Cosmetic Acupuncture is an effective, non-surgical treatment to reduce the signs of aging by using acupuncture needles on specific points on the face to enhance beauty and to preserve a youthful appearance. This method of youth preservation has been done for centuries in China and other Asian countries, but it has just started to gain its popularity in the United States in the past decade or so.
Cosmetic acupuncture is done in the same fashion as traditional acupuncture for general health and specific conditions, with the goal of creating collagen just under the skin to help fill in wrinkles and plump skin, similar to the results of Botox®, Restylane®, or plastic surgery. This superficial insertion of very thin disposable needles will increase the local circulation to the face and stimulate collagen and elastin production, which then will fill out the lines and give firmness to the skin for a healthy, glowing complexion. As an added bonus, like traditional acupuncture, the cosmetic version also aims to balance the body’s energy and create a sense of well-being.
The Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture
Cosmetic Acupuncture may take 5-10 years off your face. The treatments also result in an erasing of fine lines and reduction of deeper lines, less sagginess, lifting of droopy eyelids, minimize dark circles, puffy eyes, double chin, and a clearing or reduction of age spots. And, as an added bonus, there is an overall rejuvenation that is not confined to your face. Other benefits include:
Relaxes muscle tone
Increases circulation, therefore oxygenates the skin
Increases collagen production
Tightens the pores, and brightens the eyes
Helps keeping acne skin under control
Nourishes the skin, giving you a healthy complexion with a natural glow
Moisturizes the skin from the inside, and gives rosy cheeks to people with dull, tired looking skin
Who Can Benefit From This Procedure?
Anyone who wants to delay the process of aging and wants to look and feel younger. The greatest candidates are women in their mid-30s, because it can slow down or diminish wrinkling, but women in their late-40s and mid-50s, who have some lines and wrinkles can also greatly benefit from it.