Slow Down the Aging Process with Cosmetic Acupuncture

If you’ve thought about getting a facelift to restore your youthful appearance, but are hesitating to go under the knife, try cosmetic acupuncture instead. Acupuncture has been used to address a number of health problems and concerns, including weight gain, infertility and acne, and may be a less expensive yet effective treatment for getting rid of wrinkles. Some local plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons trained in this procedure promote the treatment as an “acupuncture facelift” and could just be the facial rejuvenation solution you are looking for.  This non-invasive treatment works by diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and lines.

How Cosmetic Acupuncture Restores Your Youthful Looks

The needles used by medical acupuncture specialists are placed strategically in different facial compartments to release blocked energy and also to increase circulation. The facial tissues contract when the needles are placed in certain areas, but the entire process can be very relaxing.  This treatment does not involve any types of incisions so there is no downtime – you can return to regular activities and even put on makeup immediately after your session.

Just like traditional acupuncture, this type of treatment can help to rebalance your energy and improve your overall well-being. Over time, you may notice your skin begins to take on a more radiant glow and you feel more energized and less stressed overall.

Each session lasts about 60 to 90 minutes, and the American Cosmetic Acupuncture Association recommends at least a series of ten sessions in order to get results. You need to undergo three one-hour sessions per week for five weeks to maximize the benefits of this treatment.

Anti Aging Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic acupuncture treatments must be performed as a series or you won’t notice much of a difference in the texture and tone of your skin. Some of the key anti aging benefits of cosmetic acupuncture treatments include:

  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Strengthens the skin tissues
  • Increases circulation to the skin’s surface
  • Reduces stress around the face
  • Improves skin elasticity
  • May enhance the complexion
  • Reduces the appearance of pigmentation (i.e., freckles), age spots and sun spots

Cosmetic acupuncture could end up being less costly than a traditional facelift or other wrinkle treatments, but results cannot be guaranteed and will vary from person to person. Set up a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon in your area to find out if they offer facial acupuncture services, and if you would be a good candidate for treatment.