If you want a brighter, invigorated complexion but the idea of neuromuscular blockers, fillers, or cosmetic surgery makes you uneasy, we have an alternative you perhaps haven’t considered – facial acupuncture. While you may know about acupuncture for the body, most people haven’t heard of acupuncture for the face and neck. Interested? Read on for more information on this rejuvenating and relaxing treatment!
What is Acupuncture and Facial Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical treatment in which a practitioner inserts extremely thin and sharp needles into various points around the body. These points are tied to a person’s chi, or life force, in traditional Chinese medicine. According to this practice, chi is an energy that flows through everything, and by creating microtraumas, or small tears in the tissue, at certain points around the body, we can alter the flow of chi and improve health.
As you’ve probably figured out, facial acupuncture is simply acupuncture done on the face, although it also includes the head and neck. Facial acupuncture focuses on restoring balance to the facial area, improving appearance. For those of you who are familiar with cosmetic procedures, you may find facial acupuncture akin to microneedling, in which a roller is used to create small tears all over the face and neck. The primary difference between them is that microneedling creates hundreds of tears, while facial acupuncture usually only averages around 50 per treatment.
How Facial Acupuncture Works
Acupuncture has been an accepted and proven effective medical technique for centuries, and facial acupuncture has always been part of the practice. This means there are hundreds of years of satisfied facial acupuncture patients who can confirm the benefits of this ancient method…who could argue with a track record like that?
But how will sticking needles in your face improve your skin’s appearance? Well, just like the microneedling mentioned above, the tears created in the skin and underlying tissue during facial acupuncture treatments stimulates the body to increase blood flow and send healing elements to the treatment site, including collagen, elastin, cytokines, and other types of cells. These reparative factors flood the microtrauma sites, healing the tears with new, healthy tissue.
Facial Acupuncture Benefits
So what can this age-old medical treatment do for your facial skin? A lot! Just a few of the benefits that you can experience when having facial acupuncture treatments include:
- A bright, glowing complexion
- Improved skin texture
- Increased skin elasticity
- Smoother looking skin
- Reduction in acne breakouts
- Reduced appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Increased tone in facial muscles
- Less facial inflammation
- Minimized appearance of pores
- Less skin and jaw sagging
How Many Facial Acupuncture Treatments Will I Need?
The number and frequency of facial acupuncture sessions will vary from client to client, but most clients can expect to need from 5-10 treatments in total. We’ll discuss your specific acupuncture treatment plan, based on your medical status, needs, and expectations, during your initial consultation.
Can I Get Body and Facial Acupuncture at the Same Time?
Yes! In fact, we recommend that clients get a full acupuncture treatment during each session, including both the body and face. This is said to improve the flow of energy throughout the body and to prevent energy buildup in any one area.
Acupuncture Services in Tampa & Wesley Chapel
Ready to see how facial acupuncture can improve your skin’s appearance? Then call us at 813-437-1587 or contact us online to schedule an acupuncture consultation today. We’ll guide you through the various services we offer, including acupuncture, massage therapy, physical therapy, chiropractic, and help you choose the best combination of services to optimize your health, functioning, and appearance.