Cosmetic acupuncture is a form of treatment that uses tiny needles on the face and body to enhance and renew your looks. Based upon the same principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine that allow acupuncture to treat various physical conditions, cosmetic acupuncture is a natural approach to reduce wrinkles and support a healthy appearance.
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have always emphasized health and longevity: in ancient China, the Empress and Emperor’s concubines used acupuncture and herbal medicine to maintain their youthful appearance. Moreover, facial diagnosis has played a crucial role in Chinese Medicine since about 5,000 years ago. The condition of each major organ in your body is reflected in your facial complexion; by identifying and addressing any imbalances, both your health and appearance will be enhanced.
During the cosmetic acupuncture treatment for facial rejuvenation, thin sterile needles will be inserted into the face and body to adjust the flow of energy. These facial needles can also increase the tone of your facial muscles, pulling the skin tight and flattening any wrinkles. Furthermore, the local insertion of needles into the superficial layers of the skin has been shown to increase collagen production in the area, improving the skin's elasticity and creating a more youthful appearance. There is usually no pain and only a mild stretching sensation at the sites of needle insertion during the treatment.
How does cosmetic acupuncture work?
Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture
Increases collagen production & improves elasticity of the skin
Removes fine wrinkles
Lightens deeper lines on the face
Strengthens facial muscles, flattens wrinkles & lifts droopy eyelids
Increases blood circulation in the face & improves complexion
Clears or reduces age spots, rosacea & acne
Pain-free and natural therapy that improves your appearance
Benefits your overall health
You will not only look younger, but also feel younger!
Cosmetic Acupuncture Treatment Protocol
Remember, cosmetic acupuncture is not a instant facelift, but a gradual improvement of your skin’s condition and facial muscle tone over the treatment course. While many people notice immediate changes after the first treatment, cosmetic acupuncture treatments for facial renewal are usually offered in treatment sets to increase the quality and longevity of the results.
A typical protocol provides treatment two times per week for about 5 weeks, for a total of 10 treatments. Each treatment lasts approximately 60-70 minutes. While the results can last several years, monthly maintenance visits are recommended.
The acupuncturist may also include body acupuncture points during the treatment to support your facial complexion, as well as manage other health complaints. Acupuncture treatment can also help reduce stress, insomnia, hot flashes, anxiety, pain, and many other conditions during your sessions. Improving other aspects of your health will enhance the benefits of your facial rejuvenation.