What is Cosmetic Acupuncture?
You may already be familiar with acupuncture, a centuries-old technique with roots in traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture involves having small, thin needles inserted shallowly into specific parts of your body, ranging from your ears down to your toes. It is said to have many benefits and is used for many reasons, including to heal sore muscles, help ease pain and discomfort, and even help you better manage stress and improve well-being. In Chinese medicine, acupuncture is meant to help improve and re-balance the flow of sacred life energy, known as qi (or chee) in your body. Though it is an alternative medicine technique, acupuncture is generally considered to be a safe, beneficial treatment for most people, as long as you go to a qualified practitioner.
Cosmetic acupuncture is a more specific type of acupuncture meant to target wrinkles, fine lines, and other visible signs of aging. It is most commonly performed in the facial area. Cosmetic acupuncture is increasing greatly in popularity, as it is widely seen as the natural alternative to Botox, and clients see excellent, realistic results.
What are the benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture?
Cosmetic acupuncture has many benefits, the main one being that many clients prefer it over Botox or other more invasive or surgical anti-aging procedures. Acupuncture is natural and has been around for centuries, meaning its safety is technically more established than Botox or other methods.
Cosmetic acupuncture is minimally invasive, requires little to no downtime, and, depending on the client, has less pain and discomfort than Botox. As with other types of acupuncture, the needles are inserted shallowly, and any discomfort is usually quite minimal and goes away within hours of the procedure. Another important note is that cosmetic acupuncture treatments are generally much more affordable than things like Botox, dermal fillers, or other medical focused anti-aging treatments.
How long does Cosmetic Acupuncture last?
How long the effects of the cosmetic acupuncture last is different depending on the client, and can be influenced by various factors, such as the extent of the visible signs of aging, your lifestyle, as well as the number of treatments you decide to get. Many clients notice a brighter, clearer complexion right away, with the results lasting weeks and even months.
Generally, the results will last longer the more treatments you get; many clients will do frequent treatments initially for a period of a few months, and once they see a baseline level of results they are happy with, they go into a “maintenance” phase. It really depends on your goals and how well you respond to the acupuncture.
Is cosmetic acupuncture effective?
Although acupuncture is centuries old, cosmetic acupuncture itself is not as widely studied as other anti-aging treatments. However, initial research has shown promising results in the ability of cosmetic acupuncture to soften your appearance, brighten and clear the complexion, as well as reduce wrinkles and fine lines caused by sun damage and aging. It’s important to keep in mind that it’s not a one-and-done magical treatment; indeed, few cosmetic treatments are, and even Botox or fillers require multiple sessions to maintain results. However, cosmetic acupuncture targets the underlying causes of facial aging, and helps the body balance out and restore over time, which is not only effective for your appearance, but your overall well-being.
At Mediworks Rejuvenation Centre, we offer cosmetic acupuncture as part of our many available treatments. You do not need to have previous experience with acupuncture to receive this treatment. If you’re curious and want to know more about how cosmetic acupuncture works, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We’re more than happy to provide a consultation, walk you through the procedure, and make sure you feel confident and comfortable enough to move forward.