Like most acupuncture, facial rejuvenation acupuncture helps to balance the body by improving circulation and stimulating the body's ability to regulate its nervous and endocrine systems. This helps to make you feel younger and more yourself: improving energy, relieving pain, and calming stress and emotional strain.
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture also directly treats the signs and symptoms of aging locally, on the face and neck, where damage from stress, negative emotions, disease, ultraviolet radiation, and other toxins and exposures is most noticeable. Through local treatments, it can directly improve blood flow, skin tone and muscle tone without any surgery or injections. You can expect to see a brighter complexion with more even tone, increased firmness, reduction in puffiness, and less fine lines.
A growing body of research shows that facial rejuvenation acupuncture works. In 1996, a study of 300 participants who received facial rejuvenation acupuncture showed that 90% had improved elasticity of facial muscles, decreased wrinkle depth, and/or a more youthful appearance.1 It was significantly more effective in the treatment of dermatological conditions such as dermatitis, pruritus, and urticaria than alternative treatment options, "placebo acupuncture," or no treatment, according to a review of the medical literature published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture has even been shown to protect the skin from ultraviolet radiation damage, in addition to decreasing wrinkle formation, and preventing collagen breakdown.2
- Journal of Clinical Acupuncture, 1996
- Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, v. 2015