Facial acupunctures are popular with many as they are thought to be a non-invasive alternative to facelifts. Facial acupunctures claim to help slow down the anti-aging process by helping to boost collagen production, strengthen skin cells and reduce the look of wrinkles.
Cosmetic acupuncture practitioners target particular areas and muscles in the face and by pressing and gently massaging, make the facial tissue contract and tighten, thus ironing out wrinkles. The treatment it also said to help boost collagen production which helps plump up the skin and even the skin tone.
Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture
In the first instance, the procedure is meant to be relaxing therefore this cosmetic treatment is said to be good for the mind. The process is meant to get rid of energy blockages which again are good for general mental well-being.
The physical benefits are said to include:
- helping the skin achieve a natural glow
- softening of lines and wrinkles
- reduction of dark under-eye circles
- increase in collagen production
- increase in skin elasticity
- better skin tone
Cosmetic Acupuncture Negatives
The major drawback of cosmetic acupuncture is that there is little evidence that the treatment is effective. Although many people swear by the technique, there is little scientific evidence to show that any of the supposed physical health benefits actually exist.
Over time, cosmetic acupuncture may also work out more expensive than a conventional facelift. Facelifts are normally paid in one lump sum however cosmetic acupuncture sessions should be done on a regular basis – and this means that even though they are a fraction of the cost of a face lift, the cosmetic acupuncture costs may end up being far more than the cosmetic surgery over time.