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, Light Therapy, and esthetician facials.
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 fine lines and wrinkles to enhancing the firmness of the skin. Acupuncture also works on the muscles of the face to enhance the lifting and tightening of sagging areas, such as the neck, cheeks, and eyelids. Unlike Botox, Cosmetic Acupuncture promotes the health of the skin. Both techniques address the superficial signs of premature aging but Acupuncture provides lasting results that will be the cornerstone of your anti-aging program.
Our integrative approach to skin care is so unique because Cosmetic Acupuncture is a holistic, constitutional treatment. Facial Acupuncture points access the meridian system of the body and help correct any imbalances. In addition to skin rejuvenation, you will see general health benefits, 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!