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8 Benefits of Acupuncture for Facial Rejuvenation

Updated: Dec 29, 2020

Acupuncture is an ancient traditional Chinese medicine that has been around for centuries. This practice uses needles to restore balance and the flow of qi to the body. Cosmetic Acupuncture requires about 40 needles (which are small and painless) in the face and 12 needles on the body; although, this can change according to how you want your skin to appear.

Cosmetic treatment is part of traditional Acupuncture. It improves skin tone, helps heal acne and acne scars, reduces fine lines' appearance, revitalizes collagen production, and so on, without using harmful chemical injections. Acupuncture treatment is also affordable compared to surgery. Therefore, if you want to avoid surgery procedures to achieve a youthful appearance void of side effects, this is the best option.

Cosmetic treatment prevents you from signs of aging and the rest of your skin's well-being. This treatment works inside your body systems, healing your body, which is therapeutic to your health in general. It also helps with anxiety and digestive issues.


8 Reasons to Try Facial Acupuncture


1. Anti-Aging

Looking young is not only about having no wrinkles or fine line; having sagging cheeks and puffy eyes will make you look old too. Many people always turn to Botox to fight to age; however, your acupuncturist will not dwell on freezing a particular area of your face and getting the parts to function normally.


An acupuncturist will insert needles into your skin, and the body will sense the wounds called (positive micro traumas) and go into repair mode. Skin needling uses this idea to get anti-aging results, while acupuncture targets particular areas with fewer needles. However, facial acupuncture requires several sessions to achieve results; acupuncturist's advice is to take at least twelve weekly sessions for it to happen.

2. Collagen Production

Are you aware that collagen production affects your aging process? Why! Let us see! Collagen is part of protein fiber that is the foundation that makes you look youthful. It keeps your skin elastic, protect your arteries, and moisten your eyes, and provides support for the growth and repair of cartilage tissue, as well as relieve joint pain and inflammation. The skin is typically made of about seventy percent collagen; therefore, your skin will begin to deteriorate as you age, especially from those aged twenty-six and above.


Aging reduces the production of collagen in your body. This decline in collagen production will first show on your face through wrinkles, puffed eyes, and sagging cheeks, but acupuncture is essential here, as it enhances collagen production. More production of collagen will therefore provide structure to your skin and strengthen your bones.


3. Acne

Most people associate acne with teenagers and young adults, but adults have acne too. Acne is a skin condition that happens when hair follicles are plugged with dead skin cells and oils.

Facial Acupuncture reduces acnes in two ways, that is internally and on the skin. Acne can sometimes be a sign of stress or an imbalanced state. Acupuncture picks out these internal conditions with meridian points connected to body organs achieving lasting results. Acupuncturists attack scars with needles that help blood flow, increasing the flow of red and white blood cells to fight pathogens under the skin. Additional collagen is then produced, which heals the spots and hyperpigmentation.

4. Elasticity

Life is full of struggles.people go through certain struggles in their lives every day. These hardships in life sometimes make you angry, worried, and stressed, which affects you physically. Your face starts having lines, and your skin sags; thus, you begin to age. This gives you a reason to go and see acupuncture. Acupuncture doesn't just boost your collagen but also stimulates elastin to tone and firm your face, reducing wrinkles. A study suggests that acupuncture has increased elasticity for twenty-seven people who have had five sessions.

5. Improves Skin Tone

Of course, the body is stressed by the environment that surrounds you, for example, pollution and other environmental factors that dull your skin complexion. Nevertheless, facial acupuncture has a remedy for this. The needles used by acupunctures improves blood circulation, therefore repairing the skin. Increased circulation under the skin promotes detoxification, nourishes the skin, and eliminates wastes leaving you with a clearer and even-toned complexion.


6. Sun Damage

Prolonged exposure to the sun, inadequate hydration, stress, and smoking are all threats to collagen. Collagen diminishes with age, so the skin becomes thinner, and sun damage intensifies. The sun's effects on the skin are seen with more collagen lost. Thereby needles that are foreign to the body will lead to the body working to heal the skin, as collagen production and increased blood circulation, reducing sunburn marks.

7. Enhances Glow

Frequent acupunctures on the body reduces stress, thus promoting your health. It is a huge relief to your body because you will feel rested and balanced. A balanced body means your skin has a sufficient supply of nutrients and oxygen, which nourishes your skin, making it glow. During acupuncture, the needles stimulate your circulatory and lymphatic system detoxing your body, leading to having an even tone skin that is clear and healthy.


8. Reduces Redness

In traditional medicine, redness is caused by internal imbalances, digestive problems, and hormonal issues. Several facial acupuncture sessions will activate your muscles in the face to lift, increase blood circulation, and improve skin tone, thus reducing redness by vitalizing points on your face. It also treats problems from the inside out by focusing on the stomach and other issues.


Traditional medicine and acupuncture center on much more than just symptom management. A better complexion strengthens your entire body. Therefore you don't just look good but also feel better. It is advisable to have regular treatments and herbal medicine to rebuild your body and restore the essential substances lost during the aging process.

Remember that if you decide to go for a facial acupuncture session, then you need at least twelve sessions per week, as mentioned above. If you follow this procedure to the latter, the effects of these sessions can last you up to five years. Can you imagine that! Learn more here

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