‘Cosmetic’ acupuncture is the newest weapon in the anti-ageing war!
Botox is so passé. Facial acupuncture is where it’s at!!! Daily Mail
Hold the Chemicals, Bring on the Needles! New York Times
Why Cosmetic Acupuncture
Now, thanks to more robust marketing, cosmetic acupuncture has caught the attention of the public. Acupuncture appeals in particular to women who want to slow signs of aging, but don’t want to undergo surgery or to inject chemicals. This treatment can be also preventative and therefore appeals to those of any age and sex. While for some wrinkles may be the may issue, other skin issues however may also be treated with acupuncture. Such skin problems include acne, eczema and sun damage.
How It Works
Facial acupuncture for anti-aging purposes will work on helping to produce collagen and increase circulation in the face, which reduces wrinkles and age spots. Furthermore, the overall appearance of the skin will seem firmer and brighter. Body acupuncture is also performed in order to ensure the proper circulation of energy throughout the body, helps to reduce stress, calms and assists in restful sleeping. The overall treatment will target both the body imbalances and the overall appearance of the face.
How Many Sessions
After the first treatment you can see that you look refreshed however a number of sessions are recommended to really see the benefits of the treatments. After a series of treatments of between 5 to 10 sessions, 1 to 2 weekly, depending on the skin, you will see that the lines on your face become finer, eyes are brighter and skin appears more youthful. A treatment every three to four weeks is recommended for general maintenance.
How It Feels
When the needles are placed, you can feel a slight prick when they enter the skin. This will disappear immediately after,however if it is too uncomfortable a cream can be placed on the skin beforehand to make the skin slightly numb. Alternatively, there is also a pain-free treatment that I use which gives the same results. The style of treatment preferred by my patients is entirely individual and can be decided according to preferences.
Cosmetic Acupuncture is a fantastic alternative to more invasive anti-aging treatments. There are also many holistic methods on offer that are completely pain free. Make the change to a healthier, safer way to aging.