Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is achieved through the use of Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™, which is a safe, painless and effective treatment for renewing the face, as well as, the whole body. This innovative system uniquely addresses the muscles of the face, causing a tightening and toning action, resulting in a "lifted" appearance. In addition, this trademarked system uses Chinese herbal masks and acupuncture points to improve facial tone, color, and diminish the appearance of wrinkles. It is a system that, not only addresses the face, but also concurrently treats the body to correct imbalances, restoring health while creating a relaxed, vibrant, and rejuvenated appearance.
Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture has long promoted longevity, anti-aging, health, and observed the "shen", or inner reflection seen on the face, as an important element of health and well-being.
The purpose of Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™ is to not only address the physical well-being and appearance of the face, but to also empower the emotion well-being of the entire person.
*A study in 1996 in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that 90% of the 300 cases treated with Cosmetic Acupuncture had marked effects after one course of treatments. These effects included the leveling of wrinkles, improved facial muscle elasticity and overall rejuvenation.*
- Reduce and/or eliminate fine lines
- Diminish appearance of larger wrinkles
- Reduce appearance of under eye bags and double chin
- Lift drooping eyelids and sagging tendencies
- Improve facial tonicity
- Tighten pores and brighten eyes
- Improve facial color
- Increase collagen production
COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE IN THE NEWS
USA TODAY: Acupuncture Gets a Face Lift and Much More
Elle Canada on Facial Acupuncture
Alive Magazine Article: Cosmetic Acupuncture
Spa Asia: Spa Culture Facial Acupuncture: An Ancient Rejuvenation Treatment Renewed
The Wave Magazine: Pin City, Rejuvenation without surgery in Los Gatos: Acupuncture goes facial!
CANDIATES USING Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™
HOW IT WORKS
- Those with tired appearance
- Those with splotchy skin
- Those with droopy eyelids
- Those with sagging neck or other sagging tendencies
- Those with puffy eyes and dark circles
- Those with Bell's Palsy
- Those with unwanted double chins
- Those with unwanted wrinkles
- Those with acne
- Those who want to improve facial tone and color
Fine, hair-like needles are placed at a variety of points in the ears, on the face and neck, around the eyes and mouth, in addition to other body points. The face then "lifts" itself through the muscle's rejuvenation and tightening action. The body's energy is stimulated, as well as blood and circulation, which improves facial color and enhances collagen production. Fine lines may be entirely erased, deeper lines reduced and bags around neck and eyes firmed. The intention of this technique in not to produce an immobile "mask-like" effect, but rather a healthy, glowing, rejuvenated, natural, uplifted appearance.
The face mirrors a person's physical, emotional, and spiritual being; the practitioner of Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™ seeks to honor the dignity of an individual's years and accumulated wisdom, by addressing the face and the total person. Proper nutrition, exercise and herbs are all utilized to enhance health and well-being. The patient is free to utilize as little or as much of the information provided in the course of a treatment as they desire.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Your initial visit will include a comprehensive evaluation, which focuses on developing your individualized treatment plan. Individual factors are evaluated such as stress, diet, lifestyle, genetic inheritance, proper digestion and elimination, sleep, emotional balance, and age, in developing a treatment plan. This plan will target specific problem areas and develop an overall health and lifestyle plan to enhance your desired outcome. Adjunctive therapies, such as Chinese herbal medicine, homeopathy, and nutritional therapies will be utilized to further enhance the impact of your treatment. Typically, after your initial assessment, one course of treatment consists of 12 one-hour sessions depending on your individual needs. Following this course of treatment, ongoing monthly maintenance is recommended to enhance and maintain the positive effects. Effects may vary substantially for smokers and those with poor health habits, poor eating habits, or less that optimal lifestyle habits. It should be noted that age is not as crucial as might be estimated; an older patient with a healthy lifestyle may in fact have a better outcome than a younger person who is prone to poor lifestyle habits.
Your treatment will include the use of Chinese herbal masks, poultices, and moisturizers, as well as, acupuncture body and face points. Jade rollers, made of jade, a precious stone long used due to its health and beauty properties, are used to further enhance circulation and a create a revitalized appearance. The integration of these techniques, create a comprehensive system of facial renewal that is safe, cost effective, and relaxing.
SHORT AND LONG TERM AFFECTS OF FACIAL ACUPUNTURE
Following the first treatment; it is typical to observe an increased glow to the complexion caused by the increased Qi and blood flow to the face. The person's face appears more "open", rested, calm, and vibrant. Wrinkles begin to lessen, skin begins to become more toned, and eyes seem brighter.
Following the 5th to 7th treatments, significant changes in facial appearance can occur with profound lessening of wrinkles, skin tone, and improved color. The impression of relaxation and calm is more pronounced on the face as if someone has just returned from vacation. Lifting of the jowls, neck and the eyes has begun and is usually noticeable. With continuing treatment, constitutional issues such as, digestive complaints can be noticeable improved or ameliorated.
Following the end of a series (typically 12 sessions after initial visit), the patient is likely to notice a vibrant, toned, lifted appearance with reduction of deep lines, and a significant diminishing of shallow wrinkles. Of course, results can vary depending on patient's good or poor self-care habits.
Facial acupuncture is a non-invasive technique that uses pre-packaged disposable sterilized needles to eliminate the spread of disease and infection. It is a modality that has a high benefit to risk ratio relative to high risk invasive therapies utilized today to enhance appearance. Procedures are performed by a licensed acupuncturist or licensed physician to maximize clean needle technique and ensure safe and professional practices.
For the vast majority of prospective clients, it is a safe and beneficial treatment. However, there are specific conditions that are contra-indicated for this treatment. They are listed below.
*Note — Smokers are not excluded from facial acupuncture. However, it is not highly recommended, due to the effects smoking has on the skin. Smokers will typically need 2 courses of treatment or more (24 sessions vs. 12 sessions of non-smokers) for similar renewing effects.
- Uncontrolled high blood pressure
- Uncontrolled Diabetes
- Severe migraines and/or migraines that occur more than once every 3 months
- Recent plastic surgery of the face
- Recent laser resurfacing of the face (must wait at least 3 weeks)
- Recent microdermabrasion (must wait at least 1 week)
- Acute cold, flu, or herpes outbreak (wait until acute condition resolved)
- Acute allergic reaction (wait until acute condition resolved)
- Acute emotional panic, fright or trauma (wait until acute condition resolved)
- Caution taken with use of blood-thinning medications or supplements, as they will cause increased bruising
OUR TRAINED PRACTITIONERS
Dr. Kiera Lane is certified in Advanced Constitutional Facial Acupuncture™ and Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™ and received her training from Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, L.Ac. of the Chi-Akra Center. Mary Elizabeth Wakefield is the leading authority on facial renewal techniques and constitutional facial rejuvenation acupuncture who recently demonstrated this revolutionary technique at the academy awards in 2005. Dr. Lane received her training from Mary Elizabeth Wakefield and is one of only a handful of trained practitioners in Arizona to offer this technique, and the only practitioner certified in the Advanced Facial Acupuncture in Chandler, Arizona. At Arizona Natural Medicine, L.L.C., you will be treated by Dr. Lane or one of your licensed practitioner trained in the specialty of facial acupuncture. Our goal is to provide you with quality, affordable, care in a peaceful environment to maximize the benefits of each and every treatment.
Advanced Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™ is a cost effective way to renew the face relative to the high cost injections, fillers, and procedures that may be associated with other facial renewal techniques that have higher risks, increased side effects, and heftier financial out-of-pocket costs. Facial Acupuncture Renewal is different, in that, you are getting a treatment for the both body AND for the face simultaneously to revitalize the face and promote whole body well-being. Advanced Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™ is selectively offered at some of the most prestigious spas and resorts across the country costing up to $400 per treatment. At Arizona Natural Medicine, we offer this same coveted technique at an affordable price so many people have access to this unique and whole-centered approach to facial renewal. The costs are listed below.
Initial session (90 minutes) - $295
This includes a complete facial acupuncture evaluation and "mini" treatment to experience the relaxing and renewing effects of Advanced Constitutional Facial Acupuncture Renewal™.
Regular session after your initial visit (60 minutes)
Single - $210
Packages (Offered at a discount price)
Package of 6 Sessions - $190 (Save $120)
Package of 12 Sessions - $185 (Save $300)
**Please check with our office, as prices may be subject to change.