Licensed acupuncturist Aliona Kats is also certified in facial rejuvenation acupuncture, an advanced technique that can diminish the signs of aging, improve your complexion, and restore strong, healthy skin. If you’re determined to regain and maintain a youthful appearance while avoiding medical procedures, call the practice, Organic Me Acupuncture, in New York City, or use the online booking feature to schedule an appointment.
Natural energy (qi) flows throughout your body, following pathways (meridians) that are unique to specific systems. These energy pathways can become blocked due to any number of problems, from stress and poor nutrition to illness and environmental toxins.
Acupuncture points are located on meridians all over your body, including your face. When an acupuncture needle is inserted into the points associated with your underlying problem, the needles restore the normal flow of energy. As qi returns to a more balanced state, your body uses its natural ability to heal the problem, and your health is restored.
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture (cosmetic acupuncture) follows the same principle as acupuncture that’s used to treat other parts of your body. The benefit of facial acupuncture (beyond avoiding surgical procedures) is that it improves your skin on two levels.
Acupuncture needles inserted along facial meridians improve the flow of qi, helping to improve your skin and problems affecting your face. However, your face isn’t isolated. Ms. Kats also uses acupuncture at other points on your body to improve your overall health and to heal underlying problems affecting your skin.
Facial acupuncture may also rejuvenate your face by strengthening muscles and increasing your skin’s strength and elasticity. As these changes gradually occur, you gain a brighter complexion, and fine lines and wrinkles are diminished.
Most patients notice a change in their skin tone and texture shortly after their first treatment. But to achieve optimal results and diminish wrinkles, you’ll need more than one acupuncture session.
After evaluating your skin and overall health, Ms. Kats can tell you the number of sessions you may need. As a general guideline, many patients need at least 10 treatments performed in close successions, such as two or three a week.
You can also combine facial rejuvenation acupuncture with other therapies that support the health of your skin, such as Chinese herbal treatments. Ms. Kats can give you dietary recommendations so that your body has the nutrients needed for healthy skin.
To learn whether you’re a good candidate for facial rejuvenation acupuncture, call Organic Me Acupuncture or book an appointment online.