Using acupuncture needles on specific points on the face to
enhance beauty and preserve a youthful appearance. Cosmetic acupuncture - also
known as Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation or Acupuncture Facelift - has been
widely performed throughout the world and the United States in the past decade. Facial
Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a gentle, natural, relaxing and well-proven therapy
for improving the radiance, elasticity and natural beauty of the skin. During
treatment, small acupuncture needles are placed into specific points in
the body and the face.
How does it work?
Facial Acupuncture reduces wrinkles by increasing collagen
production and helps to firm the skin and fill out wrinkles. This effect is
reinforced by improving muscle tone and dermal contraction. Inserting needle into the skin stimulates cells to lay down new collagen fibers and elastin around needle sites. A rejuvenating and
tightening action occurs as a result. The needle also stimulates blood
circulation which improves color and brings more anti-inflammatory substances
to the area. These effects normally
become apparent within a few treatments. Fine lines may be entirely eliminated
and deeper wrinkles will be significantly improved.
What are the benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture?
. Minimize or eliminate fine lines
. Improve deeper wrinkles
. Lift drooping eyelids, improve sagging cheeks
. Skin tone will be more consistent
. Increase facial blood flow and energy
. Improve elasticity and collagen formation
. Diminish age spots and sun spots
. Effective for acne, eczema and rosacea
. It is chemical-free, no Botox or injectable fillers
What is the recommended protocol for Cosmetic
Optimal outcome is achieved with an initial 10-session
treatment, followed by a maintenance treatment every 3 to 6 months. Timing of
maintenance treatment depends on your skin condition. Initial treatments are
performed twice a week for 5 consecutive weeks. Every session lasts about 45 minutes
to 1 hour. Some patients with severe sun damage, heavy smokers or heavy drinkers will need more than ten treatments to get optimal results.
How long do results from Cosmetic Acupuncture treatment
last and how much does it cost compared to other cosmetic procedures?
Results from cosmetic acupuncture may last up to 3 to 4
years with maintenance treatments, while other invasive cosmetic procedures such as Botox or dermal fillers last up to 6 months and need to be repeated.
Also, the cost of Facial Acupuncture is
far less when compared to other rejuvenating methods. In addition, there are no
side effects involved with Cosmetic Acupuncture and it is completely
non-invasive. Because of all these advantages, Cosmetic Acupuncture is
becoming the safest and most beneficial method for facial rejuvenation.
The average cost for a session of Cosmetic Acupuncture ranges from $80 to $120, while other cosmetic procedures cost a lot more. Typical minimum
cost of injectable dermal fillers is $450 and maximum cost is $1,600 per
treatment with the average of $900 nationwide. The costs of chemical peels are higher, some reaching $6,000. Rejuvenation from a Facelift surgery goes even higher and can easily cost somewhere between $12,000
to $20,000 with general anesthesia and facility fees.
Find the right Acupuncturist
When searching for a practitioner, first try to find a
board-certified Acupuncturist in your state. After shopping around, choose one
who has all the answers for you. In addition, being trained in a medical school
or a western medicine center gives the practitioner the ability to perform the
procedure with minimum risk of damaging nerves and
arteries throughout the body.