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What is an Acupuncture Facelift? How successful is acupuncture facelift?
A 1996 study published in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture showed that of 300 people who received facial acupuncture, 90% saw marked results after one course of treatment, which is 2 sessions a week for 5 weeks. An Acupuncture Facelift provides the most natural and safe way to rejuvenate the face and neck. Not only does it involve minimal risk compared to surgery or Botox injections, but also very little trauma to the face and body.


An Acupuncture Facelift is virtually painless and relaxing procedure that utilizes ultra-fine needles to target wrinkles, sagging skin, droopy eyelids, smile and frown lines, and also the tightening of chin muscles and jaw lines. Moreover, Dr. Mike’s unique method also focuses on improving the patient’s health while increasing their relaxation making each and everyone of his facelift sessions an invigorating and energizing experience for the body, mind, and soul. Relaxation obviously decreases frowning. It decreases scowling. It decreases squinting, and those are all line producing activities that people do better without.


Upon beginning the session, patients will be asked to wash their face with warm water. Afterwards, Dr. Mike will take a photograph of the face, which will then be transferred into a special computer program which will magnify the wrinkles and fine facial lines. After his initial analysis, Dr. Mike will then explain the patient’s customized treatment plan and answer all the remaining questions.

What if I have a phobia of needles?

Dr. Mike uses hair thin needles that come straight from the best manufacturers in the United States. His method of acupuncture is virtually painless, and according to most of his patients, it feels like nothing is there. The most sensitive patients describe the feeling of the needles as that of a mosquito bite.
“If my wife can take these needles, everybody else can take them, too!” -Dr. Mike

What if I’ve already had Botox injections?

The majority of patients who have had previous Botox injections say that due to the facial muscle paralysis involved, they lost control of their facial expressions. However, Acupuncture Facelift will increase the energy & and blood flow circulation to all of the facial muscles, which will help the patients regain control of their facial expressions, without the injection of toxic chemicals into the body.

How many treatments will I need & How often will I need them ?

The number of treatments that the patient’s customized plan will entail dependes on their age, state of health, and the depth of the targeted lines or wrinkles. The majority of our treatment plans are completed with at least 10 treatments, results optimized at 2 treatments a week. We also offer emergency treatments for special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, or any other important event that would prompt the patient to need immediate assistance and results. The cost of the treatments depends upon Dr. Mike’s initial evaluation of the patient’s special case. Most cases, however, end up costing $1000 for the first 10 visits and an extra $100 for every additional visit needed.

Cost comparison between different methods:

Surgical face-lift

Cost: $6,000 to $12,000.
Timing: Three to five hours.
What happens? Under a general anesthetic the muscles around the face or neck are tightened and loose or sagging skin is removed.

Acupuncture face-lift

Cost: $100 to $150 a session.
Timing: 45 minutes a session. Needs at least 10 treatments over five-week period.
What happens? Non-surgical treatment using ultra-fine needles on the face & scalp to stretch facial skin and massage to tone, plump and lift the skin, to reduce signs of aging.

Botox injections

Cost: $200 to $400 per area treated.
Timing: Treatment takes 10 to 15 minutes.
What happens? Injections of nerve toxin temporarily smooth frown lines and wrinkles by paralyzing facial muscles.