April 2, 2023

Facial acupuncture- an ancient beauty treatment making a comeback

By Martinez

The treatment involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific points on the face to stimulate circulation, increase collagen production, and reduce inflammation. Facial acupuncture is a practice that has existed for thousands of years, despite appearing to be an emerging trend in the beauty industry.

The procedure provides similar benefits without the risks associated with surgery, and it is also non-invasive and does not involve the use of chemicals or toxins.  The facial spa in Missouri City, TX acupuncture help improves skin texture and tone, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, and even out skin pigmentation. Facial acupuncture works by stimulating blood flow to the face which helps nourish the skin cells with oxygen and nutrients. This increased circulation helps to remove toxins from the skin while promoting collagen production leading to tighter, firmer-looking skin. They help reduce puffiness around your eyes by increasing lymphatic drainage in that area. Facial acupuncture offers various benefits beyond just improving one’s appearance.

  • Facial acupuncture help relieve tension in muscles that cause wrinkles due to stress.
  • By reducing tension in your facial muscles before bed you will experience better sleep quality.
  • When we feel good about ourselves because our skin looks great we are more confident in social situations.
  • As your body releases endorphins during therapy, this improves mood leading to feelings of happiness and well-being.

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Before starting any facial acupuncture session, the acupuncturist will conduct an assessment to determine the best treatment plan for you. During the session, fine needles are inserted into specific points on your face, including the forehead, cheeks, jawline, and around your eyes. The needles used in facial acupuncture are much finer than those used in traditional acupuncture. This is because they need to be inserted into delicate skin areas without causing any damage or discomfort. You will be allowed to relax for 20 minutes after the needles have been inserted. During this period may feel a slight tingling sensation, but this should not be an uncomfortable experience. Free to continue your day once the needles have been removed. Facial acupuncture is generally safe when performed by a qualified practitioner who follows strict hygiene protocols. Ensure that your acupuncturist uses sterile needles and that their clinic meets all health and safety requirements. While there may be some minor bruising or redness after treatment and these side effects usually fade within a few days. It is possibly advisable to consult your physician before undergoing facial acupuncture.