This cosmetic treatment is an extension of traditional acupuncture. It’s said to naturally help make the skin look younger, smoother, and all-around healthier. And unlike injection procedures, facial acupuncture addresses not only signs of aging, but also the skin’s overall health.
Hereof, does facial acupuncture actually work?
Research shows the mechanisms that acupuncture conveys in the face, creating meaningful results. How fast depends on your health, the condition of your skin, your age, and how often I see you. A series is usually recommended, but most people see a noticeable improvement in one treatment—they see what’s possible.
Similarly one may ask, can acupuncture help sagging skin?
Can cosmetic acupuncture help with skin sagging? According to Singh, yes. “By restoring blood flow and helping to increase collagen production at recognized and carefully selected points, the result is a tightening of the overall appearance of the skin.”
Is acupuncture as good as Botox?
The short answer is yes, absolutely, and I encourage it. But it’s important to understand that facial acupuncture and Botox work in opposite ways. Botox freezes the muscles around the injection site, which does relax the area and the skin around it resulting in fewer wrinkles and creasing.
For instance, we often suggest getting acupuncture treatment two or three times a week for the first few weeks. After that initial series of acupuncture treatments, you might only need a “tune-up” treatment session once a week or every couple of weeks to maintain your health.
The standard treatment protocol for cosmetic acupuncture is 2 treatments a week for 5 or 6 weeks (which depends on your age, the condition of your skin and your overall health).
One of the main differences is time. microneedling are tiny, super-fast pin pricks to the skin; whereas, acupuncture relies on needles staying in the one spot for about 20 minutes. microneedling treats the whole face; acupuncture only treats the areas where a blockage of energy is perceived.
Combining acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a virtually painless, non-surgical procedure that can restore youthful beauty to your face. It can reduce wrinkles, fine lines, puffiness, and facial sagging and discoloration.
Cosmetic Acupuncture or mei rong, is a virtually painless method of using very thin, single use needles on the face to stimulate the body’s natural ability to produce collagen. This increase in collagen and circulation helps to reduce the visible signs of aging.
Collagen and elastin are protein fibers found within the skin cells that are responsible for the skins structure and elasticity. Tiny acupuncture needles such as intradermal needles penetrate the skin just enough to stimulate collagen and elastin production, without permanent injury to the skin.