Today there seem to be so many options for how we can treat our skin. There are injections, fillers, topical products, cosmetic surgeries, facials, and more. It can be difficult to decide how to best treat the skin in a way that is lasting, has little to no side effects, and won’t break the bank. We want our skin to look and feel beautiful, but at what cost? Thankfully, there are more holistic options, such as Cosmetic Acupuncture, that can provide the results we want without causing side effects or potential harm to our skin. Let’s dive into what Cosmetic Acupuncture is, how it can help, and why it might be the right choice for your skin.
How Cosmetic Acupuncture Works
Cosmetic Acupuncture is an extension of the traditional practice of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture is commonly helpful for a number of health concerns and symptoms such as headaches, pain in the body, nausea, anxiety, fertility, gut health, and more. Cosmetic Acupuncture more specifically treats the face with the goal of reversing signs of aging and other skin concerns.
Similar to Microneedling, Cosmetic Acupuncture increases blood flow and collagen production in the face by creating positive micro-traumas in the skin. These micro-traumas create tiny tears in the skin and tissues triggering the body’s natural healing response. In Cosmetic Acupuncture the needles go deeper than in Microneedling and hit specific points in the face and neck to stimulate particular muscles, help heal the skin, and offer whole-body healing on a deeper level.
What Cosmetic Acupuncture Can Help With
The great thing about Cosmetic Acupuncture is that not only can it help with signs of aging, but it can also help with many other skin concerns. Plus, in addition to treating the look and feel of the skin, it also can provide balance throughout the body on a more holistic level.
Cosmetic Acupuncture can help address:
- Skin complexion
- Skin tone
- Fine lines & wrinkles
- Facial muscle tightness
- Jaw tension
- Skin sagging
- Puffiness & swelling
- Skin texture
- && More!
For optimal results, patients are recommended to receive 5-12 treatments once or twice per week and often receive 10 treatments total. After the initial treatment plan, patients begin the maintenance stage where treatments are spaced out to once every 1-2 months.
Cosmetic Acupuncture vs. Botox® and Other Injections
Cosmetic Acupuncture may not be as immediately effective as Botox®, but after the course of a 10-week treatment plan, it can provide similar results with longer-lasting effects. By choosing this approach over Botox® or other injections your facial muscles will still get to work properly, allowing you to shine brighter as your most authentic and expressive self while still maintaining a youthful look and feel. You will also get to enjoy your beautiful skin knowing that you took a more natural approach that works with your face and not against it.
If you have received Botox® or other injections in the past, please let your practitioner know. This may affect the timeline of when you can receive Cosmetic Acupuncture.
Where to Get Cosmetic Acupuncture
If you’re ready to start focusing on healthy, graceful aging and nourish your skin from the inside out, I am now offering an Acupuncture Facial as a service at Mili Shah Acupuncture clinic in University Heights, San Diego. In addition to treating your face, I will add a few needles throughout your body to offer balance on a deeper level. Many times the signs of aging can be related to other health concerns in the body, so by offering a more holistic treatment we can provide better lasting results. If you’d like to learn more about my Acupuncture Facial treatment, schedule an appointment today. I can’t wait to share the wonders of Cosmetic Acupuncture with you!