Facial Acupuncture

What exactly is Facial Acupuncture?

Facial Acupuncture is the use of tiny needles placed in the face and on points of the body for the purpose of facial rejuvenation to keep you on the younger side of your years. It is a course designed to correct your individual signs of ageing. More than a cosmetic procedure, Facial Acupuncture helps your whole body to look and feel younger and healthier. Each treatment is individually tailored to focus on the outward signs and the underlying causes of your ageing. This treatment specifically affects the face, whilst at the same time treating underlying factors that contribute to the ageing process. Clearly it is preferable to treat the underlying cause of an individual's ageing, rather than to mask the outward signs whilst allowing further decline and dysfunction to occur.

How does it work?

Many of the effects of aging are due to a decrease in circulation. Based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Facial Acupuncture works to increase the circulation of energy and blood to the face. This increase in circulation causes an increase in the amount of nutrients and collagen moving to the facial area.

What are the benefits of Facial Acupuncture?

It may help some conditions as outlined below:

  • Facial muscle tone and dermal contraction, a more even, glowing complexion
  • Decrease in fine lines and softening of wrinkles
  • Diminish puffiness around the eyes, a general lifting of the face, including jowls
  • Moisturise the skin by increasing local circulation of blood and lymph to the face
  • Reduce stress evident in the face
  • Assist in slowing down the ageing process, from within
  • Promote overall health and well being

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How much time does Facial Acupuncture take?

The course of treatment is between 10-12 sessions, at least eight treatments. This will be carried out 1-2 times a week for best results. Visible results will be noticeable after 6-7 sessions. Maintenance may be needed once a month. Everybody responds differently, depending on their health, diet and lifestyle prior to treatment. Visits typically last about two hours. First visit may take longer.

Why should I choose Hao Clinic for Facial Acupuncture?

You can expect the best results because Ri Fang combines classical acupuncture points with advanced acupuncture techniques. She incorporates full body acupuncture into your facial treatments, so systemic imbalances that might affect your face are also resolved during your treatment. Optimal health is reflected in your skin, so her incorporate dietary therapy, Chinese herbal formulas, and lifestyle counselling into your treatment plan to achieve your best health possible. Ri Fang has years of experience in Acupuncture treating patients of all ages.

Does it hurt?

Most clients would not describe this procedure as painful. However, there may be mild discomfort when the needles are inserted. Some points on the body and face are more sensitive than others, and various techniques are used on those points to minimize sensation. Most clients find the procedure extremely relaxing, and some actually fall asleep while the needles are retained.

What kind of results can I expect?

The effects of Facial Acupuncture may include a more even, glowing complexion, a decrease in fine lines and softening of wrinkles, diminished puffiness around the eyes, and a general lifting of the face, including jowls. In addition, most clients report other health benefits, such as improved digestion, decreased stress, less menstrual discomfort, decreased acne breakouts. In fact, in a study reported by the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture, 90% of the participants reported improvements, such as better complexion, diminished lines and wrinkles, and feeling rejuvenated overall.

Some testimonials from our Facial Acupuncture patients:

Having passed my 50th Birthday I noticed my skin deteriorating. Not only did I seem to have a lot of wrinkles but my skin appeared grey and dull. Although I had a number of facials and used lots of creams nothing seemed to improve.

When I heard about facial acupuncture I thought it was certainly worth a try. I like the idea that it is natural and good for my overall health. Botox, facelifts and implants etc. are things that I would never use. I think they are unnatural and have a lot of different risks.

Facial Acupuncture with Dr. Hao has been amazing. The whole tone and texture of my skin has improved. The wrinkles, while still there, have diminished and are not nearly so deep. I am delighted with the result and would highly recommend facial acupuncture at Hao Clinic to everyone.

Margaret, Bangor

Just to say thank you for the facial acupuncture sessions. Everybody has been commenting on how well I look. I have noticed that the wrinkles on my forehead are lighter and less significant, as well as those around my mouth.

Also I felt wonderfully relaxed and calm after every treatment.

M Ratkovic, Holywood 12/09/12

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