- Cosmetic acupuncture works by promoting the even flow of energy within the body, which can result in a healthy, radiant glow to the skin. The fine needles used in cosmetic acupuncture are strategically inserted into specific points on the face and body to stimulate collagen production, reduce inflammation, and relieve muscle tension.
- The micro-injuries caused by the needles during the treatment can trigger the body’s natural healing response, leading to increased collagen production and improved skin tone and texture. This can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and blemishes on the face.
- In addition to its aesthetic benefits, cosmetic acupuncture can also help relieve stress and anxiety, as well as reduce muscle tensions on the forehead and jaw, which can result in a more relaxed appearance to the face. By promoting overall well-being and balance within the body, cosmetic acupuncture aims to enhance both the physical and emotional aspects of skin health.
Yes, it is generally recommended to wait at least two weeks after having Botox or filler injections before undergoing cosmetic acupuncture. This allows for the Botox to fully take effect and any inflammation from the injections to subside. It’s important to discuss your recent cosmetic treatments with your acupuncturist to ensure appropriate timing and avoid any potential interactions or complications. Always follow the advice of your healthcare provider or aesthetic practitioner for the best results and safety.
No, cosmetic acupuncture is not the same as Botox. While Botox is a neurotoxin that works by inhibiting muscle contractions, cosmetic acupuncture is a natural method that involves the use of fine needles to stimulate collagen production and promote blood flow to the skin, providing nourishment and oxygen to the skin cells. Cosmetic acupuncture does not involve the use of any toxins or chemicals, and it focuses on improving the overall health and vitality of the skin through holistic principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Yes, you can use Medical LED light therapy in addition to acupuncture. However, please note that unlike acupuncture, Medical LED light therapy will not be covered under your extended health benefits. Medical LED light therapy can complement acupuncture by stimulating fibroblast cells to produce collagen and elastin fibers, which can help reduce wrinkles and improve skin texture. It can also tone facial muscles and help in the auto-killing of P. Acne bacteria, which is responsible for acne breakouts. Adding LED therapy during your acupuncture session can provide synergistic effects and enhance the overall benefits of the treatment.
Yes, cupping and gua sha massage can be used in conjunction with cosmetic acupuncture. Cupping and gua sha are techniques commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine to promote lymph flow and stimulate blood circulation. During cosmetic acupuncture treatments, light cupping and/or gua sha may be performed on the face using a gentle and relaxing massage technique. A light oil is typically used to facilitate these techniques, providing additional benefits to the overall treatment experience.