Cosmetic facial treatment is an extension of traditional acupuncture. It is used to naturally help make the skin look younger, smoother, and healthier. It works internally to optimize health while simultaneously enhancing the appearance of the skin.
On the face, the acupuncturist will insert 40 to 70 tiny and painless needles. As the needles puncture the skin, they create wounds within its threshold, which are called positive micro-traumas. When body senses these wounds, it goes into repair mode to get bright, anti-aging results. These punctures stimulate lymphatic and circulatory system, which work together to deliver nutrients and oxygen to skin cells, nourishing skin from the inside out. This helps even out complexion and promote skin’s glow. The positive micro-traumas also stimulate the production of collagen. This helps improve elasticity, minimizing finer lines and wrinkles.
Unlike Botox or dermal fillers, facial acupuncture is not a quick fix of any kind. The focus is to create long term changes in the health of the skin and body, better collagen stimulation, a brightened skin tone, reduced jaw tension, and a softer appearance overall on top of health benefits like reduced anxiety and tension.
The most common side effect of facial acupuncture – or any acupuncture- is bruising. This only happens rarely; and it should heal in a week. To avoid bruising and instead achieve the best results, the patient should be in good health for maximum healing capabilities. Therefore, it is advised that people with bleeding disorders or uncontrolled type II diabetes should not seek this treatment.