Cosmetic Acupuncture

What Is Cosmetic Acupuncture?

Using acupuncture needles on specific points on the face to enhance beauty and preserve a youthful appearance has been done for centuries in China and other Asian countries, but it’s just started to become popular in Ireland in the past decade or so, practitioners say.

Cosmetic acupuncture is done in the same fashion as acupuncture with the goal of creating collagen just under the skin to help fill in wrinkles and plump skin, similar to the results of Botox, Restylane or plastic surgery. Like traditional acupuncture the cosmetic version also aims to balance the body’s energy and create a sense of well being.

Benefits Of Cosmetic Acupuncture

It works to improve the look of the entire face and not just certain spots and it also appeals to many who balk at having foreign substances injected into their faces.

It fills in wrinkles and increases the collagen production in areas that need it, like frown lines; smile lines and smoker’s lines around the mouth. In addition, the colour and texture of the skin brightens and smoothes and sagging gets lifted in a natural way. It’s not like a surgical facelift because it’s not that drastic.

While most patients seek out the procedure to improve their looks and erase some of the toll time takes on all our faces, many find an added bonus in the increased sense of well being that comes along with acupuncture.