What exactly is Cosmetic Acupuncture?
Cosmetic Acupuncture is the use of tiny needles placed in the face and on points of the body for the purpose of facial rejuvenation. At Acupuncture in the Park, we combine sophisticated acupuncture techniques with at-home skin care recommendations and herbal formulas to achieve optimal results to keep you on the younger side of your years.
How does it work?
Many of the effects of aging are due to a decrease in circulation. Based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Cosmetic Acupuncture works to increase the circulation of energy and blood to the face. This increase in circulation causes an increase in the amount of nutrients, collagen and elastin moving to the facial area.
“I am writing to let you know about the amazing results I have received from the cosmetic acupuncture performed by Lynn Jaffee…In addition to the results I have seen in my face, I felt better in general from the entire experience, much more rested and relaxed. My face looks healthier and everyone says I don’t look like I am going to be 50!” Karen, Age 50
What kind of results can I expect?
The effects of Cosmetic Acupuncture may include a more even, glowing complexion, a decrease in fine lines and softening of wrinkles, diminished puffiness around the eyes, and a general lifting of the face, including jowls. In addition, most clients report other health benefits, such as improved digestion, decreased stress, less menstrual discomfort, decreased acne breakouts, and less TMJ symptoms, such as teeth grinding. In fact, in a study reported by the International Journal of Clincial Acupuncture, 90% of the participants reported improvements, such as better complexion, diminished lines and wrinkles, and feeling rejuvenated overall.
“What especially amazed me about Cosmetic Rejuvenation Acupuncture was that not only did I look better after the treatment, I also felt a lot better–more balanced, less moody. So, I actually got two significant treatments for the price of one, Shelley was not only gentle but she explained the importance and the relevance of each energy (qi) point in the process. It always felt so good, that I sometimes even fell asleep.” Linda, Age 51
How much time does Cosmetic Acupuncture take?
A course of treatment involves 12 visits over the course of six weeks. Visits typically last about an hour.
Does it hurt?
Most clients would not describe this procedure as painful. However, there may be mild discomfort when the needles are inserted. Some points on the body and face are more sensitive than others, and various techniques are used on those points to minimize sensation. Most clients find the procedure extremely relaxing, and some actually fall asleep while the needles are retained.
Why should I choose Acupuncture in the Park for Cosmetic Acupuncture?
You can expect the best results because we practice the Mei Zen system of Cosmetic Acupuncture, which combines classical acupuncture points with advanced acupuncture techniques. -We incorporate full body acupuncture into our cosmetic treatments, so systemic imbalances that might affect your face are also resolved during your treatment. -Optimal health is reflected in your skin, so we incorporate dietary therapy, Chinese herbal formulas, and lifestyle counseling into your treatment plan to achieve your best health possible. -We have years of experience in Cosmetic Acupuncture treating patients of all ages.
How do I find out if Cosmetic Acupuncture is right for me?
Call Acupuncture in the Park at (952) 545-2250 to set up a free consultation with Lynn Jaffee or Shelley Conn. They will meet with you to discuss your specific needs and answer any questions you may have.
5821 Cedar Lake Road, St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Serving Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Edina, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Golden Valley, the Twin Cities area and Western Suburbs.