Hi I’m Marcy, the latest addition to Acupuncture RemediesTM. I come to AR with 2 years of experience under my belt treating a gamut of illnesses and disorders.
Today I want to speak a little about Cosmetic Acupuncture and how it may benefit you.
Did you know that cosmetic acupuncture is a natural alternative to BOTOX® injections, dermal fillers and invasive cosmetic surgery? The results of these medical procedures can be very dramatic and can even leave you looking unlike yourself. With cosmetic acupuncture, you will still look like you, just the best possible version of you!
Results one might expect:
- Rejuvenates dull and aging skin
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Softens deeper wrinkles
- Lifts and tones sagging facial muscles
- Reduces puffiness and age spots
- Calms inflamed and acne prone skin conditions
- Gives skin a radiant and healthy glow
How does cosmetic acupuncture work?
- Increases blood circulation
- Promotes lymphatic drainage
- Creates a micro-trauma, stimulating cells to produce more collagen and elastin
- Works from the inside-out: balances internal disharmonies to promote a healthier appearance on the outside
Because acupuncture works to balance and maintain internal health, you will still reap all the additional benefits you already love about it. This includes: stress relief, improved digestion, strengthened immune system, and improved more restful sleep. I once had a patient tell me that she felt this treatment benefited her from the inside out and outside in. And yes, it kind of works that way!
During your first visit, a comprehensive history of your health will be taken plus a detailed discussion of your cosmetic concerns. It’s important that there are realistic expectations behind ones reason for seeking this treatment. After a thorough facial cleansing, hair thin needles will be inserted into your face and body. You may feel a slight prick when the needles are first inserted, but no pain. Sensations you may feel include: tingling, numbness, warmth and heaviness. You are also likely to feel deeply relaxed during the treatment and may even fall asleep. The needles will be left in place for about 20-30 minutes. Once they are removed, your treatment ends with a relaxing and lifting facial massage.
After the first session, you will notice a radiant, glowing appearance to your skin. For lasting results expect to come in once or twice a week for at least 8 to 10 sessions, with maintenance visits thereafter. Your specific regimen will be determined on your first visit and is dependent on each person’s specific case.
This treatment has given me the experience to treat women who wouldn’t ordinarily seek out acupuncture treatment. By introducing the cosmetic side, more folks who wouldn’t necessarily try acupuncture for other ailments, would try this first and get hooked!