Cosmetic acupuncture, or Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, is a Chinese skin rejuvenation procedure which stimulates the body to cure itself by increasing the blood flow into the facial tissues, thus revitalizing the skin and reducing wrinkles, aging stains and toning the facial nerves.
Acupuncture and Face Lift
The history of the technique dates back to 960 -1279 AD, during the Sung dynasty, where it was called ‘Me Rong Zhen’. It was generally performed on royal household members to enhance their attractiveness and delay the process of aging. This tens of thousands of years old attractiveness technique has found its place in today’s world because it is a noninvasive, painless process to enhance your appearance by reducing the wrinkles and fine lines on your face.
During a normal cosmetic acupuncture treatment, tiny needles are inserted to the surface of the skin at particular points to unblock the ‘chi’ or vital energy that’s thought to be flowing through the body. Trained acupuncturists administer numerous sessions which last from approximately one hour to 2 hours each session. According to traditional Chinese Medicine, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture enhances vital energy circulation and stimulates the natural anti-aging abilities of your body.
How Does Cosmetic Acupuncture work?
Cosmetic acupuncture or Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture works by the insertion of needles which are as thin as hairs, into specific points on the face and other areas of the human body to enhance the blood and lymph flow in the face and other areas of the body. Acupuncture may also help the body produce more growth hormones to stimulate collagen production.
Because of the improved blood circulation, the facial skin is rehydrated, nourished and toned. The free blood circulation through the facial muscles also facilitates healing and improves elasticity of the face, thus reducing the fine lines and wrinkles. From time to time, the needles are stimulated using specific frequencies so the elasticity of the skin in addition to the facial muscle tone are enhanced. This lowers the drooping of their facial muscles and brings a youthful look to your face.
Frequent Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture treatments are demonstrated to increase circulation of lymph and blood, increase the production of collagen and improve the muscle tone of the facial muscles. In more advanced treatments, certain points on the legs and arms, are stimulated to further increase the energy flow of the body, strengthening the internal organs which influence the exterior facial attractiveness of the individual.
Sometimes facial creams made from traditional Chinese herbs can also be applied to improve the look of the person undergoing acupuncture treatment so as to make the treatment to be effective, patients are advised to make changes in their lifestyle and diet, and include exercise in their daily routine.
Most people undergoing Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture will have improved skin elasticity and facial muscle tone and they are able to seem 15 years younger than their actual age.