Cosmetic Acupuncture is a technique used to improve the complexion, reduce lines on the face, and improve muscle tone which becomes lax as you age. Cosmetic Acupuncture is one of the newest facial rejuvenation treatments being used in the East and the West. With the rising popularity of anti-aging and anti-wrinkle treatments, it is not surprising that Cosmetic Acupuncture is fast becoming all the rage.
Cosmetic Acupuncture uses small, fine acupuncture needles that are gently and painlessly inserted into the face and body. These needles remain inside for about 30 minutes before removal. Doing so locally invigorates the Qi and Blood, encouraging blood supply to the face, promoting lymph drainage, and creating new cellular growth. Cosmetic Acupuncture also works to decrease stress and improve general health, further benefiting the facial appearance.
The majority who decide to come for this treatment are women in their mid- to late-forties. However, Cosmetic Acupuncture is not limited to them and can also help younger and older males and females.
The results gained from Cosmetic Acupuncture depends on the individual patient and the initial condition of their skin. If a person eats well and is generally healthy, it will often support the effects of the treatment. Results can range from no effect to dramatic changes; acupuncturist using these techniques cannot make guarantees. By the end of the treatment, patients, having benefited from the holistic treatment, usually look into the mirror and feel good about themselves. Treatment is not going to be miraculous but it will help people to look younger and healthier.
One course of Cosmetic Acupuncture consists of 10 treatments – twice per week for five weeks. This is because results tend to be cumulative. After the course, if people feel happy with the effects thus far, they can either decide to stop or continue the treatment according to their needs. Most people have about 20 treatments. During this time, they may also choose to undergo general treatment for their underlying health. Many people who have started treatment for facial rejuvenation continue to have acupuncture to maintain their general balance of health.
It is completely safe as long as your practitioner is a professional acupuncturist trained in the use of this treatment. It can occasionally, but not always, leave mild bruising for a few days. This bruising is nothing like the bruising that results from botox or cosmetic surgery. There are no side effects of Cosmetic Acupuncture.