Cosmetic acupuncture- the ultimate treatment for younger skin?
Acupuncture has been used in the beauty industry for centuries. This Chinese ritual helps with body pain, headaches, and nausea. But I bet you didn’t know the beauty benefits of acupuncture on the face – known as cosmetic acupuncture. I will assume that not many of us are fond of needles but on the other hand, we should know all our options when it comes to great anti-aging solutions.
Cosmetic acupuncture is similar to traditional acupuncture but with a twist. Unlike injections, surgeries, and Botox, it’s going to transform your skin into a younger, smoother and healthier version. It’s going to target signs of aging and the skin’s overall health.
Is acupuncture safe?
Used by the Chinese for thousands of years, acupuncture is recognized as an effective treatment by the World Health Organization with established guidelines for practice. If you are willing to try this unique but effective treatment, please check the license of the master first. Overall is very safe. Amanda Beisel, one of the best specialists in acupuncture explains about the treatment: “It works internally to optimize your health while simultaneously enhancing the appearance of your skin,”
The science behind the treatment
Cosmetic acupuncture doesn’t stop only on the face. If the specialist does it only on the face it would result in energy congestion from which you can experience dullness, headache, and discomfort. The practitioner should start with the body so you can experience a full flow of energy that helps support the facial acupuncture.
The practitioner puts 40 to 70 needles on the face, creating “positive microtraumas”. When your body senses these it will go into healing mode. This is almost the same as microneedling, but less intrusive. If you want to find more about that check out this article about Microneedling and the effect on the skin.
The wounds created by needles stimulate your lymphatic and circulatory system, which work together to deliver nutrients and oxygen to your skin cells, nourishing skin from the inside out. As a result, the skin complexion is glowing and even. These “positive microtraumas” stimulate the production of collagen which improves skin elasticity, minimizing fine lines and wrinkles.
How much does it cost?
In USA– according to RealSelf.com the average cost of a facial treatment starts from 25 $ up to 1500$.
In Europe – according to trhervo.com the average cost starts from 100$ and up, depending on the salon
In Romania– according to acupuncturabucuresti.ro for 10 sessions it will costs you 550 lei (Ron)-115 euros
The main result from acupuncture is a brighter complexion as if you’ve awakened your skin from a deep sleep. All the fresh blood and nourishing ingredients will make your skin glowing and smoother.
- Treating wrinkles and fine lines
Facial acupuncture enhances bone nutrient support and increases skin thickness and elasticity, relaxing the forehead muscle and facilitating better hydration levels through microcirculation in the area.
- Lip lines and volume
Cosmetic acupuncture allows to plump up the lips, naturally volumizing the mouth muscles. It helps to restore the fullness and improve the appearance of fine lines around the mouth.
- Treating acne scars
It helps with acne-prone skin by improving the detoxification skin process as well as improving the immunity against bacteria.
How many sessions do I need?
This study Effect of Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture shows that the majority of people saw improvements after just 5 sessions of facial acupuncture, but the majority of doctors recommend 10 treatments once or twice a week to see optimum results. After that, you can go into what she calls a “maintenance stage,” where you get the treatment every four to eight weeks.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Generally speaking, acupuncture of any kind should not be painful. Most people experience a mild aching sensation or a slight tingle but mostly nothing extreme. If you feel intense pain it might be because the acupuncturist hit a nerve or a sore muscle. Treat this issue with caution and if you don’t feel comfortable, find another doctor.
I’m very curious to know if you would be willing to do such a procedure. Let me know in the comment’s section below. ‘Till next time, stay brave & confident! XO