What Is Cosmetic Acupuncture?
Cosmetic acupuncture is an ancient beauty secret and is used as a non-toxic way to minimize fine lines and wrinkles from
the face. It reduces the signs of aging by rejuvenating the glow of the skin and providing a youthful look to the face.
Cosmetic acupuncture needles create tiny micro-trauma stimulation to areas of facial tissue by increasing the circulation
of blood flow to the wrinkles and thus producing more collagen production, resulting in less wrinkle formation.
Cosmetic acupuncture is an ancient healing art that has been practiced in China for emperors and empresses as a
beauty ritual for at least 5,000 thousand years. The treatment involves inserting thin needles into the face and body in
order to increase the blood circulation and collagen production within the skin.
This allows the skin to be nourished, oxygenated and moisturized from the inside out. Additionally, the increased
production of collagen gives the skin more tightness and elasticity. Hence, the treatment improves the complexion,
elasticity, and youthfulness of the skin. It is currently all the rage among Hollywood’s elite, and its popularity is
understandable. It promises a more youthful appearance with no downtime, no anesthesia, no chemicals injected and no
going under the knife.
What Results Are Seen With Cosmetic Acupuncture?
Cosmetic acupuncture treatments help patients look many years younger. It helps to eliminate fine lines and softens the
deeper lines making them less noticeable. The treatment can also eliminate or minimize dark circles and puffiness under
the eyes, and aids in the tightening of the jowls, that tend to sag as we age. Most importantly, acupuncture provides
overall rejuvenation, allowing the whole body to feel less stressed and more energized.
Wrinkles that are minimized include:
- Marionette Lines
- Glabellar Lines
- Crow’s Feet
- Forehead Lines
- Eyelid Lines (above and below)
- Mouth Lines
- Neck lines
Other benefits include:
- Lip plumping
- Reduction of frown lines
- Renewal of youthful facial glow
- Oxygenation to the skin
- Keeps acne prone skin under control
- Balances oily/dry skin
- Tightens facial skin
- Firms neck
- Improves skin discoloration
- Brightens eyes
- Tightens pores
- Reduces sallow complexion
- Reduces age spots
- Lifts sagging eyelids
Does It Hurt?
The most popular question asked of this treatment is the pain level. It is assumed by most that the pain is excessive due
to the thought that the needles are the same as the ones used to draw blood at the doctor’s office. The needles used in
cosmetic acupuncture are nothing like these. They are about the width of a thread and like a horse hair. Since they are so
tiny and thin, they are not felt by the patient. In fact, 41 acupuncture needles can easily fit into the needle used by a
doctor. Of course, the skill of the acupuncturist is important.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Cosmetic acupuncture does not have any side effects because it is natural and uses no fillers or chemicals. There is no
downtime, no puffiness, no swelling, no drugs, no allergic skin reactions and no injections. Other treatments to reduce
wrinkles, such as fillers, surgery, chemical peels and laser treatments do have side effects.
Why Choose Cosmetic Acupuncture Over Other Treatments?
Safety of your body is the most important reason. With cosmetic surgery, many risks are involved such as anesthesia
complications, a long recovery with a lot of discomfort, nerve damage to the face, allergic reactions to the drugs and
scarring. With fillers, some of the risks may include, puffiness, swelling, bruising, bed rest, allergic reaction and possibly
paralysis of surrounding nerves, which impair natural facial expressions. The same may hold true with chemical peels
and laser treatments. Also,cost is a large factor to consider, with surgery starting in the $30,000′s, fillers in the $10,000
over a few years and the same with expensive peels and lasers that have to be done all the time. With Cosmetic
acupuncture your health is never at risk and the cost is minimal in the long run since you will not have to keep repeating
treatments years on end. Lastly you will never have to worry about the long term effects that are not known yet from
injecting your face with chemical fillers.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
A general course of 12 treatments is done per area of the face. Usually after a few treatments a patient notices some
changes. Around the 7th or 8th treatment, the collagen starts to kick in and wrinkles are minimized. After this, a
maintenance of one treatment a week to month is done depending on the age of the patient.
Will It Affect My Current Botox Treatments?
Many patients choose to use cosmetic acupuncture to take care of those pesky fine to medium wrinkles and may possibly
choose to go the route of Botox or other fillers to take care of those stubborn deep wrinkles. In fact, the cosmetic
acupuncture treatments will help to prolong the life of the Botox. So this means that a patient will be able to make fewer
trips to the doctor a year. The patient will be saving time, money and fewer possible side effects.
Dr. Bruce S. Hirsch, D.C., Lic. Ac.
Phone - 617-694-2320
|Acupuncture & Chiropractic Center Of Boston
Located In Wellesley, Mass
Acupuncture and Chiropractic Wellness Center
18 grove st, suite 5, Wellesley, Ma 02482
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