Does acupuncture facial rejuvenation work?

Acupuncture facial rejuvenation

Does acupuncture facial rejuvenation work? Yes! In fact, it’s like a mini natural facelift. It improves wrinkles, aging, and your skin health, all without injecting anything into the muscles. It’s a great way to feel good about taking care of your body while also helping your skin keep its youthful look.

What is acupuncture facial rejuvenation?

Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is a part of acupuncture, and we use it to help the delicate skin on the face. It’s cosmetic but it has a wide range of benefits, especially when it’s combined with full-body treatment. In fact, most acupuncturists do a full-body treatment and other therapies before facial rejuvenation techniques. This helps the facial rejuvenation acupuncture work better.

In my practice, I use 5-element acupuncture for the full-body constitutional treatment. Five-element is a traditional form of acupuncture that looks at how your organs are functioning to help prevent disease. In the first five-element treatment, we always vent. Venting releases anything the organs are holding onto that could keep the body from functioning at an optimal level. It also releases pent-up heat and helps you process emotions. The reason we do this 5-element treatment first is because it helps bring your entire body into balance. When your body systems run well, the facial rejuvenation acupuncture will be more effective.

Is there anything else I should do with facial rejuvenation acupuncture?

You want to make sure you’re getting a constitutional treatment, like we mentioned above. Other things we do are red light therapy and facial cupping. Red light therapy is great before facial acupuncture rejuvenation. It’s relaxing and also improves skin tone and texture. Red light therapy stimulates collagen and adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, which cells need to function and repair themselves.

We also use a gua sha stone to gently move lymph. Lymph movement is so important. Gua sha massage helps your lymphatic system carry toxins and waste and rebuild tissues.

How does facial rejuvenation acupuncture work for wrinkles, acne, and more?

Facial rejuvenation acupuncture works because the needles we insert create natural micro-traumas in the skin. These micro-traumas stimulate collagen production. After age 20, your body decreases its collagen production and that continues as we go through menopause and after. This creates sagging and wrinkles. Most women first notice their skin doesn’t look as supple as it once did or they see crow’s feet or parenthesis lines around the mouth.

Because we encourage the body to start making more collagen naturally through acupuncture and other therapies, the skin’s look and texture dramatically improves. Facial rejuvenation gets a lot of attention for wrinkles and it’s great for that. But we can also help with hyper-pigmentation, acne, acne scars, and anything that needs inflammation reduced in order to heal.

Are facial rejuvenation acupuncture needles the same as regular treatments?

The needles we use for facial rejuvenation acupuncture are slightly different than a normal treatment and get inserted a littler deeper. Most people don’t notice much of a change in how the needles feel.

What can I expect in a consult?

Our first visit starts with a consult, where we see if you’re a candidate for facial rejuvenation acupuncture. I don’t usually recommend going ahead with facial rejuvenation if you get dizzy a lot or have high blood pressure. But everyone is different. Most of the time, we recommend a course of 12 treatments. After the 12 treatments are done, you’ll want to come in for maintenance about once a month to keep up your results.

Are most patients happy with their results?

Patients love having a holistic and natural way to look the way they’d like and not use neurotoxins like Botox. Results from facial rejuvenation acupuncture can last several years, especially with the right maintenance, and is well worth it from a cosmetic and full-body standpoint.

Laura Puckett, LAc., MSAc.
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