At HeartLight Wellness we want you to Look Your Best and Feel Your Best! We focus on you as part of our own family, treating you in a warm, private and caring environment. We are committed to providing you with the very best in proven, drug-free facial rejuvenation and cosmetic acupuncture combined with the deep healing experience of Therapeutic Relaxation, and Hypnotherapy.
HeartLight Wellness FacialPlus™ Acupuncture Rejuvenation - HeartLight's acupuncture rejuvenation is a natural way to improve your skin and is almost half the cost of Botox!
WHAT IS COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE? - Cosmetic acupuncture creates healthy skin, without dangerous drugs, by stimulating the production of elastin and collagen fibers, improves circulation,
and tones muscles unlike expensive Botox which literally paralyzes facial muscles with an extremely toxic protein called Botulinum toxin.
Cosmetic acupuncture uses ultra-thin needles that are placed into vital areas of the face and neck which contributes to a more youthful and healthy-looking appearance by minimizing wrinkles or acne scarring by promoting nutrient-rich blood flow that stimulates cell re-growth, strengthens facial muscles, tones the skin and encourages collagen growth.
THE BENEFITS OF COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE AND FACIAL REJUVENATION
- Affordable and Drug Free (Compared to Botox)
- Releases endorphins creating a deep feeling of well-being
- Improves facial color, leaving glowing and radiant skin
- Improves muscle tone, firmness and elasticity of the skin
- Brightens the eyes and helps lift drooping eyelids
- Stimulates collagen production, the skin's essential structural protein
- Moisturizes the skin by increasing circulation of blood and lymph to the face
- Eliminates fine wrinkles and soften deeper wrinkles
- Helps lift
sagging and drooping areas
- Fills out sunken areas
- Improves hormonal balance to reduce acne
- Tightens pores-Improves appearance of scarring
- Slows ageing appearance
- Reduces stress evident on the face
Acupuncture has been used throughout Asia for centuries as a means to enhance beauty and preserve a youthful look. For Westerners, this has recently become a recognized method for skin restoration and facial rejuvenation—a practice now known as cosmetic acupuncture.
Cosmetic acupuncture also goes far beyond aesthetic repair by releasing energy and endorphins that create a peaceful sense of relaxation and well-being. Cosmetic acupuncture
treatment uses super-fine needles to target underlying health issues that may
be contributing to a premature aging facial appearance.
COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE TREATS PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH
WHO ARE THE BEST CANDIDATES FOR COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE? - The best candidates for cosmetic acupuncture are people who are looking for a natural, alternative way to reduce the signs of aging and improve their inner vitality for a more relaxed, healthy appearance to their face.
WHAT DOES THE TREATMENT FEEL LIKE? - Typically, cosmetic acupuncture
treatment involves the insertion of very fine needles on the face and head, and
some on other parts of the body such as the arms, hands, lower legs, and feet.
The duration of acupuncture treatment tends to be rather relaxing.
insertion of the hair-thin needle, the needling site may feel a dull aching,
warm tingling sensations, or even electrical impulses that traverse up and down
the body—all of which are normal signs that the acupoints are activated—and these should subside fairly quickly.
For intensive facial rejuvenation treatment, some people may experience a sensation of tightness or pulling while the needles are in, although nothing painful. Performed correctly, you will completely relax during acupuncture treatment, and forget that the needles are there.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? - A cosmetic acupuncture session takes approximately 60 minutes.
WHAT ARE ANTICIPATED RESULTS? - The results from cosmetic acupuncture are gradual and subtle; they include reduction of fine lines and softening of deep wrinkles, firming of the jawline, a reduction in the size of under-eye bags, puffiness, and drooping, enhanced skin tone, and an improvement in energy levels and overall well-being.
RECOMMENDED COURSE FOR OPTIMAL RESULTS? - Most people will see a tighter, more lifted appearance with each cosmetic acupuncture session; however, results are progressive. For optimal results, the recommended course of treatment is 12 to 24 treatments (completed weekly), followed by maintenance treatments every 4 to 6 weeks.
WHO SHOULD GIVE ME THIS TREATMENT? - Only a Board Certified acupuncturist accredited by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture (NCCAOM) should give you cosmetic acupuncture treatment.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? - Costs vary, starting at $195 to $395 per session. However, fees are usually less for treatment plans of 12 to 24 treatments. By comparison, Botox starts at $325 to $650 per treatment in Santa Fe.
COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE VS. SURGICAL FACELIFT- Is cosmetic acupuncture equivalent to a surgical facelift? The answer is an unequivocal no. Nor is it intended to replace a facelift. However, the efficacy of this very traditional practice is on par with very modern treatments when it comes to facial rejuvenation just ask timeless beauties Madonna, Cher, Gwyneth Paltrow, Diane Lane, and Susan Sarandon.
Click on this link and the pictures below for an article written by
Frances Childs titled, Cosmetic' acupuncture is the newest weapon in the
anti-aging war, but can it really give you a facelift? Or does it just
leave you with pins and needles?
AUTHOR FRANCIS CHILDS
THE TREATMENT PROCESS
During the standard 90-minute treatment, Dr. Dougherty combines cosmetic acupuncture, aromatherapy, organic facial treatments, and derma rollers, and her partner Dr. John Brady follows the acupuncture and deepens the therapy with therapeutic relaxation to maximize your results.
Treating the whole body along with local areas on the face produce glowing effects inside and out. These treatments are recommended to be completed in a series of 12 consecutive weekly* treatments for the most lasting results.
- Single sessions are available for short-term results reducing the signs of aging.
- Six sessions are recommended for patients seeking moderate improvement,
followed by maintenance treatments every 4 to 6 weeks.
- Twelve sessions are recommended for those seeking longer-lasting, deeper rejuvenation, followed by maintenance treatments every 4 to 6 weeks.
- Twenty-four sessions are most desirable for those seeking continuous long-term skin conditioning and the best revitalization results,
followed by maintenance treatments every 4 to 6 weeks.
Dr. Irene Dougherty & Dr. John Brady
EXPERIENCE SANTA FE'S PREMIER HEALING PRACTICE
HeartLight Wellness is Santa Fe's only practice offering the healing benefits of both Balance Method Acupuncture for immediate pain relief, Five Element Acupuncture, Therapeutic Relaxation for long-term healing, and NAET Allergy Elimination Techniques.
Dr. Irene Dougherty, Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM), holds the unique distinction of being New Mexico's only Balance Method Gold Level Acupuncturist and holds a Master’s Degree in Five-Element Acupuncture from the prestigious Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Laurel, Maryland.
Brady holds a Ph.D. in applied psychology, and is a Certified Medical/Dental Hypnotherapist (C.Ht) by the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association and accredited practitioner of therapeutic relaxation in
Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico.
Both Drs. Dougherty and Brady have over twenty years' experience, and decades of post-graduate education and academic and professional certificates.
We offer a free 15-minute phone consultation for those considering any of HeartLight's healing therapies. We will answer your questions and walk you through a typical treatment. Simple as that.