Acupuncture may be used in medical contexts to treat conditions such as migraines, but it has also been used for cosmetic reasons. Specifically, the “acupuncture facelift” may be used to improve both the appearance and the texture of your skin. When used properly, it could help your face look younger and healthier.

Understanding the Process of Cosmetic Acupuncture

Similar to other forms of acupuncture, cosmetic acupuncture unblocks the flow of energy, and activates the body’s natural healing processes by using needles to penetrate the skin. The needles are small and minimally intrusive, but they are still enough to stimulate blood flow and encourage the production of collagen. Collagen is the protein that provides skin with much of its structure and texture, and which plays an essential role in repairing wounds. Since there is no serious wounds in this case, it will refresh the tissue instead, alleviating any lines, wrinkles or sagging in the process to leave an improved tone with a healthy glow.

It may take a few sessions to really see the benefits of cosmetic acupuncture, but after you have been getting treatments regularly for several months, the impact could last for a significant length of time. Discuss your specific requirements with your acupuncturist so they can plan your sessions more effectively.

Benefits of cosmetic acupuncture

The list of potential benefits of cosmetic acupuncture is long, although the scale of the impact may vary between individuals. In addition to boosting collagen production, improving muscle tone and alleviating lines and wrinkles, it may reduce the appearance of droopiness or bags under the eyes, moderate the appearance of acne, mitigate a double chin, remove any puffiness, and leave your skin both softer and firmer. This should rejuvenate the look of your face as a whole.

Why you should use acupuncture for cosmetic reasons

There are many treatments claiming to make you appear younger and healthier, yet the scientific credibility of some is questionable. Even in cases where the therapy is supported by evidence, that does not mean there are not risks ranging from skin discoloration and soreness to bleeding or serious allergic reactions. Many creams, injections and other chemical-based treatments contain potentially toxic elements that can damage your skin, particularly if it is already sensitive. Surgery can be intrusive, have more serious side effects, and tends to have a longer recovery time.

In contrast to these methods, acupuncture is minimally intrusive and generally safe. While the needles may penetrate the skin, they are too small to cause serious harm. You may experience some momentary discomfort or redness, but this should fade quickly. As long as you have a qualified acupuncturist who uses sterilized needles, you are unlikely to experience any serious side effects. If you have a condition that you believe may put you at increased risk, discuss it with your doctor first.

There are many different treatments and procedures that claim to be able to improve your skin health and make you look younger. Acupuncture for cosmetic reasons is safe, minimally intrusive and could stimulate collagen production, leading to improved muscle tone and a generally refreshed and rejuvenated face.