Gua Sha Facial NYC
The Gua Sha (Gwa Shh-Ah) facial is a very unique treatment and isn’t like a traditional facial.
It’s the star of the show in my Restore Vitality™ Gua Sha Facial.
What is a Gua Sha facial?
Based on an eastern medicine technique, called Gua Sha (skin scraping), I use an agate crystal stone to smooth out wrinkles, lift and contour your cheekbones, brow bone and neck. It’s a non surgical facelift that also detoxifies making it great for acne sufferers.
I often use gua sha with patients who see me for pain. Instead of the stone, I use a different tool to scrape the skin. Doing this, breaks capillaries which kicks in the bodies own healing response. The red stippling, it leaves behind, lasts for anywhere from 3-7 days.
In facial gua sha, capillaries aren't broken and there are no red marks left behind because the tool I use doesn’t have any sharp edges and feels really comforting.
How does facial gua sha work?
The human body is more than just skin, muscle, blood vessels, nerves and bone. There is an entire network of connective tissue, called fascia, holding all of that together. Its like a web that connects everything and when that web gets a knot in it or gets glommed up in an area, in the mirror that shows up as a wrinkle, smile lines, deep lines between the brows and a wrinkly chest. When that webbing starts to lose collagen, it shows up as sagging. When there is too much fluid build up under the eyes because your lymphatic fluid isn’t draining, it shows up as puffiness and acne.
The massage movements done with the stone aren’t random, it takes a trained acupuncturist to know the correct strokes to smooth out the glommed up fascia under the skin and flushes out toxins to heal acne. When done correctly, the results are astonishing!
Agate crystal balances Yin & Yang
What can I expect from a Gua Sha Facial?
I’ve called this treatment The Restore Vitality Gua Sha Facial, because that is exactly what it does. It brings not just your skin, but your face back to life. It truly rejuvenates, lifts, lightens and brightens all without harsh lasers and toxic chemicals.
Who should get a gua sha facial?
Anyone that wants to look younger without fillers. Anyone with sun spots, wrinkles or acne that needs healing.
Celebrities and television personalities that always have to be on camera would find this incredibly beneficial. It’s the best way to rejuvenate and still look like yourself without a frozen face full of fillers.
How long do the results last?
Everyone is different. Depending on your age, the more mature in age you are, the more treatments you will need. Once a week treatments for 10 weeks is ideal for someone over 40 but someone in their 20’s can do less.
I’m over 40 and it’s my favorite rejuvenating treatment out of everything I’ve ever done in my medi-spa days. I’m well aware of skin tightening with laser, I used to get it done all the time. I like this much better both as a client and as a practitioner. There’s no harm or side effects from getting it done and it treats more than just skin. It treats the underlying tissue under the skin.
Not surprisingly, many people feel like their face is less stressed and their jaw feels less tight. Gua Sha works to soften muscle and fascia. Neither of which are treated by any laser or chemical peel.
How long of an appointment should I book?
If you are interested in rejuvenation, it's best to schedule 90 minutes or if you want to add microcurrent, 2 hours.
If you have acne, please schedule 75 mins and note there are no extractions.
If you have any more questions about The Restore Vitality Gua Sha Facial, contact me here.
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