Has it started to feel like your facial muscles and skin are not as strong or supported as they once were? Do you wish you could achieve firmer skin or lift the appearance of your skin, but highly invasive techniques do not appeal to you? Facial acupuncture harnesses natural therapeutic benefits for skin rejuvenation. Learn more about this ancient treatment during a consultation with us at 1st Choice Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine in Bellevue, WA!
What Is Facial Acupuncture?
Facial acupuncture is an ancient healing practice based on Chinese medicine. It focuses on Qi, which is viewed as the energy that flows through the body. Energy is perceived as flowing through meridians, which are pathways through the body. However, it may become unbalanced, leading to a variety of concerns.
Facial acupuncture offers a natural approach to healing. It encourages natural body processes and provides relief as well as rejuvenated appearance. While it offers aesthetic benefits for anti-aging concerns, it may also be used to treat medical conditions, such as Bell’s palsy.
What Is Bell’s Palsy?
Bell’s palsy, or idiopathic facial paralysis, is a condition that impacts the strength of facial muscles. This condition causes sudden weakness or temporary paralysis in muscles. This causes half of the face to droop, creating an imbalanced appearance. The changes may be rapid, but the condition is often temporary.
What Could I Expect from a Treatment Session?
Dr. Lin performs our facial acupuncture treatments in the comfort of our Washington office. He provides an exceptional level of care and works to use the most advanced techniques. To enhance his expertise, Dr. Lin even traveled to Korea to study acupuncture techniques.
Ultra-thin acupuncture needles are carefully inserted into particular areas of concern. They are strategically placed along meridians to encourage proper energy flow to balance Qi. The needles are often left inserted for approximately twenty minutes, and our professionals will regularly check your pulse and appearance of your tongue.
Results of facial acupuncture will vary for each person and their unique concerns and goals. While you may notice some immediate results after treatment, it may take some time to enjoy the full rejuvenation benefits as your body produces new collagen and elastin. For the best results, a series of treatment sessions may be recommended.
Could I Benefit from this Treatment?
Facial acupuncture offers a range of potential benefits, and most generally healthy adults may qualify as potential candidates. It may be performed on a variety of skin tones and types, and individuals with realistic expectations may qualify. Potential candidates may be concerned about:
- Bell’s palsy
- Drooping skin
- Skin laxity
A consultation with our professional staff in Bellevue can help determine if this minimally invasive treatment process could address your concerns. They will evaluate the treatment area, discuss your health and goals for treatment, and work with you to develop your unique treatment plan.
Cosmetic Acupuncture is an effective, non-surgical treatment to reduce the signs of aging by using acupuncture needles on specific points on the face to enhance beauty and to preserve a youthful appearance. This method of youth preservation has been done for centuries in China and other Asian countries, but it’s just started to gain its popularity in the United States in the past decade or so.
Cosmetic acupuncture is done in the same fashion as traditional acupuncture for general health and specific conditions, with the goal of creating collagen just under the skin to help fill in wrinkles and plump skin, similar to the results of Botox®, Restylane®, or plastic surgery. This superficial insertion of very thin disposable needles will increase the local circulation to the face and stimulate collagen and elastin production, which then will fill out the lines and give firmness to the skin for a healthy, glowing complexion. As an added bonus, like traditional acupuncture, the cosmetic version also aims to balance the body’s energy and create a sense of well-being.
The Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture
Cosmetic Acupuncture may take 5-10 years off your face. The treatments also result in an erasing of fine lines and reduction of deeper lines, less sagginess, lifting of droopy eyelids, minimize dark circles, puffy eyes, double chin, and a clearing or reduction of age spots. And, as an added bonus, there is an overall rejuvenation that is not confined to your face. Other benefits include:
- Relaxes muscle tone
- Increases circulation, therefore oxygenates the skin
- Increases collagen production
- Tightens the pores, and brightens the eyes
- Helps keeping acne skin under control
- Nourishes the skin, giving you a healthy complexion with a natural glow
- Moisturizes the skin from the inside, and gives rosy cheeks to people with dull, tired looking skin
Who Can Benefit From This Procedure?
Anyone who wants to delay the process of aging and wants to look and feel younger. The greatest candidates are women in their mid-30s, because it can slow down or diminish wrinkling, but women in their late-40s and mid-50s, who have some lines and wrinkles can also greatly benefit from it.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Interested in learning more about the potential therapeutic and aesthetic benefits of this diverse treatment? Contact us today at 1st Choice Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine and schedule your consultation to learn more about facial acupuncture! Dr. David Ta-Jen Lin and his professional staff proudly serve you from Bellevue, Washington. Discover the possibilities of this dynamic treatment today!