Cosmetic Acupuncture is an effective, non-surgical treatment to reduce the signs of aging. In Chinese Medicine it is believed that natural beauty originates from good health.
A healthy body and spirit is the foundation of a youthful and beautiful appearance.Since it promotes general health and treats underlying imbalances, TCM-based facial rejuvenation is a truly holistic approach to beauty and it provides a highly effective cosmetic treatment.
Acupuncture improves the skin tone and colour via a couple of mechanisms.
- Inserting very thin needles on the specific points of the face and body brings fresh blood and Qi to the face which can stimulates collagen and elastin production. Collagen is a protein found in the skin and lack of collagen is responsible for wrinkles and sagging skin.
- Facial cupping and facial Gua sha are included in the treatment to complete the protocols.
Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are 12 main meridians in the human body, which Qi (chee) energy circulate through them, reaching all parts of the body.
Meridians are the fundamental foundation of energy distribution system in Chinese Medicine and responsible for carrying, holding, or transporting qi, blood and body fluids around the body.
A 1996 report in the international journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated with Cosmetic Acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment. The effects include: The skin becomes delicate, improvement of elasticity of facial muscles, ruddier complexion, and overall rejuvenation.
Effects and Benefits
Acupuncture in facial rejuvenation simply uses the body Qi and blood to:
– Reduce the depth of larger wrinkles
– Diminish the fine wrinkles
– Tighten the skin
– Achieve a younger look
– Help minimize dark circles, puffy eyes, double chin, sagging skin, and dropping eyelids
The treatment does not involve any Botox or any foreign material injection and is suitable for both women and men. Anti-aging Cosmetic Acupuncture is cost effective, painless, healthier, and safer than other kinds of treatments.
Who Should NOT Have Cosmetic Acupuncture?
It is contraindicated in the following conditions:
- Tend to bleed
- Low platelet count
- Tend to bruise easily
- Blood thinners
- Diabetes mellitus
- High blood pressure
- Individuals with pacemakers
- Migraine headaches
- During pregnancy
- During a cold or flu or any acute infection
- During an allergic attack
- During an acute herpes outbreak
Course of Treatment
Treatment is between 10-12 sessions. For achieving the best result, It is recommended to get treatment twice per week for the first 6 session and then once per week. Each individual will respond differently to treatment based on age, lifestyle and any underlying conditions. Visible results are typically noticeable after 6-7 sessions. Maintenance treatments maybe needed periodically.