Have you ever heard of an “acupuncture facial”? It’s a term coined by the New York Times, which published a story on this holistic approach that appeals in particular to women who want to slow signs of aging, but don’t want to undergo surgery or to inject chemicals.
According to the Times, “Whether it is called facial rejuvenation, acupuncture face-lift or cosmetic acupuncture, the aim is to tackle wrinkles, muscle tension that may be causing unsightly lines, as well as systematic issues standing between you and glowing skin. Just as with traditional acupuncture, putting needles on acupuncture points stimulates the body’s natural energies, called qi, but with added benefits.”
Wrinkles that are minimized include:
- Marionette lines
- Glabellar lines
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
- Eyelid lines (above and below)
- Mouth lines
- Neck lines
How Cosmetic Acupuncture Works
Our doctors use a gentle method of identifying specific acupuncture points to help eliminate fine lines and soften the deeper lines making them less noticeable.
The treatments can also eliminate or minimize dark circles and puffiness under the eyes and aid in the tightening of the jowls, that tend to sag as we age. Most importantly, acupuncture provides overall rejuvenation, allowing the whole body to feel less stressed and more energized.
Cosmetic Acupuncture For Any Age
Cosmetic acupuncture can help those in their 20s to keep looking young and those in their 30s and 40s and beyond look many years younger. Other benefits include:
- Reduction of frown lines
- Renewal of youthful facial glow
- Oxygenation to the skin
- Keeps acne prone skin under control
- Balances oily/dry skin
- Tightens facial skin
- Firms neck
- Brightens eyes
- Tightens pores
- Lifts sagging eyelids
Proof That It Works
Dr. Richard G. Glogau, a clinical professor of dermatology at University of California, San Francisco, said, “It’s obvious that people carry around a lot of muscle tension in their face, which gives them frowns and wrinkles. My take on this (cosmetic acupuncture) is that they are producing relaxation in the muscles.”
Make An Appointment Today
If you would like to try cosmetic acupuncture, call (505) 263-7248 to make an appointment today. Longevity Acupuncture also accepts most major credit cards.