How does facial acupuncture work?

How does facial acupuncture work?

Facial acupuncture, often referred to as cosmetic acupuncture, has become an increasingly popular procedure throughout the UK.

Undertaken by those looking to address skin concerns like ageing or even as a means of pain relief, facial acupuncture boasts many benefits.

What is facial acupuncture?

As the name suggests, facial acupuncture primarily focuses on improving the appearance of the skin around the face, neck and hairline.

Practitioners generally seek to treat the patient as a whole, addressing all of their health concerns, so facial acupuncture is often carried out alongside full-body acupuncture to improve circulation and overall well-being.

How does facial acupuncture work?

The process involves inserting hair-thin needles into the face to stimulate blood flow and increase collagen production without damaging the skin. By creating these microtraumas across the skin, the body’s healing response will be activated to boost nutrients and oxygen to rejuvenate the affected area.

What can facial acupuncture help with?

Facial acupuncture can help with a range of cosmetic and health-related concerns, with many patients using the practice as a safe, non-invasive alternative to treatments such as Botox.

Acupuncture can aid with skin conditions such as acne, reduce the appearance of fine lines, smooth texture and even reduce swelling.

Patients will often report that even after one session, they notice their skin feels softer, healthier and rejuvenated. However, the benefits extend to more than just cosmetic concerns, with many patients using this type of acupuncture to reduce anxiety, jaw tension, headaches, and allergies.

Does facial acupuncture hurt?

Because acupuncture uses hair-thin needles, it is unlikely that you will feel any pain during a session.

Most patients report that they don’t feel the needles being inserted, but if they do, it is only a sensation of light pressure followed by a sense of calm and relaxation. Afterwards, you may experience light bruising and a tingling sensation where the needles were inserted, but this should disappear within a day.

Generally, facial acupuncture is seen as one of the safer, less invasive and more painless ways to bring new life to your skin.

How often should you have facial acupuncture?

How often you should book facial acupuncture is entirely up to you, but most patients will attend weekly sessions for a period recommended by their practitioner. After this, patients will generally return once a month or when they feel the need to.

However, everyone is different, and your requirements can be discussed during your initial consultation and based on how your skin responds.

As with any type of acupuncture, for it to be effective and have a long-lasting impact, we always recommend that patients remain consistent with their sessions to ensure sustained results.

Book a Facial Acupuncture session today!

If you are looking to revive your skin using safe, non-invasive techniques, why not consider acupuncture?

To find out more about the Cosmetic Acupuncture we offer at Acupuncture That Works, feel free to visit our website or get in touch with our team today on 0800 051 76 88.