When we talk about cosmetic facial treatments your first thought is probably skincare routines and the occasional Botox or facial filler injections. These are definitely effective options if you’re trying to improve your skin and reduce fine lines that come with age. But they’re not always the best options depending on your lifestyle.
Facial acupuncture is an alternative treatment with decades of evidence backing its efficacy. Plus, it’s a safer option than surgery or Botox. If you’re looking to bring back some glow to your skin and decrease signs of aging, then this treatment might be the best choice for you.
What is facial acupuncture?
Facial acupuncture is an extension of traditional acupuncture. Acupuncture is a healing treatment for the body that uses tiny needles to stimulate the skin. These needles cause micro-trauma to the skin which instigates the body’s healing mechanisms and skin cell regeneration. As a part of facial acupuncture, some needles may also be placed on other parts of your body.
Believe it or not, the best acupuncture point to reduce puffiness on your face are actually on your legs. Acupuncture works across the whole body depending what you are trying to achieve. For wrinkle and scar treatment, facial acupuncture is directly applied to the face to stimulate collagen production locally.
What can facial acupuncture do for your skin?
You might be wondering if facial acupuncture actually works and if it’s worth giving a try. Here are a few benefits to keep in mind:
- Facial acupuncture reduces facial puffiness by stimulating lymphatic drainage and improving other bodily functions. It also helps clear excess fluid retention all over the body. This is achieved by puncturing specific points on the face and sometimes parts of the body.
- Acupuncture helps clear up acne by creating micro-tears in the skin to start cell rejuvenation from the inside out. It can also help calm breakouts before they get worse.
- This treatment brightens the skin by improving circulation and stimulating the body’s healing processes. Sometimes a little trauma does the skin good!
- It stimulates collagen production to reduce fine lines and tighten your skin. Collagen isn’t naturally produced at the same level throughout your life, so it’s up to you to make sure you’re stimulating your skin enough to instigate more production for long-term results.
- Facial acupuncture helps to improve the skin from the inside out by stimulating your lymphatic and circulatory system. This simple and relaxing treatment promotes a healthy glow and clear complexion with a few needles placed in targeted areas on the skin.
If you’re interested in upping your beauty treatment game, then reach out today to book our RMT and facial acupuncture treatments!