Merulli Acupuncture & Wellness

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Facial Rejuvenation/Cosmetic Acupuncture

60 Minute Treatment

While any acupuncture treatment will make you look and feel better, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture specifically focuses on improving your appearance while simultaneously treating the underlying factors contributing to the aging process.

This specialized acupuncture protocol promotes collagen production and reduction of wrinkles and stress signs in the face.  Used as early as the Sung Dynasty (960AD-1270AD), Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a natural method of reducing the signs of the aging process and renewing your body from within.  More than just a cosmetic procedure, the rejuvenation process helps your whole body look and feel better.

Each session includes evaluation, treatment, plus soothing massage of face. For optimum results, treatments are administrated twice weekly for a course of 12 treatments followed by a maintenance schedule customized to you.


How does it work?

Your body is comprised of a network of bioelectric circuits called meridians. Specific points along the meridians are chosen to balance the movement of current in your body.

Thin needles are gently inserted into the face, ears, and neck to promote collagen production. Additional points are placed in hands, feet, and legs to promote total body rejuvenation and healing from within.

What is the course of treatment?

The initial course of treatment is 12 sessions administered twice per week followed by monthly or quarterly maintenance visits.  Most people report they look glowy and feel better after the first session.  The effects become most noticeable and lasting around the seventh session.  Everyone responds differently depending on their constitution and lifestyle.  After the initial course of treatment, maintenance sessions prolong the results for 5-10 years.

Recommendations for at home care such as self-massage, exercise and a healthy diet are tailored to the individual.

Does it really work?

A 1996 report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated with Facial Acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment. Acupuncture has been treating and preventing illnesses for thousands of years. The efficacy of acupuncture is due to its direct effect on balancing the body’s bioelectric system.

Why should I choose Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture over cosmetic surgery?

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a holistic way to look and feel better if you aren’t interested in surgery. It costs far less than cosmetic surgery and is safe and effective. No extended recovery time is needed and it provides a natural way to refresh your appearance while enhancing your overall health and wellbeing.

Can I have Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture if I have had cosmetic surgery, botox or injectable fillers?


Acupuncture helps to speed healing and stimulates your natural collagen production and cell metabolism.  We will work together to optimize your results and other procedures.

Botox: I recommend waiting a week after botox before acupuncture on the face.

Cosmetic Fillers: The cosmetic-type injectable fillers take about 7-10 days to integrate into your skin’s structure.

Cosmetic Surgery: If you are having a surgical procedure, I recommend “regular-non-cosmetic” acupuncture treatment before your surgery and also after to increase your body’s healing mechanisms.  Acupuncture before surgery will boost your immunity, and acupuncture post surgery will help speed your recovery and reduce swelling.

What can be achieved by treatment?

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture may eliminate as many as 5-15 years from the face. The cumulative stress, tension and emotions held in the face and body are released, allowing your authentic self to emerge.

  • Improve firmness of your neck & face
  • Eliminate facial puffiness
  • Reduce bags around the eyes
  • Eliminate fine lines and diminish the appearance of deeper wrinkles
  • Improve your metabolism
  • Increase collagen production and cell renewal
  • Balance hormones and reduce acne
  • Improve facial color and circulation
  • Minimize double chins
  • Reduce stress in the face
  • Bring out your natural glow
  • Slow the aging process from within
  • Better sleep and energy


Post Treatment Care

After treatment, please keep yourself protected from wind, cold. Patients are also encouraged to rest, drink plenty of water and eat moderately.

Revitalize your body, mind and spirit…