What are the advantages of using Facial Acupuncture over other facial rejuvenation techniques such as Botox?
Many of the other facial rejuvenation methods that are currently popular are painful and cause trauma to the tender tissue of the face. They each have their share of side effects such as swelling, bruising, and tenderness that can last for days, and even increased risk of permanent disfigurement following some procedures. There is always the chance that you don’t get quite what you paid for.
Facial Acupuncture is completely safe and causes no trauma to the face since it works naturally with the body’s energy to bring about the desired effects. The needles used are designed especially for the face and are very tiny to allow for smooth entry into the skin with no pain. The most one can expect is a tiny initial prick!
Each Facial Acupuncture treatment involves the use of other materials and methods along with the needles that are designed to create a relaxing spa treatment while stimulating and distributing the flow of energy through the face. Each treatment is very soothing and calming to the entire body. The only lasting effects are a feeling of well-being, vitality, a pleasant tingling sensation in the skin, and a noticeable difference in the appearance of the face!
In addition, Botox treatment does not last. A dreaded injection is required every three months in some cases. Beyond 9 months, the skin returns to exactly the way it looked prior to the injection–and in some case, worse. With Facial Acupuncture, because of its cumulative nature, the results can last up to five years with an occasional maintenance treatment that one can actually look forward to!
The other facial rejuvenation techniques focus on the face alone, whereas Facial Acupuncture treatment is very comprehensive in its scope and not limited to the face. Therefore, as an added bonus, any of the physical issues involving the head as listed above can be alleviated.
Also, the cost of Facial Acupuncture is far less when compared to the other facial rejuvenation techniques!
For anyone who has received any type of cosmetic injections such as Botox or injectable dermal fillers or gels such as Juvederm, we welcome the opportunity to discuss the benefits of switching to the more natural and non-invasive Facial Acupuncture that involves no trauma to the face, costs less, and lasts longer than many of the methods of facial rejuvenation currently available!
Theresa L. Spradlin, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM) Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist – Health and Wholeness, Arlington, VA
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