Facial Rejuvenation by Acupuncture (Cosmetic Acupuncture) is an emerging treatment method that is rapidly gaining popularity in many countries. Instead of expensive, risky procedures such as surgical face-lifts and chemical injections, more and more people are choosing acupuncture facial rejuvenation to restore their looks.
The goal of cosmetic acupuncture is to stimulate collagen just under the skin to help fill in wrinkles and plump the skin. A patient’s appearance after a full course of cosmetic acupuncture is typically similar to one who has undergone Botox or Restylane injections.
Like traditional acupuncture, cosmetic acupuncture also aims to balance the body’s energy and create a sense of well-being. Whereas many Western cosmetic treatments address just problem areas, cosmetic acupuncture addresses the person’s overall health, which helps the body's ability to support the "face-lift."
There are virtually no risks to cosmetic acupuncture. A few patients may experience a short duration of pain while needles are being placed, and rarely some bruising may occur.
Facial cosmetic acupuncture works for all ages, even for people in their 30’s, as it works to slow down thinning of collagen and thereby limiting the formation of wrinkles and crows feet. Because collagen builds up over time, the American Cosmetic Acupuncture Association recommends an initial treatment of ten sessions, twice a week, followed by one monthly maintenance session. Each session requires a minimum of 1 hour.
Dr. Plotkin begins each session by initially clearing blockages in the flow of energy or Qi in the meridians or pathways of the body. Using a 2000 year old techniques called Gua Sha he is able to increase circulation to the area of the face being treated. This allows toxins to be expelled and nutrient rich blood to nourish the skin.
Then super fine Japanese Facial acupuncture needles are placed at points over the face and or the body to stimulate energy to the area.
(Kim Kardashian Instagram picture of getting facial rejuvenation acupuncture)