Holistic Facial Rejuvenation
This procedure is a revitalization process for the entire body designed to make one look and feel renewed without surgery, redness, flaking, downtime or discomfort.
No Downtime for Healing
Encourage Collagen Production
Smooth Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Firm Skin Tone
Diminish Blemishes and Breakouts
Light is the basis of all communication, information and the innate intelligence of the body. Microcurrent appears to act as a carrier for externally applied light, helping it penetrate more deeply in the body more easily. Dr. Perricone, author "7 Secrets to Beauty and Anti-aging", recommends light and current to rejuvenate the face naturally.
The microcurrent is said to match the strength of the body's own electrical charge and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. This is a method of neuromuscular re-education and helps the body to minimize the facial patterns it has been holding for years.
Choose to have traditional cosmetic acupuncture treatment for the face. Hair-thin needles are inserted in the face and body to promote enhanced circulation specific to facial rejuvenation. This method treats stress and tension in the face, minimizes wrinkles, increase skin tone and circulation and revitalizes the face. The side benefit of this treatment is “healthcare in the form of a facial”. Underlying imbalances in the body may improve with consecutive treatments. Beauty and health are not independent but rather intertwined.
A series of 10-12 treatments are recommended for best results along with lifestyle and dietary changes.
Acupuncture "facelift" demonstrated on the Dr. Oz show
I have had 20 facial acupuncture treatments from Soya Lee and have really seen results and, as well as that, I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I have had remarkable results with my facial lines and the quality of my skin. Although I am no longer young, being 59 years of age, by the end of the treatments I literally had no lines at all on my forehead. In fact, my husband asked if I had had Botox (which I wouldn't do). My forehead lines are completely gone. The other most distinctive lines I had were nose to mouth lines. These have diminished and softened quite a bit. Also, overall the whole texture of my face has improved and plumped out. I used to find my skin was very dull no matter how I exfoliated it and what products I used.
Now, it has a healthy glow and I don't need to use foundation all the time as I did before. At the weekends, I just use a little concealer and I'm good to go. Many of my friends have noticed something different. They are not sure exactly what the difference is but the remarks have all been positive. Only the other day I was standing outside in the sunshine (which is not the most flattering light) and a good friend came up to me, peered closely at my face and said: "Boy, you look so young; what are you doing?"
However, the good looks are not the only benefit. I also have to share with you another amazing side benefit. Last winter, I slipped on the ice and fell on the back of my head, knocking myself unconscious and causing a large lump to appear. My husband rushed me to emergency but fortunately, there was no major damage. This did, however, leave me with one depressing side-effect. I completely lost my sense of smell. I have always had a very keen sense of smell and loved to smell the new-mown grass, a bouquet of good wine and the scent of roses. After several months, there was no sign of my smell ever returning, and my doctor had given up on me.
Halfway through the acupuncture treatments, I was excited to find that I could start to smell things again. Now at the end of the 20 treatments, my sense of smell has returned from 0% to about 80%, and I feel sure it will return completely.
Each treatment takes about 40 minutes and I have typically had mine during my lunch break which has been like an oasis of peace in my stressful life. I have returned to my work refreshed and centered. Soya has a compassionate, caring and gentle touch and always goes out of her way to ensure a pleasant, healing experience. She is a really lovely person and skilled acupuncturist who is dedicated to her patients' well-being.
Overall, this experience has been wonderful and I would highly recommend it to anyone who not only wants to look better but who also wants to feel better. Isn't that all of us?
Author, astrologer, international speaker
My skin feels and looks terrific! I am a true believer in the process. My smile lines are definitely more shallow and the lines around my eyes are smoother. I feel as if I look more "rested" and "rejuvenated". My pimples cleared up very quickly (overnight in fact). I am so happy to have found something for my skin that will be a benefit to my whole body.
L.K. from Troy
I had read about holistic facial rejuvenation and this new Energy Light Rejuvenation and was very skeptical. I finally decided to try it. There were a number of issues I wanted to address such as bags under my eyes and my rosacea and after about the third treatment the redness was fading and the puffiness was almost entirely gone. There was such a noticeable glow and smoothness to my face after just the first treatment, I was hooked. It was a great relaxing way to spend my lunch hour.
What is Cosmetic Acupuncture?
Cosmetic Acupuncture is a non-surgical method of reducing the signs of aging while simultaneously revitalizing the whole body. This holistic approach benefits the body as well as the face. Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, the procedure involves inserting hair-thin needles on not only on specific areas of the face but on the body as well. This is to address all areas that may be causing stresses that result in fine lines and wrinkles. Acupuncture can restore balance thereby reducing the impact of stress on the face. The underlying focus is on prevention and maintaining good health.
What is Energy Light Rejuvenation?
(Vibrational Beauty Therapy/ Microcurrent Therapy)
This is the application of very gentle pulsed electrical currents used in the very low-frequency range for therapeutic benefit. It is applied over wrinkles in the face, muscle origins and selected acupuncture points for the purpose of reducing wrinkles and other signs of aging while enhancing tone and texture of the skin. Microcurrent is ideal for facial rejuvenation for the following reasons:
All body functions are governed by electrical systems. This includes muscle contractions and relaxations, nerve function, glandular secretions, brain activity, healing, and regeneration.
Because the body’s electrical control systems are based on very subtle electrical signals in the nano and microamp levels, it is true that vastly overpowering currents in the milliamp range can be counterproductive to the aim of restoring internal balance. Yet this is the type of current used in most facial rejuvenation devices.
Research has shown that the acupuncture meridian system is rapidly balanced when stimulated with properly polarized microcurrents in the 1-10Hz frequency range. The Vibrational Beauty system primarily utilizes such currents for facial stimulation.
Light therapy is used in conjunction with the microcurrent to enhance the balance in the meridian systems in the face. ELR provides vibrations through frequencies of electrical microcurrents, and through wavelengths (or color) of light. Other light facial systems use red or infra-red light. While it can be helpful, it is not right for all clients. Blue and Green light therapy are used in the course of treatments. Blue is cooling, anti-inflammatory and builds vitality. Green is healing, improves muscle tone and function, and reduces facial wrinkles.
Who would benefit from Cosmetic Acupuncture and/or Energy Light Rejuvenation?
This procedure is suited for people concerned about deep wrinkles, fine lines, sagging, puffiness, large pores, dry skin, and acne. It’s for anyone who is interested in restoring their skin naturally. Acupuncture can restore balance thereby reducing the impact of stress on the face. The underlying focus is on prevention and maintaining good health.
What is the course of treatment?
Ten to twelve treatments are recommended. Ideally twice a week, but once a week protocol can be managed. Usually, results will begin to be seen around the seventh treatment, but for improved results, it is suggested to do the full 12 treatments or even a second series of 10 treatments. Clients may choose to divide half the facial series with Cosmetic Acupuncture and the other half with Energy Light Therapy. After the initial treatments are completed, a maintenance program is recommended. Usually one maintenance treatment every couple of months. Every face is subject to constant stress and gravity. Lifestyle maintenance and care can minimize aging on the face.
What are the effects?
Cosmetic acupuncture increases collagen production, improves muscle tone, fill out wrinkles and firm skin. Individuals may look anywhere from 5-15 years younger from the treatments. The procedure also enhances metabolism, eases tension and promotes overall improvement of complexion. These treatments reduce puffiness and minimize fine lines. Many clients notice early on that the skin tone changes bringing about vitality and a healthy youthful glow.
How long has Cosmetic Acupuncture been around?
The Chinese have known for thousands of years that beauty comes from within. Facial rejuvenation is rooted in Chinese Medicine and can be found back in ancient times for the treatment of skin disorders. It is known that increased circulation helps the body to look and feel better. Treating the underlying cause of why someone is aging is preferable to mask the outward symptoms allowing further decline to continue within the body. Chinese classical texts explained how treating the internal organs and meridians affects appearance. The results of treating the inside show up on the outside - on your face, your lips and your skin.
Does it really make a difference?
The International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 people who received facial acupuncture, 90% saw visible results after one treatment. Patients report improvement in the appearance of the complexion, wrinkles, and overall rejuvenation.
Why choose Cosmetic Acupuncture over a surgical face-lift?
Cosmetic Acupuncture is far less costly and safe, virtually painless, has no side effects or risk of disfigurement. This makes Cosmetic Acupuncture an excellent alternative to cosmetic surgery. It will take years off of your face safely and naturally while improving your overall health.
Are there any contraindications?
Cosmetic acupuncture should not be administered:
- during pregnancy
- during a bout with a cold or flu, allergic attack
- during an acute herpes outbreak.
- some pituitary disorders
- heart disorders,
- high blood pressure
- problems with bleeding and/or bruising
- suffer from migraine headaches
- epileptic and seizure patients
- caution to be exercised with plastic surgery clients (release needed from surgeon)
Who administers Cosmetic Acupuncture?
A licensed acupuncturist.
How does the treatment impact someone with sensitive skin?
Clients with sensitive skin should be able to tolerate treatments without difficulty. Aloe Vera Gel which is used as a conductor for the microcurrent/light therapy is generously applied to the skin to minimize the sensation to the skin.
Will my skin be red?
There should be no downtime, puffiness, or sun sensitivity after the treatment. Some redness may be noted during the treatment which generally fades 30 minutes to an hour after the treatment.
I have a pacemaker, can I do ELR?
According to the contraindications you are better suited for the cosmetic acupuncture treatments where no microcurrent is used.
Is the system approved by the FDA?
The machine is FDA approved.
How long will the treatments last?
This depends on lifestyle habits. Some clients maintain better results than others due to daily habits and minimization of stress. The duration of the actual treatment is 45 minutes long.
Can the ELR system be used in other areas of the body?
Yes, however, these treatments are designed for facial rejuvenation purposes.
Will these treatments make my skin more sensitive to the sun?
No. You can go immediately out into the sun without detriment.
Which facial rejuvenation therapy should I select? With needles? Or Microcurrent/Light?
Some clients prefer the traditional cosmetic acupuncture and others prefer the machine. One has the option to mix and match the treatment plans. Cosmetic Acupuncture and Energy Light Rejuvenation (Vibrational Beauty Therapy) are cosmetic procedures that actually improve your overall health while you are receiving treatments focused on the face.
Changes occur in appearance due to stress, gravity, pollution, sun exposure, dry climates, smoking, excessive alcohol, drug use, coffee drinkers, lack of water, poor diet, lack of exercise, poor sleep, illness, and pain. Aging is unavoidable. However, holistic facial treatments whether it is with acupuncture or energy light therapy can allow the skin to age more gracefully and more slowly. These treatments benefit the entire constitution and are not just a “facial”. An anti-aging action plan must be administered in a timely fashion to minimize the ravages of a less than wholesome lifestyle. Daily healthy habits in all areas of life can contribute to imbalances that could manifest on the skin. Beauty begins within.
Do I need to wear protective eye gear when receiving the ELR therapy?
No. The pulsing light is not a laser. Light is emitted from a fiber-optic wand is gentle and beneficial to the skin. This will not harm the eyes and you will not need to take any special cautionary measures after the treatment.
What happens during the ELR treatment?
The probes have a dual head for microcurrent and pulsing color. These wands are gently pressed along the various areas of the face. Different color therapies are used during the treatment. Finally, bar probes with microcurrent are used to smooth the skin leaving the face polished and glowing from increased blood circulation and stimulation to the face.
What happens during an acupuncture facial treatment?
Tiny hair-thin needles are applied to the face, hands, and legs. Clients relax with the needles in for the allotted time. A brief facial massage is done with an emphasis on muscle attachments in and around the ear and neck. Please check out a clip from Dr. OZ on facial acupuncture.