Updated: Apr 26
Here is our guide about everything you need to know about cosmetic facial acupuncture in London & why it gained a lot of popularity as a natural alternative to Botox
CAN COSMETIC FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE MAKE YOU LOOK YOUNGER?
Cosmetic acupuncture has been gaining a lot of popularity as a natural alternative to Botox, but is cosmetic acupuncture effective as they say? More and more celebrities, such as Gwyneth Paltrow to Jennifer Aniston, post pictures on their Instagram claiming that cosmetic facial acupuncture is better than botox.
Let’s discover why acupuncture for facelift has become one of the most popular holistic facial and how facial acupuncture london can help facial wrinkles, frown lines and to rejuvenate the skin drug-free. Cosmetic acupuncture promises to lift, sculpt, rejuvenate skin and fight blemishes
IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE AND COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE?
Traditional facial acupuncture is used to treat varying health and wellness concerns using normal needles on the face. Meanwhile Cosmetic facial acupuncture is a more specialised treatment used for aesthetic purposes, using special ultra-fine microneedles that can act as an anti wrinkle treatment without botox. It has a 360-approach to wellness.
Cosmetic facial acupuncture has ancient roots. It was used in a cosmetic context for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which believes that placing the needles in certain points can restore the flow of energy, improve circulation, thus the skin's complexion due to increased blood flow, helping the body to rejuvenate, and therefore promote your overall health and wellbeing.
This type of Facial acupuncture rejuvenation treatment aims not only to relax the facial muscles that are usually chronically tensed, such as brow tension and a tightened jaw, but it also creates a sense of calmness alongside its beauty effects, such as lessening the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots.
HOW DOES COSMETIC FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE WORK?
In cosmetic facial acupuncture, we place needles around the face at specific pressure points to create what we call a “minor trauma”, to encourage the skin's own repairing mechanisms to stimulate cell re-growth. The increase in production of collagen and elasticity in the face equals fewer wrinkles and smoother, more toned skin as collagen and elastin are the key building blocks of the skin that naturally deplete with age.
Unlike Botox, cosmetic facial acupuncture works to influence the health of the skin, instead of focusing only on the superficial signs of premature ageing. It is a very similar process of getting those micro-tears in muscle fibres when you exercise. Our body reacts to these tears caused by strength training by repairing and rebuilding the muscles worked and make them bigger and stronger.
COSMETIC FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE IS AN EFFECTIVE ANTI WRINKLE TREATMENT WHICH IS DRUG-FREE
Cosmetic facial acupuncture is gaining popularity also because it is a great alternative for all those people who can't tolerate certain skincare products or simply don’t want to use too much synthetic harsh chemicals or injectables, which may also affect their fertility and hormonal balance.
Cosmetic facial acupuncture may be also considered much less invasive than Botox. It is true that we insert needles in your face, but we don't inject or put anything foreign into the body, no surgery, no chemicals!
Botox creates stagnancy by paralysing the facial muscle, while cosmetic facial acupuncture encourages movement, boosting circulation and collagen production in the dermis layer of the face, which can both have an anti-ageing effect, activating your body’s natural healing responses.
This holistic beauty doesn’t have negative side effects unlike Botox and it safe to try for most people, unless you have a bleeding condition such as Haemophilia.
COSMETIC FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE AS AN ANTI WRINKLE TREATMENT WITHOUT BOTOX: WHAT ARE THE MAIN BENEFITS?
Cosmetic facial acupuncturists can work very specifically to smooth lines in different parts of the face. Let’s have a closer look to what Cosmetic facial acupuncture can do for you.
If you suffer from Crow’s feet, our acupuncturist can work on creating a firmer and more resilient skin around the eyes, improving microcirculation which also helps puffiness and discolouration issues.
If you need some help with Frown lines, we often use electric current to enhance the relaxation of the forehead muscles affecting their contractility and sometimes we may also use a traditional Gua Sha tool which breaks down subcutaneous fascia in the area that constricts free movement. Gua Sha is simple to use at home too and our acupuncturist may show you a simple DIY routine you can add to your beauty routine daily. When it comes to the forehead, acupuncture employs different techniques to address frown lines.
Aging affects bone density and structural support and also we lose subcutaneous fat content and skin volume. So many of us experience smile lines which we can address with acupuncture by enhancing bone nutrient support and increase skin thickness.
Aging also makes your lips shrank and paler. Cosmetic facial acupuncture can try to combat the loss of volume by restoring their fullness and improve the appearance of fine lines around the mouth.
COSMETIC FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE AS AN ANTI ACNE AND SCARRING TREATMENT
Recent studies show that Cosmetic facial acupuncture can significantly help with acne-prone skin and scarring as it promotes the detoxification of the skin as well as improving the immunity of the skin against bacteria.
By stimulating the delivery of blood and oxygen to the facial tissues, help to move stubborn and sluggish cystic acne, while the puncture of the needles also send a neurological signal for repair and regrow of the skin structure.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU HAVE COSMETIC FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE?
The first results are usually instant and many can experience a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, a glowier complexion thanks to the circulation boost, and more toned facial muscles.
Even tough Acupuncture works on cumulative results so you can have the best results when you commit to a course of treatments, which of course vary from your goals and your current situation. That’s why we offer up to 20% discount on treatment packages. So expect gradual changes, more subtle but surely with effects lasting more long-term than Botox.
COSMETIC FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE LONDON AT A TO ZEN THERAPIES
Book today your first appointment, and enjoy a natural younger while you embrace a new life of tranquility and balance.
Please share your experience if you had cosmetic facial acupuncture in London with us and whether you believe cosmetic facial acupuncture can make you look younger!