There are two sides to Cosmetic Acupuncture. One is the Facial Rejuvenation where lines and wrinkles on the face are smoothed out and the face muscles are lifted, resulting in tighter skin and the lifting of eyebrows and jowls. The other side is the treatment of skin conditions such as acne, vitiligo, dandruff, psoriasis, eczema and alopecia.
The treatment includes body acupuncture points to remove imbalances in the body which have an effect on how the patient’s face looks. These points also improve the patient’s general well-being.
The Facial Rejuvenation may involve the use of needles which are placed above the eyebrows to achieve lifting and also in strategic positions on the cheeks to reduce the appearance of jowls and generally tighten the underlying facial tissue. Frown lines between the eyebrows, on the forehead and between nose and mouth can also be treated as well as lines elsewhere on the face. Other techniques are used for tightening the skin under the eyes and the chin and the neck.
Treatment with needles may be alternated with a facial massage, using high-quality oil and special Gua-Sha tools, where acupuncture points are stimulated, blood is brought to the surface and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is reduced. Patients leave after these sessions looking glowing and healthy and are often report being complimented by friends and family members on how well they are looking.