Hello Calgary Acupuncture Enthusiasts!
In this post I would like to address some of the most common questions I receive about Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture.
How many treatments are needed:
An average of 14 initial treatments are needed to see the desired results, these are twice weekly. Following the initial treatment course bi-weekly or monthly appointments are kept to continue seeing positive change and to maintain results. Various factors will impact how many treatments are needed but the deeper the wrinkles, the more it takes to treat them.
What is the cost:
Each treatment is 90 minutes and consists of facial and body acupuncture followed by facial cupping and is $130 per session. If you have acupuncture benefits you can use those benefits towards your facial rejuvenation treatments.
How does it work?
Acupuncture and cupping work together to increase blood circulation to the face, release tension from facial muscles, help restore muscle tone and stimulate the layer just below the surface of the skin to smooth and tighten which lifts the face and smooths out wrinkles.
When should I start getting facial rejuvenation acupuncture?
The sooner the better as prevention is always more effective than treatment.
Can I use acupuncture and botox together?
No. There needs to be at least 6 months between your last facial botox injection and our Facial Rejuvenation Protocol. You can still have regular acupuncture after botox.
Can I just do the Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture without the cupping? And vice versa?
Yes you can, however for best results we recommend that both be used together.
Are there any risks or negative side effects?
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is contraindicated in people with high blood pressure, some types of migraines and vertigo. If these are a concern for you we would address these problems first before commencing the facial acupuncture.
There may be minor bruising on the face though we do our best to prevent this as much as possible. If there is a lot of facial tension there may be some redness for a couple of days from the cupping.