Acupuncture is "a system of complementary medicine that involves pricking the skin or tissues with needles, used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental and emotional conditions," as explained by Dictionary.com. More recently, electroacupuncture surfaced as a popular treatment that uses an electric current to enhance the benefits.
Acupuncture has now evolved again into a facelift treatment. This has been demonstrated across the globe, and it is especially popular among the millennial generation who are looking to ward off wrinkles for as long as possible.
Like any acupuncture treatment, this revolves around inserting tiny needles into the skin in strategic places, and Arizona Natural Medicine explains how it helps with circulation to rejuvenate the skin for a more youthful complexion.
Arizona Natural Medicine continues to explain how the very fine needles can be placed along the eyes, mouth, neck and ears, and this causes the face to essentially "lift" itself through the muscles tightening and rejuvenating. The stimulation to the skin also increases collagen production by creating small, non-invasive micro-traumas that will initiate cellular repair.
The acupuncture facelift revolves around completely revitalizing the skin. Element Healing explained how it has the ability to diminish fine lines and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and undereye bags, while firming and tightening the face's muscles and skin.
Christina Morris, licensed acupuncturist, continued explaining how "Cosmetic acupuncture can be both safe and effective in treating not only surface appearance but also in treating the individual’s underlying conditions associated with the aging process, thus treating overall health and well-being."
So, how does this treatment differ from other facelifts or anti-aging methods? This treatment is non-invasive and painless, which can set it apart from injections. However, a large difference is how this treatment continues to work on improving elasticity of the skin after the needles have been removed.
Acupuncture also works in the realm of having the interior organs connected to exterior parts of the face, so this treatment can work to boost overall health by balancing interior and exterior health.