What is Cosmetic Acupuncture? The way we look and feel goes hand-in-hand, so it makes sense that acupuncture would also be an excellent addition to beauty routines. Cosmetic acupuncture is administered in the same way as traditional acupuncture, with tiny needles inserted into the face at strategic points, including fine lines and wrinkle creases. Like regular acupuncture, cosmetic acupuncture creates micro-traumas in the skin’s surface to trigger a self-repair process, thus boosting circulation and enhancing the production of elastin and collagen. Collagen is an essential protein that provides structure and support to the body’s skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. As you age, production of high-quality collagen begins to slow down. A visible sign of this breakdown can be seen in your skin, which becomes saggy and prone to developing fine lines and wrinkles. By increasing the production of elastin and collagen, cosmetic acupuncture is thought to improve the texture and quality of skin and fight the aging process.
What Is Light Therapy?
Early NASA research proved that specific wavelengths of light could enhance human tissue at the cellular level, resulting in a wide variety of therapeutic benefits. In more recent years, light therapy has become a mainstream method of treatment for acne, aging, and pain.
In the same way that plants use chlorophyll to convert sunlight into plant tissue, human cells can absorb specific wavelengths of light and transform their energy into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the form of energy that cells use to power metabolic processes.
Simply put, light therapy improves cellular health by accelerating the repair and replenishment of compromised tissue cells. Light therapy can increase circulation, accelerate tissue repair, kill acne bacteria, decrease inflammation, improve skin tone, and also ease muscle and joint pain, stiffness, spasm, and arthritis.
How Can Cosmetic Acupuncture Be Used In Conjunction With Light Therapy?
Acupuncture and light therapy are both non-invasive, holistic treatments that can naturally improve the body’s own healing abilities, helping us look and feel our best. When acupuncture is used in conjunction with light therapy, patients will first experience those micro-traumas that bring a rush of blood, oxygen, and nutrients to the skin’s surface. Then, with the application of light energy, cells are stimulated on the microscopic level, increasing the production of collagen and elastin, and increasing cell turnover. Acupuncture creates inflammation – it’s all part of the healing process. But when used in conjunction with light therapy, light therapy works to reduce that inflammation and provide additional cellular energy, so patients look and feel better more quickly after treatment.
When used in conjunction with light therapy, cosmetic acupuncture can:
Help to look many years younger
Firm and uplift sagging skin
Eliminate puffy eyes and dark circles
Rejuvenate skin tone, restoring a lustrous glow to face
Boost skin nutrition and improve hydration making the face look refreshed, increased production of collagen gives the skin more tightness and elasticity
Reduce fine lines and wrinkles: forehead and frown lines, cow's feet, naso - labial groove, wrinkles around mouth and commissures, acne scars, pigmentation marks
Increase natural Qi(energy) flow, providing complete sense of relaxation and rejuvenation with positive side effects such as reduced stress and improved sleep.
Treatment Plan: To obtain optimal results, a total of 8 – 10 treatments, once or twice a week is recommended. Thereafter, patients can come in every two weeks or once per month for maintenance, depending on individual results
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