Hi, I am Vanessa Ho, a licensed Acupuncturist here at Healing with Zen in Pasadena, California.
Today we’re going to do a quick 101 on Facial Rejuvenation and the basics of Facial Acupuncture. The number one asked question from patients that I get is “What is it?”- what it is, is the insertion of ultra hair-thin needles in specific points on your face to increase collagen production, as well as improve blood flow in order to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation or sunspots as well as help give a lift to any sagging skin.
Another frequently asked question is, “How does it differ from the other treatments that they have had before” (such as botox, laser treatments, etc.). A significant difference, in my opinion, is that there is no major downtime regarding getting a more youthful looking, healthier complexion with Facial Acupuncture. With things such as Botox or laser treatments, usually, the effects last anywhere between 3-6 months and starting seeing the results within 5-7 days. But, along with this treatment, there are side-effects such as allergic reactions or bruising and swelling from the treatments. With Facial Acupuncture, you don’t experience as much of those bad side effects that you would get with other modalities. There is no downtime after the first treatment, you have a healthier, more glowing complexion and you start seeing a reduction of fine lines, sagging skin, or any hyper-pigmentation spots as the treatments progress.
It is a lot more of a more natural and gentle alternative to treatments such as Botox or laser treatments. Another question that I get asked quite a lot is, “How long do the results last?”, After about 8-10 Facial Rejuvenation treatments usually, the results last 3-5 years, so it is very much long term. Also, this does depend on overall lifestyle as well as diet choices, but the results do last much longer than treatments such as botox.
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