Atsuko Fritz- Acupuncture & Kampo | Chiswick, London
What is it?
As the name of the treatment suggests, it
focuses on the facial beauty of the person,
offering a non-surgical method of reducing
the signs of aging; and with the benefits of improving general health and well being added at the same time.
In my practice, facial rejuvenation acupuncture always includes body acupuncture, as aging sings on the face may be the reflection of an imbalance somewhere in the body. This imbalance can affect the energy channels that directly affect the facial beauty, as well as the aging process and general health.
While facial rejuvenation acupuncture is not a replacement for surgery, it is a safe and cost effective option for rejuvenating the face and revitalizing the whole body. The fountain of youth and your natural beauty are awakened from inside out reflecting how you look and how you feel.
How long is a treatment and how many treatments do I need?
During the initial appointment, your current health, medical history and other details will be asked. Then, based on oriental medicine diagnosis, the treatment starts on the body, which helps ground your energy and brings about relaxation effects. Then, treatment will be done on and near your face. One session lasts an hour. The effects of facial acupuncture like general acupuncture are accumulative. I normally suggest weekly treatments for 4 ~ 5 weeks and a monthly session thereafter for maintenance of your facila beauty and well-being.
Some people notice improved complexion and a firmer jaw line at the end of the first treatment. In general, however, people start noticing improved facial muscle tone, tightened pores, reduced fine lines and so forth as they repeat the treatments.
Are there any risks?
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is safe. However, it may not be a suitable treatment, if you have certain conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, a bleeding or bruising problem, migraines, severe headaches, epilepsy.
If you are pregnant or having a bout of colds or flu, or an allergic attack or during an acute herpes outbreak, it is advisable that the treatment starts after you give birth, or all these acute conditions are treated first and cleared.
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