Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture & Massage (FRA)

Beautiful young woman applying organic cosmetics to her skinFacial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (FRA) is a holistic program for natural facial rejuvenation, blending concepts from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and modern biomedicine.  Traditional acupoints tap into the body’s meridians and harness deeper healing energies, which nourish facial skin and musculature.  Innovative facial techniques stimulate collagen, plump up wrinkles, improve discolorations and naturally produce healthier skin and muscle tone.  Each treatment includes 10 minutes of Facial Massage, Aromatherapy and Facial Cupping with certified pure therapeutic grade (CPTG) essential oils and hydrosols.

What distinguishes the FRA method?

FRA is a trademarked protocol, by creator Virginia Doran, through her decades of international experience in massage, aromatherapy, acupuncture and herbal medicine.  She has the honor of being the first Westerner to teach acupuncture in Japan.  Her method is a structured program involving twelve FRA sessions, typically performed once or twice a week.

FRA patients benefit from advanced techniques of facial rejuvenation, involving certain points and bodywork techniques which stimulate the scalp and lift the face, and target wrinkles and blemishes.  Specialized techniquesholistic meridian-based acupuncture and the plan to continue for twelve sessions to see results through are distinctive elements of the FRA method.

What to expect


Results are individually based and depend on many factors such as actual needling performed, lifestyle and genetics.  Typically, skin texture looks visibly improved by the fifth visit.  Facial improvements begin holding by the seventh treatment.  The complete FRA course is twelve treatments.  Results have been described as taking 5-15 years off a person’s face, and may last 2-5 years.  Individual results may vary.  

FRA stimulates local and holistic healing factors.  It is important to establish healthy circulation through the neck and up to the face.  With every session, specialized techniques plump fine lines, gradually diminish large wrinkles, improve complexion, naturally lift jowls, and firm the neck.

Your results are best supported with healthy diet, exercise and relaxation practices.  It is advisable to relax pre- and post-session to maximize your results, healing and cellular regeneration.  Please refrain from caffeine and have a make-up free face and loosened hair.  It is important to be aware that bleeding or bruising can occur on the face, though it is typically minor and part of a normal healing response.  Make-up coverage can be used for that week.  Before receiving acupuncture, please read INFORMED CONSENT.

In the photo gallery of unknown FRA patients below, you will notice how the whole affect of the face changes.  This illustrates the holistic effects of improved wellbeing and hormonal balance, that acupuncture can provide.  Natural facial rejuvenation is a growing trend and there are many exciting and effective methods.  Additional fine examples are found at hamptonsacupuncture.com.  We continually age and treatments can be accessed anytime.


FRA may not be for everyone.  The focus of acupuncture is primarily the face and neck.  Because of the bringing up of energy to the head, FRA is contraindicated for people with high blood pressure or migraines.  Additional medical contraindications are:  serious health conditions such as cancer, AIDS, hepatitis, coronary disease; problems with bleeding or bruising, or blood thinning medication; migraines, high blood pressure, pituitary tumors, diabetes, seizures and epilepsy, dizziness, tinnitus, severe asthma, lymphoedema, former cosmetic surgery, pregnancy, flus & colds, acute allergic reactions, acute herpes outbreaks, sunburns.

Photo gallery of unknown FRA patients





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