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At the present, baby boomers are turning 50 at an astonish rate of 1 every 7.5 seconds. Many books have been written about anti-aging and the extent to which people will go to find the fountain of youth. More and more North Americans are now turning to acupuncture instead of cosmetic surgery, laser, or injections for their facelifts, wrinkle reduction, and other beauty needs.
Can I do Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture if I had botox?
As we age, wrinkles form when the collagen and elastin fibers that support our skin break down and wear out.† While this breakdown is part of the natural aging process, excessive squinting, frowning, smoking, and smiling can accelerate it. Collagen can decrease as much as 1% per year after we reach the age of 40.
Popular in Japan and China, Cosmetic Acupuncture has been performed for thousands of years to bring out inner radiance. It used to be exclusively available only to the Empress and Emperorís concubines and the noble class. Thin flexible needles are inserted under the skin along energy pathways, which work by improving circulation throughout the body, stimulate collagen production, tone and relax muscles, and hydrating and nourishing the skin. During a cosmetic acupuncture treatment, the underlying causes to aging are targeted which works to correct the root cause of aging rather than superficially masking the signs of aging (as is done with injections, cosmetic surgery, and expensive creams).
The procedure our doctors use provides you with a beautiful way to look younger, be healthier, and bring out your inner radiance. Our doctors have specialized training in the technique used in Japan for acupuncture facelifts. Even scientific journals are now taking an interest in this timeless beauty procedure. The Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reports that 90% of cosmetic acupuncture patients experienced a noticeable difference in their face and overall rejuvenation that is not confined to the face. Cosmetic acupuncture works by promoting circulation of vital energy and blood to your face. This increased circulation moistens your skin and promotes collagen production for increased muscle tone and elasticity. Thatís the key to preventing wrinkles from forming!
Some noticeable benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture you may notice are:
-Skin becomes more delicate and supple
-Erasing of fine lines and softening of deeper lines
-Reduction of swelling around the eyes
-Lifting of double chins and sagging jowls
-Overall sense of vitality and well being that affects the whole body.
You will look younger because your energy pathways and organ systems are working better. Your digestion, metabolism, and energy will improve. In essence, your outward beauty will be a result of your inner health. Cosmetic Acupuncture is a safe and effective natural alternative to cosmetic surgery. It is also far less expensive when compared to surgery, laser, and injections.
Best of all, itís painless and there are no negative side effects such as those commonly associated with face lift surgery, lasers, or injections. Side effects like scarring, swelling, bruising, and extended recovery time are avoided with cosmetic acupuncture.
One course of treatment usually involves twelve 1.5 hour sessions. Results can last up to 3-5 years. And, depending on the age and lifestyle of the individual, maintenance sessions may be scheduled once every 4-8 weeks. Photos can be taken to compare and monitor results.
We recommend you schedule a maintenance session before any big social gathering such as a wedding, birthday, class reunions or anniversary.
Dr. Quach is a member of the British Columbia Naturopathic Doctorís Association and The Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors. She is certified and licensed in Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture. Dr. Quach also has specialized training in Facial Rejuvenation and Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis.
Yes, Facial Rejuvenation will maintain the effectiveness of botox, saving you a couple of injections per year. In many patients facial rejuvenation together with botox provide synergistic results.
Why choose Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture over cosmetic surgery?
Facial Rejuvenation is an excellent natural alternative to surgery. Not only is it much less costly, but is far safer as well. It is painless and has no negative side effects. Unlike surgery, there is no extended recovery phase, swelling, discoloration or risk of disfigurement.
To schedule an appointment or for more information, call (778) 218-3111.