How Long is the Treatment?

A course of treatment for Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture includes about a 90 minute initial visit with an intake and treatment and approximately ten to twenty follow-up treatments for 75 – 90 minutes each for once a week. After the initial session, practitioner evaluates the patient’s response and then can determine the number of required follow-up visits. The follow-up treatments can vary depending on the individual. A person's daily habits and lifestyle, exposure to toxins, stress level, genetic, diet, proper digestion & elimination, sleep, emotional balance and age all contribute to the ultimate duration of the course. You should start to see significant differences after 5-10 treatments. 20 treatments are recommended for smokers or people with problematic skin.

It should be noted that age is not as crucial as might be estimated. An older patient with a healthy lifestyle & a good genetic predisposition may have a better prognosis than a younger person who is prone to dissipate themselves. By the end of a series, the patient should look and feel 5-15 years younger. These results may vary slightly, depending upon how well the patient has taken care of him/herself during the process and afterward. At this stage, maintenance treatments provide ongoing support within a normal process of aging.

Maintenance Treatments

Within the normal parameters of aging, the completion of a series of treatments should be effective. To ensure the persistence of the results, ongoing maintenance treatments are recommended after the completion of a series:
  • Every 2 weeks for 2 months following the completion of a treatment series, then once a month for an indefinite amount of time.
  • Of course, the patient can also embark upon a subsequent series after a week’s rest.

The Use of Chinese Herbs

The Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture treatment protocol incorporates natural herbal masks, moisturizers, facial massage as well as other soothing modalities. Jade rollers, which enhance blood circulation, remove fine lines and age spots, and prevent premature aging, are used to massage moisturizer into the skin. The ancient Chinese empresses used jade as a precious jewel as well as to attract nourishment into their skin. The stone served a double purpose of promoting beauty and protection of the skin.
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