Acupuncture is a very safe and cost-effective cosmetic procedure. It has more than two thousand years of history as a form of cosmetic treatment. Most of all, the cosmetic intervention involves not just skin care, but also general health care, because TCM does not see cosmetics and systemic health as separate. Cosmetic acupuncture goes beyond conventional cosmetics and encompasses the patient’s physical and mental health.
During acupuncture treatments, tiny needles are gently placed along specific “acupressure points” where they interact with underlying tissues, including ligaments, muscles, and nerves. This process stimulates the body’s own healing response, thus relieving pain, releasing tension, and helping to neutralize emotional imbalances.
Facial acupuncture harnesses the power of positive microtraumas to increase blood flow and collagen production to the face. Positive microtraumas are essentially very tiny tears created in the skin and underlying tissues, similar to the tears created in muscle tissue while lifting weights or performing rigorous exercises. The body’s natural healing response to these microtears caused by facial acupuncture brings with it an array of benefits, including:
- Brightened complexion
- Reduced acne
- Minimized pores
- Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduced puffiness and facial swelling
- Improved facial muscle tone
- Reduced jaw tension
- Reduces skin sagging
- Improved skin texture