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Facial acupuncture? Ouch!
That is probably what you thought after reading the title of this article. No one is ever thrilled by the idea of getting their face poked by hundreds of needles. That sounds like a nightmare! But, what if it offers serious beauty benefits?
Acupuncture is a part of traditional Chinese medicine, and it has been around for thousands of years. This alternative form of healing is said to balance the energy that flows inside you to boost your health and well-being. Facial or cosmetic acupuncture claims to improve your skin’s texture and radiance. Scroll down to out more about this treatment.
What Is Facial Acupuncture?
Facial acupuncture is a cosmetic extension of the traditional practice of acupuncture. It is considered to be a safe alternative to botox. In this treatment, the practitioner inserts very fine needles into specific points on your face. The needles that are used on the face are different from the needles that are used on the body. Facial needles are exceptionally fine and are only half as thick as a hair strand.
This cosmetic treatment improves your skin’s texture, makes it smoother, reduces signs of aging, and makes it look younger and healthier. It improves the external appearance and overall health of your facial skin.
How does it work and what to expect?
- The acupuncturist uses very fine needles to puncture your facial skin.
- These needles are inserted at various depths to create wounds. These wounds are also called positive microtrauma.
- The acupuncturist may move or twirl the needles.
- The needles are removed after 10 minutes while you are lying still.
Acupuncture points are selected on the face, as well as some body points on the hands and feet—typically below the elbows and knees according again to our pattern differentiation. Some of the strategies that we use with acupuncture and herbal medicine are cooling lung and stomach heat, clearing heat out of the blood, clearing or draining heat toxins, draining damp toxins, and promoting blood circulation.
Ultimately, the acupuncture rebalances the disharmony of your skin and body by increasing blood flow, improving digestion and general body function, balancing hormones, and detoxing.
How Does It Treat Fine Lines and Aging?
Facial acupuncture is also a potential treatment for fine lines and wrinkles.
The needles are inserted gently into the facial regions at specific points so as to improve blood circulation stimulate collagen production when treating wrinkles or lines. In that sense, it’s sort of like a more relaxing, less painful, and longer micro-needling session.
As well, When your body senses a wound, it responds and starts repairing the wound immediately. It sends collagen building cells to the wound’s surface to make up for the collagen loss. In other words, the natural healing process of your body is triggered by the strategically placed needles in your skin. This helps in improving your skin’s elasticity and minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
To put it simply, it’s like pressing the reset button on your skin. It offers a ton of benefits that will make your skin glow. Check them out in the next section.
Benefits Of Facial Acupuncture
1. It Improves Blood Circulation
The tiny wounds that facial acupuncture creates boost blood circulation to your skin. Blood carries nutrients and collagen to your skin’s surface. This helps to improve your skin’s texture and makes it look radiant and glowing.
. It Reduces Fine Lines And Wrinkles
When the needles are inserted into your facial skin, collagen production is triggered to cover up those wounds. This reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and makes your skin glow. Acupuncture optimizes your overall health internally, which reflects on your face.
3. It Improves Your Muscle And Skin Tissues
Acupuncture stimulates the skin and muscle tissues. It claims to tone your facial muscles to make them firm and improve the appearance of sagging skin.
4. It Works On Acne
Acupuncture practitioners also claim that this procedure reduces the appearance of acne, blemishes, and age spots.
5. It Improves Skin Elasticity
A study conducted in South Korea examined the effect of facial acupuncture on skin elasticity. The study involved 28 female participants, out of which 27 finished the study. They underwent five sessions of facial acupuncture over the course of three weeks. Out of 27, 15 subjects claimed to experience an improvement in skin elasticity.
Potential Side Effects And Risk Factors Of Facial Acupuncture
The common side effects of acupuncture include:
- Minor bleeding
You should avoid acupuncture (both facial and full-body) if:
- You have a bleeding disorder or are taking blood thinners. In this case, the chances of needle bruising and bleeding are very high.
- You have a pacemaker. Certain acupuncture procedures that involve applying mild electrical pulses can affect the functioning of your pacemaker.
- You are pregnant. Some forms of acupuncture can induce labor in pregnant women, which can lead to premature delivery.
- You have uncontrolled type 2 diabetes.
What’s next? If you are worried about how to take care of your skin after your acupuncture session, here’s the answer.
Post-Facial Acupuncture Care
So… what happens after you get facial acupuncture? Well, unlike some facials, you don’t have to worry about camping out in your home for a few days following a session because your face is red or peeling. In fact, you can resume your go-to skin care routine and even wear makeup right away.
You should drink lots of fluids to better flush out your system, and it’s best to avoid diuretics like caffeine and alcohol. Essentially, you should nourish your body, load up on skin-loving products, and take it easy if you can. The results of acupuncture may vary depending on your age and lifestyle habits. While some people may notice immediate results, others might take more time and multiple sessions to see any results. You need to be patient.