At our SW Portland acupuncture clinic, two types of facial rejuvenation treatments are offered: Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation and Microcurrent Facial Rejuvenation.
Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation treatments involve the gentle application of very fine cosmetic acupuncture needles along the facial contours to improve facial firmness, vibrance and overall facial health. Acupuncture is also applied to key points on the arms and legs to improve constitutional health and support a glowing, healthy complexion.
A series of Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation treatments increases blood and qi circulation to the face, encourages an increase in collagen and elastin production, improves facial firmness and contour, reduces puffiness, diminishes wrinkles and reduces jaw tension. There may also be improvements to general physical and emotional health such as a reduction in stress, insomnia, depression, anxiety, hot flashes and digestive symptoms. Many people will also experience an increase in energy, and pleasant feelings of relaxation and well-being.
Microcurrent Facial Rejuvenation involves the application of very mild electric stimulation to key facial muscles, facial acupressure points and facial contours. These luxurious facial rejuvenation treatments include hot towel aromatherapy, firming facial masque, and massage of face and feet. The treatments are so calming that most people relax into a deeply restful state.The only sensations that are felt are the gentle glide of moist cotton Q-tips along the surface of the facial muscles, and a subtle tingling from the microcurrent stimulation.
Microcurrent Facial Rejuvenation treatments do not include facial acupuncture, but acupuncture is applied to important points on the arms and legs. This helps to improve overall health, which in turn supports and encourages a vibrant facial complexion.
Microcurrent Facial Rejuvenation increases blood and qi circulation to the face, which stimulates collagen production and the regeneration of healthy skin tissue. Facial microcurrent stimulation increases muscle tone, reduces puffiness, improves facial color, softens skin, and relaxes tense jaw muscles. There may also be a reduction in sinus congestion, a decrease in stress, and an enhancement in mood. Some people have even reported a decrease in night time snoring after receiving a series of these treatments.
Both types of facial rejuvenation treatments are an approximately 1 ¼ hour relaxing experience. While some improvement may be seen in one session, a series of 5, 10 or 20 sessions will be recommended, depending on the condition of the skin. Best results are achieved by weekly sessions for the first 5 to 10 weeks. After that, a monthly session will maintain the results obtained by the initial series.
Single treatments can also be used to freshen facial appearance in preparation for special social events.