Facial acupuncture is a natural approach to improving the health of your skin from the inside out. Healthy skin begins with healthy organs and balanced hormones. Facial acupuncture addresses the root of skin concerns like acne and aging by balancing the body as a whole. For example, when the lungs are strengthened it benefits the skin, when the liver is supported it brightens the eyes, and when the kidneys are energized it can improve dark circles under the eyes. Acupuncture needles stimulate the skin’s collagen matrix, encouraging it to produce more, making the skin look tighter and more youthful. Facial cupping and gua sha further enhances blood flow and lymphatic drainage, allowing the skin to detoxify and brighten from the inside out.
This process is a natural alternative to Botox, fillers and plastics (by the way, did you know side effects are still being studied for these treatments?!?). The main difference between medi spa treatments and cosmetic acupuncture facials is that results take time— like most things worthwhile in life! The transformation can be seen and felt. Typically after one treatment clients notice a slimmer face and glowing skin. The major effects build over time and depending on your goals a treatment plan is typically 12-24 weekly sessions.
Why choose this treatment plan?
Cosmetic Acupuncture restores balance of qi and blood within systemic organs of the body to revitalize the skin on the face. The combo of needles, stimulation, cupping, gua sha, massage:
- restores symmetry of the face by balancing muscles of the face and the neck
- reduces appearance facial wrinkles
- increases skin moisture
- improves facial elasticity
- releases tightened facial muscles
- releases blockages of energy and emotional patterns
- improves overall wellness
- increases confidence and radiance
By Dr. Alexa Woods
Alexa Woods is a licensed Acupuncturist and board-certified herbalist. She holds her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Pacific College and a BA in Developmental Psychology from New York University. She is also a Certified Doula and Reiki Master. The focus of her treatments is to help connect you with your highest health and radiance. Alexa is especially passionate about working with women’s health! She has worked with women to address their unique gynecological and reproductive issues. She loves endocrinology, focusing on returning to cyclical living to help women navigate their hormonal phases and changes throughout their lives.