Many small needles are inserted on different areas of your face and as the needles puncture the skin, they create very small "wounds", which are called positive microtraumas. When your body senses these wounds, it goes into repair mode, stimulating your lymphatic and circulatory systems as well as your qi (energy), which work together to deliver nutrients and oxygen to your skin cells. This helps even out your complexion and promotes the production of collagen. It helps to improve elasticity, and minimizes fine lines and wrinkles.
What is the process?
Facial Acupuncture may take 5-10 years off of your age by eliminating fine lines and minimizing dark circles, puffy eyes, and sagging jaw lines. If you have had botox, it can prolong the efficacy of the treatment, perhaps resulting in fewer injections.
A course of treatments is typically 10-12 one hour long sessions and, for optimal results, treatments should be administered 1-3 times a week. Visible results will be noticeable after the 6th or 7th session and results will vary depending on age and lifestyle. A maintenance 'top up' may be needed every month or so.
The treatment is very relaxing and grounding and like most acupuncture treatments, calms your sympathetic nervous system.