WHAT IS COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE?
Cosmetic acupuncture, also known as facial acupuncture, is an ancient beauty secret and is beneficial for both men and women as a non-toxic, non-invasive alternative to Western medical injectable, fillers, and surgical procedures to reduce the signs of aging. It renews the flow of the skin and provides a youthful look to the face and neck. Cosmetic acupuncture needles create stimulation to areas of the facial tissue by increasing the circulation of blood flow to the wrinkles and thus producing more collagen production. It naturally enhances muscle tone, strengthens and firms skin appearance, and improves overall health and wellbeing.
Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that the quality of the skin on the face is directly influenced by internal health; physical, emotional, spiritual. To beautify the face, we must balance the internal disorder and address your overall health issues.
WHAT RESULTS ARE SEEN WITH COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE?
Cosmetic Acupuncture treatments help minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, making them less noticeable. The treatment can also minimize under-eye circles and puffiness, help tighten the jowls, reduce inflammation and acne scarring, and enhance skin tone. Most importantly, it can provide overall rejuvenation, allowing the whole body to feel less stressed and more energized.
WHO IS/IS NOT A CANDIDATE FOR COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE?
Most men and women can benefit from cosmetic acupuncture. Cosmetic Acupuncture can help you gain a dewy, smooth, fresh appearance, delay the aging process and look and feel younger. However, it is contraindicated for some pituitary disorders, heart disorders, diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, and bleeding or bruising disorders. Cosmetic Acupuncture should not be performed during a cold or flu, allergy attack, or an acute herpes outbreak. It is also not recommended if you are pregnant; please wait a month after delivery to receive your cosmetic acupuncture treatment.
IS IT PAINFUL?
These needles are so tiny that most patients don’t even feel them! They are nothing like the needles you see at the doctor’s office. In fact, over 40 needles make up the width of a regular needle used by a doctor. Most patients often say they can feel the needling working by pulling and tightening their skin during treatment but there is no pain. In fact, most patients find themselves in a state of deep relaxation, with a heavy and warm tingling sensation.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Cosmetic Acupuncture is not a replacement for surgery; however, it is an excellent natural alternative. It is much less costly and is a safe, non-invasive treatment. Unlike facelift surgery or chemical treatments, it is nearly painless and has no major side effects. There is no recovery time needed and no risk of disfigurement. You can stop with no ill effects if it does not suit you. Cosmetic surgery requires a long recovery period with swelling, discoloration, and scarring. Whereas, cosmetic acupuncture actually helps heal the face.
WHY CHOOSE COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE?
Cosmetic Acupuncture is not a replacement for surgery; however, it is an excellent natural alternative. It is much less costly and is a safe, non-invasive treatment. Unlike face lift surgery or chemical treatments, it is nearly painless and has no major side effects. There is no recovery time needed and no risk of disfigurement. You can stop with no ill effects if it does not suit you. Cosmetic surgery requires a long recovery period with swelling, discoloration, and scarring. Whereas, cosmetic acupuncture actually helps heal the face.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED?
Unfortunately, we can not give you a direct answer to this question. Your skin concerns may be different from others and may require a much shorter or longer treatment protocol. There are many factors to take into considerations including diet, hereditary, hormones, and your cosmetic goal. Usually, after a few treatments, patients will notice some changes while many may feel their skin tightening or see a glow after their first treatment. Around the 7th or 8th treatment, collagen starts to kick in and the skin may start to look smoother. By the 12th treatment, we recommend our cosmetic patients have a consultation with us to access their skincare needs.
IS COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE GOOD FOR ACNE OR ACNE SCARS?
Absolutely! We love working with acne. We not only work on the acne itself but the underlying cause of it. Herbs may be required to help address the underlying cause of the breakout. Depending on the severity of the case, treatments can take up to 6 months. We typically see faster results but there’s a lot of factors involve so it’s best to book a consultation with us to discuss your particular case.