Frequently Asked Questions-Facial Rejuvenation
What is facial rejuvenation?
Facial rejuvenation is a non surgical, holistic approach to regenerate cells and promote circulation, increase collagen production and provide moisture to the skin.. The therapy offered at Best Health Option is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with focus on the Zang Fu & Five Element theories. We believe that beauty and rejuvenation depends on internal balance as well as superficial treatment of the skin.
This allows the practitioner to utilize not just facial acupuncture points, but body and auricular (ear) points for the most effective and longest lasting treatment possible
Who performs the facial rejuvenation treatment?
Only a licensed acupuncturist will be providing a facial rejuvenation treatment. All practitioners at Best Health Option have had the same training with Zang Fu and Five Element theory and will individualize your treatment based on pattern diagnosis
Is facial rejuvenation safe?
Yes however there is risk of bleeding or bruising after treatment. At Best Health Option we use the smallest needles possible as well as superficial insertion of the skin which will still activate qi movement, but decrease the risk of bleeding. If you are on any type of anticoagulation (blood thinners), please let your practitioner know.
What should I expect during treatment?
Your practitioner will as you several questions related to Chinese medicine, look at your tongue and feel your pulse. Body points will be inserted according to pattern diagnosis. Even though you have prepped your skin for treatment at home, a facial wash will be used to gently cleanse the skin of any make up, oils or dirt. Laser phototherapy with blue light will be used on the skin for 10 minutes prior to needle placement to the face. Needles are maintained for 30-40 minutes. After the needles are removed, a Chinese herbal-infused lotion will be gently massaged into your face
How many treatments will I need?
Typically 10 treatments are required for long term support of the skin. Results are visible around the seventh treatment. Someone who smokes or has sun damage will require at least 20 treatments for the same effect
Are there any side effects?
There may be some redness after treatment. You may feel some of the same sensations that you feel during an acupuncture treatment as we are using some acupuncture points on the face and body during your session
What are the benefits of facial rejuvenation?
The biggest benefit is that it is not a surgical procedure. Facial acupuncture increases circulation of blood flow and oxygen as well as collagen production. Firming of the skin and improved elasticity along with adjunct benefits like stress relief, relaxation, and qi (energy) movement
Is facial rejuvenation work like plastic surgery?
Facial Rejuvenation does not replace plastic surgery but is a safe and natural alternative that does not leave the face swollen or discolored after treatment nor does it require a recovery period. Facial rejuvenation does not change the structure of the face but provides you with a subtle long lasting freshness with improved overall health because we still treat the whole you, not just the face.
For more information on Facial rejuvenation see our Therapies and Pricing page