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What Is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?
Few of us are blessed with genes that help us to maintain a youthful appearance as we age, forcing most of us to combat the signs of aging by following proper nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle habits. However, even with all of these preventive measures, the passage of time and the effects of stress can take a heavy toll on our appearance and well-being. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (FRA), also known as “cosmetic acupuncture” or “acupuncture facelift”, is a painless, non-surgical method of reducing the signs of aging, while optimizing a person’s overall health. FRA involves the insertion of very thin, sterile, and disposable needles into particular areas of the face, head, and body, to correct any imbalances in energy or “Qi”, thereby bringing about optimal health and wellness. Specific points are chosen to balance the energy in the body according to the individual’s needs, addressing the underlying causes of why an individual specifically ages the way that they do. Although FRA can sometimes be referred to as an “acupuncture facelift”, it is more than a superficial cosmetic procedure. It is a whole-body treatment that improves a person’s overall health and well-being, while improving their physical appearance.
What Are The Benefits?
A 1996 study published in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture, reported that 98% of the 300 people treated with FRA had noticeable effects with just one course of treatment. FRA can erase as many as five to fifteen years from the face. It has been shown to eliminate fine lines and diminish deeper wrinkles, reduce bags under the eyes and lift droopy eyelids, tighten sagging skin on the face and neck, decrease puffiness, minimize double chins, moisturize dry skin, increase collagen production and dispersal (thereby, firming skin and filling out wrinkles), improve muscle tone and dermal contraction, tighten pores and improve complexion noticeably, regulate hormonal balance (therefore, helping acne and severely dry skin), and reduce stress (and habitual expression) evident in the face. In general, it can help to bring out an individual’s innate beauty and radiance. Since acupuncture treats the whole body, it can also improve existing health conditions. With regularly scheduled maintenance treatments and adherence to sound dietary habits, stress management, and maintenance of a healthy lifestyle, the effects of FRA can last for years.
Who Can Benefit From Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?
Anyone who wants to look and feel their best, while slowing down the aging process and improving overall health can benefit from FRA. Also, more specifically, FRA can help individuals with deep wrinkles, fine lines, bags under the eyes, sagging, puffiness, drooping eyelids, double chin, large pores, dry skin or acne.
What Is The Course Of Treatment?
A series of treatments generally consists of 12 acupuncture sessions, although effects can become most noticeable and lasting on or about the seventh session (it is not uncommon for most people to notice a difference even after just one session!). Following the initial course of treatment, maintenance sessions can prolong the results for five to ten years.
Why Choose Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture Over A Surgical Facelift?
While not a replacement for surgery, FRA is an excellent alternative, which is far less costly than cosmetic surgery. FRA is safe, non-invasive, virtually painless, and has no risk of disfigurement. There is no extended recovery period or trauma from FRA (except for possible temporary bruising). While FRA cannot reshape one’s nose, chin, or other bone structure, it is a more subtle rejuvenation that takes years off one’s face – safely and naturally, while improving overall health.
Are There Any Contraindications?
FRA is contraindicated for some pituitary disorders, heart disorders, diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, individuals who have a pacemaker or who have a problem with bleeding or bruising, or who currently suffer from migraine headaches. FRA is not recommended for anyone who is pregnant, has an acute cold or flu, is experiencing an allergic attack or during an acute herpes outbreak.
Note: This article is intended for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace proper diagnosis and treatment by a qualified healthcare professional.