What Is Cosmetic Acupuncture?
To put it simply, this is acupuncture for cosmetic purposes. An acupuncturist will use needles to stimulate the skin and underlying muscles of the face. It is said to help improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and give the face a more youthful appearance.
Proponents of cosmetic acupuncture report that there is a range of skin benefits that have been shown to help reduce the depth, severity, and frequency of wrinkles, fade fine lines, remove age spots, lift droopy eyelids, and stimulate the production of collagen—which
indicate a youthful face. Most courses of cosmetic acupuncture therapy involve 10 treatments or more, as well as additional sessions for maintenance of results.
Tiny acupuncture needles are inserted into specific acupuncture points on the face in each acupuncture session. This stimulation helps to increase collagen production and improve blood circulation. As a result, you can see an improvement in skin elasticity,
reduced wrinkles, and a general brightening of the complexion. This is fast becoming a great alternative to Botox or other injectables. It is much less expensive and has none of the potential side effects that come with more invasive procedures. Plus, it’s just plain relaxing!
Is Facial Acupuncture proven to work?
A 1996 research study in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated with Cosmetic Acupuncture, 98% gad marked effects with one course of treatment.
The effects included:
- Skin becoming more delicate and fair
- Improvement of the elasticity of fascial muscles
- Diminished wrinkles
- Healthier/brighter complexion
- Overall rejuvenation not confined to the face