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Qualified as a medical doctor in Western medicine in China with a Medical degree from Beijing, China and a PhD degree from the UK. Many year research and clinical experiences. This blog is for information only.

Tuesday, 12 July 2022

What to know about facial acupuncture for wrinkles

Traditional Chinese medicine has used acupuncture for thousands of years to treat a range of health issues.

There is an article exploring acupuncture for wrinkles, its potential benefits, side effects, safety, etc.

Facial acupuncture, also called cosmetic acupuncture, facial rejuvenation, or an acupuncture facelift, is a popular form of acupuncture that focuses on the face.

Facial acupuncture involves puncturing the skin with thin needles to create tiny wounds.

These signal the body’s healing response, increasing blood and lymph flow, which boosts the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the injured site.

Microtrauma also stimulates the release of chemicals that reduce swelling and fibroblast cells, producing collagen and elastin.

As a person ages, there is a reduction in these elastic components, causing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Collagen strengthens and firms the skin and boosts its elasticity and hydration. Repairing the skin’s elastin restore the skin’s texture, appearance, elasticity, and wound-healing capabilities.

Benefits of using acupuncture for wrinkles

Facial acupuncture improves age-related wrinkle length, skin elasticity, muscle thickness, pigmentation, facial blood circulation, facial atrophy; lifts droopy face and eyelids; brightens skin; reduces pores, puffiness, skin sagging, swelling and jaw tension.

Potential side effects and safety
Acupuncture is generally safe when performed by a qualified professional.

The side effects associated with acupuncture are considered mild and negligible. Soreness is common. Slight bruising may occur.

References

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/acupuncture-for-wrinkles

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