Acupuncture facelifts are gaining popularity for those seeking alternatives to surgery and chemical injections like Botox and for those willing to experience the power of Oriental medicine in the name of beauty. If needles in your face seem weird or bizarre; think again, because it’s the newest weapon to fight aging without negative side effects. The procedure has been feature in Dr. Oz’s show, Good Morning America, The New York Times, ABC News and many more.
If you become familiar with the signs of aging like drooping eyelids, sagging jowls, lines around the mouth, dark circles around the eyes or just want to prevent the signs of aging, Acupuncture face-lift might be the solution. Facial rejuvenation or face-lift Acupuncture was popular with Chinese emperor’s wives and the wealthy in China before the communist takeover. In the past 10 years there’s been more interest in this country and it’s the hot thing right now. The results are not as drastic as surgery and the treatments lifts, brightens and smoothes the skin in a natural way.
If you are wondering if needles in the skin really work as an anti-aging procedure, the answer is yes, but not for the reason you might think. According to Oriental medicine, our physical appearance is connected to our internal organs, so if you suffer from years of insomnia, back pain, chronic stress, digestive problems or menstrual irregularities it will show on your face.
Those aging signs cannot be erased by slathering anti-aging cream, at least not for long. For example, sagging skin can be caused by weakness of the spleen; darkness around the eyes is often linked to weakness of the liver or stomach. Treating those organs through the face is actually treating the underlying cause, so Facial rejuvenation is making you stronger from the inside changing how you look outside. The other explanation is that when needles are inserted in the skin, the body reacts sending more red blood cells to the area, stimulating the immune response and stimulating the production of collagen, the protein responsible for tightening the skin. Common side effects of treatment are better sleep, more energy and feeling more vibrant and relaxed.
In the case of Acupuncture face-lift or facial rejuvenation, we recommend 6 to 8 weekly treatments if the patient is under 40, while those over 40 we recommend 10 to 12 weekly treatments. Treatments are 45 minutes to 70 minutes long and results become visible after the third or fourth and occasional maintenance is recommended. Treatments will erase fine lines and make deep wrinkles less visible and give the skin a youthful glow. Treatments cost varies depending on the practitioner from $100 to $300 per treatment.
When shopping for a practitioner, find a board certified acupuncturist who is licensed in your state and find someone who can answer all your questions. While cosmetic Acupuncture patients shouldn’t expect drastic, immediate results after 1 session, most report seeing changes rather quickly.