Facial Acupuncture dates back to the Qin (221-206 BC) Dynasty. Thousands of years ago Facial Acupuncture enhanced natural radiance, delay signs of aging, and maintain a youthful and lustrous appearance.
In our modern era, Facial Acupuncture and Microneedling are rapidly becoming a recognized and desired alternative or adjunct to well-established beauty enhancing services such as Botox, fillers, and surgery.
What makes my Facial Acupuncture treatments unique:
I have been practicing Chinese Medicine since 2010 and have specialized in Facial Acupuncture and Microneedling since 2021. After giving over 10,000 treatments throughout my career and having studied extensively with one of the best & most well known Facial Acupuncturists in the world; Michelle Gellis as well as many other Chinese medicine master practitioners, I am qualified to offer treatments from a holistic standpoint. I hold a masters in Chinese Medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and continue to study facial acupuncture techniques.
I combine traditional Chinese Medicine theory and techniques with modern technology. Each treatment is slightly different. I customize each session specifically for you depending on your current health presentation and your overall wellness needs.
What you can expect:
- Facial Acupuncture is done in a series of 10+ weekly (or bi-weekly) sessions. This includes facial needling, cupping and/or guasha and facial massage, followed by a set of whole body needles targeting the meridians to balance mind and body.
- Microneedling is typically done in 3 or 6 separate sessions at least 4 weeks apart to allow time for healing. The first half of the treatment lidocaine is applied and acupuncture needles are inserted in various meridians for relaxation and or a constitutional treatment. After 20 min the lidocaine and acupuncture needles are removed and Microneedling begins for another 30 + minutes combined with the application of small batch organic serums and creams.
- All sessions listed are 60 minutes.
What can Facial Acupuncture Or Microneedling address?
- Fine Lines
- Sun/liver spots
- Acne scarring
- Drooping eyelids
- Sagging skin
- Dull skin
- Bags/puffy under eyes
- Puffy face
- Crows feet
- The 11’s in the brow region
- Other facial needs: Bells Palsy, Injuries to the face, numbness, dermatitis, stroke, trauma to the facial nerve
How does Facial Acupuncture work?
Intradermal and Face needles cause a micro-trauma to the skin. The body reacts by sending qi and blood to the area. This alerts stem cells in the epidermis which stimulates collagen and elastin.
Facial Cupping Small glass suction cups slide along the face to increase blood flow, reduce inflammation, clear sinus congestion, and activate lymphatic drainage. Leaves you feeling and looking sculpted, glowing, and radiant.
Gua Sha lifts, tones and sculpts the face. Gua sha tools are made of healing gemstones and minerals that gently massage the face. Similar to face cupping, facial gua sha increases blood flow, reduces inflammation, clears sinus congestion, and activates lymphatic drainage to improve skin texture and appearance.
Facial Massage stimulates blood, qi, lymph flow. Releases tension, clears sinus pathways and sculpts the face.
How does Microneedling work?
With a specialized 16 needle motorized machine, microneedling produces tiny channels in the skin that stimulate stem cells to repair and regenerate. The reparation process induces the production of collagen and elastin fibers. These new fibers increase elasticity and firmness while smoothing the skin’s texture. The most dramatic results from a treatment will not be visible until 4 to 6 weeks after a treatment. It takes roughly this long for your body to create new, healthy collagen. It is advised that most people get 3-6 consecutive treatments spaced 4 weeks apart for optimal initial results.
Call (541) 465-9642 to schedule a free consultation with me!