Cosmetic acupuncture, or acupuncture for facial rejuvenation, is a centuries-old technique that can improve your physical appearance. This safe and effective form of therapy is a great natural alternative to conventional cosmetic procedures such as Botox and plastic surgery. While the effects are often not as immediate or dramatic as these more invasive techniques, results of cosmetic acupuncture tend to be much more natural in appearance, produce none of the side effects or downtime that comes with surgery, and are more holistic in nature. Additionally, these results are achieved at a fraction of the cost of cosmetic surgery.
Each patient requires a different treatment approach depending on specific skin condition, overall health, and treatment goals. For example, one individual may wish to use cosmetic acupuncture to promote overall radiance and youthfulness of the face, while another may want to more specifically target problem areas such as jowls, smile lines, and eye bags. In general, facial acupuncture not only brings more energy and blood flow to the face, but can also stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the skin.
A cosmetic acupuncture treatment always consists of acupuncture points on the body as well as on the face. An individualized treatment of acupuncture points on the body target internal imbalances that may be contributing to the signs of aging on the face as well as help promote deep relaxation. As such, acupuncture for facial rejuvenation not only brings more natural youthfulness to the face, but also promotes beauty and health from within.
In general, patients tend to see noticeable changes between 4 and 6 sessions; however, many patients notice benefits after just 1 or 2 treatments. Between 10 and 15 sessions is the recommended course of treatment, but this depends on lifestyle, age, and constitution.
Visible benefits of cosmetic acupuncture include:
Michael A. Sassack is a licensed and board certified acupuncturist serving the northwest suburbs of Chicago.