Acupuncture has been in use for thousand of years. The Chinese invented it and it is still one of the most popular methods of therapy and body rejuvenation up to today. Studies have shown that acupuncture can give therapeutic benefits and some have claimed that acupuncture can also be used for facelifts and can get rid of the facial wrinkles. Now, how can those tiny needles can get rid of those facial wrinkles like a sagging jawline, laugh lines, furrowed brow and crows feet? Can acupuncture really give a fresh looking and younger face? Acupuncturists will definitely say yes but conventional plastic and cosmetic surgeons will say no.
What is Cosmetic Acupuncture?
Cosmetic acupuncture or acupuncture facial rejuvenation or acupuncture facelift is crawling its way into an increasing number of full service spas. Let’s discuss further. This brand new modality can improve not only the physical appearance but also the overall health and give you the glow that you always wanted. Cosmetic acupuncture is a new method but the art of acupuncture itself is thousands of years old. Acupuncture has the ability to improve different skin conditions that are backed up by legitimate research and studies. Before going for this method, you need to know a few things that you need to consider.
Is cosmetic acupuncture really a facelift? The answer is no and it does not intend to replace traditional surgical facelift. You need to have the correct expectations before undergoing cosmetic acupuncture. This method does not require any incisions, sutures or facial peels. It will also not produce a fast or a drastic change in the underlying and supporting structure of the face. Professional plastic surgeons and different medical associations discourage the term facelift to be used for this technique because they stated that it may mislead patients an army have an unrealistic expectations that can just lead to frustration and disappointment. Sun damage lifestyle and environmental pollutions and toxins have contributed in wrinkles to appear. Cosmetic surgery can offer a reduction of of fine lines and softening of deeper wrinkles. Patients can also experience firmer jowls and eye bag reduction. Traditional acupuncture can increase the energy in the human body plus it can enhance skin tone as claimed by acupuncture practitioners.
Since acupuncture is based on the time-tested traditional Chinese medicine, a patient’s overall health can also improve. Cosmetic acupuncture is a whole body treatment. It is a holistic way of addressing a patient’s health. Inserting ultra-fine needles are painless. It will be inserted in certain target areas with specific wrinkles muscle pints or acu-points depending on the technique that is being employed by the acupuncturist.
Cosmetic acupuncture benefits include:
1. It increases the blood circulation of the skin. When we age, circulation tend to go slow. Cosmetic acupuncture enhances collagen and elastin production in the neck and face.
2. Increased blood circulation and enhanced collagen production will result in a better skin tone, fewer lines and lifts around sagging jawlines and baggy eyes.
3. It has no side effects. No need to worry about scarring, botched procedures and lumps.
4. It is a relaxing treatment. Acupuncture releases endorphins which are feel good chemical releases by the brain.
5. Cosmetic acupuncture is chemical-free, no acids or any chemical solutions are used when treatment is being done. No fillers and acid peels needed.
Cosmetic acupuncture is a not a cure-all solution for wrinkles and other skin disorders. How you live your life will impact what your look will be like. A bad and unhealthy lifestyle cannot be corrected by needles and facial plastic surgery. Do your research and set realistic expectations and then choose what type of facelifts that you think will benefit you most. You now have different options to choose from.