Acupuncture in the face, also called cosmetic acupuncture, facial rejuvenation, or an acupuncture facelift, is a popular form of acupuncture that focuses on the face, neck, and hairline. This noninvasive treatment involves placing tiny needles into specific points in the face. The benefits may include plumping and tightening the skin, targeting wrinkles, reducing fine lines, and more.
Traditional Chinese medicine has used acupuncture for thousands of years to treat a range of health issues. It believes that problems and an imbalance in the flow of vital energy, otherwise known as qi or chi, are possible causes of accelerated skin aging. Restoring the flow of energy in the face may have the potential to rejuvenate the skin, combat signs of aging, and improve overall skin health.
Facial acupuncture or micro-needling involves puncturing the skin with thin needles to create tiny wounds. These signal the body’s healing response, increasing blood and lymph flow, which boosts the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the injured site. Microtrauma also stimulates the release of chemicals that reduce swelling and fibroblast cells, producing collagen and elastin.
As a person ages, there is a reduction in these elastic components, causing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Collagen strengthens and firms the skin and boosts its elasticity and hydration. Repairing the skin’s elastin restores the skin’s texture, appearance, elasticity, and wound-healing capabilities.
No matter your age, cosmetic facial acupuncture can be highly beneficial and effective. This sought-after treatment naturally increases blood flow and collagen production in the face, improving overall complexion, and diminishing fine lines and wrinkles.
One of the main benefits of facial acupuncture, and part of the reason our patients find it to be particularly effective, is because it directly impacts the facial tissues and indirectly, by treating the person as a whole (body, mind, and spirit). So, even though the service is labeled as a “facial treatment”, a number of important body treatment points are included as well. Doing so allows the practitioner to restore balance to the body, treat the symptoms, and simultaneously address any underlying imbalances and conditions including those that contribute to the aging process, such as stress, anxiety, insomnia, poor digestion and circulation, and headaches. By identifying and treating the root cause, instead of just the symptoms, we are able to provide you with a full-rounded approach for better results.