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ACUPUNCTURE & MASSAGE & BEAUTY
Acupuncture for Facial Rejuvenation
Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture
The face. Often your most recognizable feature and often the first
thing people notice about you. Our faces are our outward
most expression of ourselves, communicating our feelings, thoughts, moods, how well we’ve slept and how stressed we are at work. So
what do we do when we feel we aren’t presenting our best face
forward? Acupuncture can help.
Facial rejuvenation through acupuncture is a subtle non-surgical option to restore your skin’s youthfulness. Facial rejuvenation with acupuncture brings back the natural radiance in a person’s face
by reducing fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness, while also brightening
the complexion. Acupuncture facial rejuvenation also avoids the
serious side effects associated with more aggressive treatments,
such as surgeries, peels, and injections, as well as the high costs of
Through these acupuncture treatments, not only is the skin’s outer beauty restored, but so is the inner beauty that comes with it in the form of improved self-esteem and increased self-confidence.
The best part of facial rejuvenation acupuncture is that it also
addresses the person’s overall health. Patients notice an improvementin sleep, digestion and overall mood. All these things will also add to a person’s beauty, allowing their best face to shine through. That old
saying is true: beauty comes from within. When your body is balanced and your constitution is in harmony, your facial complexion will be
bright and clear, too.
Why do we get wrinkles?
We have 43 muscles in the face. Their structure is very fine, and they
overlap over each other in intricate, synergistic ways. This allows us tomake all of our different facial expressions, conveying an amazing
range of emotions. In addition to the important role facial muscles
play, our skin’s structure a matrix of keratin, collagen and elastin gives our face its ability to convey so much and still be able to bounce back
to its original shape. This matrix is what helps give our skin its
flexibility, suppleness and tone.
Unfortunately, this complex system of muscles and skin proteins can
wear down over time. As we age, that matrix is not naturally repaired
as quickly as when we’re young. The keratin and collagen reserves
under the skin begin to be depleted, separating from the muscle. This
is what causes wrinkles and skin sagging.
Additionally, our skin is easily affected by our overall health and
environmental factors, such as sun exposure and pollution. Having a
poor diet and bad digestion, smoking, lack of restful sleep, and chronicpain can lead to wrinkles and sallow complexions, too.
How can acupuncture facial rejuvenation help?
DR SHI has 8 years of experience using acupuncture for facial
rejuvenation. She has become a master of remedying fine lines,
wrinkles, uneven complexion and other complaints, such as acne and
DR SHI has studied many schools of thought when it comes to facial
rejuvenation, specifically the world famous Nefeli and Mei Zen
techniques. This allows DR SHI to combine the best from each system and custom tailor treatments to a person’s specific needs. DR SHI’S
refined approach to reducing wrinkles, puffiness and sagging in the
face and neck is the product of years of study. Furthermore, her
expertise allows her to use fewer points, reducing the chances of
discomfort or other side effects while still achieving the desired results
Acupuncture can stimulate the healing process to repair the support matrix under our skin, whose breakdown causes fine lines, wrinkles
and sagging. From a scientific view, acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing process to repair that matrix, including sending
fibroblasts, a special kind of repair cell, to the acupuncture points.
Fibroblasts can regenerate collagen and elastin. Studies show that the increased stores of collagen at acupuncture points can be dispersed
throughout the face, improving overall skin tone and restoring lift.
DR SHI also uses Gua Sha to stimulate facial muscle groups and
facilitate lymph drainage, which activates tired muscles and drains
excess fluid and puffiness from the face. Gua Sha also exfoliates dead skin cells to remedy a dull complexion and restore brightness.
Manipulating the muscles and lymph fluids with the Gua Shatool will
also address sagging of the neck and jaw line, and puffiness and dark
circles under the eyes.
Facial rejuvenation techniques can also be used to treat TMJ pain and sinusitis because acupuncture can relax the facial muscles and
improve lymph flow.
Do you use anything besides acupuncture and Gua Sha?
DR SHI uses all natural skincare products made with Chinese herbs
that will nourish skin and create a more youthful glow.
What can I expect from facial rejuvenation acupuncture?
Because this is a natural way of rejuvenating the skin, results will not
be as dramatic as a surgical procedure. Multiple treatments are
necessary to achieve optimal results.
You should commit to 10 to 12 treatments to get results. You will
notice a difference after the first treatment, but the full course of
treatments are required if you want results to last. Ideally, treatments are done twice per week. After that, monthly treatments for
maintenance are strongly encouraged.
It’s important to note that facial rejuvenation acupuncture is not
appropriate for people who take blood thinners, have a weak immune system, pregnant woman or those who suffer from migraines.
The benefits of facial rejuvenation acupuncture done by DR SHI are:
Reduction of fine lines, which may even disappear; improved skin
Reduction of puffiness
A ‘leveling” of deeper lines, giving a ‘filled up,” softer and less harsh
Beginnings of jowls can be minimized and the jawline defined
Improvement in rosacea and acne symptoms
Skin gets softer and rosier
Cheeks look smoother
Skin tone improves and becomes more consistent
Helpful for patients after surgery who have lost vibrancy due to blood supply
Age spots will fade
Wrinkles on décolleté will fade or disappear. A reduction in vertical
lines on chest from sun damage
Other benefits: improved sleep, feeling more balanced, better moods;
improved depression, less anxiety, more energy.