Acupuncture for Facial Beauty?

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Acupuncture is commonly used to treat several different types of problems, such as physical injuries or internal health issues. However, there is another lesser known form of acupuncture, usually referred to as Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture, that has a very different aim: to improve the overall youthful look of your face! 

As we age, the natural elasticity of our skin begins to degrade, as well as the skin’s ability to manufacture collagen. This has a detrimental effect on the integrity of our skin and overall appearance. When this occurs we can observe the conventional signs of aging which include dull & sagging skin, fine lines & wrinkles, crow’s feet & laugh lines, uneven complexion & blotchiness, as well as bags & dark circles under the eyes. 

Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture has been shown to increase three important aspects of facial beauty: circulation, facial skin elasticity, and collagen production. The result of improving these factors is a more even complexion, firmer skin and a minimization of fine lines and wrinkles. 

How does it work? Extremely small and fine needles are painlessly inserted into key areas on your face and retained there for 20 to 30 minutes. The tiny needles are used to create extremely small “micro-traumas” on your skin. This basically means that the needles cause microscopic holes in your skin. These microscopic “injuries” stimulate your body’s natural healing abilities by forcing your skin to repair itself. 

The healing process increases the flow of blood & nutrients to the immediate area surrounding each needle, which delivers extra nourishment to the skin surface. This increased nourishment can improve the colour, texture and the appearance of your face. 


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 The repair process also has the important effect of ramping up your skin’s production of collagen. Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body and is what maintains the structure and integrity of your skin. Increased collagen production means improved skin elasticity and a decrease in fine line and wrinkles. Some people report skipping Botox for the natural benefits of Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture.

It’s important to understand that since the microscopic traumas caused by the needles are so tiny, there is no permanent damage to your skin. Your skin tends to over-respond in the repair process, which has an overall anti-aging effect on the face. The anti-aging effect is cumulative across a course of treatments. For more details, please see a registered acupuncturist that has been certified for this specialized form of acupuncture. Generally, it is recommend to have 10 treatments at a rate of either once or twice per week. Experience the benefits of Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture - your face will thank you!


Dr. David GabrieleComment