Cosmetic acupuncture, or Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, is a Chinese skin rejuvenation method that stimulates the body to heal itself by increasing the blood flow to the facial tissues, thus revitalizing the skin and reducing wrinkles, aging spots and toning the facial muscles. The history of this technique dates back to 960-1279 AD, during the Sung dynasty, where it was known as ‘Me Rong Zhen’. It was usually performed on royal family members to enhance their beauty and delay the process of aging. This thousands of years old beauty technique has found its place in today’s world as it is a non invasive, painless method to improve your appearance by reducing the wrinkles and fine lines on your face.
During a typical cosmetic acupuncture treatment, tiny needles are inserted on the surface of the skin at specific points to unblock the ‘chi’ or vital energy that is believed to be flowing throughout the body. Trained acupuncturists administer multiple sessions that last from about one hour to two hours each session. According to traditional Chinese Medicine, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture improves vital energy flow and stimulates the natural anti aging powers of your body.
How Does Cosmetic Acupuncture work?
Cosmetic acupuncture or Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture works by the insertion of needles that are as thin as hairs, into specific points on the face and other parts of the body to improve the blood and lymph circulation in the face and other parts of the body. Acupuncture can also help the body produce more growth hormones to stimulate collagen production. Due to the improved blood flow, the facial skin is rehydrated, nourished and toned. The free circulation of blood through the facial muscles also facilitates healing and improves elasticity of the face, thereby reducing the fine lines and wrinkles. Sometimes, the needles are electrically stimulated using special frequencies so that the elasticity of the skin as well as the facial muscle tone is improved. This reduces the drooping of the facial muscles and brings a youthful appearance to your face.
Regular Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture treatments have been proven to improve circulation of blood and lymph, increase the production of collagen and improve the muscle tone of the facial muscles. In more advanced treatments, certain points on the arms and legs, are stimulated to further increase the energy flow of the body, strengthening the internal organs that influence the exterior facial beauty of the individual. Sometimes facial creams made of traditional Chinese herbs are also applied to enhance the appearance of the individual undergoing acupuncture treatment.
In order to make the treatment to be more effective, patients are advised to make changes in their diet and lifestyle, and include exercise in their daily routine. Most people undergoing Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture will have increased skin elasticity and facial muscle tone and they can look 15 years younger than their real age.