Also known as facial rejuvenation acupuncture, cosmetic acupuncture specializes in the natural improvement of the skin, specifically the facial skin.
Far superior to Western conventional cosmetic procedures such as chemical peels, photo rejuvenation, micro dermabrasion, fillers, collagen/botox injections and other highly invasive processes designed to cosmetically reverse or slow down the aging process, cosmetic acupuncture is a painless, non-toxic, less invasive, and natural way to look and feel young once more. Unlike other therapies, this treatment works from the inside out, providing you with a healthy attractive glow that other treatments can’t match.
What Are The Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture in West Orange?
Cosmetic acupuncture works to reduce or eliminate any wrinkles and fine lines in the face. It also can resolve other skin issues and address the underlying root problems of these facial conditions.
As we get older, wrinkles and lines can develop due to the body’s reduced ability to produce enough collagen that the body needs. Being an important part of the connective tissue, collagen is the substance that keeps the skin supple and firm.
The production of collagen can be facilitated with cosmetic acupuncture treatment. This is a painless procedure involving the insertion of ultra fine needles into certain acupoints on the head, neck, and face. The cells of the skin are activated and the flow of qi or energy improves. This, in turn, boosts the production of elastin and collagen in the body.
Local circulation to the face is also significantly boosted with acupuncture. This helps lessen the appearance of unwanted facial lines, improves the color to the face, tightens pores, and generates better muscle tone. Overall blood and lymph circulation also improves with cosmetic acupuncture.
Cosmetic acupuncturists are trained to provide each patient with a personalized treatment for his/her specific skin problems, including the patient’s general health issues. A Chinese medicine diagnostic procedure involves a review of the patient’s medical history, pulse examination, observation of the tongue and an examination of the facial features among other things. This can help Chinese medicine practitioners identify underlying issues and treat them accordingly.
Cosmetic acupuncture is designed to generate beauty from the inside out. The issues facial acupuncture can treat include:
– Double chin
– Acne-prone skin/acne
– Open pores
– Uneven skin tone
– Sun damaged skin
– Dry skin
– Bags under the eyes
– Droopy eyelids
– Sagging skin
– Crow’s feet
– Aging skin
– Wrinkles and fine lines
The Processes involved in Cosmetic Acupuncture
Like any other acupuncture procedure, cosmetic acupuncture begins with the practitioner taking a thorough medical history of the patient in order to formulate the best individualized form of treatment suited for his/her needs.
During the procedure, to help the person relax, the acupuncturist performs sound therapy (tuning forks) on the patient. When the person is calm enough, an herbal mask is applied to his/her face. Then, depending on the patient’s concerns, requests, and needs, needles are stuck into certain parts of her face and body.
The acupuncturist applies geranium, rosehip, vitamin E, rose, lavender, and other essential oils once the needles on the face are removed. The oils are combined with photon-light therapy to enhance the complexion, tighten pores, and even out skin tone.
A facial massage is then performed for the next five to ten minutes to boost blood flow prior to another application of a customized mask to the face followed by a mild acupressure massage and application of anti-aging moisturizer. Lastly, jade rollers are used and a facial spritz is applied to cool the skin.
Most clients experience concrete results after just one treatment. They can feel relaxation soothing their bodies, energy and blood flowing in their faces, and witness the wonderful glow and tightening of their skin.
For best results, patients are usually advised to undergo a series of treatments, usually around ten to twelve sessions of facial acupuncture.