Cosmetic acupuncture is the latest weapon against facial aging, used by celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jennifer Aniston. Cosmetic acupuncture offers a natural, alternative solution to the aging process, when compared to unnatural and invasive procedures/products, such as Botox. Cosmetic acupuncture may not instantly make you look ten times younger, but it does rejuvenate the face - giving it a natural glow, helping to eliminate fine lines, lift sagging skin and improving skin colour and texture.
Needles are inserted at pressure points, and energy and endorphins are released. This in turn makes energy flow more efficiently, improving circulation and rejuvenates the body. The insertion of the acupuncture needles also promotes the production of healing collagen; a protein the body uses to keep skin young and elastic. This combination aims to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dull skin.
The procedure begins with body needles to balance and relax the body, followed by fine dermal needles inserted into the face. This type of acupuncture is particularly aimed on improving the skin’s overall health, giving it an overall glow, but it also incorporates traditional acupuncture that works to de-stress and calm the body. As any acupuncturist will tell you, the appearance of the skin is connected to the state of your health, so it is essential to balance the mind, body and spirit.
Practitioners call this type of acupuncture Mei Zen, translating to beautiful person in Chinese.
Cosmetic acupuncture can benefit the skin from various conditions including:
Brighten dull skin
Tightening and toning
Lightening fine lines