What is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture(FRA)?
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a totally natural,
non-surgical facial that more people are turning to
as a viable and highly acclaimed alternative to
invasive injections, fillers and chemical treatments.
It involves placing tiny, painless acupuncture needles
into various points on the face.
FRA has been used in Asia for hundreds of years
to enhance beauty and preserve a youthful
appearance. It aims to reduce fine lines, improve
muscle tone and treat underlying imbalances that contribute to the aging process.
A 1996 study published in the International Journal of Acupuncture revealed that, of 300 patients surveyed, 90 percent said they saw a lessening of lines, clearer skin tone and subtle tightening after facial acupuncture treatments.
What Causes Aging and How Does FRA Work?
According to Chinese medicine, health and beauty are determined by a “free” flow of blood, Qi (energy) and lymph through a series of pathways or channels around the body including the face. If Qi, blood and lymph circulate freely, there is more oxygen and nutrients to nourish the skin and less buildup of toxins and cellular waste, which can cause inflammation, blemishes and skin infections. As we age, Qi is unable to flow upward to “lift” the face and blood fails to nourish the deeper facial tissue. This eventually leads to poor muscle tone, sagging skin and wrinkles.
During a FRA treatment tiny needles—as fine as a strand of hair—are inserted into specific points that spread Qi and blood out via channels to fill the face. This encourages the upward flow of energy to “lift” the face and increases blood flow to the skin and underlying muscles. Regulating the flow of Qi and blood also prevents congestion and accumulation of toxins, which lead to puffiness, blemishes and skin infections.
A Safe and Effective Alternative to Botox or Surgery
Although celebrities swear by Botox to smooth out their wrinkles, did you know that Botox is made from the one of the deadliest poisons known to man? Botox is a derivative of botulinum toxin, a lethal poison, which paralyses muscles that create wrinkles.
FRA has become more popular in recent years, because people are seeking a safer alternative to the more invasive procedures such as Botox injection or face lift surgery.
While FRA does not claim to replace surgery or work as quickly as Botox, it is an excellent alternative for a number of reasons:
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