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Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture: The alternative face lift!

medical-spa-webLet’s face it, we’ve all looked in the mirror at some point and poked or prodded at our face and visualized what we would look like without a wrinkle here or perk up a sagging muscle there.  Certainly, we could see our doctor for injections, filler, or surgery but these are costly and can be invasive. What if there was an alternative, more natural way to treat those imperfections?  Enter Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture!

Here to give you the quick facts about Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is Megan Clowers, OMD. Dr. Clowers is a licensed acupuncturist and trained in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture techniques.

What is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a natural treatment that can help minimize fine lines and wrinkles, decrease the appearance and severity of skin discolorations, help manage acne prone skin and improve overall muscle tone of the face.  This is accomplished through increasing blood flow to the face as well as stimulating muscles and collagen production.

Who can benefit for Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?

That’s a great question! People of all ages can benefit from Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture. I’ve seen the treatment help teenagers that are suffering from acne to the woman or man that is trying to take a few years off their face. The cool thing about Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is patients often see changes in more than just their face. Many people find that after Facial Rejuvenation treatments they feel more balanced, relaxed, less stressed and more confident.

What should a person expect when they come in for a Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture treatment?

When a patient comes in for Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture treatment they can expect a number of things. First, I recommend they come in without make-up so I can get a good look at the natural tone and color of their skin. Second, I will record a detailed history that includes general health, diet, exercise, and overall lifestyle choices. From there I will discuss with the patient what changes they would like to see in their face and proceed with treatment.

Treatment involves inserting small needles into areas on the face as well as supplemental points on the body.  Most patients feel minimal discomfort which, compared to more invasive procedures, is a clear advantage of this treatment.  Typically, all needles are left in place for 20-30 minutes to allow them time to stimulate the face as well as other points that are placed along various points of the body. After 20 or so minutes the needles are removed and I discuss follow up treatments as well as suggest at home care or dietary recommendations that will enhance what has been done in the office.

On average, how many treatments do you recommend in order to see the best result and how long do the effects last?

On average I recommend a minimum of five treatments but the best results come after 10-12 visits. I also advise people to schedule them on a weekly basis. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture works best when the appointments are spaced fairly close together given that it is a stimulus based treatment.  Maintenance sessions are usually every 3-4 months and average two to five treatments.

Where should a person call if they are interested in scheduling an appointment with you for Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?

Patients can find me at Saint Mary’s Center for Family and Integrative Medicine located in south Reno.  We are currently offering packages that include free essential oils to compliment the treatments.  For more information or to schedule please call (775) 829-2277.

This post is sponsored by Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center


megan-clowersAs a Reno native and lover of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Megan Clowers, OMD is passionate about bringing Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbology, Asian bodywork and nutrition to those searching for alternative therapies and healing throughout northern Nevada. She received her Master’s in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2014 and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics from the University of Nevada in 2009. Clowers’ work focuses on the collaboration between Chinese medicine and Western biomedicine which she practices at Saint Mary’s Center for Family and Integrated Medicine in south Reno.

Dr. Clowers is accepting new patients, if you have any specific questions or would like to learn more about acupuncture, cupping therapy and other Eastern medicine services in northern Nevada, contact Saint Mary’s Center for Family and Integrated Medicine at 775.829-2277.

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