An intermediate between facial creams and cosmetic surgery, facial rejuvenation acupuncture, otherwise known as AcuLifting, tonifies your face muscles, tightens your skin and attenuates wrinkles. The treatments are engineered to act both preventively, slowing down the apparition of new wrinkles, as well as curatively, attenuating existing wrinkles.
Wrinkled skin is skin that has accumulated toxins that interfere with natural cell regeneration; in turn, this slow-down of cell activity causes the tissues to lose their elasticity. Acupuncture needles increase cellular activity and exchanges in the zones where they are placed, and thus help reverse this process. Wrinkles are also created by the patterns of tension of the facial muscles; rebalancing over-tensed and slackened muscles thus adresses one of the main root causes of wrinkles. Finally, facial rejuvenation acupuncture also uses microcurrents, which have multiple benefits including increasing collagen production and blood circulation. The treatments help regulate the skin’s glandular activity, balancing out skin that is too dry or too greasy, as well as calming irritated skin.
A facial rejuvenation treatment lasts one hour and a half. First the patient’s skin is cleansed of any makeup, dirt or oil using micellar water. The treatment begins with a facial roller massage, which starts to relax the muscles as well as activate circulation and lymph drainage. Very thin acupuncture needles are then set and will stay in place 20 to 30 minutes. Microcurrents are added as needed to address specific areas of concern. A foot massage and scalp massage round out the treatment.
This is dependent on your age and the state of your skin. As with any acupuncture treatment, your acupuncturist will evaluate your overall condition on your first appointment and will take it into account. Generally, above 40 years old, we recommend 4 to 6 consecutive treatments, once per week, which can then be followed with less frequent maintenance treatments.