Aesthetic Acupuncture

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Aesthetic acupuncture is a non-invasive treatment that involves the use of acupuncture to improve the skin and combat the aging process. Sometimes referred to as “facelift with acupuncture” or “facial rejuvenation”, aesthetic acupuncture is often used as an alternative to surgical facelifts and other conventional procedures that are said to reverse the signs of aging on the skin.

Aesthetic acupuncture can help reduce wrinkles, reduce fine lines, remove age spots and lift fallen eyelids. Aesthetic acupuncture treatments include 6 or more sessions, as well as additional sessions to maintain results.

How Aesthetic Acupuncture Works?

In Traditional Chinese Medicine beauty comes from within. When you start to age in a way that seems unhealthy, then it is possible that the flow of Qi and blood is not in balance within your body. When the balance is restored, you will feel and look more radiant. Up to a point, acupuncture increases blood circulation and vital energy throughout the body. Increased blood flow can help us maintain healthy skin and muscle tone by providing nutrition, moisture and “lifting” energy to the skin and facial muscles. By increasing the flow of lymph using facial massage and in combination with acupuncture, we can help strengthen the immune system.

Our skin is an essential part of our immune system. Needles inserted into the face affect the production of collagen and elastin that will stimulate the skin. Collagen is a protein produced by our body and is responsible for the resilience of our skin. Elastin is responsible for the elasticity. Sun exposure and aging degrade and reduce the production of collagen and elastin. Acupuncture helps stimulate the natural processes of reproduction and growth of the body’s cells.

Needles are placed at the muscle mobility points to restore the muscles back to their original position, so the face looks more youthful and lifted.

Are the results of cosmetic acupuncture proven?

A 1996 research report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated with Aesthetic Acupuncture, 98% had strong results with just one treatment.

The results included:

01. The skin becomes thinner and lighter

02. Improved skin elasticity

03. Reduced wrinkles

04. ealthier/radiant skin

05. Healthier/radiant skin

06. Total rejuvenation not limited to the face

How many aesthetic acupuncture treatments do I need?

A typical course consists of 6-10 consecutive treatments to have the desired results. Twice a week for 3-5 weeks. While the results are often visible after only a few sessions, a full course allows in depth results with longer duration. After the completion of a course, maintenance sessions can prolong the results. Maintenance sessions are usually held monthly for 2 to 3 months and then seasonally for as long as you need to maintain the results depending on the patient’s reaction.

How long does visible improvement last?

The results of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture are cumulative and last up to 3-5 years after a course of 10 treatments, with maintenance.

Every person is different, but usually maintenance treatments are needed once a month or once a season. Aesthetic Acupuncture reduces the fine lines already present on the skin and prevents skin aging.