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Facial Revitalization

Facial revitalization is a relatively painless, non-surgical method of reducing the signs of the aging process, sometimes referred to as a ‘Natural Face-Lift’
How Does it Work

Through the insertion of extremely fine, sterile needles, energy is accessed with the intent of improving the flow of Qi and blood to the faceresulting in revitalization of these areas. Similarly, a warming, nourishing herb, moxa, is also used to further enhance these effects.


In consultation with the acupuncturist, the client decides which areas of the face they particularly wish to work on. This may be facial lines or blemishes etc. After which, needles are then inserted and left in for up to 20 minutes with the whole procedure lasting between 30-45 minutes. It is then recommended that up to 15 weekly treatments are carried out to allow the process to be as fully effective as possible.


In 1996 the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated with Facial Acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment. The effects included: improvement of elasticity of facial muscles, leveling of wrinkles, a rosier complexion and overall rejuvenation not just confined to the face.
What are the Benefits

Improved muscle tone and dermal contraction
Helps to eliminate and
 reduce bags beneath the eyes
Decreased tendency
 towards sagging
Helps to eliminate
 puffiness by improving metabolism
 of fine lines
Diminishing effect
upon larger wrinkles
Moisturisation of the skin
 by increasing local circulation
Improved facial colour

Reduced st
ress evident in the face
Helps to lift dropping eyelids
Reduces or
 eliminates double chins

Why choose Facial Revitalization Acupuncture over other alternatives

Facial revitalization is an excellent and more cost effective choice to surgery. It is safe, virtually painless and has few side effects or risks of disfigurement. It also carries no risk of drooping eyes and mouth associated with facial paralysis through the use of other treatments. However, there may be some slight temporary local bruising or spotting of blood, but this can also be taken as a sign that the process is working and will soon pass.

five element acupuncture aims to restore whatever is presented, no matter how big or small...
Andrew G. Ogleby
BSc (Hons) Lic Ac. PGDip. Kampo