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By Pat Whitney in Health Care Today

When Kathleen Pace. 60, looked at the options for facial rejuvenation, she knew two things: She didn’t want her body cut and she didn’t want any poisons injected into her. She wanted a more natural approach.

That left the door wide open to facial rejuvenation acupuncture. An acupuncture facelift is a painless non-surgical method of reducing the signs of aging that is based on the principles of Oriental medicine. It can erase as many as 5 to 15 years from the face, according to certified acupuncturist Victoria Mogilner.

At her Scottsdale clinic. East Meets West, Mogilner’s approach to wellness and aging addressed the whole body by treating underlying health factors that contribute to the aging process and is ultimately reflected in the face. 90- minute treatments. thin needles neck~ hands, trunk and legs. Facial masks made of Chinese herbs draw out toxins. She also incorporates facial massage and acupressure.

Results range from eliminating fine lines and diminishing wrinkles to firming jowls and reducing baggy eyes. Droopy eyelids can be lifted and double chins minimized.

Pace saw immediate results. “Although there are still some lines,'” she said, “my skin is soft and tightened. My face has been pulled up and I look refreshed.” Mogilner charges about $125 per treatment for facial acupuncture, depending on ability to pay.