What is cosmetic acupuncture ?

Cosmetic Acupuncture is an effective, anti-aging treatment to reduce the signs of aging. Unlike other popular cosmetic treatments like botox, peeling agents, fat transfer or thread lifting, cosmetic acupuncture does not require the injection of foreign substances into the skin. Cosmetic Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin disposable needles into the acupuncture points in the 12 meridian systems in the face and other part of the body. It is based on the principles of Chinese Medicine (TCM), which stresses on, “health inside makes beauty outside.”  It stimulates our own body’s reaction to induce changes that are natural and do not appear artificial.

Why does cosmetic acupuncture work?

Cosmetic acupuncture stimulates the production of elastin and collagen fibers, which fill out the wrinkles and give firmness to the skin. It also increases blood circulation to face skin, thus the face receives an increase of blood to nourish, oxygenate, and moisturize the skin from the inside out. And most important, cosmetic acupuncture rebalance the body’s “Qi” to increase the well-being. It makes us healthy and beautiful.

What benefits can be expected?

  • Deep Wrinkles reduction/elimination

  • Fine Lines elimination

  • Bags and puffiness under the eyes reduced/eliminated

  • Droopy Eye-Lids lifted

  • Firmer jowls and minimizing of double chins

  • Blemishes diminished and smoothing of acne scars

  • Pores tightened and face brightened

  • Acne cured

  • Chloasma (Melasma) reduction/elimination

  • Flat wart elimination

  • Alopecia improved/cured

Course of treatment 

A 10-session course of treatment is recommended at a frequency of 2 times per week for optimal results. Each session lasts 90 minutes. After the course of treatment, maintenance sessions are followed, once a week for 4 weeks as required, then once every 2 weeks are common. 

When will effect be seen?

Visible, lasting effective results are typically noticeable after 5-7 sessions. Each individual’s response is unique depending on age and lifestyle. Maintenance may be needed for long term benefit. The results would last for 3-5 years.

Conditions to avoid (Contraindications)

​Patients should notify TCM practitioner who:

  • Bruise or bleed easily (hemophiliacs, etc.)

  • On certain medications who could bleed easier (aspirin, Coumadin, warfarin, flavex, ginkgo, vitamin E, vitamin B3 (niacin), etc.)

  • Have high blood pressure (unless it is under control)

  • Have had cosmetic surgery in the last 6 months

  • Have had laser resurfacing in the last 3 weeks

  • Have pace makers

  • Have a cold or flu

  • Are pregnant

 

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