Acupuncture Facelift: What Is It And Is It Right For You?

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Acupuncture Facelift: What Is It And Is It Right For You?

25 July 2016
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If you have sagging skin or wrinkles on your face and neck, you may try different beauty creams, lotions, and even home remedies to solve your issues. But if none of these things work well for you, consider getting an acupuncture facelift. An acupuncture facelift follows the same or similar unique techniques as traditional acupuncture, which is a form of Chinese medicine. The only difference between the two is that facelift doesn't treat pain and other health problems, it rejuvenates aging skin instead. Here's more things to know about acupuncture facelifts and what you can do to improve your sagging, wrinkling skin.

Does an Acupuncture Facelift Hurt or Have Side Effects?

Unlike cosmetic surgery and several other beauty treatments, acupuncture facelifts don't have any known side effects that can cause pain, bruising, swelling, and other problems. Even some creams used to treat wrinkles and fine lines may irritate your skin. If you have sensitive or delicate skin, you may want to avoid using anything that can aggravates it. Acupuncture facelifts don't use chemicals or other ingredients to rejuvenate your skin. Instead, it relies on special, pre-sterilized needles. 

Acupuncture needles range in sizes from thin and tiny to thick and large. The needles also come in different materials: silver, stainless steel and gold. Chiropractors and acupuncturists use the needles to penetrate your skin and target specific areas of the body that require treatment. You should feel a slight pressure in your skin as a chiropractor inserts the needles. Otherwise, most people don't find the treatment uncomfortable. If you do feel uncomfortable, you should inform a specialist right away.

How Does an Acupuncture Facelift Rejuvenate Your Aging Skin?

With traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture is used to alleviate problems in different points of your body. However, facial acupuncture targets areas or points of the face and neck that appear to age the most, including your cheeks, chin, forehead, neck, and around the eyes. The treatment is designed to create positive energy in your face so that your skin lifts upward of instead of sag downward.

The treatment may also encourage your skin's collagen to increase. Along with other factors, your skin's collagen levels decrease as you age. Collagen is the protein in your body that keeps your skin firm and elastic. Acupuncture for your face helps your cells produce new collagen over the course of your treatments. 

The treatment time for an acupuncture facelift may vary from person to person. A chiropractor can go over a treatment plan or schedule with you during your exam and answer any other concerns you have about the facelift.

For more information about acupuncture facelifts, contact a chiropractor today.