Facial Acupuncture for Charm and Elegance (FACE).
Kim Yong-Suk – Prof. M.D. et all.
Facial Acupuncture for Charm and Elegance (FACE) is one of the newly developed Korean acupuncture treatment for facial rejuvenation. It can efficiently regulate, promote the movement of qi and blood and stimulate the facial muscles and related meridian systems. And it can lift the facial muscles, remove wrinkles and balance the face shape. It may focus on a distinct facial area, such as the neck, cheek and jowls, or forehead.
Firstly, acupuncture needles are inserted on sternocleidomastoid muscle, subcutaneously on auricularis muscle and the margin of temporalis muscle. After that, we insert the needles on the insertion and origin regions of frontalis muscle, lateral pterygoid muscle, masseter muscle and platysma muscle.
Depending to winckle, we would treat the other muscles.
In order to investigate whether FACE can change the facial skin temperature, we measured one middle-aged women's facial skin temperature before, immediately after and 10 min after treatment using DITI.
The results show that FACE increases the facial skin temperature.
In order to know how FACE works, we recruited 19 patients. We used DM-3, a kind of facial skin photographing system, to measure the size and numbers of wrinkle.
The size and number of wrinkle on the upper and lower eyelid were significantly decreased after FACE.
Adverse events after FACE were mild bruising, bleeding, pain, tiredness, headache, and others.
The average degree of adverse events was between mild and moderate, that was not recognized and needed extra treatment.