Facial Acupuncture is a safe, natural alternative to Botox and more invasive procedures, such as surgery, and many women are increasingly choosing it as a way of facial enhancement. Facial Acupuncture has been shown to increase collagen production and aid in its dispersal, therefore helping to smooth out wrinkles and firm the skin. Bags around the eyes, drooping eyelids and sagging skin around the face and neck can be significantly reduced and toned up. The treatment stimulates local circulation of blood to the face, improves muscle tone, encourages tightening of the pores and brightens the eyes. It greatly reduces stress shown in the face, bringing out the beauty within.
Cosmetic acupuncture is designed to target certain ‘zones’ of the face and trigger collagen production so the treated area becomes smoother and appears more toned. By targeting specific muscles in the face to create a reaction; within days and weeks of treatment, the facial tissues may begin to contract and tighten, thereby smoothing out the skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Supporters of cosmetic acupuncture believe that the treatment offers both physical and mental benefits. The treatment is designed to stimulate new skin cell production, and may even help to minimize age spots and even out a rugged complexion. The relaxing procedure may also get rid of energy blockages around the face and lymph glands, and this can have a positive effect on the person’s well-being. The most marked improvements to the skin include a natural glow, reduction of under-eye circles, and a softening of lines and wrinkles.
Other benefits include:
Increases collagen production immediately, and in the future
Increases skin elasticity
Reduces appearance of age spots and pigmentation
Balances out energy levels
Restores a youthful complexion.
There are always critics so to show a balanced view :
Drawbacks of Cosmetic Acupuncture
While cosmetic acupuncture treatments promise many benefits without requiring any incisions or heat energy, critics of the treatment believe that there are no real skin benefits beyond the healing aspects of acupuncture. The small needles used in the treatment may not trigger collagen production enough to fill out wrinkles or strengthen the skin, and the frequent treatments may be necessary to see noticeable results.
Cosmetic acupuncture can be more costly in the long-run than conventional anti aging treatments; most people need to undergo a series of treatments to see any drastic changes in their skin and generally health. Cosmetic acupuncture may not be as effective for those who want to eliminate wrinkles, fine lines and age spots for good. Still, it offers several health and wellness benefits for those who prefer to explore holistic treatments over conventional surgery that may offer permanent, or longer lasting results.