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Is Facial Acupuncture Effective?


Traditionally, people have used acupuncture for chronic pain, anxiety, headaches, etc. However, there has been a recent spike in interest regarding the use of acupuncture in a more cosmetic sense. It used to be that surgery or botox were the “go to” methods for facial rejuvenation, but that is quickly changing. Facial acupuncture is becoming increasingly known for its ability to have the same effect as traditional facial rejuvenation methods at a fraction of the cost and with no side effects. In addition, facial acupuncture is all natural.

There is no need for medications or recovery time to accompany your visit to the acupuncturist. While there are a multitude of studies conducted on the effectiveness of acupuncture, literature on cosmetic facial acupuncture is not as readily available. However, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence. The principles of facial acupuncture are based in proven methods of traditional Chinese Medicine. Whether you are in search of a licensed Miami acupuncture practitioner or one based in a smaller city, there are plenty of options available for those interested in facial acupuncture.

How Does it Work?

Eventually, the collagen in your skin breaks down. It doesn’t matter who you are, at some point father time will catch up to you. When you insert an acupuncture needle into certain areas of the skin near the loss of collagen, it creates a mild trauma. These punctures then send a signal to your body, which in turn, sends collagen building and repair cells. Using this method, you effectively build up more collagen in the areas of your skin that were initially losing it, thus creating a rejuvenating and lifting effect.

The premise of acupuncture is to utilize the practice to help the body to regain balance and promote the free flow of energy in places that experience blockages. It is recommended to only get facial acupuncture if you are getting a full body treatment as well. Otherwise, you may experience an unbalanced build up of energy in the area of your face.

Is it Safe?

Acupuncture has been proven to be overwhelmingly safe. There are few side effects and most all acupuncturist recommend herbal treatments to supplement acupuncture treatments. However, if you are working with an unlicensed and untrained practitioner, that can lead to the use of unsanitary needles and/or inserting them into dangerous areas of the body whereby puncturing vital organs. If you are planning on working with a licensed acupuncturist, this will not be an issue as they have taken the appropriate exams and are well equipped to safely administer acupuncture. Unlike many mainstream treatments that require pain medication after each treatment, acupuncture is painless and the treatment itself is a natural stress and pain reliever.

How Effective is it?

According to Michael Forman Dom, P.A, a Miami acupuncture practitioner, he has used acupuncture to help patients that are in physical therapy, have mental health issues, allergies, arthritis, anxiety, etc. This is in alignment with all of other major studies conducted on acupuncture. It has been shown to be an effective treatment for a number of conditions. However, facial acupuncture is not as well researched at the moment. The benefit of this form of treatment is that there are no side effects and you can always try botox or surgery if it does not work in your favor. Unfortunately, the latter two options are typically irreversible. If you are interested in facial rejuvenation services, acupuncture is an affordable and all natural method of treatment for everyone.