Facial acupuncture is one of Master Ruth’s specialties. It a type of acupuncture treatment that based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine and uses fine, disposable needles to stimulate specific points on the face to improve circulation, reduce wrinkles, and promote overall skin health. It is a non-invasive and natural alternative to cosmetic surgery and other cosmetic treatments such as Botox and fillers.
What are the benefits of facial acupuncture?
Improves circulation, giving skin a healthy glow.
Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Promotes overall skin health and elasticity.
Helps to balance and harmonize the body.
Improves muscle tone and reduces sagging skin.
Promotes the production of collagen and elastin, helping to firm and tighten the skin.
Help to reduce stress and improve overall well-being.
How often should you do facial acupuncture?
The frequency of facial acupuncture treatments varies based on individual needs and goals. Typically, a series of 6 to 12 treatments is recommended, spaced 1 to 2 weeks apart. After this initial series, some people may choose to continue with maintenance treatments every 4 to 6 weeks.
Is facial acupuncture painful?
The needles used for facial acupuncture are much finer than those used for body acupuncture or injection so it is not as painful as you imagine. Moreover, Master Ruth uses gentle techniques to insert the needles and will avoid areas that are particularly sensitive. In many occasion, as the energy flows, you will find it very calm and peaceful and doze off.
What are the differences between Facial acupuncture and Botox?
Facial acupuncture and Botox are both cosmetic treatments designed to improve the appearance of the face, but they are different in several ways:
1. Method: Facial acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the face to stimulate the flow of energy and improve facial muscle tone. Botox, on the other hand, involves injecting a toxin into specific facial muscles to temporarily paralyze them and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
2. Duration: The effects of Botox show after a few days and typically last several months. The effects of facial acupuncture would take time to show, but can be longer-lasting and may improve over time with repeated treatments.
3. Safety: Facial acupuncture is generally considered to be a safe and natural treatment with few side effects. Botox, while safe when performed by a licensed practitioner, can cause side effects such as headaches, nausea, and drooling.
4. Approach: Facial acupuncture treats the underlying causes of aging and wrinkles, such as muscle weakness and poor circulation. Master Ruth often treats holistically and you will find other issues like sleep, digestion, mood are all improved. Botox only focuses on the symptoms and lines.
What is the after care of facial acupuncture?
Avoid touching or rubbing the needle insertion sites to minimize the risk of infection.
Drink plenty of water to help flush out toxins and support the body's natural healing processes.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and spicy or processed foods, as these can interfere with the healing process.
Use sunscreen and protect your skin from the sun to minimize the risk of sunburn and skin damage.
Avoid strenuous exercise, saunas, and hot baths for 24 hours after the treatment to allow your body to rest and recover.
What are the side effects of facial acupuncture?
Facial acupuncture is generally a very safe treatment. The possible side effects may be bruising, pain, itching, infections, or allergic reactions. Some people may find themselves fatigue after the treatment.