Looking for a natural solution to wrinkles, bags, sags and scars? Constitutional Facial Acupuncture can restore your youthful glow while you relax and take a break from the world.
Constitutional Facial Acupuncture (CFA) is a luxurious experience that combines acupuncture with an herbal medicine facial. It can restore your youthful appearance without sacrificing your face’s natural appearance by addressing the underlying issues that hinder your optimal health and well-being.
Depending on your unique presentation of symptoms and goals, a combination of needle techniques will be selected to optimize your results. Needles will be inserted into specific points along the body for their ability to direct blood and lymph circulation, improve the function of body organs, dissolve emotional blockages, improve the immune and sympathetic nervous system, reduce stress, and reduce gynecological disorders.
In some cases, needles will be used to create a positive injury (micro trauma), which stimulates the blood vessels to open up and allow nutrients and oxygen into the area. This creates chemical signals to instruct the blood cells to create collagen. In other cases, acupuncture needles can be used to cause muscles to fire and reset the muscle spindles. This stimulation is transmitted to the central nervous system, which instructs the muscle to relax if contracted or tighten if flaccid or weak.
Another type of needling can break up adhesions like those found underneath a scar. Since facial acupuncture supports, harmonizes, and enhances the body as a whole, the results can be longer lasting than cosmetic acupuncture or facial rejuvenation acupuncture. And because it draws on the body’s own resources, the results maintain your unique facial characteristics and contours.
“I came to Olivia because I have a very large scar that is very tight and makes moving very difficult. I have had the scar for many years …
“When I first came to see Olivia, I had PTSD-related anxiety, involving events within my personal and professional life. I have a diagnosed autoimmune disease …”
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Constitutional Facial Acupuncture is not only used to achieve a pretty face, it supports the overall health and wellbeing of the entire person. The results are gradual, and the timeline depends on your own body’s ability to heal itself.
Most patients see an increased glow to their complexion after the first treatment. Typically, patients feel more rested, their eyes look brighter, and their faces look more open and alert.
More changes can usually be seen after 5-7 sessions. For example, you may see marked changes in wrinkles and skin tone. You may appear more calm and rested. The lifting of the jowls, neck, and eyes may become more noticeable. Other gynecological, digestive, and circulatory system issues may also subside in this timeframe.
By the end of the series, you may look and feel years younger. Results may vary depending upon the level of self-care and overall health before, during, and after the treatments. Clients will often see other benefits from treatment such as better sleep, alleviated stress and anxiety, better digestion, increased clarity of thought, a boost in self-esteem, an increase in energy, and an elevated perspective on life.
The rate of results will also depend upon your general health, stress, diet, lifestyle, genetic inheritance, proper digestion and elimination, sleep, emotional balance, and age. And no, age is not the most important factor. An older client with a healthy lifestyle and good genetics may have a better prognosis than a younger person who is prone to deplete energy levels. Smokers and those with skin that tends to sag (jowls, drooping eyes, etc.) will typically need a minimum of 20 sessions. Each case is individual.
At the end of the treatment series, maintenance treatments provide ongoing support.
Ideally you should receive treatments twice per week. However, once a week is also acceptable.
To ensure longer lasting results, ongoing maintenance treatments are recommended as follows:
“First, I have to put this out there, I am a guy. Just like all you ladies, men get wrinkles too, and we don’t always like them either!”
They can penetrate the skin without breaking it and are about the size of hair follicles. Approximately forty acupuncture needles can easily fit inside the opening of one 18-gauge hypodermic needle. Usually acupuncture needles are placed just below the surface of the skin. When accurately inserted into acupuncture body points, acupuncture needles produce little to no sensation for the patient. Many patients become so relaxed they are able to fall asleep during treatments.
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Since Constitutional Facial Acupuncture increases the movement of blood in your entire system, you should avoid Constitutional Facial Acupuncture if any of the following apply to you:
In addition, if your skin is healing from another facial therapy, you will need to complete the following recovery time before beginning Constitutional Facial Acupuncture: