New York, NY (PRWEB) March 24, 2006
Instead of using chemicals or surgery to erase age lines or eliminate wrinkles, the Chinese practice of acupuncture (facial rejuvenation) offers many benefits to patients who want to revitalize the look and feel of their skin. It builds collagen, tones muscles, improves circulation, and moistens skin with no risk of skin pigmentation, scars, infections, rashes, or toxic build-up of chemicals.
The results are truly dazzling, and these days it is becoming a treatment of choice for many, largely because it offers a non-surgical alternative for those trying to renew the look of their youth.
However, like any trend, patients should take the time to assure the technique is being delivered safely and effectively. Kristin Misik, a licensed NYC-based acupuncturist, reminds patients that when considering a facial rejuvenation, to pay attention to the following:
Safety: Is this procedure safe for you? Facial rejuvenation is not for everybody. In fact, it is not recommended for patients with pacemakers, pituitary disorders, high blood pressure, anemia, migraines, diabetes, pregnancy or for patients with scaring/skin thickening from a surgical face lift or dermabrasion. Before you begin, make sure the procedure is safe for you.
Costs: Are the costs reasonable? Initial consultation and treatment for facial rejuvenation is, on average $120, with the average treatment costing about $100 per treatment. Because some practitioners are hiking up the price to compete with chemical treatments, the asking price can be as high as $450 per treatment. Before proceeding, consumers should be educated about the current market price and the practitioner’s cost.
Payment Plans: Because this art is predicated on follow-up treatments, consumers should make sure the practitioner offers a package deal which is reasonable for these services. If it is not offered, make sure to ask for it. It is within reason of good customer service.
Timing: Patients should not have treatment for facial rejuvenation more than twice per week, safely. Any more than twice per week can lead to symptoms like headaches, dizziness, insomnia, nervousness.
Experience: Is the practitioner credentialed? How do you know? Are their credentials current and available for you to see? What is their stated area of expertise? All licensed acupuncturists should be credentialed by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).