Acupuncture and Facial Rejuvenation

Facial Rejuvenation or “Cosmetic” Acupuncture is a growing trend in North America. Many people are searching for natural anti-aging therapies, as Botox and fillers are expensive, contain harsh chemicals, and have to be continuously maintained. Acupuncture is a safe and natural way to effectively improve skin tone, elasticity, reduce the appearance of fine lines and improve complexion without the chemicals.

Facial acupuncture increases blood flow to the face, which helps to shed dead skin cells, and can boost collagen production. It also reduces tension in the muscles of the forehead and jaw. The needles stimulate the flow of energy to the face and body, and can also help with headaches, digestion, anxiety, stress reduction, as well as improve your mood. When it comes to skin care, facial acupuncture can also be used to treat many other dermatological concerns such as dry skin, acne, scarring, rosacea, dull complexion, and eczema.

Traditional Chinese Medicine emphasize the importance of ‘whole body’ health on a daily basis. It isn’t enough to look at one part of the body and try to fix something without knowing the rest of the story. The skin is an intricate part of this approach. It shields us, grows with us, and needs to breathe, just like we do. When we see changes to the skin, it is usually an outward reflection of what is going on inside the body. For example, asthma and allergies as a child often pairs with a history of eczema, an allergic response on the surface of the skin. This surface rash is the body’s reaction to allergies at a deeper level, possibly to the foods we eat. Acne is also an indication that something isn’t quite right, either on a hormonal level or in combination with other inflammatory changes. Facial Acupuncture addresses these dermatological concerns, while also looking at your overall health to treat the whole picture. Needling the face can reduce new acne lesions and help treat scarring from old ones as it increases cell turnover and blood flow to those areas, which in turn helps the body as it balances hormones and stress levels overall.