Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is a growing movement. This treatment that is based off of ancient Chinese medicine entails the placement of ultra-fine needles at particular acupoints in the body so as to balance the flow of Qi – the vital energy of the body. Facial acupuncture is being touted as a natural and holistic alternative to Botox as it has the ability to slow down the many signs of aging without any side effects. So, how does it really work? Read on to know more.
What is Facial Acupuncture?
Cosmetic facial acupuncture is a non-toxic treatment that is also referred to as facial rejuvenation or acupuncture face-lift, and is used to reverse the signs of aging of the skin. Acupuncturists and proponents claim that it helps reduce wrinkles, removes age spots, diminishes fine lines, and lifts droopy eyelids. Facial acupuncture generally involves 10 or more sessions initially; followed by additional sessions for maintenance.
How Does it Work?
Facial acupuncture is known to act as an anti-aging treatment, and improves skin texture by stimulating the production of collagen. Like most of you already know, collagen is a protein that is a major component of your skin. As you grow older, the inner layers of your skin lose collagen, and as a result, begin to get saggy and less supple. Acupuncturists claim that acupuncture can indeed trigger the body to promote collagen production by improving the flow of Qi. It is also believed that facial acupuncture can rejuvenate and make your skin look brighter by improving your overall energy.
What Goes Down?
When you go for an acupuncture face-lift, your acupuncturist will use very fine hair-like needles to puncture your facial skin. This may sting a bit, but doesn’t cause much pain. 40-70 needles are inserted at specific points on your face to create wounds known as positive microtrauma. The needles are removed after about ten minutes. The insertion of these needles signals the body which senses the wounds, and responds by starting to repair them immediately. It sends out collagen-building cells to the surface of the wound to compensate for the collagen loss. In layman terms, the natural healing process of the body is triggered which in turn results in the reduction of wrinkles and fine lines. Facial acupuncture is like the reset button on dull and lifeless skin, and it offers myriad benefits to your skin and body.
Facial acupuncture helps detoxify the body, improves blood flow to the face, and reduces dark spots while smoothening out fine lines. The production of collagen makes your skin more taut and youthful, and you more confident and glowing!
If you have tried a bunch of remedies to treat droopy skin, it is time to try facial rejuvenation acupuncture in San Francisco. Call Anchor Acupuncture &Wellness at 415-855-3112 to schedule an appointment to discuss your options with a reputed acupuncturist.