It’s inevitable people…summer is coming to an end. Usually around this time, people start looking in the mirror and realizing their summer glow is fading, their skin is starting to look dehydrated and dull. If you’re not a big fan of Botox, fillers, and facial surgery, there is an alternative out there, Cosmetic Acupuncture. It’s a safe, painless, and effective alternative to these invasive procedures.
Cosmetic acupuncture treatments involve the insertion of tiny sterilized disposable, hair-thin needles into specific areas of the face and body to manipulate the movement of “Qi”. The needles act by increasing local production of collagen and tightening the existing fibers. This results in a general tightening of the facial tissue and gives a smoother and firmer line to the face. Cosmetic acupuncture has also been found to help prolong the effect of cosmetic surgery and injection therapy.
Cosmetic acupuncture can be traced back to the Qin and Han dynasties (221-207 BC and 206 BC-220 AD respectively) where it was used on the empress and imperial families.
Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture:
- Helps to minimize or eliminate fine lines on the face
- Minimizes “crow feet” near the eyes
- Frown lines improved
- Tightens pores, brightens the eyes
- Improves muscle tone
- Helps to improve dark circles and puffy eyes
- Improves hormonal balance to help control acne
- Helps to increase collagen production
- Improves facial colour and gives a more youthful glow
The International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture shows studies that of 300 test cases who received facial rejuvenation, 90% showed results after just one treatment. Also, in the Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Journal, facial cosmetic acupuncture showed promising results as a therapy for facial elasticity.
So if you’ve been contemplating getting some facial cosmetic procedure done, or just want that glow back to your skin, consider Cosmetic Acupuncture treatments. They are most often done in blocks of 10-12 treatments for optimal results and are painless, relaxing and safe.
Dr. Danielle O’Connor, ND Natural Care Clinic