When it comes to needles puncturing the face, fillers and Botox may now form our main association. However, acupuncture has been used in a cosmetic context for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
While facial acupuncture can refer to the treatment of acupuncture points on the face for varying health and wellness concerns, cosmetic acupuncture specifically relates to acupuncture for aesthetic purposes.
Facial Acupuncture noticeably regenerates the skin by increase oxygenation levels though microcirculation which can aid detoxification and help prevent facial puffiness. The treatment involves precisely (and painlessly) inserting around 10-50 ultra-fine microneedles into the face. Through a micro-wound healing response, it addresses multiple factors of ageing – from smoothing lines, to enhancing the firmness and volume of skin. Unlike Botox, cosmetic acupuncture can influence the health of the skin, working on more than the superficial signs of premature ageing.