If you’re looking to improve the appearance of your skin without the use of invasive surgeries or risky chemicals, facial rejuvenation acupuncture might be a great solution for you. This innovative treatment is based in ancient acupuncture medicine, and has become very popular in the United States over the course of the past several years. Furthermore, the fact that this treatment is holistic and non-toxic makes it a great choice for those who want to naturally even out their complexion, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and achieve more vibrant and youthful-looking skin!
What is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?
Specifically, facial rejuvenation acupuncture (FRA) refers to a treatment that involves the use of small, dermal needles that are inserted into targeted areas of the facial skin. These needles are strategically and temporarily inserted into various points on the face to stimulate the body’s own production of collagen, the key building block and protein responsible for cell and connective tissue creation. With each FRA treatment, more collagen production is encouraged, which results in more youthful and healthy-looking skin.
During any given session, between 20-25 needles are typically placed into the surface of the skin. Some people report feeling a slight pinching sensation when the needles are inserted, though most report that the treatment is painless and even a little bit relaxing. The average session can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, and no recovery time is needed.
How Does Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture Work?
So, just how does FRA “trick” the body into amping up its collagen production? When an FRA treatment is performed, the acupuncture specialist will be looking for specific areas of the face where it is clear collagen has been lost over time. This will be evident by sagging skin, wrinkles, and uneven complexion. When the small, dermal needles are inserted into these areas of skin, this causes a temporary disruption in the tissue itself. When the body recognizes this disruption, its natural response is to direct collagen-building cells to that area of the skin!
What Are the Benefits of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?
There are numerous cosmetic benefits you can enjoy following a facial rejuvenation acupuncture session. Because of the increased collagen produced by the body, many people report that they see a noticeable reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Furthermore, because FRA encourages better blood and oxygen flow to the facial tissues, many people who have this treatment done also report that their skin appears and feels more plump and hydrated. This can help to reduce the appearance of age spots, dark spots, and even redness.
When oxygen and blood flow is increased to the facial tissues, your complexion can also benefit! That’s because greater oxygen circulation improves the flow of much-needed nutrients to the facial skin, which can give your skin a smoother and more vibrant complexion. Some people with existing facial scars have even reported that the appearance of their scars was reduced following treatment.
How Many Treatments Are Needed to See Results?
While many people report seeing noticeable results following just their first FRA treatment session, repeat treatments are almost always recommended in order to achieve optimal results. The specific number of treatments recommended will vary depending on your problem areas and the types of results you wish you achieve. However, most people will be encouraged to have FRA treatment sessions once every four to six weeks to maintain their existing results and optimize collagen production.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture vs. Botox vs. Dermal Fillers
When it comes to reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as restoring the skin’s elasticity and fullness, both facial rejuvenation acupuncture, Botox, and dermal fillers are common treatment options. However, the three are very different in terms of what they entail and how they are performed.
For starters, facial rejuvenation acupuncture is a holistic treatment that focuses on encouraging the body to increase its own collagen production. Botox and dermal fillers essentially replaces the body’s collagen with neurotoxins or hyaluronic acid through the use of targeted injections.
Which option is right for you? It really depends on where your priorities lie. If you’re looking for a treatment option that’s more natural with less risk of side effects, then FRA is probably your best choice. On the other hand, those who are looking for more dramatic, noticeable results could benefit from Botox or dermal fillers instead. It’s also worth noting that the results of Botox injections or dermal fillers can last for up to four months, whereas FRA treatments may need to be repeated more frequently to achieve optimal results. However, FRA sessions do tend to be significantly more affordable than Botox or dermal fillers, so this should also be taken into consideration if price is a concern.
Are There Any Risks or Side Effects?
One of the biggest advantages of choosing FRA over other cosmetic treatment options (such as Botox) is its holistic nature that drastically reduces the risks of side effects or complications. In most cases, there is no recovery time needed for people who have FRA treatments done. However, some with more sensitive skin may experience a bit of redness, bruising, or soreness following a treatment session that should go away on its own within a few hours. Aside from this, the risks involved in having FRA done by a trusted professional are essentially non-existent.
Who Should Consider Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?
Anybody who is looking to improve their complexion or reduce the appearance of common signs of aging (wrinkles, sagging skin, fine lines, etc.) should consider FRA as a viable treatment option. Furthermore, those who may be worried about the potential risks and side effects of more drastic procedures like Botox may want to consider FRA as a viable alternative.
If you’re interested in learning more about facial rejuvenation acupuncture, or if you’d like to schedule your first session with our team, contact us today! We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have and find an appointment slot that works with your busy schedule.