I am SO excited to introduce you guys to my friend Paula Carson of Paula Carson Holistic Skin Care. Paula recently came to the US from Ireland, where she had over 20 years of experience working in the health and skincare field. She will be providing her AMAZING services in our wellness center in Stamford starting next week, and I strongly encourage you to book an appt with her before her schedule is booked solid.
Paula and I are teaming up to change the skin care game. We all want to look younger, healthier and more vibrant, right? But at what cost? There are many cosmetic treatments available today, but many come with unpleasant side effects and can look totally unnatural, and most often then results are temporary. Paula and I both believe that our skin is a reflection of our health, and that true change comes from within.
Paula’s facial treatments are different than anything I’ve ever experienced. I’ve had nice facials before and have experimented with many different skincare routines but never felt like I really had it figured out until I began working with Paula. She uses only the finest quality, all natural products by Dr. Haushcka, and she customizes each treatment and skincare regimen recommendations to each clients needs. She has a very holistic approach to skincare and coaches her clients on all aspects of wellness. Her goal is to help you rebalance your skin so that it can look great without tons of products. Her signature treatment includes a foot bath, full body massage, facial and masks and it is seriously AMAZING. Visit www.paulacarsonholisticskincare.com to learn more or call her at 203-434-2716.
Working with Paula inspired me to complete certification in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture and I am so excited to start offering these services as well. Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (FRA) is so effective that some people call it the acu-face lift, and it's been in the news a ton lately, thanks to popularity in the celebrity circles. For lasting results a 12 session pack is recommended, ideally in combination with Paula's facial treatments. This can also be done as a single treatment before an event or just to treat yourself. Here's a quick Q&A on how it works:
Q: What exactly is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture and How does it work?
A: FRA is a non-surgical way to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, promote collagen production and blood circulation to the face and relax or engage facial muscles to improve muscle tone and dermal contraction. Treatments start with a full health consultation and acupuncture points on the arms and legs to target any underlying issues like digestion, hormonal imbalances and stress. Once the body points are in, a series of TINY needles are placed at specific points on the head and neck to target specific issues like jowls, eye bags and wrinkles while also nourishing the skin by promoting fresh oxygenated blood circulation and reducing inflammation. Treatments are completed with a facial and scalp lymph drainage massage. You will leave relaxed and glowing!
Q: Will I see results after one treatment?
A: Yes, most people notice a difference after 1 treatment, with results lasting a few days. Skin may appear brighter, more toned and less puffy. Fine lines and wrinkles may be reduced. For lasting results, it usually takes a series of 10-12 visits, 1-2x a week (treatments are generally 90 mins). Over the course of these treatments we will also see changes in underlying factors like digestion, mood and sleep.
Q: Are there any contraindications for Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?
A: Because of the increased energy and blood flow to the face, its best to avoid FRA if you are pregnant, or suffer from migraines or high blood pressure, or if you take blood thinner medications. Recent use of botox (within 6 months) is not necessarily a contraindication, but acupuncture can reduce the effects of botox, so certain areas of the face may need to be avoided.
Q: Can I do facials with Paula and Acupuncture with you at the same time?
A: YES! Paula and I will work together to figure out the best treatment plan for your issues, but we recommend 1x weekly acupuncture treatments combined with bi-weekly facial treatments for up to 3 months.
Fore more information, read this great article featuring Cosmetic Acupuncture in the NY Post.
To book a Dr. Hauschka Facial appointment with Paula Carson, visit www.paulacarsonholisticskincare.com or call 203-434-2716.
To book a Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture treatment with Sarah Swanberg, visit www.fairfieldfamilyacu.com or call 203-658-7850.