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Can facial acupuncture make you look younger?



Can facial acupuncture make you look younger?

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an offshoot of traditional Chinese medicine based on the idea that well-being depends on the circulation of vital energy streams along the meridians (channels) in the human body.

Acupuncture is an ancient trend, the first mention of which appeared in a Chinese medical treatise written before our era.

By the way, the treatise was written by a mythical character, who is considered the progenitor of the Chinese, and it was in it that the acupuncture technique was described. In its original form, it has survived to this day.

According to the "philosophy" of acupuncture, there are 14 energy channels in the human body through which vital energy circulates.

The main condition for a healthy state of the body and spirit of a person is the unhindered flow of this energy. To do this, thin needles are inserted into the skin at certain points, which remove blocks and restore the flow of energy.

Recently, cosmetic acupuncture has become popular in the beauty industry. It is positioned as a rejuvenating procedure that will help improve complexion, restore skin tone, and make it more elastic.

Acupuncture is considered a facial rejuvenation method for women who do not accept filler and Botox injections.

During the procedure, the thinnest sterile needles are inserted into the skin to a depth of about one centimeter, which create a zone of damage around themselves, thereby enhancing the microcirculation of blood (and energy, according to the "philosophy" of the method).


Micro-damage to tissues causes regeneration processes, which also lead to an increase in skin tone and elasticity.

Accordingly, after the course of the procedure, the skin becomes fresher and more elastic.

For a session, up to 70 needles can be inserted into the skin of the face if it is a Western technique, and up to 15 if it is an Eastern technique.

More needles can be inserted in areas where more intense exposure is required. For example, in pronounced wrinkles on the forehead, in the nasolabial folds, double chin, areas where signs of ptosis have appeared.

In terms of puncture, lifting specialists claim that this technique can be compared to the effect of Botox.

 Since the method works not only with the epidermal and dermal layers of the skin, but also with the subcutaneous fat and muscles, that is, where age-related changes occur, muscle relaxation occurs, respectively, reducing the depth of wrinkles.

The procedure can be painful, although this is a matter of the threshold of sensitivity: during the session, someone relaxes and falls asleep, while others ask the doctor to apply a local anesthetic.

For a rejuvenating effect, acupuncturists advise to undergo a session of 5-10 procedures, although many women notice that their complexion improves after the first procedure.

Acupuncture can be used both to prevent premature aging and as an anti-aging therapy to stimulate collagen production.

Thanks to micro-punctures, that is, minor damage to the upper layer of the epidermis, regeneration processes are triggered in the skin, which contributes to a rejuvenating effect. 

In addition, micro-punctures allow the serum nutrients to penetrate deeper layers of the skin. Thus, microneedling is both a mechanical effect and the effect of cosmetics.

It is on the basis of acupuncture that such rejuvenating procedures as microneedling (mesoscooter therapy) and home mesoscoolers appeared.

During these procedures, the skin is exposed to microneedles, which slightly damage the upper layer of the epidermis, trigger skin regeneration and enhance collagen synthesis.

The difference is that a concentrated serum is preliminarily applied to the skin, which, thanks to microneedles, overcomes the epidermal barrier and delivers active substances to the deep layers of the skin, where cosmetics cannot deliver them. 

Thanks to this, a rejuvenating effect is achieved.