We are all forever searching for the perfect skin care treatment or regime to look as flawless as celebrities. However, recently even celebrities have given up on the search for any miracle cream and are now looking to cosmetic acupuncture. Stars such as Madonna, Cher and Gwyneth Paltrow have all given acupuncture a try in an attempt to remove wrinkles and turn back the clock.
Acupuncture treatments have been used by physicians in Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 5000 years and as a form of dermatological care it is able to fix a range of skin conditions such as acne and rosacea. The treatment works by allowing the skin to naturally lift itself through the stimulation of acupuncture points in the face. Facial acupuncture allows the skin to naturally tone and tighten itself as the needles effectively wake up your facial muscles. The muscles that have over time become loose and sagged are stimulated and the muscles that are too tight, causing the skin to stretch itself are allowed to relax. The needles that are used on the face are much finer than those used in traditional acupuncture treatments and cause practically no pain at all.
Typically patients will start to notice a difference in their skin within a couple of sessions. It usually takes around 10 to 15 acupuncture treatments which last between one to one and a half hours depending on what skin treatment they are looking to have. Those who have skin which tends to sag may require more treatments up to around 20. Typically these rejuvenation treatments leave patients looking from anywhere between five to fifteen years younger.
Other Facial rejuvenation treatments such as botox can often leave scarring if not done correctly but with acupuncture there is no risk of this happening. The treatments are easily done, relatively quick and if correctly maintaining alongside healthy lifestyle choices the effects can last for years at a time.