by Guiomar Campbell R. Ac.
I have been having tremendous results with the treatment and recommend anybody to try it at least once to feel the benefits of it. It not only minimizes or eliminates fine lines, but also improves the look of deep wrinkles, helps reduce inflammation on face with acne and reduces frown lines.
Cosmetic acupuncture is an art. During treatment needles that are very fine in diameter are placed superficially in the skin surrounding the aging lines. The body than responds by sending red blood cells and other important nutrients to the area stimulating the immune system. The blood supply to the area increases, consequently stimulating the production of collagen, the protein responsible for tightness and healthy complexion of the skin.
The recovery period for cosmetic acupuncture is within a few hours for some skin types and for others within half an hour after treatment not likely cosmetic surgery or facelift which causes swelling, discoloration and scarring for 2 weeks or longer. If you are recovering from cosmetic surgery, you may benefit from facial acupuncture around the scar to speed up skin healing and reduce swelling.
The various benefits of cosmetic acupuncture also includes deep relaxation, good night sleep and an increase of energy. A very skilled regulated acupuncturist will also address the whole body during treatment by properly taking your medical history and doing Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnose.
As my grandmother used to say if you want to look young, smile a lot and feel happy inside. I would also recommend to exercise regularly, meditate at least 15 min a day and choose a balanced diet, lots of fresh fruits and green vegetables. People who experience infrequent bowel movements or have difficult passing stools need to increase antioxidant in the diet and drink 8 glasses of water a day to improve the look of the skin.
Keep on smilling!