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Facial Acupuncture

Do you want to look younger and more revitalized? Why not try the Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture protocols?

Facial acupuncture dives into the underlying causes of skin aging. Stress, diet, lifestyle, smoking and sun damage contribute to skin aging, while Chinese Medicine teaches us that the state of your internal health is reflected by your skin. Although it is our largest organ and our protection from the outside world, our skin is very much affected by our internal health.

Thanks to its safety, efficacy, and holistic mechanisms of action, a growing number of patients are choosing facial acupuncture in Glenview IL.

What does Acupuncture on Your Face Do?

Western surgical procedures, injectable treatments, laser resurfacing and other “non-invasive” procedures do not address why your skin is aging. They are also more expensive than facial acupuncture and are more likely to have dangerous side effects.

At Life Balance Clinic in Glenview, we use the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System. With only superficial needles, this “acu-facial” treatment brings Qi (energy) and blood flow into your face. Acu-facial rejuvenation is able to enhance production of collagen and elastin through harmonizing your energy flow and organ function.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) does not leave any stone unturned. Your acu-facial treatment will most likely involve diet and lifestyle advice, as well as skincare. Even the actual facial acupuncture process can extend to other parts of your body, as organ function affects how well-nourished your skin is, and if toxins are cleared away.

Facial acupuncture points are not always directly over wrinkles or sagging. They can correspond to traditional points over the meridian lines, which nourish and balance specific organs and tissues, or lie over certain facial muscles that affect your appearance.

Facial Acupuncture Benefits

Cosmetic acupuncture is an effective treatment, with clinical studies showing improvements in skin moisture content, wrinkles, elasticity, and laxity (sagging, or poor integrity). Some of the reported benefits of cosmetic acupuncture are:

  • Significant improvement in the fine lines of the face, and a reduced appearance of deeper wrinkles.
  • Moisturized, softer skin and a more even skin tone due to increased circulation of blood and lymph in the face.
  • Improved muscle tone and firmer jawline, as well as reduction in jowls.
  • Reduction in facial puffiness, through relief of water retention.
  • As your digestion, endocrine system and stress response affect your skin integrity, facial acupuncture will target these areas if necessary. For this reason, patients report improvement in insomnia, hot flashes, depression, mild anxiety, and digestive symptoms.

Is Facial Acupuncture Safe?

Yes, as a minimally invasive treatment, you can expect very few to no adverse effects. There may be a small amount of pain when the needles are inserted, but this does not last after they are removed. Unlike Botox, your facial muscles won’t freeze up, and there is no risk of toxicity.

How Often Should You Have the Procedure?

Cosmetic facial acupuncture typically requires an intensive initial course, with less frequent maintenance sessions afterwards. Depending on wrinkle severity, a course of 10-15 sessions may take 10-15 weeks, or be compressed into twice-weekly appointments.

Because of the natural skin turnover rate and its exposure to the outside world, maintenance sessions may take place every 6-9 months. However, some patients describe this treatment as longer-lasting than conventional methods such as Botox or fillers. This is likely because some benefits, such as improved collagen production and cellular health, accumulate over time.

Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture in Life Balance Clinic

Dr. Dekhtyar, DACM at Life Balance Clinic is your best bet if you’re here after a search for “facial acupuncture near me”. With his many years of experience in treating the body’s subtle energy system, the meridian lines used in acupuncture, he has chosen the most effective methods of improving overall tissue and organ health. For skin aging, his top choice is Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture.

Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture may be right for you if you want a more youthful appearance, but don’t want to lose your unique beauty. Be yourself - everyone else is taken!

For more information on Acu-Facial treatment, call us at 847-724-1777.


What our patients say

"I would like to share my positive experience of cosmetic acupuncture with Dr. Vadim Dekhtyar at Life Balance Clinic. I was looking for more natural solutions for my skin because options like Botox or plastic surgery are not for me. I don’t like th..."

Sofia Kendall