The use of acupuncture in cosmetology, especially for the prevention and reduction of wrinkles, has attracted great attention in the United States, Japan, Sweden and Canada. Many Hollywood stars and supermodels such as Hilary Swank, Madonna and Cher have publicly reported using Cosmetic Acupuncture.
Treatments are based on the principles of Oriental medicine - mainly Traditional Chinese Medicine. It involves the insertion of sterilized, disposable, hair-thin needles into particular areas of the face and body to manipulate the movement of "Qi" or energy, according to individual needs. The acupuncture insertion points on the face create more blood circulation thereby nourishing the skin, oxygenating and moisturizing it from the inside out. With more circulation, the body produces more collagen, giving the skin more elasticity and tightness.
There is no risk involved, no side effects or downtime.
A course of 10 - 12 treatments within 6 weeks is recommended for maximum results. A once a month follow-up will keep the skin looking its best and delay further facial aging.
This rejuvenating treatment is two hours long and includes a full facial. It begins with cleansing and toning the face using an all natural, rosewater based product. Needles are inserted into the body as with a regular acupuncture treatment.
Then needles are inserted into the face. Sensitivity varies according to the individual but in general successive treatments become easily tolerated. After 45 minutes the needles are removed and the facial continues. A mask is applied and after it's removal the face is toned, moisturized and massaged. Some improvement may be noted even with the first treatment. There will be a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, improvement of acne or conditions such as eczema. The face will have a healthy, youthful glow and the eyes will shine. Facial color will be even and pores tightened. Clients report feeling a tightening of the muscles and skin at treatment 6 or 7 as well as general euphoria.
Rhonda King, RMT & Dr. of Acupuncture introduced me to acupuncture about three years ago when I went to her with a number of ailments. After struggling with my health for many years, I began to have a much improved sense of overall well-being. I have since connected my well-being to the acupuncture that she provides. Rhonda listens to my needs and accommodates my requests. She has treated me for hypertension, diabetes, asthma, flu, colds and various aches and pains. She treats whatever ails me that day in conjunction with my facial acupuncture. I must tell you that Rhonda was able to completely remove an age spot that I have tried to remove for years with various chemical peels and other cosmetic procedures. Since I have been going to Rhonda I receive compliments on a daily basis about how nice my skin is. Without hesitation I tell people about the facial acupuncture that I receive twice a month. Once I overheard two female co-workers talking about me in the washroom. One woman asked the other if she knew what I was doing to my face. The other simply answered that I must be doing something. I came out of the washroom and responded to both of them that I receive facial acupuncture regularly. I sold it to them when I explained that Rhonda told me facial acupuncture increases collagen in the face creating a more youthful appearance. I must tell you that those twp women have been receiving facial acupuncture ever since. I too have noticed a marked improvement in the texture and quality of the skin on their faces. I love my acupuncture. Rhonda provides the right atmosphere and music and when I attend the entire encounter proves to be a wonderful opportunity for rest and relaxation. It is an inexpensive spa-like treatment and the service is superb.
I had been overweight all my life and about 4 years ago I said, enough is enough and took serious steps to lose the weight. When I reached my goal weight I felt wonderful, but my skin had lost elasticity and was sagging. It was especially noticeable on my face.
I looked into many different options to help me with my facial issues.
I happed to come across an article on the web, which outlined the benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture. I did further research and decided that this might be for me.
I scoured the yellow pages to find someone in the Barrie Area who did Cosmetic Acupuncture and found Rhonda King.
I went to my appointment unsure of what was to happen and what the results might be, but I found more benefits from the Acupuncture then just improvement to my skin.
I must say that the difference in my face from just one treatment was amazing! While all the lines and wrinkles didn’t just magically disappear, they were noticeable reduced. I found that my skin had more “snap” and that my pores looked diminished.
But I also found that my treatment had a benefit that I didn’t expect.
I had been a worrier all my life, I use to joke that if you had a worry just let me know I would add it to my list, but after one treatment I found that the anxiety that I had suffered from childhood was lifted. The constant “whirl” in the head of all the things that needed to be done should be done and the stuff that there was no way was going to get done was “quiet”.
I find that Rhonda is a more than a practitioner of Acupuncture; she is interested in your whole health. I feel I have found someone who wants to help me be the best “me” that I can be.
I would highly recommend Rhonda King as a practitioner of Cosmetic Acupuncture.