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Holistic Facial Rejuvenation

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cosmetic Acupuncture?

Cosmetic Acupuncture is a non-surgical method of reducing the signs of aging while simultaneously revitalizing the whole body. This holistic approach benefits the body as well as the face.

Based in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the procedure involves inserting hair thin needles on not only on specific areas of the face, but on the body as well. This is to address all areas that may be causing stresses that result in fine lines and wrinkles.

Acupuncture can restore balance thereby reducing the impact of stress on the face. The underlying focus is on prevention and maintaining good health.

What is Energy Light Rejuvenation? (Vibrational Beauty Therapy/ Microcurrrent Therapy)

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This is the application of very gentle pulsed electrical currents used in very low frequency range for therapeutic benefit. It is applied over wrinkles in the face, muscle origins and selected acupuncture points for the purpose of reducing wrinkles and other signs of aging while enhancing tone and texture of the skin. Microcurrent is ideal for facial rejuvenation for the following reasons:

  1. All body functions are governed by electrical systems. This includes muscle contractions and relaxations, nerve function, glandular secretions, brain activity, healing and regeneration.
  2. Because the body’s electrical control systems are based on very subtle electrical signals in the nano and microamp levels, it is true that vastly overpowering currents in the milliamp range can be counterproductive to the aim of restoring internal balance. Yet this is the type of current used in most facial rejuvenation devices.
  3. Research has shown that the acupuncture meridian system is rapidly balanced when stimulated with properly polarized microcurrents in the 1-10Hz frequency range. The Vibrational Beauty system primarily utilizes such currents for facial stimulation.

Light therapy is used in conjunction with the microcurrent to enhance the balance in the meridian systems in the face. ELR provides vibrations through frequencies of electrical microcurrents, and through wavelengths (or color) of light. Other light facial systems use red or infra-red light. While it can be helpful, it is not right for all clients. Blue and Green light therapy are used in the course of treatments. Blue is cooling, anti-inflammatory and builds vitality. Green is healing, improves muscle tone and function, and reduces facial wrinkles.

Who would benefit from Cosmetic Acupuncture and/or Energy Light Rejuvenation?

This procedure is suited for people concerned about deep wrinkles, fine lines, sagging, puffiness, large pores, dry skin and acne.  It’s for anyone who is interested in restoring their skin naturally. Acupuncture can restore balance thereby reducing the impact of stress on the face. The underlying focus is on prevention and maintaining good health.

What is the course of treatment?

Ten to twelve treatments are recommended. Ideally  twice a week, but once a week protocol can be managed. Usually results will begin to be seen around the seventh treatment, but for improved results it is suggested to do the full 12 treatments or even a second series of 10 treatments.
Clients may choose to divide half the facial series with Cosmetic Acupuncture and the other half with Energy Light Therapy.
After the initial treatments are completed, a maintenance program is recommended. Usually one maintenance treatment every couple of months. Every face is subject to constant stress and gravity. Lifestyle maintenance and care can minimize aging on the face.

What are the effects?

Cosmetic acupuncture increases collagen production, improves muscle tone, fill out wrinkles and firm skin. Individuals may look anywhere from 5-15 years younger from the treatments. The procedure also enhances metabolism, eases tension and promotes overall improvement of complexion. These treatments  reduce  puffiness and minimize fine lines. Many clients notice early on that the skin tone changes bringing about vitality and a healthy youthful glow.

How long has Cosmetic Acupuncture been around?

The Chinese have known for thousands of years that beauty comes from within. It is known that increased circulation helps the body to look and feel better. Treating the underlying cause of why someone is aging is preferable to masking the outward symptoms allowing further decline to continue within the body. Chinese classical texts explained how treating the internal organs and meridians affects appearance. The results of treating the inside show up on the outside - on your face, your lips and your skin.  Beauty from a holistic standpoint is to be balanced on the inside for it to be seen on the outside.

Does it really make a difference?

The International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 people who received facial acupuncture, 90% saw visible results after one treatment. Patients report improvement in the appearance of complexion, wrinkles and overall rejuvenation.

Why choose Cosmetic Acupuncture over a surgical face-lift?

Cosmetic Acupuncture is far less costly and safe, virtually painless, has no side effects or risk of disfigurement. This makes Cosmetic Acupuncture an excellent alternative to cosmetic surgery. It will take years off of your face safely and naturally while improving your overall health.

Are there any contraindications?

Cosmetic acupuncture should not be administered:  
- during pregnancy
- during a bout with a cold or flu, allergic attack
- during an acute herpes outbreak.
- some pituitary disorders
- heart disorders,
- diabetes,
- high blood pressure
- pacemaker
- problems with bleeding and/or bruising
- suffer from migraine headaches
- epileptic and seizure patients
- caution to be exercised with plastic surgery clients (release needed from surgeon)

Who administers Cosmetic Acupuncture?

A licensed acupuncturist.

How does the treatment impact someone with sensitive skin?

Clients with sensitive skin should be able to tolerate treatments without difficulty. Aloe Vera Gel which is used as a conductor for the microcurrent/light therapy is generously applied to the skin to minimize the sensation to the skin.

Will my skin be red?

There should be no down time, puffiness, or sun sensitivity after the treatment. Some redness may be noted during the treatment which generally fades 30 minutes to an hour after the treatment.

I have a pacemaker, can I do ELR?

According to the contraindications  you are better suited for the cosmetic acupuncture treatments where no microcurrent is used.

Is the system approved by the FDA?

The machine is FDA approved.

How long will the treatments last?

This depends on your lifestyle habits. Some clients maintain better results than others due to daily habits. The duration of the actual treatment is 50-60 minutes long.

Can the ELR system be used on other areas of the body?

Yes, however, these treatments are designed for facial rejuvenation purposes.

Will these treatments make my skin more sensitive to the sun?

No. You can go immediately out into the sun without detriment.

In addition to improving my skin from the outside, can you help me with vitamins and other things I should be taking?

There is so much information regarding vitamins, skin care products, etc. that I just don't know where to begin. A detailed holistic handout on skincare tips will be given to you to get you started on building beauty within.

Which facial rejuvenation therapy should I select? With needles? Or Microcurrent/Light?

This is your preference. Some clients prefer the traditional cosmetic acupuncture and others prefer the machine. You have the option to mix and match when you purchase a package of 10 or 20 treatments.

Cosmetic Acupuncture and Energy Light Rejuvenation(Vibrational Beauty Therapy) are cosmetic procedures that actually improve your overall health while you are receiving treatments focused on the face.

Changes occur in appearance due to stress, gravity, pollution, sun exposure, dry climates, smoking, excessive alcohol, drug use, coffee drinkers, lack of water, poor diet, lack of exercise, poor sleep, illness and pain. Aging is unavoidable. However, holistic facial treatments whether it is with acupuncture or energy light therapy can allow the skin to age more gracefully and more slowly. These treatments benefit the entire constitution and are not just a “facial”.
An anti-aging action plan must be administered in a timely fashion to minimize the ravages of a less than wholesome lifestyle. Daily healthy habits in all areas of life can contribute to minimized imbalances that could manifest on the skin. Beauty begins within.

Do I need to wear protective eye gear when receiving the ELR therapy?

No. The pulsing light is not a laser. Light is emitted from an fiberoptic wand is gentle and beneficial to the skin. This will not harm the eyes and you will notneed to take any special cautionary measures after the treatment.

What happens during the ELR treatment?

The probes have a dual head for microcurrent and pulsing color. These wands are gently pressed along the various areas of the face. Different colors are used during the treatment. A natural facial masque with anti-aging botanicals from USANA's Sense line is applied to the face. This is removed followed by a brief facial massage with emphasis on muscle attachments in and around the ear and neck. Finally, different bar probes with microcurrent are used to smooth the skin leaving the face polished and glowing from increased blood circulation and stimulation to the face.

What happens during an acupuncture facial treatment?

Tiny hair thin needles are applied to the face, hands and legs. Clients relax with the needles in for the allotted time. A brief facial massage is done with emphasis on muscle attachments in and around the ear and neck. Please check out clip from Dr. OZ on facial acupuncture.

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