In the war against anti aging, acupuncture facelifts are the latest emerging trends nowadays. From celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie to even Gwyneth Paltrow swearing by it, we could not help but look into what facial acupuncture really this and how it can effectively reduce wrinkles without the application of any kind of chemicals or even natural minerals and vitamins.
Acupuncture has always been an ancient Chinese way of treatment used in curing pain or any kind of body disorders. Though non surgical in nature, the treatment uses needles to focus on the problem being treated. Effective in anti aging, facial acupuncture or cosmetic acupuncture are used greatly in removal of wrinkles.
In this treatment, the facial area is focused on in order to generate the release of endorphins. As soon as the body senses the insertion of each needle (almost 30 to 40 needles are used in the process) in starts increasing blood flow in the specific area thereby triggering the production of collagen and elastin for re-growth of skin cells.
Acupuncturists claim that a successful session can give you visible results and can hydrate the skin, improve elasticity and muscle tone, balance oily skin tone, lift up droopy eyes, reduce stress and also enhance one’s digestive health greatly thereby fighting the aging process from internally as well as externally.
Usually cosmetic acupuncture to give desired results will need about 10-12 sessions and follow up boosters are usually advised after six months to check on the progress of the initial facial acupuncture performed.
Cosmetic acupuncture works best for people with visible fine lines and regular wrinkles, it may not give significant results to very old people who have developed deep wrinkles over the time however for them, the process can help in decreasing anxiety, stress and can help calming the nerves.
Things to Keep In Mind before Going for A Cosmetic Acupuncture Treatment
If it is your first stint with needles, there are certain things that you should be aware of before opting for the treatment:
- Since not all acupuncturists perform facial acupuncture, it is usually advisable to cal in advance to enquire about the anti aging treatment you are looking for that can help in the reduction of wrinkles.
- Cosmetic Acupuncture sessions require lot a number of session and each session can easily last up to 90 minutes therefore have a lot of free time in hand before going for this treatment that can stretch up to 3 months.
- Knowing the cost of the treatment before jumping in is also important. It is estimated that the total cost of the complete procedure of facial acupuncture can easily total up to from $1300 to $2600.
- Though the procedure is considered to be painless however many acupuncturists apply topical lidocaine in order to soothe pain for those who require it. For people with any kind of health condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure or migraine, it is advisable to consult with your physician first and also to inform your acupuncturist about your health condition before starting the treatment.
The only reason why one should opt for facial or cosmetic acupuncture treatment over other surgical treatments to remove wrinkle is because this method hardly requires any healing time and comes with almost no health risks and side effects associated with it.