What is Cosmetic Acupuncture and What Are the Benefits?
Cosmetic Acupuncture has traditionally been used to help with pain and stress relief, but more people are now discovering its wrinkle reducing benefits as well. Many prefer it to more drastic treatments, like Botox.
General health benefits include, but are not limited to: reduction in hot flashes, and increased energy and clarity, reduced insomnia, improved digestion, reduced sinus problems and headaches. Cosmetic acupuncture is a non-surgical, 25 minute procedure, that. Includes using specialized acupuncture needles (thinner than a human hair) to stimulate collegen growth and move blood within the face. Treatments are painless and described as deeply relaxing.
San Diego Cosmetic acupuncture uses needles along wrinkles, lines, and age spots to naturally utilize the bodies healing process and bring fresh and natural bodily rejuvenating mechanisms to the areas stimulated.
After your first treatment, you should notice a glow to your face. (Described as a freshly showered look) While most cosmetic acupuncture can cost $75-$150 per treatment, we work to keep our costs low so that you can enjoy great results over a series of treatments.
Most Cosmetic Acupuncture typically costs between $75-$150 per treatment. Results are typically seen after 5-10 treatments and patients are seen one at a time. At San Diego Cosmetic Acupuncture we use a community clinic style model. Patients are treated in a salon style setting (much like getting a haircut) and multiple patients are seen every hour. This keeps the pricing at an affordable cost for you and cuts down on lengthy intakes.
Treatments are painless and described as deeply relaxing. We Use: Japanese needles which are thinner than regular acupuncture needles and even thinner than a human hair!
All our Acupuncturists are California Board-Certified from a 4 year Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Masters Program. Each Acupuncturist has comprehensive training in Cosmetic Acupuncture and continues an active roll in learning and teaching Chinese Medicine in San Diego, California.
Josh Nerenberg graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Biology. It was his interest in mind/body medicine that drew him into acupuncture and the renown Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Josh Nerenberg currently holds an MSTOM (Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine) and is a California Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist. He has worked at,Rady Children’s Hospital, Senior Clinic of San Diego, and the Pacific College community clinic.
Sarah Vogel, L.Ac. MSTOM- received her Master’s of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTOM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. Her clinical experience included integrative medical settings at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) free clinic in Pacific Beach, The YWCA Women’s Shelter of downtown San Diego, City Heights Wellness Center, and onsite clinical training at the college. Sarah loves helping people achieve optimal health and wellbeing. Her focuses are on, but not limited to facial rejuvenation, sports medicine and injury rehabilitation, women’s health, and emotional disorders.
Kimberly Stephenson, L.Ac. MSTOM received her Master’s of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTOM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. 20 years ago she received an Acupuncture treatment that changed her life forever. Since that day she has found joy in the pursuit of learning everything there is to know about Chinese Medicine. She feels honored and privileged on a daily basis to have the chance to assist in dramatically changing people’s lives. Whether it be reducing laugh lines, watching age spots disappear, or easing arthritic pain, she practices to whole heartedly help people on their path to beauty, health, and wellness.
Acupuncture, the Natural Facelift
Cosmetic acupuncture is a good alternative for women who don’t want the side effects associated with a surgical facelift Cosmetic acupuncture treatments have been clinically shown to erase fine lines, reduce of deeper lines, lessen sagginess, lifting droopy eyelids, and a clear or reduce age spots. And, as an added bonus there is an overall rejuvenation that is not confined to your face. When the needles are applied to the body and face, production of collagen and elastin is stimulated, and skin is “plumped up.” Other points are also used on the rest of the body to help aid in digestion, lose weight, and cause an overall anti-aging affect on the entire body.
WHY SPEND $10,000’S ON THESE UNNATURAL PROCEDURES?
A San Diego facelift, which require general anesthesia and two to four weeks of recovery time, average somewhere between $10,000 and $20,000 including anesthesia and facility fees, according to the Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery. Because it’s surgery with a general anesthesia, the procedure can take several hours and include at least one night in the hospital.
Botox injections in San Diego, which are made of botulinum toxin, temporarily remove wrinkles and lines on the face, can cost between $300 and $1,000 depending on how many areas of the face are injected, and are made to be repeated every six months, according to the Ethical Cosmetic Surgery Association. Finding a qualified doctor to administer Botox is key, as improperly done injections can result in temporary eyelid drooping and weakness in the facial muscles.
A Restylane treatment in San Diego, another temporary fix sold as a facial filler made of an acid that’s naturally occurring in the body, works to smooth wrinkles in the nose and mouth area and can cost between $500 and several thousand dollars per treatment, depending on the size of the area to be covered, according to the Ethical Cosmetic Surgery Association. Results last about six months in most people. Side effects can include bruising, redness and itching, and patients with allergies may not be good candidates for Restylane.