The face holds a lot of secrets to our health, with our outward appearance acting as a reflection of our inner world. Trauma, illness, emotions, and stress can appear on the face in different ways. Cosmetic acupuncture takes a holistic approach to treating the appearance by addressing the root cause, harmonizing the internal systems, and releasing the trauma imprint in the fascia of the face. It rewires and retrains the face to bring out a brighter, healthier, and more vibrant you.
Cosmetic acupuncture involves the insertion of acupuncture needles into specific points on the face and neck to address your specific skin concerns. Often referred to as the "acu face lift", cosmetic acupuncture takes a holistic approach at reducing lines, brightening the face, targeting blemishes, toning the facial muscles, plumping the lips and skin, and lifting and tightening the skin. It stimulates collagen and elastin production and cell-turnover, and tones the facial muscles. It also encourages lymphatic and circulatory flow to drain out toxins and to bring in nutrients and oxygen to the skin.
Research shows that cosmetic acupuncture should be administered consistently to build a cumulative effect on your outward appearance and your inner health.
6-12 treatments are recommended for ages 30 or below.
12-24 treatments are recommended for ages 30-45.
24-48 treatments are recommended for ages 45 or up.
Unlike fillers, injections, or face lifts, cosmetic acupuncture sessions do not offer immediate results, but rather create a compounding effect with each session building on the prior one. With consistent treatments, you can experience long-lasting and natural effects in your appearance, revealing a brighter and younger appearance. Results from cosmetic acupuncture treatments can last for years and require minimal maintenance.
Cosmetic acupuncture is an all-natural, non-toxic, non-surgical, non-invasive, and pain-free procedure.
What to Expect
Your initial appointment includes a detailed personal health history, skin assessment, and an open discussion of your health goals, followed by you first cosmetic acupuncture treatment.
After your initial visit, Dr. Cat will curate an individualized treatment plan to address your goals which will include the recommended amount and frequency of sessions. For best results, cosmetic acupuncture is recommended 1-2x per week for a minimum of 10 weeks.
Each cosmetic acupuncture session includes facial gua sha, LED light therapy, and face and body acupuncture.
PRE- AND POST-CARE
Prior to any facial rejuvenation session:
Eat a snack or light meal 1-3 hours before your appointment.
Wait 2 weeks after botox injections or fillers to receive any cosmetic acupuncture treatment.
After any facial rejuvenation sessions:
Follow your provided after-care instructions.
Avoid excessive sweating, alcohol consumption, or sun exposure immediately following treatment.
For what to expect during an acupuncture treatment, click here.