Facial Rejuvenation

Facial Rejuvenation, also known as cosmetic acupuncture is a unique style of treatment that helps to revitalize and brighten the complexion. It is effective for eliminating puffiness, reducing wrinkles/fine lines and giving the face a bright healthy glow. Jeffrey Chand offers Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture at Coastal Health and Wellness.

Is it effective?

Facial Rejuvenation is very effective and more importantly very natural. It uses your body’s natural healing abilities to invigorate the skin.

Can it make me look younger?

Yes. In the first session we will discuss the areas you would like to focus on and make a treatment plan to address your concerns. Before and after pictures can be taken so that you can see the progress.

How much younger will it make me look?

It depends on your age, lifestyle and any health issues you may have. On average people will notice a difference of 5-10 years.

Should I wait until I get ‘older’?

Many people prefer to get started early and take a preventive approach. Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture is very effective at reducing the signs of aging. We also offer a monthly prevention plan that will help slow the onset of any wrinkles and problem areas. Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture is one of the most natural ways to prevent premature aging of the skin.

Where do the needles go?

Tiny needles are inserted in the face and scalp. Additional needles can be inserted in the arms and legs to improve overall energy and health.

Does it hurt?

Sometimes you will feel a slight prick as the needle is inserted, but the sensation will diminish within seconds. Our technique is very gentle; most people find it very relaxing and some even fall asleep once the needles are in.

How long does it take?

A session takes between 45 minutes to 1 ½ hours depending on how many areas require treatment.

How does Facial Rejuvenation work?

Think about what happens when you get a sliver. It turns red and inflamed because all the blood is rushing to the area. Cosmetic acupuncture works much the same. By placing needles in areas that are wrinkled or tired looking, blood rushes to the area. While the blood is there it heals and rejuvenates the skin. The stimulation from the needle causes an increase in collagen production. It is very simple and effective.

What can it do?

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture can brighten the complexion, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, diminish vertical lines between the eyebrows, reduce crow’s feet, decrease puffiness around the eyes, tighten the pores, and control redness.

Is this just acupuncture on the face?

No, Facial Rejuvenation is very different from TCM acupuncture. Different needles are used and specialized training is required. The practitioner must have an extremely gentle touch and a high degree of needle control, manual dexterity and accuracy. Not every Acupuncturist is able to perform Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture. It takes a lot of training and experience to create effective and lasting results. Before committing to treatment, always ask your practitioner about their training and level of experience. Jeff Chand, R.Ac has completed training in specialized Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture and has over 10 years experience. He has performed hundreds of Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture treatments with success and patient satisfaction.

Is it like a facelift?

A facelift is a surgical procedure that is very invasive. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is gentle and uses the body’s natural healing ability to revitalize the complexion. The result is natural and you look like a refreshed version of yourself.

How many sessions will it take?

A course of Facial Rejuvenation will take between 10 to 12 treatments. Best results are achieved by receiving treatment two to three times a week. Results are visible after approximately the 6th treatment.

I have a wedding/special event that I want to look my best for. Can you help?

Yes. The sooner the better. Even if you only have a few weeks before a big event we can revitalize your skin so you look and feel your best.

Is this similar to…?

There really isn’t anything that is similar to Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture. Most therapies work from the outside in whereas acupuncture invigorates the skin from the inside out. In addition, acupuncture is completely natural and has no harmful side effects.

Will this interfere with other cosmetic procedures I am getting?

No, in fact it can increase the effectiveness of external treatments and help repair any damage from harmful chemicals.

What about my overall health?

We will balance your overall health through the process as well. Specific points are needled to stimulate the immune system and boost energy.

How long will the results last?

With a complete course of treatments and monthly maintenance, results can last 5 to 7 years.

Who invented Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture?

It was developed hundreds of years ago by accident. When treating Bell’s palsy (one-sided facial paralysis) Acupuncturists noticed that the treated side of the face looked refreshed and renewed while the untreated side remained unchanged. This slowly evolved into Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture.

I have a laser/electrical machine at home. Is this the same?

No, Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture works from the inside out and increases blood circulation unlike anything else. While the home use stimulators can be helpful, they are not nearly as effective as acupuncture.

What about facial exercises?

Facial exercises work really well with Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture to help tone and lift the skin. If you don’t know any exercises yet we can help you.

What about botox?

Botox is an injection that temporarily paralyzes muscles so that you are unable to tense them therefore reducing wrinkles. While it is effective, many agree that it is unnatural to introduce such chemicals into the body. It may sometimes look unusual because you are unable to make certain natural facial expressions. It is also worth considering that over time, the body becomes used to Botox and steadily requires more treatments.

Do I have to change my makeup?

No. Our goal is to make it so you don’t have to wear as much make up because you will naturally look so radiant!

I currently use a skin product and that guarantees I’ll look 10 years younger…

Skin creams generally work from the outside in whereas acupuncture works from the inside out. If you what to look your best – you have to feel your best. The products may help but acupuncture is more effective as it also balances your overall health.

My forehead lines are really bothering me. Can you fix it?

In the first session we will determine what facial area(s) you would like to focus on. If something really bothers you please tell us and we can focus treatment on that area. Often people become fixated on a certain wrinkle or line but it may not be as noticeable as you think and sometimes it may even be best to work on other areas as well.

I used to be a sun-worshipper. Can Facial Rejuvenation help?

Yes, Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture can help reduce and reverse years of sun damage.

I’m a smoker, will that affect my skin?

Smoking is one of the most damaging things a person can do for their complexion. The sooner you stop the better.

I have really sensitive skin, is that a problem?

Usually people have sensitive skin because of imbalances in the body and because the skin is too thin. Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture will help balance the body and thicken the skin.

When I catch a glimpse of myself I look angry, can you help?

Yes, usually that is a sign that there is a lot of tension in the face. Just as the muscles in the body can hold tension so can the muscles of the face. Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture can greatly relieve facial tension and make you look more relaxed and calm.

People are always asking me if I am tired. Can you help?

Yes. Sometimes people look tired even when they are not due to bags under the eyes, drooping eyelids and a greyish skin tone. Jeff uses a technique that actually lifts the skin. This will help you look refreshed and energetic.

Am I vain for considering this treatment? 

Absolutely not. When you feel good about the way you look you feel more confident. This is what Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture is all about – looking on the outside what you feel on the inside.

What makes Jeff Chand a Facial Rejuvenation specialist?

Jeff has been practicing for over 14 years and has done numerous treatments during this time. He has received specialized Facial Rejuvenation training and keeps up to date with all the latest courses, techniques and training. He has developed his own unique needling technique that is gentle, quick and relaxing. While other less experienced practitioners take over 2 hours to do one session, Jeff is able to do a session in 45 minutes to 1 ½ hours, thereby making it more comfortable for you. Through extensive experience he can tell you what results to expect, how long it will take, and which techniques and procedures will be most effective for your particular skin type.

* If you are unsure if Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture is right for you please feel free to book a complimentary consultation. Jeff can assess your skin and answer any questions you may have. Please call 250-384-1700 or email coastalintegratedmedicine@gmail.com