Cosmetic Acupuncture, or Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, is a non-surgical treatment that requires no injections or drugs and produces minimal unwanted side effects. Specific points are chosen to increase the movement of energy and blood within the body according to the individual’s needs. This superficial insertion stimulates both blood and energy to the face, which nourishes the skin. It also increases collagen production, which fills out the lines and give firmness to the skin producing a healthy complexion. Collagen is a protein found in skin cells which stops being produced as we age. A lack of collagen is responsible for wrinkles, fine lines and loss of skin elasticity.
Cosmetic acupuncture is virtually pain-free. Tiny hair-thin, sterilized, disposable needles are inserted into the face and body. You may feel a slight sting or tingling sensation, followed by a sense of relaxation. Cosmetic acupuncture reduces the signs of aging, with results apparent after just a few treatments. Treatment plans range from 10-14 sessions depending on our concerns. The improvements are subtle and occur gradually over time. Patients should begin to see noticeable results after 6-7 treatments. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Le, a Registered Acupuncturist (RAc) with over 17 years of experience, discuss how cosmetic acupuncture can help you reduce the signs of aging.
Benefits of cosmetic acupuncture includes:
- Improves muscle tone
- Increases circulation
- Reduces stress evident in the face
- Eliminates or reduce bags under eyes
- Helps to eliminate or reduce puffiness
- Improves facial colour
- Increases collagen production
- Help minimize or eliminate fine lines
- Prolongs a youthful glow and reduces stress on the face
A 1996 report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture stated that among 300 cases treated with one course of cosmetic acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one course (12 sessions) of treatment. The effects included the skin becoming more delicate and fair, improvement of elasticity in the facial muscles, leveling of wrinkles, a rosier complexion, and overall rejuvenation not only confined to the face.