It’s being hailed as the most innovative weapon in the anti-ageing war. But is acupuncture really capable of turning back the clock?
If you ask Madonna or Gwyneth Paltrow, the answer is a resounding yes. They’re just some of the celebrities who have reportedly shunned invasive wrinkle-fighting procedures in favor of facial needles.
So how does facial acupuncture work? Like any other form of acupuncture, it uses thin needles inserted into the skin. Facial acupuncture sees these needles being inserted into various acupuncture points on the face, such as wrinkles or frown lines. The stimulation brought on by the needles is meant to make blood rush to the face, causing it to become flushed. When needles are inserted at acupuncture points, energy (QI) and endorphins are released. This mini trauma improves blood flow and stimulates cell re-growth.
Plus, facial acupuncture actually promotes the development of new collagen fibers under already-present wrinkles, in effect filling them in- making them appear less visible.
After several sessions, the eyes will begin to brighten, skin will be firmer and lips will become plumper.
It also helps to remedy blemished skin. In my experience, it can reduce wrinkles, eliminate fine lines, lift sagging skin and improve skin color and texture.
Facial rejuvenation treatment is completed with Auriculotherapy, special facial massage along the meridian lines and acupressure treatment of the important facial points. After treatment, patient are served a Chinese herbal rejuvenation tea.
It can be done once a week- as a single treatment or as a part of a treatment series. Each session last about one hour.