Unique, Innovative, Elegant, Effective, Safe
Traditional Chinese medicine has always used acupuncture for facial rejuvenation, even in ancient times, but mostly for royalty and the ruling classes. Contemporary facial acupuncture in the US is done with tiny acupuncture needles on the face and head — it is a successful treatment although it can be quite uncomfortable and tedious with upwards of 50 or more needles per session.
Innovative and Gentle
Peri uses a highly specialized non-needle technique, using the principles and theory of acupuncture but with micro-current and colored light. It is very effective and also very comfortable and relaxing. Micro-current is very gentle low levels of electrical current, with subclinical doses (eg. without the sensation by the patient), which is applied to acupuncture points of the face and neck to improve circulation and re-educate the facial muscles and skin.
This technique can tone the jaw line; firm the cheeks, open the eye area, smooth wrinkles, and improve overall health and appearance of the skin, visible results after just one treatment. Working with acupuncture channel theory and the musculature of the face, the muscles of the face are re-educated and the tone, texture, appearance of the skin is revitalized. As micro-circulation improves, cells and tissues return to a more vital state.
What is more, the treatment has a whole body effect — since all the Yang channels begin or end in the head, the health of the whole body is also affected, and patients report that other improvements in sleep, resilience to stress, digestion, etc accompany this treatment.
Improvements are typically sustainable after 10-20 treatments (the sessions vary depending upon an individual's skin condition, desired results, and history of exposure to sun, smoking, alcohol, age), with periodic maintenance treatments. Wonderful results whether you are in your 20's or 70's!
The general technique has been around since the 1960's, where it was pioneered as a treatment for facial paralysis due to Bell's Palsy. Patients treated for Bell's saw such improvements in the affected, treated side of their face, the treated side actually appeared healthier, and they sought treatment for the unaffected side as well. It has had lots of refinements over the years, and the treatment I use is very elegant, relaxing, and effective, and includes the use of colored light. Color adds another energetic dimension to the treatment and is very beneficial to the skin and healing — Western surgeons and dermatologists use routinely use colored light to enhance wound healing and anti-bacterial qualities.
Safe and Preventative
You'll see remarkable results in your appearance and health without the risk, expense, pain and side effects of surgery, fillers, injections, or harsh peels. Peri is among the very few trained professional acupuncturists who practice this wonderful technique in New England. This technique is suitable for both women and men, of all ages — and it is a wonderful preventative regimen to protect and preserve the appearance in younger adults.