“This past year I went for Facial Rejuvenation treatments. During these treatments, she also generously put in an extra couple of needles for any aches or pains I may have been complaining about at the time. With the skin treatments, while my skin tone clearly improved in a general way over time, the most dramatic results were the ones I could see immediately after the treatment. There was a glow to my face and a definite diminishing of lines and wrinkles. Not only do you get an improved appearance in your face, but it is so relaxing to lie there for 20 minutes listening to calming music. I generally fall asleep and when I awaken, I feel that I have had the most restorative sleep. As if all this wasn’t enough, Sharon finishes off the treatment with a soothing massage using essential oils followed by a jade roller. In short, I highly recommend Sharon McDermott whether for health issues or beauty related matters.”
– Donna B
Sharon McDermott became certified in Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation with world renowned Virginia Doran, L.Ac. of Luminous Beauty in 2018. AFR provides a natural approach to nourish and beautify the skin.
Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation or cosmetic facial rejuvenation has been performed since the time of the Sung dynasty (960AD-1279AD). The Empress & Emperor as well as his concubines and those of the royal court would receive facial rejuvenation by the Court appointed acupuncturist. Herbs and various topical creams would also be employed to assist the whole body in rejuvenation. Often diet is discussed in addition to acupuncture and herbal treatment.
There are super fine needles used today on the face as well as the body to increase blood flow and energy to the face. The act of increasing blood flow and qi will increase collagen production by diminishing lines and wrinkles. An acupuncture facial rejuvenation can also re-hydrate and tone the skin providing a more youthful glow. In addition, facial rejuvenation can help to lift the jowl line and relax tense neck muscles. Other benefits of facial acupuncture include decreasing puffy eyes, decreasing hyper or hypo pigmentation and decreasing furrow lines (between eyebrows).
Generally a series of 10-15 treatments provides the best benefit with several follow up treatments depending on a patient’s needs. There are a few health/medical restrictions that you must check with your acupuncturist before beginning treatment.
Please contact me for more information on how you can start your facial acupuncture rejuvenation treatments.