have treatment.  If you have any specific queries or concerns regarding your eligibility please do not hesitate to contact me.
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Can men have facial acupuncture?
Yes!  Men age just like women do!  Within society in general men are becoming much more aware of taking proper care of their skin.  Men also deserve the chance to look and feel more youthful as well so get in touch to book your initial appointment today.

Research / Press releases
Studies published in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture have shown that of 300 people who received Facial Acupuncture, 90% demonstrated marked results after only their first treatment.
Articles on facial acupuncture have been published in worldwide newspapers, journals and magazines including;
·         Vogue
·         Marie Claire
·         Hello
·         Cosmopolitan
·         Glamour
·         Tatler
·         Stella
·         Telegraph
·         Daily Express
·         Observer
·         New York Times
It has also been featured in the popular 10 years younger TV series (2009)
Celebrities who avail from the benefits include Kim Kardashian, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna.