By Acupuncturist, Maria Freer
Acupuncture has been well-established for centuries. Facial acupuncture is an extension of traditional acupuncture. It’s said to naturally help make the skin look younger, smoother, and all-around healthier. Acupuncture is a safe and natural way to effectively improve skin tone, elasticity, reduce the appearance of fine lines and improve complexion without the chemicals. This is the same concept that microneedling uses to get bright, anti-aging results — the difference in microneedling is it applies hundreds of pricks through a rolling device, where acupuncture is a bit less intense averaging about 50 punctures a session. Microneedling applies hundreds of pricks through a rolling device. These punctures stimulate the lymphatic and circulatory system, which work together to deliver nutrients and oxygen to the skin cells, nourishing skin from the inside out. This helps even out a complexion and promote the skin’s glow. The positive microtraumas also stimulates the production of collagen. This helps improve elasticity, minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. It also reduces tension in the muscles of the forehead and jaw. The best candidates for cosmetic acupuncture are people who are looking for a natural, alternative way to reduce the signs of aging and improve their inner vitality for a more relaxed, healthy appearance to their face. Cosmetic acupuncture is a completely safe procedure. Side effects are minor and rare, they include slight bruising or spot bleeding at the needle site.
The results from cosmetic acupuncture are gradual and subtle, they include:
- Reduction of fine lines
- Softening of deep wrinkles
- Firming of jowls
- Reduction in the size of puffiness and drooping
- Enhanced skin tone
- Improvement in energy levels and overall well-being.