Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (FRA) is a centuries old practice. It is a safe and effective method for improving the signs of aging and improving the appearance and health of your skin. The treatment involves the use of acupuncture needles at specific points on the face and body, which offers a natural alternative to invasive cosmetic surgery, peels and botox fillers. This painless, non-surgical, non-toxic approach is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Your certified practitioner of FRA will select specific points to move Qi (chi) along channels or meridians that are unique to your needs. For more information, please see FAQ section.
What is Facial Rejuvenation/Cosmetic Acupuncture?
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (FRA) helps your skin look and feel revitalized. It builds collagen, tones muscles, improves circulation, and stimulates blood flow with no risk of scars, infections, rashes, or toxic build-up of chemicals.
FRA works on both the internal and external factors that help change the energy flow within the body to allow organs muscles and the lymphatic system to work efficiently; thus returning the face to an improved, rejuvenated and youthful appearance.
What should I expect from Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture treatments?
During each session, only the highest quality, pre-sterilized, disposable, hair thin acupuncture needles are used. The acupuncture needles are inserted gently around the face, wrinkles, ears, neck and scalp, along with body points used to address underlying causes that contribute to the ageing process.
Each treatment is 1.5 hours long and is part of a 12 treatment series (weekly or bi-weekly). Your first session will last 2 hours while subsequent session are 1.5 hours in duration. The cost of each session is $150. Maintenance sessions are scheduled according to the individual’s needs after the initial series. You may see changes as soon as the first treatment is completed, but each succeeding treatment builds on the last. The results are not as dramatic as a surgical facelift. Rather, the changes are gradual over the course of several weeks. By the end of a series, the face is lifted and bright, wrinkles are diminished and facial tone and colour are markedly improved. Each individual will respond differently to the treatment depending on the age, diet, skin care regime and lifestyle. Maintenance sessions are recommended to keep the results lasting for years.
Are there any risks associated?
Cosmetic acupuncture is contraindicated if the following conditions apply to you:
Bleeding disorder (i.e. hemophilia)
Cosmetic acupuncture should not be administered during:
Acute herpes (cold sore) outbreaks
Acute allergic reactions
Whole body sunburn or facial sunburn
Note: Patients with high blood pressure should consult their naturopathic doctor or medical doctor before beginning cosmetic acupuncture treatments. If you are currently pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or are trying to conceive please let the practitioner know. Acupuncture is safe during pregnancy but certain points must be avoided.
What can Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture can be used for?
- Promote blood flow to the face and encourage lymph drainage
- Stimulate collagen production and smooth wrinkles
- Stimulate facial muscles and elasticity and promote a brighter complexion
- Lift sagging skin and muscles and lift drooping eyelids
- Reduce eye puffiness or bags and eliminate dark circles under the eyes.
- Reduce dark/age spots; improve oily, dry, dull skin complexion
- Reduce redness or blotchy skin tone
- Help with facial acne, eczema and rosacea.