Cosmetic acupuncture aims to nourish and rejuvenate the skin. It’s a great alternative to surgical procedures and chemical injections. It involves inserting very thin needles into various areas of the face, resulting in the renewal of skin cells. In addition, this treatment enhances natural collagen production. Learn more about acupuncture in cosmetics!

A bit of history

In the beginning, acupuncture was used in Chinese medicine. Using needles, internal diseases of the body were treated. However, it was noticed that patients undergoing regular acupuncture treatments had better skin condition. It was healthier and better able to cope with the aging process. Thus, it was discovered quite by accident that a therapy such as acupuncture can benefit not only health, but also beauty. 

Advantages of using cosmetic acupuncture

The benefits of cosmetic acupuncture include:

  • skin revitalization,
  • improving blood circulation and microcirculation,
  • support of skin cleansing processes,
  • smoothing of wrinkles,
  • rejuvenation.

Acupuncture treatments are usually much less expensive than Botox and plastic surgery. They also don’t spread out as much over time. It’s a completely safe and painless way to improve your appearance. What’s more, this type of therapy doesn’t require a recovery period. This is very important, since not all of us can afford it. Acupuncture also acts as an internal peel and affects muscle elasticity and skin texture. It is based on the body’s natural processes, which allows you to stay young for years to come. 

Cosmetic acupuncture – for whom?

Cosmetic acupuncture is recommended for women over the age of thirty-five. This is when many of us begin to worry about aging skin. Younger women may also be interested in it, especially if their skin is damaged by excessive tanning or other factors not conducive to its proper regeneration.

Acupuncture is very popular among women in their forties and fifties. It is a wonderful alternative method of rejuvenation. It smoothes wrinkles and improves skin firmness, in other words, it does exactly what mature women need. 

What does a cosmetic acupuncture treatment look like?

First, the doctor examines the patient’s pulse to get an idea of her overall health. In the next step, she makes 20 punctures reaching 1-3 millimeters under the skin with sterile Chinese needles specially designed for this procedure. Depending on the effect to be achieved, either the muscles or the dermis are punctured. The needles are removed after about 20 minutes have elapsed. The procedure is not painful, but slight discomfort may be felt. Nine to fourteen treatments are recommended. This depends on the patient’s age and skin condition. The treatment itself takes an hour and is best performed twice a week. 

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