Cosmetic Acupuncture/Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (aka "cosmetic acupuncture") is fast becoming recognized as a wonderful alternative to more invasive and potentially hazardous cosmetic treatments available nowadays. These natural, safe treatments can improve a variety of imbalances that manifest in the complexion and face/neck including puffiness, sagging, scars, dullness, wrinkles, acne and various signs of aging.
Much like body acupuncture, cosmetic acupuncture addresses the imbalances of an individual. We believe that optimal health is not limited to how you feel, but also in how you appear. With improved blood and Qi (pronounced "chee")/energy circulation, many cosmetic complaints can be greatly improved, allowing for a graceful aging experience.
What to Expect
Your acupuncturist will familiarize herself with your health history before your initial appointment, upon completion of the required online forms. At your first session, you will discuss your history and health/cosmetic goals with your practitioner and she will propose a treatment plan for you. You will get a shortened facial acupuncture treatment during this first visit.
The best protocol for facial rejuvenation acupuncture is generally comprised of 12 consistent weekly visits for full benefit, followed by monthly or bi-monthly maintenance visits.
You will also receive body acupuncture during these sessions, so please wear loose, comfortable clothing that can easily be adjusted to expose the lower legs and arms (where needles are often applied). General body acupuncture will enhance the overall flow of Qi and blood throughout the body to assist in addressing the root cause of many cosmetic concerns.
The treatment involves the use of sterile, ultra-thin needles applied to the indicated areas of the face and neck. As well, several body acupuncture points will be gently stimulated. Depending on your individual needs, a variety of other services may be included in your treatment at no additional cost, including:
*Red light/near-infrared therapy
*Far-infrared/mineral heat therapy
*Gentle facial cupping
*Gentle facial gua sha (jade or rose quartz)
*Facial rolling (amethyst or rose quartz)
Microneedling (aka collagen induction therapy) is an AMAZING restorative technique that may be added to your initial session. We highly recommend this treatment to just about everyone seeking cosmetic improvements. The AcuLift Derma Roller device is required for this service (a one-time additional cost will be added to your treatment) and you will be instructed on how to use your dermaroller at home for continued benefit. The AcuLift Derma Roller is the only device of its kind approved by the American Acupuncture Council (AAC) and meets the highest standards for our purposes.
The function of microneedling is to create tiny punctures (micro-traumas) in the skin's surface to stimulate cellular activity, which enhances collagen and elastin production, as well as promoting cell turnover and healthy circulation of Qi and blood. This can result in the reversal of many signs of aging, as well as preventing future cosmetic concerns so that you may enjoy a natural, vibrant look at any age.
Roxanne earned her Master's Degree in Acupuncture from The New England School of Acupuncture (NESA)/Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) in Worcester, MA at the top of her class. She is fully licensed to practice acupuncture through the Board of Medicine in Massachusetts and is a Diplomate of Acupuncture certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is certified in Traditional Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation, Facial Cupping, Facial Gua Sha, Microneedle Derma Rolling and Advanced Techniques in Facial Acupuncture, . She was trained by one of the foremost authorities in the field, Michelle Gellis, L.Ac.
In addition, Roxanne graduated from the Capilo Institute in Augusta, Maine as a skin-care specialist and is licensed through the Board of Cosmetology in Massachusetts as an Aesthetician. She also holds several degrees in the field of Mental Health and Counseling Psychology.
Roxanne's acupuncture experience includes:
Laurel Wellness, Watertown, MA
Acupuncture Connections, Framingham, MA
UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA
Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veteran's Hospital, Bedford, MA
The New England School of Acupuncture Student Clinic, Newton, MA
The New England School of Acupuncture/MCPHS Student Clinic, Worcester, MA
Consult Only (~30 minutes) - $50.00
Initial Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture Intake/Session (~75 minutes) - $150.00
Initial Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture Intake/Session w/Aculift Derma Roller (~90 minutes) - $205.00
Follow-Up Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture Session (~60 minutes) - $120.00
12-visit package (not including initial visit) - $1,300.00
*We recommend a full protocol for best results with cosmetic acupuncture treatments. You may purchase the recommended package of 12 visits for a discount up-front. Packages must be used within 1 year of purchase date.
**Insurance does NOT cover cosmetic acupuncture services.