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Cosmetic Acupuncture

A-list celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Sean Connery and Madonna all swear by what is being described as a holistic alternative to Botox, claiming cosmetic acupuncture helps them look younger while boosting their health and well-being. As an anti-aging treatment, facial acupuncture employs the techniques of traditional Chinese medicine coupled with modern-day science. The goal is to restore the balance of energy which flows throughout the body, while increasing the production of natural collagen in the skin. It might not be ideal for the needle-phobic, however, since it does require the temporary insertion of several acupuncture and dermal needles to achieve the highest level of skin rejuvenation. But those who’ve tried this centuries-old yet cutting-edge procedure say it’s worth it, and that it gives the skin a youthful glow while reducing the appearance of stubborn facial wrinkles. It has also been claimed that an acupuncture facelift can help treat acne, dark circles, dark spots, age spots and a myriad of other common skin conditions. Facial acupuncture is a safe and natural alternative to invasive anti-aging procedures and chemicals. This ancient Chinese practice, which was used as a beauty treatment for concubines as far back as the Sun Dynasty (960-1270 A.D.), uses fine-gauge needles placed in specific “problem” areas on the face, such as frown lines, crow’s feet, mouth lines, and jowls. When the needles are injected, they create tiny traumas to the skin, which trigger a physiological reaction that sends increased circulation and collagen to the “wounded’’ area.

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