Facial acupuncture is based on principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, therefore a person’s overall health may also benefit. Cosmetic acupuncture unlike traditional facelifts is a whole-body treatment. In the Traditional Chinese Medicine view, a person’s face is affected selectively by his or her internal organs. Facial features reflect organic strengths, and as internal organs are fortified, one’s face reflects the improvement. Besides addressing a patient’s condition holistically, the practitioner will probably work locally, inserting painless, ultra-fine needles into--and around--specific wrinkles, acu-points or muscle points, depending on the technique employed. Practitioners will also incorporate herbal remedies including moisturizers, essential oils into a treatment. A light electrical current may also be passed among the needles to complement the treatments.
This newly adopted modality can enhance not only your physical appearance but also your overall health. Cosmetic acupuncture as a wellness clinic feature is relatively new in the Western world, yet there are numerous historical records that suggest it has been used for centuries in Asia.
Acupuncture has an ability to improve a variety of skin conditions well documented in clinical studies. So, is it really a facelift? The answer is NO. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture entails no incisions, acid peels, or stitches and it will not produce drastic, sudden changes in your facial structure. In fact, the Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Canada discourages the use of the term, “facelift” in connection with acupuncture, as this creates unrealistic expectations and, ultimately, disappointment.
Your face endured much stress, sun damage and exposure to environmental toxins for many years and the damage can not be undone that quickly. The gradual remedy of cosmetic acupuncture may offer a reduction of fine lines and the softening of others after a few treatments. Patients may also experience the firming of cheeks and under-eye bags reduction. Some patients are report enhanced skin tone.