Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture
Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture can increase facial tone, decrease puffiness, firm sagging skin and enhance complexion. Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture uses a system of meridians to move Qi and blood throughout the entire body and is not just a cosmetic procedure. This treatment takes into consideration a person's constitution as a whole. What sets this treatment apart from other facials is the ability to target individual fine lines, wrinkles and muscle groups in a specific manner that is difficult to duplicate with other treatment styles. This is an organic gradual process that is completely customized for each individual's needs. A full course of Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture consists of an initial consultation and 12 or more treatments administered once or twice weekly. It is highly recommended that time in between treatments not exceed 7 days. Maintenance treatments may be scheduled every 6 to 12 weeks, or as needed by the patient.
Contraindications for Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture
High blood pressure
Problems with bruising or bleeding
Severe migraines (at least 1-3 episodes per week)
Active skin lesions
What is facial cupping?
Facial cupping is meant to increase blood circulation and stimulate the facial cells that are responsible for collagen production. In turn, this can brighten your skin, minimize the appearance of scars, fine lines and wrinkles, and tone your chin, jawline, and neck by decreasing puffiness.
Since the cups are not static, the movement creates stimulation, moves blood around the face, and drains toxins out through your lymph system.
What is facial Gua Sha?
Gua sha is a facial treatment that involves scraping a flat jade or rose quartz stone over the skin in upward strokes to relax stiff muscles and promote tissue drainage. It is used much less aggressively over facial curvatures to bring new blood to the surface and promote lymphatic drainage. Gua sha relaxes tension in facial muscles which can cause lines. It's a kind of exercise for the face. With regular use, gua sha can tone skin and promote increased skin elasticity. Its linked to clearer skin, fewer wrinkles and more sculpted appearance.
Microcurrent is known to be the most effective non-surgical method to take years off the face. Our treatments take the efficacy of microcurrent to a new level by pairing it with gentle, restorative acupuncture points used on the body to rebalance the constitution. Along with award winning Éminence Organics skin care products, this combination provides dramatic results and is incredibly relaxing. Since microcurrent is sub-sensory, and since our gentle acupuncture is so stress releasing, most patients fall asleep during treatments.
Our Facial Rejuvenation Menu
You asked and we listened! We have expanded our facial rejuvenation services to include both Cosmetic facial acupuncture and a Natura Express treatment for your busy schedules. Check out our new services below. We use Eminence Organic Skincare in all of our menu options.
For patients new to West Berkeley Wellness, when booking the Natura Classic Microcurrent, Natura Aculift and Natura Essence we will add 30 minutes to your very first visit with us to create a more individualized treatment plan.
Natura Classic Micro-current Facial
The Natura Classic Microcurrent Facial is our original facial rejuvenation treatment that you all know and love. Great for minimizing the signs of aging by lifting, toning, reducing fine lines, evening out skin tone and improving overall texture. It is a localized treatment with added distal points based on individualized assessment of imbalances in the body.
Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture which combines both local and distal needles, gua sha and facial cupping. Hair thin needles are applied to local areas on the face as well as distally to focus on minimizing the signs of aging and to target specific imbalances on the face as well as deficiencies in the body that cause the body to age. This is a very targeted treatment which focuses on treating from the inside out.
Natura Express and Glow (60 mins)
A combination of both microcurrent facial and facial cosmetic acupuncture to create a synergistic and overall lasting effect. This powerful combination works to reverse the signs of aging as it is designed to give a mega dose of two very powerful treatments in one.
Perfect for a special occasion or a quick touch up to freshen the skin and enhance facial tone, the Natura Express and Glow is the mini version of the Natura Classic Microcurrent Facial.