OR FACIAL REJUVENATION, an alternative and safe treatment to plastic surgery and Botox injections.
WHAT IS COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE & FACIAL REJUVENATION?
The practice of acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat many conditions and diseases. Acupuncture was used cosmetically in China during the ruling of the Song dynasty in 960-1279 A.D. as the Empress and the Emperor's concubines where given acupuncture treatments to enhance their beauty.
Acupuncture is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and involves the insertion of needles into particular anatomical points to stimulate the flow of blood and energy ("qi") throughout the twelve meridian channels of the body. The effectiveness of the practice of acupuncture is linked to the stimulation of these anatomical points on the body to balance the energy and remove blockages within the meridian channels to restore and maintain health.
Cosmetic facial acupuncture is a non-surgical treatment that will rejuvenate and revitalize your whole body. It will improve the circulation of blood and energy throughout the body, nourish the skin and help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging jowls and chin and dull skin. It will also stimulate collagen production to give the skin firmness for a healthier complexion. As the circulation of blood and energy improve, the face becomes nourished, hydrated, toned and the appearance of wrinkles diminish leaving you with a younger, more youthful, vibrant face.
It is important to note that only a healthy body and mind can sustain a smooth face and glowing complexion. Therefore it is very important to treat the underlying cause contributing to the aging process. During a cosmetic acupuncture treatment, the needles are not only inserted locally into the face but also at other points in the body. The insertion of needles stimulates the flow of energy in the meridian channels invigorating your internal organs and re-balancing the flow of energy in the body to reflect an overall healthier you. Cosmetic acupuncture is designed to not only to reduce the signs of aging but also to allow your beauty to radiate both inside and out.
WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF COSMETIC FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE?
- To minimize or eliminate fine lines and improve the look of deep wrinkles
- To reduce a double chin and sagging jowls
- To increase collagen production to firm the skin
- To firm the jaw and cheeks
- To help reduce inflammation on the face as with rosacea and cystic acne
- To diminish age spots, sun and liver spots
- To reduce frown lines
- To lift sagging skin
- To lift puffy or droopy eyelids
- To reduce bags and dark circles under the eyes
- To decrease puffiness around the face and eyes
- To brighten the eyes
- To improve muscle tone and dermal contraction
- To improve hormonal balance to reduce acne
- To even facial colour and tone
- To tighten the pores
- To increase blood, energy and lymph circulation
- To reduce the stress visible in the face
- To feel refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated
- To emerge one's innate beauty and radiance
WHAT IS THE COURSE OF TREATMENT?
Generally, the course involves ten to twelve treatments. Following the initial course of treatment, maintenance sessions will prolong the results for five to ten years. Each person responds differently depending on one's lifestyle and condition and therefore visible results will vary from person to person. Most will notice a radiance of complexion and brightness in the eyes after a single treatment. Ideally for the best results, a series of 10-12 sessions should be performed weekly with visible results between the fifth to the eighth treatment. In addition to the treatments, a healthy diet and lifestyle will produce faster more visible results. In between treatments, Dr. Paradis offers and recommends using Nefeli Products a line of Natural Face Care Products that will maintain and enhance the effect of your facial rejuvenation program. Nefeli's all natural product line was developed and designed by Dr. Ping Zhang, doctor of Oriental Medicine, experienced and certified Chinese Herbalist. Dr. Paradis received her training in facial acupuncture and rejuvenation from Dr. Ping Zhang.
ABOUT NEFELI PRODUCTS
Nefeli's all natural product line is developed and designed by Dr. Ping Zhang, doctor of Oriental Medicine, experienced and certified Chinese Herbalist. She implements the secrets of thousands of years of Chinese Medicinal wisdom into natural body and skin care products and protocols. Each product under the Nefeli umbrella has been individually created with a time honored blend of Chinese medicinal wisdom. And every formula is packed with ancient healing miracles whose power is derived directly from nature. The result is free breathing skin throughout your body with a nourished cellulite-free texture that radiates natural beauty. It's truly fabulous!
Nefeli follows the philosophy of the Chinese sages and brings its healing principles to today's health conscious men and women. It also practices what Chinese medicine teaches. Beauty and health are intertwined and depend upon a delicate balance of the root "treasures" of our beings. The treasures are QI (energy), Jing (essence) and Shen (spirit).
Nefeli also strongly supports the Chinese principle that our body has a tremendous inborn healing power that can be further utilized. That's precisely what Nefeli products do. True to Chinese tradition, Nefeli blends the pure essences of Chinese herbs with its valuable clinical experience to create maximum action and precise dosage. Combining ancient wisdom with the latest biological and technical research, Nefeli brings to our modern life a refined and exclusive gift from the natural world. Nefeli products offer a rejuvenated life resulting from a true balance of body, mind and spirit.
WHAT DOES THE COSMETIC FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE & BODY REJUVENATION PROGRAM INCLUDE?
- An initial consultation including
- a discussion of your personal and family medical history, diet and lifestyle
- a physical examination
- laboratory testing (if necessary)
- application of the Chinese medicine theory
- Nutritional therapeutic supplements (if applicable)
- Duration 45 minutes – 1 hour in duration
- Fee $125
- Treatment sessions to follow will include
- Body and cosmetic facial acupuncture
- The use of Natural Chinese herbs to balance your skin
- Facial massage and the application of herbal masks and natural products
- Overall feelings of relaxation & rejuvenation
- Duration 1 hour
- Fee $120
WHY DOES COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE COST MORE THAN MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE?
Although Cosmetic acupuncture is more expensive than Medical acupuncture it is far less expensive than plastic surgery. The higher cost associated with Cosmetic acupuncture is due to the treatment being highly labor intensive for the practitioner and to account for the higher cost of specialized acupuncture needles and herbal concentrates used in the treatment.
WHY CHOOSE COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE?
Cosmetic Acupuncture is not a replacement for plastic surgery and/or Botox injections, yet it is an excellent, natural, safe alternative. It is far less costly than plastic surgery and is a safe, painless treatment with minimal side effects and no risks of disfigurement. Although plastic surgery produces relatively immediate results, it may have an extended recovery period with swelling and discoloration on the face. Cosmetic acupuncture involves no trauma and minimal side effects, such as slight bruising. Cosmetic Acupuncture will produce subtle rejuvenation that will take years off one's face safely and naturally all the while improving overall health and well-being. Please note that maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet are essential to prolonging the effects of Cosmetic Acupuncture treatments. True beauty reflects from the inside out!
A 1996 report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated with Cosmetic Acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment. The effects include: The skin becomes delicate, improvement of elasticity of facial muscles, ruddier complexion, and overall rejuvenation.