Never heard of cosmetic acupuncture? It could be your next favorite aesthetic wellness treatment. Learn how you can benefit.
A 1996 report in the international journal of Clinical Acupuncture showed that in a study of 300 cases treated with cosmetic acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment. The study stated that the effects included improvement of elasticity of facial muscles, ruddier complexion, and overall rejuvenation.
Acupuncture has been an integral part of ancient Chinese medicine for thousands years. The effectiveness of acupuncture has been related to the manipulation of the energy points on the body to balance body yin and yang, and to remove blockages in the meridians (channels of blood and energy), in order to prevent and treat diseases.
Cosmetic acupuncture, also know as facial rejuvenation acupuncture, is an effective non-surgical method of reducing the signs of the aging process. Different from facelift, facial rejuvenation acupuncture is far more than a cosmetic procedure. It is a rejuvenation and revitalization process designed to help the whole body and feel younger.
How it works?
Facial acupuncture improves your skin by prompting the production of new collagen. It is based on the principles of Eastern Medicine, which involves the insertion of very thin disposable single use needles into acupuncture points on the face, arm, hand, leg and feet. It helps your skin rejuvenate itself with younger, newer cells, giving you a healthy glow. As the needles create micro-punctures in your skin, they also stimulate your lymphatic and circulatory system. These two systems work together from within to deliver nutrients and oxygen to your skin.
While people now combat the skin aging process with procedures like microdermabrasion, injections, and plastic surgery, these options are expensive and not always the safest and effective. Acupuncture can give you all the anti-aging benefits you’re looking for with much less of invasion and cost.
Chinese medicine is not only for reviving your complexion but for enhancing your overall health and wellness. So facial acupuncture actually nourishes your skin from the inside out. It promotes a healthy glow, stimulates collagen production, and improves elasticity. Over several treatment sessions, you’ll enjoy a reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and tighter, more supple-looking skin.
What are the benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture?
Cosmetic acupuncture may take 5-10 years off your face. And the effects of treatment may be expected to persist for up to 5 years. Although cosmetic acupuncture is a treatment that is best started at a young age as it can prevent lines and wrinkles, it can also be very beneficial in reducing wrinkles and lines that have already developed, and in restoring healthy, glowing skin. The following benefits may be expected:
- Elimination of some wrinkles and a decrease in length and depth of other wrinkles.
- Increases circulation, thereby oxygenating the skin
- Increases collagen and elastin production
- Decrease of facial edema.
- Relaxes muscle tone
- Livelier appearance of the eyes.
- Decrease of sagging around the eyes, cheeks, chin, and neck.
- Improved skin texture, including tighter pores.
- Decrease of acne.
- Acute allergy,
- Acute inflammation.
What is a typical course of treatment?
A course of the treatment consists of 10-15 sessions, administered once or twice a week.
Results will depend on the age, lifestyle and body constitute of the patient. Visible results may be noticeable after just 1 or 2 sessions, though patients will usually see improvement in their appearance around the seventh treatment. Maintenance may be needed every month, or once a quarter. Our acupuncture in New York City will offer you the best facial acupuncture.
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1 John B. Barrett, L.Ac, Acupuncture and Facial Rejuvenation, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Volume 25, Issue 4, July 2005, Pages 419–424, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asj.2005.05.001
2 Yun, Y., et al. (2013). "Effect of facial cosmetic acupuncture on facial elasticity: an open-label, single-arm pilot study." Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2013: 424313.