Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (FRA) is the newest and latest modality that Dr. Colette Harman, N.D., has now added to her naturopathic medical practice. FRA is a painless, nonsurgical method for reducing the signs of the aging process. Though FRA can sometimes be referred to as an Acupuncture Facelift, it is much more than a cosmetic procedure. It is a rejuvenation and revitalization process designed to help the whole body look and feel younger. FRA may erase as many as five to fifteen years from the face, with results apparent in as little as seven treatments. Fine lines may be entirely eliminated and deeper wrinkles diminished. Bags under the eyes can be reduced, jowls firmed, puffiness eliminated, droopy eyelids lifted and double chins minimized. Other likely results include: moisturizing of the skin with increased local circulation of blood to the face, increased collagen production, firmer skin and muscle tone, tightening of enlarged pores, brightening of the eyes, improved hormonal balance to help acne, reduction of stress evident in the face - bringing out the innate beauty and radiance of an individual. The whole person is treated and evaluated therefore the technique is truly holistic.

Generally, a course of treatment consists of 12 sessions, each session is about two hours long with treatments being done 1-2 times per week. Each person responds differently, depending on his or her condition and lifestyle prior to and during the treatment series.

Following the initial course of treatment, monthly maintenance sessions can prolong the results for five to ten years. It is often recommended to supplement the Facial Rejuvenation program with herbal and nutritional supplements, homeopathy and a healthy diet. While not a replacement for surgery, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is an excellent alternative. As well, it is safer than botox injections, and facial fillers, it is far less costly than cosmetic surgery and it is virtually painless, has no side effects or risk of disfigurement when performed properly. Most people find the treatment quite relaxing with minimal discomfort.

Unlike surgery, that may have an extended recovery period with swelling and discoloration, there is no need to hide after Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture. While FRA cannot reshape one's nose or chin, it is a more subtle rejuvenation that takes years off one's face safely and naturally, most importantly while improving overall health. The treatment is well tolerated by the vast majority of people however there are definite contraindications to having FRA which include pituitary tumours and disorders, heart disease, diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure (even if treated with medications), for individuals who have a problem with excessive bleeding or bruising, or who currently suffer from migraine headaches. Additionally, those with cancer, AIDS or acute hepatitis cannot have FRA. As well, FRA should not be administered during pregnancy, or during a bout of a cold, flu, acute allergy, or if experiencing an acute herpes outbreak. For more information, please check my teacher, Virginia Doran's website.