Cosmetic Acupuncture is about the association of beauty and health. Yes, the focus is on the face but TCM have always appreciated that an internal balance of the body is reflected in the outward appearance. For this reason, acupuncture for facial rejuvenation also involves dietary and lifestyle recommendations as well as treating any underlying deficiency or excess, which will better able to help achieve a balance.

With time, the subcutaneous tissues of our skin becomes and less and our skin becomes, thinner, drier and less elastic. Wrinkles and crease lines develop. Environmental factors and smoking can also damage or skin.

Very small needles inserted in the depressed lines causes a small amount of microtrauma. The body’s normal physiological response to trauma is to restore and heal. The body achieves this by increasing the circulation to the area and bringing more collagen and elastin to the site. Elastin is responsible for the stretchy nature of the skin whilst whilst collagen is more like a supportive filler. By so doing, the facial skin lines are gradually filled out.

Because facial acupuncture brings more blood supply to the face the skin usually appear more radiant after the procedure. It is not necessary to wait for facial lines to develop facial acupuncture may also be done as a preventative measure.

 

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