Eat a light meal/snack about 1-2 hours prior to your appointment. It’s best not to come in too full or too hungry.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine and strenuous activity at least 6 hours before your appointment .
Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing.
If you are coming for Cosmetic Acupuncture or Microneedling, please come with a clean face and no make-up.
Bring any questions or concerns you’d like to discuss.
Drink plenty of water.
Avoid strenuous exercise and alcohol for at least 12-24 hours.
Allow your body time to rest and relax. Acupuncture regulates your nervous system and you may feel tired as your body is finally able to enjoy time in the parasympathetic (or relaxation) state.
Feel free to call or email with any post-treatment questions that come up.
We will discuss your concerns and how acupuncture can help. I will then ask you many questions, some related specifically to your complaint and others seemingly unrelated. After we discuss everything I will feel your wrist pulses, look at your tongue (please don't brush it), and palpate your abdomen, all of which can give me a better idea of your overall health. Your acupuncture treatment is next. You may feel certain sensations such as a dull ache, a tingling feeling, fullness, and relaxation. Nothing should be uncomfortable or hurt. After treatment you may feel calm, energized, relaxed, or possibly sleepy. That’s all normal! We can discuss any questions you have and schedule your follow-up treatment.
Everybody is different. It depends how long you’ve had your current condition as well as how you respond to treatments. Acupuncture works cumulatively and the best results are achieved by having more frequent visits in the beginning. As we see results, we can lengthen the time between appointments. There are three stages to wellness. The first goal is to alleviate your immediate symptoms and concerns. Next, we will work on the deeper underlying causes. Finally, we will have you come in every now and then to keep you feeling your best. And if you are coming in for cosmetic acupuncture, a series of 10-12 treatments is highly recommended to begin with and see the best results.
Microneedling helps to naturally stimulate collagen and elastin production for younger, healthier looking skin. It creates tiny pinpricks in your skin which your body perceives as a "microtrauma" and then goes to work producing more collagen-rich tissue. It can also help to diminish scarring, tighten and rejuvenate the skin, clear up acne, and reduce wrinkles. It is also very effective for hair loss. For best results, it is recommended to get micro-needling once a month for at least 3-4 sessions.
Microneedling will leave your skin sensitive and susceptible to the elements for 24-36 hours after your treatment so it's important to be prepared.
Please come to the office with a clean face, no makeup.
Your face may be red 8-12 hours after treatment.
Avoid exercise and sun exposure for 24 hours after your treatment.
Don't use facial soap the day of your treatment.
You can get back to your normal facial routine the day after, but best to wait a few days before applying any oil-based products as they will decrease serum absorption.
Cosmetic Acupuncture helps to naturally make your skin look younger, smoother, and all around healthier. And it does it by not only treating your face directly, but also includes body acupuncture to treat the underlying concerns that may be contributing to any skin issues in the first place. Not only will your skin look better, you'll feel better.
It helps to soften fine lines and wrinkles, relax facial muscles, improve skin tone and discoloration, reduce scars, increase collagen production.
It is most effective when done 1-2 times per week for a minimum of 10-12 treatments.
Please come to your treatment with a clean face, no makeup.
Great! I'd be happy to answer any questions. Please feel free to give me a call, send me a text, or email.
Yes, but please wait 4 weeks after you had the the Botox or fillers to do microneedling or facial acupuncture.