Can Facial Acupuncture Really Make You Look Younger?
Acupuncture has been around for centuries. A part of traditional Chinese medicine, it may help treat body pain, headaches, nausea, allergies, sciatic pain, and many other symptoms. But it’s supplementary benefits might surprise you — especially if you decide to let your acupuncturist have a go at your smile lines.
This cosmetic treatment is an extension of traditional acupuncture. It’s said to naturally help make the skin look younger, smoother, and all-around healthier. And unlike injection procedures, facial acupuncture addresses not only signs of aging, but also the skin’s overall health. The main result people experience is a bright complexion. “It’s as though the skin has been awakened from a long, deep sleep. All the fresh blood and oxygen flood the face and really bring it back to life.” But unlike Botox or dermal fillers, facial acupuncture isn’t a quick fix of any kind.
“The focus is to create long-term changes in the health of the skin and body, not short-term quick fixes.” By this, better collagen stimulation, a brightened skin tone, reduced jaw tension, and a softer appearance overall on top of health benefits like reduced anxiety and tension. One study found that the majority of people saw improvements after just five sessions of facial acupuncture, but it is recommended 10 treatments once or twice a week to see optimum results. After that, you can go into a “maintenance stage,” where you get the treatment every four to eight weeks.