Facial Acupuncture also known as Cosmetic Acupuncture is an increasingly sought-after (yet centuries-old) treatment due to highly effective, natural, and safe procedures to minimize fine lines and wrinkles from the face. These natural face lifts reduce the signs of aging by revitalizing your skin and provide a youthful glow to the skin. Facial acupuncture needles stimule areas of your facial tissue by increasing the circulation of blood flow to wrinkles causing the body to produce more collagen, resulting in less wrinkle formation. These series of treatments allow your skin to be nourished, oxygenated and moisturized. Resulting in tightening of the skin and overall improvement of your complexion. Facial Acupuncture treatments promises a more youthful appearance with no downtime, no anesthesia, no harmful chemicals or toxins injected and no surgery.
What are the results from Facial Acupuncture?
- Minimizes fine lines and softens deeper lines
- Tighten pores
- Reduce scaring and age spots
- Reduces dark under-eye circles and puffiness
- Forehead Lines- horizontal wrinkles across the forehead
- Lift sagging eyelids
- Glabellar Lines- vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows(frown lines, “the 11”)
- Crow’s Feet- wrinkles at the outer corner of the eyes
- Smile lines- deep folds between the nose and the mouth(laugh lines, nasolabial folds)
- Vertical lip lines- small wrinkles around the mouth
- Firm jowls and reduce double chin
- Neck and chin lines
- Reduce the appearance of acne
- Temporarily plumping lips
- Promote overall health and well being internally and externall
Do the Needles Hurt?
A very common question and concern about facial acupuncture is the assumption of discomfort because of the needles. There is no need to worry, since these needles are not anything like the ones you are used to seeing when you are getting a shot or blood drawn. They are tiny and thin, about the width of a thread and feels a thin bristle on a brush. Due to their size, they are barely felt by the patient. Carine Camara who is also needle averse has refined her gentle technique by spending many years of training in the field.
Are There Any Side Effects?
There are no side effects. This is so because facial acupuncture is natural and uses no fillers or chemicals. You will leave the office feeling relaxed, enlivened and great. There is no downtime, puffiness, or swelling.
Why Choose Facial Acupuncture Over Other Treatments?
Aging Gracefully for long-term radiant health of your body is the most important reason to turn to facial acupuncture. The possible risks with Botox may include allergic reactions, possible temporary paralysis of surrounding nerves, which impair natural facial expressions. The side effects with fillers are puffiness, swelling, bruising and extended bed rest and downtime. Chemical peels and laser treatments having similiar effects. With cosmetic surgery, many risks are involved such as anesthesia complications, a long recovery with days to weeks of discomfort, nerve damage to the face, allergic reactions to the drugs and scarring just to name a few.
The key point to remember is that facial acupuncture is not a “band-aid” approach to your skin. With fillers and the like, a patient must go in every 6 weeks up to 8 months to keep up the results. With Facial acupuncture your results will last for longer periods, since the collagen built has been produced by your body.
At CARRINNA we take it deeper, as we address the emotional and spiritual aspect of your life that are affecting the lines on your face. Our holistic approach to change the energy flow throughout the face and the entire body will not only give your face a glow, but allows for better sleep, increase energy, and better digestion. When the body is at a more rested, healthy state on the inside, the outside reflects this state.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
For the best results initially, the investment is 12 treatments. Each weekly treatment is 1.5 hours long. While your skin is reacting to the subtle stimulation, the treatment is also adjusting the energy throughout your entire body. The treatment finishes with a gentle massage of the face, cupping and gua sha designed to further enhance your treatment.
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.