Cosmetic Acupuncture

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Get glowing, younger-looking skin without invasive procedures, unnatural chemicals, or time-consuming beauty routines…

Do you ever look in the mirror, and think, “I wish I looked like I used to…”? 

Do you notice a difference now in your skin?

Do you feel more self-conscious than you used to?

Would you like to decrease the appearance of “wrinkles”, “fine lines”, and “crow’s feet” in a completely natural way?

 

See a difference and turn back the clock with Facial Rejuvenation & Cosmetic Acupuncture.

 

Your skin is different now than what you had in your twenties.

And you find yourself typing “best anti-aging creams” into Google far too frequently…

 

Basically, you’ve only got one face – and you want it to still look good in five, ten, even twenty years from now!

 

That said, you also don’t want to do anything drastic to your skin.

You just want to feel the way you once used to – when you’d walk into a room or pose for a photo with confidence, without giving the lighting (or your wrinkles!) a second thought.

 

You’d like to wake up each morning, glance at the mirror, pat your glowing cheeks, and think to yourself, “Looking good today!”

 

And to get all that, you’d love a treatment that would make you feel – as well as look – amazing and on top of the world.

 

A treatment where you could walk out of the office feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and as if you’ve really done something GREAT for yourself.

 

“I visited Robert for acupuncture services for overall health, well-being, and to better move the energy within my body. Robert was knowledgable, explained details well, was patient, and truly a teacher and healer at heart. I experienced massive benefits to every part of my body and positive experiences with addressing specific health goals. Robert is sensitive to the needs of his clients and is informed of multiple ways to create healing resolutions! I would highly recommend Robert to every person that I know!” — Aiecela, Facebook review

 

Call (410) 645-1474 to book an appointment

So you can naturally refresh your look

 

Does this sound like you?

  • You’d love to feel fantastic in your own skin again, and be happier to snap selfies with your loved ones
  • You often hear others get compliments on their youthful looks, and wish you could receive more of those
  • You want to take better care of yourself, and set yourself up for having a brighter, healthier complexion

 

Hi, I’m Robert Prokop, a licensed acupuncturist with a Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

I have 4 years of acupuncture under my belt, and currently work as an acupuncture therapist at Baltimore’s Complete Wellness Clinic and at my private practice, Wind Gate Wellness. I also work in the Spa at Columbia Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland and am the office manger at The Well Community Acupuncture.

My Younger, Glowing Skin Packages are designed to take you from feeling so-so about your looks to enjoying the benefits of a radiant complexion, smoother skin, and an ongoing, youthful glow.

Plus, because of the holistic health benefits of acupuncture, you’ll finish your sessions feeling more relaxed, calm, and energized, in addition to looking great!

 

“Robert Prokop is an amazing acupuncturist and you will love what he has to offer you. He’s very kind, patient, and takes his time explaining what is going on. You’ll love him! Wind Gate Wellness is the best.” — Google review

 

Call (410) 645-1474 to book an appointment

So you can look AND feel better

 

Benefits of cosmetic acupuncture include:

  • A glowing, healthier complexion
  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin that looks tighter and less “crepey”
  • Improved acne, skin redness, and/or spider veins
  • A lightening of age spots and/or scars

Moreover, because acupuncture treats underlying imbalances and gets energy circulating freely throughout your entire body, you may notice improvements to your overall mood and health too!

 

All packages include:

Holistic Health Assessment

Our sessions begin with a 10-15 minute discussion about your general health and lifestyle, as well as what to address facially and any specific concerns you might have.

This enables me to get a sense of any underlying issues we may need to work on to see the improvements you want, and allows me to design a totally customized treatment plan for you.

Individualized Acupuncture Treatment

Specialized types of needles are placed in three specific areas for around 30 minutes:

  • At regular acupuncture points across the body (e.g. arms, legs…) to promote overall health and stress reduction
  • Around your face to gently lift the muscles, improve skin tone, increase circulation, and give your skin a youthful glow
  • Into frown lines and wrinkles to naturally stimulate collagen production, oxygen flow, nourishing micro-circulation, and the skin’s own healing mechanisms

Follow Up Facial Massage

You’ll then receive a luxurious facial massage, with organic facial oils, to leave you extra relaxed. This includes:

  • Facial cupping (which, unlike regular cupping, leaves no marks…) to relax face muscles and stimulate collagen production further
  • Gua sha, where 2 jade tools are used to gently massage and smooth out wrinkles

Optional Bonus:

You can also choose to add on an infrared, Joovv light treatment, to help eliminate wrinkles and dark spots, as well as to enhance the skin’s natural glow.

You’ll get to experience the benefits of a wellness therapy that the World Health Organization recommends to treat health issues such as stress, neck pain, headaches, and sleep difficulties…

AND you’ll be using a 2000+-year-old, all-natural facial treatment to give your skin the tender loving care it’s been calling out for!

 

Investment:

Intro Younger, Glowing Skin Package: $382.50

3 x acupuncture facial rejuvenation sessions at a 15% discount

Standard Younger, Glowing Skin Package: $720

6 x acupuncture facial rejuvenation sessions at a 20% discount

Full Younger, Glowing Skin Package: $1012.50

9 x acupuncture facial rejuvenation sessions (the base recommended number for a full initial treatment course) at a 25% discount

One-time sessions: $150 per session

Optional, add-on infrared Joovv light treatment: $25 per treatment

 

Let’s Get Started:

Are you interested in seeing how acupuncture can help you feel more relaxed and healthy, and make your skin appear younger?

Excellent! Here’s how to get started:

Step 1: Give Wind Gate Wellness a call at (724) 494-5051 to book an appointment.

Step 2: We’ll discuss package options and schedule your first session on the phone.

*Individual sessions may be paid for at the time of visit, packages must be purchased either online or over the phone prior to the first treatment*

 

“Dedicated to your whole well being. I couldn’t ask for a better approach to my health care. Give Wind Gate Wellness a call and start feeling great again. I did.” — Ray, Facebook review

 

Call (410) 645-1474 to book an appointment

So you can give your skin the TLC it deserves

 

FAQs

Does it hurt?
Very rarely. The needles are hair-thin and silicone-coated, so they go in extra smoothly. Once they’re in, most people find the treatment extremely relaxing (some people even take a nap!)
Are there any side effects?
Very occasionally, patients may experience light bleeding or bruising, but arnica gel is used to prepare the face before treatment, to mitigate the likelihood of this.

But generally – unlike treatments such as botox (which can leave parts of your face looking “frozen”!) – the majority of the side effects of cosmetic acupuncture are beneficial: sleeping better, feeling less stressed, improved digestion, pain relief, a sense of overall well-being…

How EXACTLY can putting needles in my face make me look younger?
When acupuncture needles are inserted into the skin of your face, this creates what is known as a beneficial “microtrauma”.

It’s like what happens to your muscles when they get tiny tears in them during exercise: oxygen flow and collagen production in the area are naturally stimulated, which leads to a better skin tone, diminished fine lines and wrinkles, and a youthful glow.

Plus, because acupuncture treatment also helps you sleep better and addresses other health issues such inflammation, diet or stress, it can help resolve additional, underlying problems that may be having a negative effect on your skin and complexion.

Is there anyone this isn’t right for?
Cosmetic Acupuncture isn’t recommended for people with pituitary disorders, uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart disorders, individuals with pacemakers, bleeding or bruising disorders, epilepsy, or for those who currently suffer from chronic migraine headaches. Cosmetic Acupuncture should not be performed during an allergic reaction.

Acupuncture facial rejuvenation also shouldn’t be done within one year of a face lift. People with fillers or botox can be seen, but the acupuncture will cause the effects of those treatments to go away, so it’s recommended to wait 4-6 months after a treatment like that before trying cosmetic acupuncture. Additionally, if you’ve had any kind of chemical peel, at least a one week’s wait is recommended before booking a session with me.

We can discuss any relevant medical concerns during your initial phone call!

How long has this treatment been around for?
Acupuncture is one of the oldest types of medicine and has been practiced for over 2,500 years, after originating in China. It has grown in popularity in the US since the 1970s, is now practiced in all 50 states, and has been tried by 14+ million Americans.

In the Sung Dynasty (960 AD-1270AD) in China, cosmetic acupuncture was used on the Empress and on the Emperor’s concubines – and clearly people have found it beneficial, because we’re still using it as a natural, non-invasive beauty treatment today!

How does this compare to treatments like botox or microneedles?
Botox treatments – which can cost between $300-$500 per area injected and need regular maintenance – carry a risk of toxicity and unwanted side effects (such as suspiciously frozen-looking face areas!) Rather than injecting a toxin into your skin to “freeze” it, acupuncture is non-invasive, 100% natural, and functions by getting your skin working, healthy and energized again, as opposed to immobilizing it.

Microneedling penetrates less deeply into the skin than acupuncture, barely reaching the dermis (where the collagen and elastin are found). Acupuncture needles, on the other hand, treat down into the base layer of the dermis, where your skin regenerates first, giving you more noticeable, longer-lasting effects from the treatment. Unlike microneedling, acupuncture also doesn’t dry out your skin or increase your sensitivity to the sun.

Laser skin resurfacing uses lasers to remove the outer layers of skin, which promotes the growth of newer, healthier skin. However, it may take months to see results, and there can be up to 3 weeks healing time. There’s also a risk of changes in skin pigmentation or blistering.

Further, none of these treatments takes a holistic approach to improving the individual’s overall health, and the treatments are not necessarily in themselves relaxing, rejuvenating experiences, unlike acupuncture.

How many sessions are recommended?
For best results, patients should plan on doing 9-12 sessions one week apart, and then tapering off to appointments once every 1-2 months.

After your initial 9-12 treatment sessions and with regular upkeep, the youthful effects on your skin should last up to 5 years!

 

Save when you buy a package!

Intro Younger, Glowing Skin Package: $382.50

3 x acupuncture facial rejuvenation sessions at a 15% discount

Standard Younger, Glowing Skin Package: $720

6 x acupuncture facial rejuvenation sessions at a 20% discount

Full Younger, Glowing Skin Package: $1012.50

9 x acupuncture facial rejuvenation sessions (the base recommended number for a full initial treatment course) at a 25% discount

One-time sessions: $150 per session

Optional, add-on infrared Joovv light treatment: $25 per treatment

 

More questions? Give Wind Gate Wellness a call at (410) 645-1474.

 

“Bobby is an amazing acupuncturist. Professional, knowledgeable, a great listener, and funny too. I recommend him wholeheartedly.” — Imani, Google review

 

Call (410) 645-1474 to book an appointment

So you can look great and feel healthier…