Cosmetic Acupuncture (also called Facial Rejuvenation, Anti-Aging Non-Surgical Face Lifting) is one of the newest trends in achieving youthful, vibrant, radiant skin. Celebrity advocators Cher, Madonna, Gweneth Paltrow and Susanne Somers are among many who have enjoyed the benefits of cosmetic acupuncture for helping to maintain their youthful appearance and healthy skin.
The Chinese have known for over several hundred years that acupuncture can improve overall health and help obtain a more youthful appearance. By stimulating the precise 30 facial and 10 body acupuncture points, cosmetic acupuncture works by increasing blood and lymphatic circulation to the face. The end result is improved collagen production, an increase in skin elasticity, and a glowing complexion.
HOW DOES COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE WORK?
A “Cosmetic Acupuncture Face Lift” stimulates and tones sagging and aging skin, while removing toxins and encouraging cell reproduction. It may erase fine lines and decrease deeper lines. It can help reduce double chins, sagging puffy eyelids, and even dark circles under the eyes can be virtually eliminated. By inserting the very fine needles into specific acupuncture points on the face, there is a rush of blood and circulation to the specific areas. The skin becomes nourished, oxygenated and moisturized. When there is more circulation, the body produces more collagen, thereby creating a natural tightening reaction of the facial muscles. As an added benefit, Cosmetic Acupuncture can also increase your own natural energy, or “Chi” force, providing you with a complete sense of relaxation and rejuvenation.
IS COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE PAINFUL?
Cosmetic Acupuncture is virtually pain-free. While the tiny, sterilized, disposable, hair-thin needles are inserted into the meridians and lines of the face and body, you may feel a momentary sting or tingling sensation. This is followed by a complete sense of relaxation. Best of all, the procedure is non-surgical and requires no drugs or unwanted side effects.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE?
Men and women in their thirties can use Cosmetic Acupuncture as a natural way to prevent aging. People in the forty-plus age range can use it to erase 5-10 years of aging!
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS?
12 one-hour sessions of Cosmetic Acupuncture is the recommended protocol in order to achieve optimal results. Two treatments per week over six weeks are most beneficial, or one treatment per week for 12 weeks can show the same results, although at a slower rate. Depending on the individual, one, two and even three treatments can be done per week to observe appreciable and enduring results in the first few visits. Most patients feel and see benefits with their first session. Noticeable results are seen by the 7th visit.
Keep in mind that people will respond differently. Outcomes can vary depending on lifestyle, diet and condition prior to treatment. With continued maintenance after the initial course of treatments, ideally once per month, the effects are much longer lasting.
WHAT IS THE SUCCESS RATE?
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 of treatment. The effects included the skin becoming more delicate and fair, improvement of elasticity in the facial muscles, leveling of wrinkles, a more rosy complexion, and overall rejuvenation not only confined to the face.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW?
Cosmetic Acupuncture is not a replacement for a surgical face-lift and will not provide an overnight solution. The improvements are subtle and occur gradually over time. It is virtually painless, has no side effects and risk of disfigurement, no extended recovery time nor traumatic swelling or discoloration.