Experience the Calming, Anti-Aging & Rejuvenating Power of Acupuncture Facials & Gua Sha Facials
Are you looking to age gracefully?
Improve the tone and firmness of your skin – naturally?
How about improve your skin’s ability to detoxify and reduce puffiness?
Taking care of your skin is important. While topical skin care creams and serums can be helpful, natural treatments that work on a deeper level are the secret weapon to stop the clock on aging and glow from the inside out.
Acupuncture Facials and Gua Sha Facials stimulate your skin’s ability to regenerate and promote a healthy looking complexion.
Both Acupuncture and Gua Sha are Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies and have been used for thousands of years. Our Naturopathic Doctors use the regenerative, healing power of both Acupuncture and Gua Sha in customized Acupuncture & Gua Sha facials.
- Improved appearance of skin & facial tone
- Reduction in fine lines & wrinkles
- Reduces puffiness & bags under the eyes
- Promotes lymphatic drainage & skin detox
- Promotes a lifted appearance of eyes & eye lids
- Improves circulation & blood flow
- Supports collagen production
- Completely natural & holistic
- Addresses the underlying cause of skin concerns
- Is a whole-body, whole-person therapy
- Reduces stress, anxiety, & promotes relaxation
- Safe for all skin types & skin tones
- Safe during pregnancy & breastfeeding
Your Acupuncture Facial Experience
Each Acupuncture Facial begins with an assessment of your skin from a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective.
Each person’s skin concerns are different and therefore every Acupuncture Facial is completely tailored to every person’s individual needs. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, different areas of the face correspond to different meridians in the body. Concerns such as skin dryness, dark under-eye circles, or blemishes are a reflection of imbalances in your meridians. Your doctor will not only assess your skin and face, but she will look at your tongue and feel your pulses to gain an in-depth understanding into your health and body as well as how to best approach your individual needs.
To begin, your skin will be gently cleansed to remove any makeup or impurities. Now it is time to open up your lymph channels and release tension in your neck and facial muscles with Jade Gua Sha. By releasing muscular tension and encouraging lymphatic flow, your skin can better remove metabolic wastes, water retention, and puffiness.
To further relax your facial muscles and improve circulation, the doctor will use a combination of techniques including gold bar vibration therapy and red light therapy. If you struggle with blemishes, the doctor will also treat areas of concern with high-frequency – a device that uses blue light frequency to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation.
After your Traditional Chinese Medicine assessment, your doctor will select various acupuncture points on both your face and body which are specific to any imbalances in your meridians. The needles are as thin as hair, so you will not experience any pain. Most people find facial acupuncture to be extremely relaxing.
To end your acupuncture facial treatment, the doctor will apply an invigorating Korean sheet mask to hydrate your skin. You will leave feeling refreshed, relaxed, and zen. You will benefit from the whole-body experience of Acupuncture Facials at Onyx Integrative Medicine.
FAQs About Acupuncture Facials
Every person heals at a different pace. How quickly you see improvements to your skin and complexion depends on a variety of factors. For instance, common factors that affect outcomes are:
- The severity of your skin concerns
- How long you have been struggling with your skin concerns
- Your diet and lifestyle practices
- Whether or not you use SPF daily
- If you are also taking herbal formulas
- Any other skin or face treatments you may also be getting
After your Acupuncture Facial, you will feel relaxed, de-stressed, and rejuvenated. There is no downtime with Acupuncture Facials which means you can go back to work or engage in your daily activities right away. In fact, you will love the look and feel of your skin right after your treatment!
One of the great things about Acupuncture Facials is that they are a very safe treatment. Since it is an all-natural treatment that works with your body, there is no need for lasers, harsh chemicals, or aggressive peels. Acupuncture Facials are safe for people of all ages as well as women that are pregnant or breastfeeding. They are also suitable for all skin types and skin tones.
Acupuncture Facials are most effective through a series of treatments. However, many people notice they look more refreshes and “glow” after just one facial. We recommend 1 session per week for 6-8 weeks to start. Afterwards, the doctor will reassess your skin and together you will decide on a maintenance plan.