Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center welcomes patients for Cosmetic Acupuncture in these towns and surrounding areas: Shelton, Bridgeport, Trumbull, Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Monroe, Fairfield, Milford, and Orange. If you’d like to learn more, contact Stratford Acupuncture & Nutritional Wellness Center to schedule an appointment. You can book your visit by phone or online.
At Stratford Acupuncture, you will receive multiple modalities to achieve your desired outcome.
For each signature cosmetic acupuncture treatment, you will receive facial cupping, Gua Sha treatment, microcurrent therapy, and facial acupuncture, and you will finish your session with a Low-Level LED Light Therapy treatment.
You can also expect to have better collagen stimulation, a brightened skin tone, reduced jaw tension, and a softer appearance overall, on top of health benefits like reduced anxiety and tension.
Facial cupping is a traditional treatment that remains favored worldwide because of its safe, comfortable, and remarkably effective results.
People in Asia, Russia, and Europe have been utilizing facial cupping techniques for rejuvenation and maintenance for years. Small glass cups with suction are used during facial cupping, which helps to lift the skin and other facial tissue.
Lifting the facial tissue activates lymphatic drainage to aid in eliminating toxins, cellular waste, and excess fluid in the face and neck. Rigid muscle tissue in the face and neck is easily massaged with facial cupping.
What are the benefits of facial cupping?
● Increased blood circulation to the head and neck.● Increased circulation and absorption of nutrients to the skin.● Improved absorption of facial products.● Drainage of stagnant fluids.● Reduced puffiness and edema.● Reduced appearance and prevention of facial lines and wrinkles.● Strengthen skin and connective tissues.● Stimulate cells responsible for collagen production.● Brighten skin.● Minimize the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles.● Tone the chin, jawline, neck, and décolletage.● Decrease puffiness.● Degulate oil production.● Improve nutrient delivery and product absorption.
What can I expect from my facial cupping session?
Your facial cupping session starts with a thin application of coconut oil or Pentaxyl Anti-aging Skincare cream. After a light face and neck massage, your facial cupping treatment begins. It is best to arrive for your treatment with long hair tied back and a clean face free of makeup and lotions. A typical facial cupping treatment lasts anywhere from 20-30 minutes. Please drink an ample amount of water before and after each treatment to help your treatment last longer.
Lines and wrinkles will plump, and any scar tissue will soften. The drainage of stagnant fluids from reservoir areas will reduce edema and chronic puffiness. The muscles of the face benefit greatly from the reduction of tension and tightness, releasing expression lines and loosening tight muscle tissue. Facial cupping can provide significant therapeutic results for symptoms related to sinus infections, inflammation, edema, and patients suffering from TMJ disorders.
How many treatments are recommended for optimal results?
As with any therapeutic treatment, results can vary from person to person. The recommended initial course of treatment with facial cupping consists of between 6 and 12 sessions, depending on age and skin condition. The results are cumulative, especially if treatments are performed 1-2 times per week. We recommend monthly follow-up sessions to maintain the original results.
Is facial cupping the same as body cupping?
Yes and no. Although they’re based on the same principle of restoration, facial and body cupping are executed differently.
Facial cups are typically smaller and softer. They’re used to gently pull the skin away from deeper layers of fascia. This increases blood flow to the area and rejuvenates the skin without leaving cup marks behind.
Body cupping, on the other hand, is primarily used to alleviate aches and pains. Cup marks are almost always left behind, but they do serve a diagnostic purpose; the size, shape, and color are said to reflect the amount of “stagnation” or cellular waste buildup. These marks fade as your lymphatic system processes the waste.
Will it leave bruises?
Facial cupping, unlike body cupping, doesn’t leave bruises. In facial cupping therapy, the cups are constantly moving- cups will only leave bruises if left in one spot for too long.
Are there any other side effects or risks?
Although facial cupping is generally considered safe, minor side effects are possible. They typically occur during or immediately after the treatment. Temporary side effects of facial cupping include:● Nausea.● Dizziness.● Lightheadedness.● Cold sweats.
If you have broken skin or active breakouts or rashes on your skin, you may not be able to receive facial cupping.
MicroneedlingMicroneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that’s used to treat skin concerns via collagen production. Also known as collagen induction therapy, this treatment may help those looking to reduce the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks.
Nano NeedlingNano-needling stimulates collagen production in the skin by infusing active ingredients through microscopic channels and allows up to 97% product absorption! This treatment combats similar concerns as microneedling, such as reducing the appearance of fine lines, acne, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and other skin blemishes using your body’s own natural repair response. You do not require numbing cream with this treatment as the needles used won’t penetrate the skin deeply, and it is pain-free.
What are the benefits of microneedling?
Microneedling may help address many skin-related complaints, including:● Wrinkles.● Scarring.● Acne.● Alopecia.● Skin pigmentation issues.● Stretch marks.● Rosacea.● Loose skin, such as after weight loss or liposuction.
It may also help rejuvenate the skin.
How does microneedling work?
Microneedling increases the production of collagen and other healing factors by causing trauma to the skin. Collagen is an essential protein that helps keep the skin looking youthful, with a firm, smooth, and stretchy texture. Aging causes the decline of collagen in the skin, contributing to wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Skin can also lose collagen due to injuries, such as acne scarring, stretch marks, or other scars. It is important to realize that microneedling is not a quick fix, as it involves the growth of new skin. It can take several months for a person to see the full results of the procedure.
What are the benefits of nano-needling?
● Increased smoothness and hydration.● Increased nutrient absorption from products.● Firmer-looking skin.● Improved texture and tone.
What are the differences between microneedling and nano-needling?
Both nano-needling & micro-needling address the same skincare concerns, and they both use a needling pen to create micro-channels in the skin. The main difference between the two is the depth that the needles are able to penetrate into the skin.
Nano-needling only punctures the first layer of the skin (epidermis), while micro-needling penetrates into the deep dermis. If you are concerned about fine lines & wrinkles, swelling, dark pigmentation, or sagging skin, then nano-needling is for you.
If your skincare concerns include deep wrinkles, hypo-pigmentation, stretch marks, or deep acne scars, then microneedling would be the treatment for that. Creating these micro-channels in the skin increases product absorption by 97% and encourages your body to rejuvenate itself.
Pronounced gwa sha, it’s a facial treatment that involves scraping a flat jade or rose quartz stone over the skin in upward strokes to relax stiff muscles and promote tissue drainage. But unlike a traditional Gua Sha massage, it won’t leave bruise-like marks on your face as it’s done with a much lighter hand.
This technique is designed to relieve tension in the muscles of the face, boost blood circulation, and encourage lymphatic drainage to banish bloat. It helps break up fascia, the connective tissue that hugs muscles but can sometimes interfere with optimal circulation.
What are the benefits of Gua Sha?
It moves lymphatic fluids and breaks down tension in muscles. That means improved blood flow and less puffiness.
Our patients have also experienced noticeable results utilizing facial Gua Sha in conjunction with facial acupuncture and their daily skincare regime: preventing and treating the signs of premature aging— taking away the appearance of wrinkles, dark eye circles and puffiness, and sagging and dull-looking skin.
The increase in circulation is said to up hydration for a youthful glow, and it also helps the skin to naturally purge blemish-causing dirt and oils.
Cosmetic acupuncture is a natural, non-invasive, non-surgical way to lift and sculpt your face using techniques that have been used for hundreds of years with much success.
As we mature in age, the most noticeable changes we see affect our skin, collagen, muscles, and the fat around our face, which can make us look much older than we really are. This is a natural part of aging; however, stress and trauma also have a substantial effect on how quickly aging can occur, especially in the face.
When we get older, circulation diminishes, digestion diminishes, and our hormones diminish. Of course, stress and pain also add to aging in the face. Facial expressions, like grief and anxiety, or other habitual patterns of expression, like smiling, also causes age lines in our face.
How does cosmetic acupuncture work?
Using specific needle placements in both the origin point and insertion points in the muscles of the face, cosmetic acupuncture helps to take the tension out of the muscle which decreases the lines in the face. It also helps to stimulate collagen production which will fill in fine lines and make the face look young.
Cosmetic acupuncture can stimulate or relax the muscles of the face depending on your needs and concerns. Rather than temporarily paralyzing muscles with neurotoxins, which over a long period of time can cause atrophy and sagging, cosmetic acupuncture allows you to age more gracefully and naturally.
What are the benefits of cosmetic acupunture?
Besides the visible benefits of cosmetic acupuncture, like softening deeper wrinkles and eliminating small fine lines, improving muscle tone, and correcting and healing skin problems- there are multiple internal benefits too! Cosmetic acupuncture can improve your muscle integrity, helps thicken the thinning/atrophied muscle tissue, and improves your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Skin● Stimulates collagen and elastin.● Carries nutrients to cells.● Reduces dark spots.● Increases blood flow to the skin.
Muscles● Restoration of symmetry.● Releases muscle tension.● Enhances muscle tone.● Reduces wrinkles. Overall Health● Deep relaxation.● Regulates hormones.● Improves digestion.● Enhances immunity.
How long will the results last?
Results from one cosmetic acupuncture treatment can last up to 10 days.