How long is a Cosmetic acupuncture session? How many Cosmetic acupuncture sessions will I need?
Each Cosmetic acupuncture session lasts two hours. A series of treatments consists of twelve consecutive sessions administered weekly. Monthly or seasonal sessions are then recommended for maintenance.
While each individual responds uniquely and the number of sessions and results may vary, many individuals see improvements in their skin tone after only a few sessions, with further improvements as the sessions progress. Wouldn't you like to see that youthful glow again?
How should I prepare for treatment sessions?
It is recommended that you eat a moderate amount of food one to one and a half hours before your acupuncture appointment.
Please dress comfortably or wear loose clothing so that your arms and legs may be accessible. If we need to have access other areas that require the removal of clothes, we will drape you appropriately with a sheet.
Whenever possible, please arrange your schedule so that you do not have to rush to or away from the clinic.
Feel free to ask any questions that may arise during your treatment. It is important that you feel informed and understand your own health
Is Cosmetic Acupuncture For Everyone?
The ideal answer would be, "Yes! Cosmetic Acupuncture is for everyone!" Owing to the number of needles in the face however, this technique is contraindicated for individuals with bleeding or bruising disorders, if you're experiencing an acute cold, flu or allergies; diabetes mellitus; seizures or epilepsy; cancer; hepatitis; AIDS; coronary disease; pituitary disorders; or acute herpes outbreak. With most protocols that use a large number of needles all over the entire body, high blood pressure or migraine sufferers are also cautioned against these treatments. We also do not perform cosmetic acupuncture treatments on pregnant women.
Furthermore, if there have been years of damage to the skin through sun exposure and smoking, reversal of this type of damage to the skin is difficult and Cosmetic Acupuncture/Facial Rejuvenation may not be the right choice.
If you are uncertain whether facial rejuvenation via Cosmetic Acupuncture is for you, please give us a call and we'll be happy to discuss your individual case.
Is Cosmetic Acupuncture Safe?
Cosmetic acupuncture is a type of facial rejuvenation that is a safe and natural anti-aging method. It is non-invasive and there is no recovery period following each treatment, since this technique does not involve surgical incisions. Combining the classical style of True Acupuncture and cosmetic acupuncture means using only a minimal number of needles on the body to first bring your pulses into balance, rather than using the large number of body needles according to most facial acupuncture protocols performed by TCM practitioners. Yes, a greater number of needles are still used on the face to target your specific concerns. But without the 10+ needles on the body, ears, and the face needles to total anywhere from 50-80 needles, our approach keeps the procedure refined and targeted to your needs while maintaining a constitutional balance.
Cosmetic acupuncture is a natural anti-aging treatment process and works with your whole body—can Botox, Restalyne, plastic surgery or the plethora of new surgical procedures claim to do that? Unfortunately not. Your safety and your health are of utmost importance to us as we unearth your inner beauty without injecting toxins, synthetic materials, or the traditional "slicing and dicing."
What do I need to do to prepare for my Cosmetic acupuncture session?
There aren't any special preparations for Cosmetic acupuncture sessions. We do request that you wash your face thoroughly prior to your session so that your face is free of makeup and lotions/creams. You are most welcome to clean your face upon arrival at our clinic. Other than that, come on in and enjoy the treatment!