November 21, 2018
A lot of people consider acupuncture to be a method of pain relief. Although this is certainly true, did you know that acupuncture also has cosmetic benefits? Beauty and wellness shouldn’t be separated. You shouldn’t just look great – you should feel great too! If you’ve been feeling a little rugged at the edges lately, why not consider a cosmetic acupuncture session? Here’s all you need to know:
What’s cosmetic acupuncture?
Cosmetic acupuncture is a way to treat the effects of aging. It does this by encouraging your body to repair itself. This treatment isn’t invasive and doesn’t involve any medications. This means that it is one of the best ways to decrease the effects of aging and ensure that your skin stays young and supple. Not only is it a cosmetic treatment, but it incorporates the techniques of traditional acupuncture to improve your well-being at the same time. Why should beauty and wellness be separated?
This type of acupuncture is quite similar to traditional acupuncture. As you would expect, it involves thin needles being delicately inserted under your skin, targeting certain points and creases. The needles cause microtrauma that promotes an increase in blood flow and encourages collagen production. As a result, your skin is rejuvenated. This gives you a bright, glowy complexion and younger skin!
What are the benefits?
In short, cosmetic acupuncture revitalizes your skin and keeps you looking young. To put it more specifically, however, cosmetic acupuncture is able to:
- Reduce the fine lines and wrinkles on your face
- Lift and tone your facial muscles
- Encourage an even skin tone
- Diminish eyebags
- Enhance your complexion
- Hydrate your skin
- Promote blood flow
What should I be expecting?
Cosmetic acupuncture is a natural, non-toxic way to keep your skin looking youthful. Unlike other more invasive procedures, there are little-to-no side effects. Some patients have reported a small amount of bleeding, bruising, and a swollen face for a while. However, these effects do fade.
After your cosmetic acupuncture treatment, you should expect subtle but noticeable changes to your skin. Most people have seen improvements in complexion within three treatments as well as a better skin tone and texture. Facial muscles tighten up soon after, though some follow-up treatments may be required.
How do I know if I’m a candidate for cosmetic acupuncture?
The majority of people are great candidates for cosmetic acupuncture. If you are pregnant, suffer from a skin disease, have a deficiency, or have recently undergone other cosmetic procedures, however, you may not be. It’s best to consult a licensed acupuncturist before you schedule an acupuncture session to ensure that you are a good fit.