Facial acupuncture is a holistic approach that involves gently tapping super-fine needles in specific areas of your face as well as ears, neck, hands and legs. It doesn’t hurt – you just feel a slight tingle as each needle sinks in. In fact, as British Acupuncture Council member Rhiannon Griffiths says, ‘the needles are the width of a human hair or even thinner, so patients may feel a tingling sensation or a dull ache, but treatment is so relaxing many falls asleep on the treatment table. To begin, the therapists perform a diagnosis of the patient. One of the therapists will be in charge of cleansing and preparing the skin and décolletage for the treatment using beauty products of the highest quality and deriving from natural extracts, whilst the other therapist applies acupressure on the rest of the body. Facial acupuncture is applied whilst the other therapist drains the lymphatic system. To continue, a relaxing facial treatment is applied whilst the second therapist continues once again with acupressure on the legs and feet.
Facial acupuncture reduces wrinkles, eliminates fine lines, lifts sagging skin, promotes collagen production and improves skin tone and texture by releasing energy and endorphins, improving blood flow and stimulating cell re-growth. After a treatment your face should look more lifted, dark circles and puffiness should be reduced, fine lines softened, and sagging skin should be less baggy. This treatment aims to rebalance the internal body’s state and as a result, influences the different factors that affect the appearance of the skin: colour, smoothness, luminosity and facial expressions. The skin is treated from the inside out and on all levels.
Everyone can benefit from Lifting Facial Acupuncture, as it re-establishes the body’s internal state of balance and increases skin luminosity. However, once you reach a certain age, the skin requires more care and attention. Therefore, this treatment is very beneficial for those who are noticing the effects of aging. It is also highly recommended for people who suffer from stress and imbalance in their life.
A typical acupuncture facelift lasts between 45 minutes and one hour. Patients sometimes report no pain following a cosmetic acupuncture treatment. Conversely, some cosmetic acupuncture patients experience a stinging sensation or minor pain or discomfort after treatment.
Ultimately, an acupuncture facelift offers no guarantees. For those who want to reduce visible signs of aging in the face and neck, a facelift performed by globally recognized facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon is ideal.