Acupuncture has been used for cosmetic enhancement for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). While Facial Acupuncture can refer to the treatment of acupuncture points on the face for a variety of health conditions, Cosmetic Acupuncture specifically relates to acupuncture for aesthetic purposes. For our purposes, we will use the terms interchangeably. While it can be considered a natural alternative to other modern interventions, such as Botox, Cosmetic Acupuncture also works synergistically with other techniques, including Microneedling and Light Therapy.
Cosmetic acupuncture increases oxygenation levels by stimulating microcirculation, which aids in detoxification and helps prevent facial puffiness and discoloration. Additionally, through a micro-trauma healing response, it stimulates collagen and elastin production in the skin to address multiple factors of aging—from smoothing lines to enhancing the firmness and volume of skin. Unlike Botox, cosmetic acupuncture promotes the health of the skin, working on more than the superficial signs of premature aging, which provides lasting results.
Treatments are painless and described as deeply relaxing. Our integrative approach provides general health benefits in addition to skin rejuvenation, including increased energy and clarity, reduced insomnia, improved digestion, reduced hot flashes, and much more. It is a whole body rejuvenation that will make your skin shine and make you feel great!
Acupuncture is very similar to Microneedling with a few key differentiating factors. Acupuncture works on a deeper level and targets the muscles of the face to enhance the lifting and tightening of sagging areas, such as the neck, cheeks, and eyelids. Facial acupuncture points also access the meridian system of the body so they participate in the holistic, constitutional treatment that makes our integrative approach to skin care so unique. Acupuncture can also be performed with a greater frequency than Microneedling, so it is the perfect supportive technique to utilize between Microneedling sessions to maximize the results of your anti-aging program. A typical course of treatment for cosmetic acupuncture is 12-24 visits to see noticeable results. This timeline is significantly reduced when combining it with Microneedling and Light Therapy.