10 Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture

Since ancient times, acupuncture has been a popular method to help improve overall health and well being. Today, patients continue to undergo this treatment to address a variety of health concerns, often noticing improvements in their outward appearance!  This has lead to a rise in facial acupuncture, which combines whole-body rebalancing with targeted needle stimulation for glowing skin.

Traditional Chinese Medicine focuses on the face as a reflection of internal health. Therefore, when acupuncture is utilized to address possible health and well being concerns, it follows suit that improvements will be reflected through the individual’s outward appearance. This process involves the use of fine sterile needles inserted at specific locations, which produces a “micro-injury”.  The body then begins a beneficial healing response both locally and throughout the body. Our knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine allows us to pin point which spots should be targeted in correspondence with the different bodily systems.

It’s important to note that the results obtained through cosmetic surgery, injectables, or Botox cannot be replaced using acupuncture alone. Nevertheless, it is a beneficial natural alternative to conventional medicine that does offer significant improvements to overall health and appearance.

Consider the following 10 ways that acupuncture offers a beauty boost from the inside out.

1. Helps Clear Up Acne

Acupuncture can rebalance chronic and monthly hormonal fluctuations that often lead to breakouts. Traditional Chinese medicines look at acne as a reflection of internal heat. This can be regulated through acupuncture the treats the heat that arises in the body during certain times of the month.

2. Calms Rosacea

Traditional Chinese medicines consider Rosacea as a digestion related issue. When acupuncture is used to clearer up internal digestive issues, it also helps to minimize redness and irritation in skin tissues.

3. Dark Circles and Puffiness Under The Eyes 

Kidney function is significantly improved through systemic acupuncture treatments. When the body experiences a boost in kidney function puffiness and dark circles are reduced. With the addition of local cosmetic acupuncture the results are even more noticeable.

4. Melasma

This very common skin condition is characterized by patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discolouration, usually seen in women during the reproductive years. The upper cheeks, upper lip, forehead, and chin of women between the ages of 20 – 50 are most commonly affected. It is thought to be primarily related to external sun exposure, external hormones, like birth control pills, and internal hormonal changes as seen in pregnancy. Cosmetic and systemic acupuncture have shown significant results in the treatment of melasma.

5. Brighten Dull Skin

Simply by inserting needles in the skin, you’re stimulating skin blood circulation, lymphatic drainage, and collagen production. Therefore, the direct triggering of local healing processes through acupuncture does wonders for a lacklustre complexion. The additional indirect benefits are a result of a recalibrated bodily system. This improves the flow of energy through the body, which reduces dullness through improved balance.

6. Facelift and Wrinkles improvement

Cosmetic acupuncture is an amazing on facelift and muscle tone and deeper tissue tone in the body. It will help to relax the deeper tissue muscles that are too tight, and tighten the ones that are [loose]. It’s really efective for facelifting and sculpting the cheeks and jawline, and even for lifting eyebrows.

7. Eczema 

Atopic dermatitis is the most common type of eczema, which can migrate around the body. It is a chronic disease, with a hereditary tendency, that often comes and goes.

Cosmetic and systemic acupuncture have been shown to help treat this skin disease.

8. Psoriasis

This common skin condition speeds up the life cycle of skin cells. These cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin, forming scales and red patches that are itchy and sometimes painful. Psoriasis is a chronic disease that often comes and goes. Cosmetic and systemic acupuncture helps to improve Psoriasis.

9. Hypotrophic Scars

Cosmetic acupuncture reduces the appearance of scars.

10. Hair Loss 

“Hair loss typically occurs with aging, and is slightly more common in men than in women. But it can also happen for other reasons, such as after major surgery, after childbirth or due to another physical or psychological forms of stress. It can also be attributed to underlying diseases such as lupus and iron deficiency, because of a hormonal imbalance or with the use of certain medications” (dermatology.ca/public-patients/hair/alopecia/). Cosmetic and systemic acupuncture helps to improve hair grow.

 Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine that has been utilized around the world for centuries. Tiny painless needles are inserted in the different points in the body to treat a variety of aliments, from back, knee and shoulder pain, to infertility. However, the supplementary benefits might surprise you — especially if you decide to let your acupuncturist have a go at your smile lines. Enter: cosmetic acupuncture, the reportedly safer alternative to surgery or Botox.

Cosmetic acupuncture treatment is an extension of traditional acupuncture. It’s said to naturally help make the skin look younger, smoother, and all-around healthier. Unlike injection procedures, cosmetic acupuncture addresses both the signs of aging and the skin’s overall health. Additionally, systemic energy pathway issues are addressed balancing the energy in our body.

Unlike Micro-needling, a more intense procedure where hundreds of pricks are applied to the skin through the device, facial acupuncture averages about 50 painless punctures. Both treatment options are premised on the benefits of stimulating the skin through the creation of positive microtraumas. When your body senses these wounds, it goes into repair mode, activating the lymphatic and circulatory system, which work together to deliver nutrients and oxygen to the skin cells and boost the production of collagen. The results are improved elasticity, minimized fine lines and wrinkles, and a brighter and more even complexion.

In order to perform this treatment option acupuncturists must receive proper training in accordance with the World Health Organizations established guidelines for practice.  Checking the regulatory guidelines in your province is a good way to begin when looking for a reliable practitioner.  With acupuncture the careful balance and flow of energy within the body is of utmost importance.  Therefore, needles must be placed not only in the face but also the body in order to avoid symptoms such as dullness, headache, and discomfort caused from energy congestion.

Cosmetic Acupuncture Long Term Expectations       

The most commonly reported result from facial acupuncture is a noticeably brighter complexion and minimized fine lines and wrinkles as body’s self healing response is activated. The most common side effect for any form of acupuncture is bruising, which only happens about 20 percent of the time.  Anyone receiving facial acupuncture should be in good health for maximum healing capabilities. This is why people with bleeding disorders or uncontrolled type 2 diabetes shouldn’t seek this treatment.

Unlike Botox or dermal fillers, facial acupuncture isn’t a quick fix.  Nevertheless, one study found that the majority of people saw improvements after just five sessions. We recommends 10 treatments twice a week, and afterwards every four to eight weeks to maintain optimum results. If you’re unable to commit to this kind of time or money to maintain treatments, another way to help preserve your results is to feed your skin through a well-balanced diet and well-formulated skin care routine.