What is Cosmetic Acupuncture and Facial Rejuvenation?
The ancient Chinese have known for hundreds of years that true beauty comes from within, in this case, under the skin. They knew that treating the underlying causes of premature aging would cease its effect on the body. Practitioners would take several sharp pin-like needles and pierce just the surface layer of skin in order to trigger specific pressure points. When pricking specific areas of the face, tension would release tight muscles and stimulate the body’s healing abilities. This treatment was called acupuncture.
Cosmetic acupuncture is becoming a sought-after procedure to not only achieve facial rejuvenation, but to help treat underlying causes of premature aging as well. Acupuncture has been known to reduce visible aging, release tension in sore spots and reduce inflammation. Recently, acupuncture has become popular within the anti-aging cosmetic industry as a more natural, non-invasive method of reducing wrinkles. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture was originally developed for patients with paralyzed muscles from Bell’s Palsy or stroke. The result of treatment was so cosmetically pronounced overtime that it was transformed into a program to rejuvenate skin quality. The cosmetic aspect of acupuncture comes from the needles activating your body’s natural instinct to heal itself. When poked with a sharp needle, the body will release collagen. This protein in our bodies promotes hydration and elasticity in the skin, which is what contributes to reducing the look of wrinkles.
Cosmetic acupuncture is a form of acupuncture that is offered by qualified practitioners. Fine needles are strategically placed in target areas. This works in a similar way to Botox except acupuncture does not paralyze the facial muscles the way Botox does. (Botulinum toxin, aka Botox, is a neurotoxin and it stops communication between nerves and muscles. Only the growth of new nerve endings can restore muscle function, and that can take months.) Facial cosmetic acupuncture also improves circulation to the skin, which ultimately can increase the texture and brightness of one’s complexion.
If you think a bunch of needles in your face sounds scary…well, it does when you say it like that! Rest assured, cosmetic acupuncture is a safe, non-invasive method of reducing the signs of aging that results in incredible facial rejuvenation with only a few treatments. So really, this isn’t just an acupuncture treatment, but a proven protocol for healthy, rejuvenated skin.
How Many Treatments are Required?
Each patient has different needs therefore duration will depend on a case-by-case basis. On average, 12 sessions of treatment is recommended about twice a week, for optimal results. This truly depends on the patient’s age, skin condition, and lifestyle choices.
Cosmetic Acupuncture and Facial Rejuvenation has a proven success record if the recommended treatment plan is followed through. This plan may also include having to combine other strategies to not only achieve, but to maintain results. Optimal skin health cannot be achieved by acupuncture alone. Healthy skin must be maintained by eating whole, healthy foods, reducing intake of alcohol, not smoking, and avoiding too much exposure to the sun.
Does Cosmetic Acupuncture Really Work?
There are scientific studies that show this is a successful method in revitalizing skin. Results will vary from person-to-person, but there will be results when the individualized treatment plan is followed. Studies as far back as the mid-1990’s have shown this works. In 1996, the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 people who received facial acupuncture, 90 percent of them saw visible results after one treatment. These positive effects included: the skin becoming delicate and fair, improvement of the elasticity of facial muscles and a leveling of wrinkles as well as an acupuncture facelift.
What Are the Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture?
There are two main aspects to the benefits of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture.
- Localized treatment directly addresses facial aging symptoms and localized muscles soreness
- Root treatment treats the underlying cause of facial symptoms such as hormonal balance, digestive problems or emotional stress
Both local and root treatments are performed in each session to provide the best and the longest lasting benefits.
Are There Any Contraindications?
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture can contradict with a few medical and health conditions. Always consult with a physician if you are unsure if cosmetic acupuncture is for you. Some conditions that will conflict with acupuncture include those with:
- pituitary disorders
- heart disorders
- diabetes mellitus
- high blood pressure
- individuals who have a pacemaker
- individuals who bleed or bruise easily (hemophilia)
- individuals who suffer frequent migraines & headaches
- flu or pneumonia
- severe allergies or during an allergy attack
- acute herpes outbreak
Beauty Med always puts your health and safety first, and our experts can advise you on which options are best for you.
Is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture For You?
If you want to look younger, slow down the process of aging, or decrease the appearance of wrinkles, acne, and recent scars, this facial rejuvenation procedure is for you. Regardless of age, those with deep wrinkles, fine lines, bags under the eyes, sagging, puffiness, or drooping eyelids will see improvements.
The Benefits of Facial & Cosmetic Acupuncture
Still not convinced? Here’s just some of the benefits of cosmetic acupuncture:
- Acne improvement (caused by hormonal imbalance)
- Helps menopause, PMS and other female issues
- Helps reduce sinus congestion
- Helps reduce headaches (except severe migraines)
- Can improve thyroid function
- Treats most digestive issues
- May help with insomnia
- Might help reduce depression and boost self-esteem
- It may retard hair loss and hair graying
- Improves metabolism
- Reduces stress and promotes relaxation