If you are interested in having a more youthful face but are hesitant to undergo cosmetic surgery, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture or Cosmetic Acupuncture, popularly called "the acupuncture facelift," could be the answer for you.
For thousands of years, acupuncture has been used to enhance health and promote vitality and longevity. In recent years it has been discovered that when the proper acupuncture techniques are applied to the face, signs of aging can be reversed.
The Facial Rejuvenation or Cosmetic Acupuncture treatment is based on the principles of Oriental medicine and involves the insertion of hair-thin needles into particular areas of the face, neck, hands and legs along channels of energy called meridians. Specific points are chosen to manipulate the movement of energy in the body according to an individuals needs.
Thousands of years ago, the Chinese discovered that many meridans either begin or end in the face, while some have internal branches that go to the face. Through proper acupuncture point selection, the flow of vital energy (called "qi" in Chinese) to the face can be increased. Bags around the eyes can be reduced, and sagging skin on the neck and cheeks can be firmed. Droopy eyelids can be lifted and double chins minimized. Individuals may also notice an overall improvement in health.
The effects of acupuncture on the face are very noticeable and pleasing, but acupuncture does not provide the dramatic effects of surgical facelifts. It is a natural technique with none of the potential negative effects of surgery such as discoloration, scarring, or unnatural tightness. It is also very affordable.
If you would like more information on Facial Rejuvenation or Cosmetic Acupuncture, please contact Steve Phillips by calling (916) 486-9600 or by email.