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Let’s face it, we’ve all looked in the mirror at some point
and poked or prodded at our face and visualized what we would look like
without a wrinkle here or perk up a sagging muscle there. Certainly, we
could see our doctor for injections, filler, or surgery but these are
costly and can be invasive. What if there was an alternative, more natural
way to treat those imperfections? Enter Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture!
Here to give you the quick facts about Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
is Megan Clowers, OMD. Dr. Clowers is a licensed acupuncturist and trained
in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture techniques.
What is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a natural treatment that can help minimize
fine lines and wrinkles, decrease the appearance and severity of skin
discolorations, help manage acne prone skin and improve overall muscle
tone of the face. This is accomplished through increasing blood flow to
the face as well as stimulating muscles and collagen production.
Who can benefit for Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?
That’s a great question! People of all ages can benefit from Facial
Rejuvenation Acupuncture. I’ve seen the treatment help teenagers
that are suffering from acne to the woman or man that is trying to take
a few years off their face. The cool thing about Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
is patients often see changes in more than just their face. Many people
find that after Facial Rejuvenation treatments they feel more balanced,
relaxed, less stressed and more confident.
What should a person expect when they come in for a Facial Rejuvenation
When a patient comes in for Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture treatment they
can expect a number of things. First, I recommend they come in without
make-up so I can get a good look at the natural tone and color of their
skin. Second, I will record a detailed history that includes general health,
diet, exercise, and overall lifestyle choices. From there I will discuss
with the patient what changes they would like to see in their face and
proceed with treatment.
Treatment involves inserting small needles into areas on the face as well
as supplemental points on the body. Most patients feel minimal discomfort
which, compared to more invasive procedures, is a clear advantage of this
treatment. Typically, all needles are left in place for 20-30 minutes
to allow them time to stimulate the face as well as other points that
are placed along various points of the body. After 20 or so minutes the
needles are removed and I discuss follow up treatments as well as suggest
at home care or dietary recommendations that will enhance what has been
done in the office.
On average, how many treatments do you recommend in order to see the best
result and how long do the effects last?
On average I recommend a minimum of five treatments but the best results
come after 10-12 visits. I also advise people to schedule them on a weekly
basis. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture works best when the appointments
are spaced fairly close together given that it is a stimulus based treatment.
Maintenance sessions are usually every 3-4 months and average two to five
Where should a person call if they are interested in scheduling an appointment
with you for Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?
Patients can find me at
Saint Mary’s Center for Family and Integrative Medicine located in south Reno. We are currently offering packages that include
free essential oils to compliment the treatments. For more information
or to schedule please call (775) 829-2277.
As a Reno native and lover of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Megan Clowers,
OMD is passionate about bringing Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbology,
Asian bodywork and nutrition to those searching for alternative therapies
and healing throughout northern Nevada. She received her Master’s
in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental
Medicine in 2014 and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics
from the University of Nevada in 2009. Clowers’ work focuses on
the collaboration between Chinese medicine and Western biomedicine which
she practices at Saint Mary’s Center for Family and Integrated Medicine
in south Reno.
Dr. Clowers is accepting new patients, if you have any specific questions
or would like to learn more about acupuncture, cupping therapy and other
Eastern medicine services in northern Nevada, contact Saint Mary’s
Center for Family and Integrated Medicine at 775.829-2277.