Cosmetic Acupuncture – A new option to Plastic Surgery and Injections

Cosmetic Acupuncture, a holistic and healthy alternative to plastic surgery, Botox injections, chemical peels, and other procedures, is now an option to those who want to look younger.

Cosmetic Acupuncture is the only healthy option for cosmetic improvements currently available to women.  Though the procedure is not well known or publicized in the United States, it has been used for centuries in China by Emperors and the wealthy. Cosmetic Acupuncture is a relatively non-invasive procedure that brings about some amazing results that are more than just skin deep.

The obvious benefits include having softer, firmer skin, reduction of deeper wrinkles, possible elimination of finer wrinkles, and improvement in jowl lines.  Additionally there can be a number of very healthy “side effects”, which shouldn’t be surprising since it’s Acupuncture which is about creating good health! Besides the visual changes, patients have reported improved digestion, better quality sleep, reduction of hot flashes, elimination of mild depression and anxiety, improved energy, and an overall sense of well-being. So patients leave not only looking younger but feeling younger and healthier.  That’s why we think that it is fair to say that this is the only cosmetic procedure that actually improves the health of the patient and that is why we are so passionate about what we do!

From a Western medicine standpoint, Cosmetic Acupuncture works because the needling causes micro-traumas in the skin to which the body responds by increasing blood flow and the production of collagen and elastin for wound healing.  The needling, which is done at the level of the dermis, also stimulates neurotransmitter production.  From the Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, Qi and Blood are being brought to the face, Qi is being lifted, and the body’s energetic systems are being put into balance.  This is why the wonderful side effects occur.  The procedure is very low risk because the needling is so superficial; occasionally bruising occurs.

In a world that bombards the body with stimuli, toxins, and the quick fix, Cosmetic Acupuncture, to the contrary, provides a person with a beautiful way to get in touch with his or her innate beauty.

Besides the acupuncture, a complete Traditional Chinese Medicine Differentiation and Diagnosis is performed.  Patients are also given information about skin care, nutrition, and supplements that help them get and maintain the best results possible.  Herbal formulas may also be recommended.

– Martha Lucas, Ph.D., L.Ac.