Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic acupuncture face lifts have been gaining popularity in recent years as a natural alternative to traditional cosmetic procedures. But how exactly does this ancient practice work to rejuvenate the skin and reduce the signs of aging?

What is Cosmetic Acupuncture?

Cosmetic acupuncture, also known as facial acupuncture or acupuncture face lifts, is a non-invasive treatment that involves the insertion of tiny needles into specific points on the face. These needles stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that are essential for maintaining the skin's firmness and elasticity.

How Does it Work?

By targeting these key points on the face, cosmetic acupuncture can improve blood circulation, reduce inflammation, and promote lymphatic drainage. This results in a more youthful appearance, with reduced fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.

Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture

Studies have shown that cosmetic acupuncture can increase collagen production by up to 400%, leading to firmer, more radiant skin. Additionally, this treatment can improve muscle tone, reduce puffiness, and even out skin tone.

Unlike invasive procedures like Botox or fillers, cosmetic acupuncture is a natural and holistic approach to skin rejuvenation. It not only targets the signs of aging but also improves overall skin health.

Is it Safe?

Cosmetic acupuncture is generally considered safe when performed by a trained and licensed acupuncturist. The needles used are sterile and disposable, reducing the risk of infection. However, it's important to consult with a qualified practitioner to ensure the treatment is suitable for your individual needs.

Overall, cosmetic acupuncture face lifts offer a gentle and effective way to achieve a more youthful appearance without the need for surgery or harsh chemicals. With its long-lasting results and minimal side effects, it's no wonder why more people are turning to this ancient practice for their skincare needs.

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Meet Your Practitioner

Kate Gust Overton is a licensed acupuncturist with a masters degree in acupuncture from the Maryland University of Integrative Health. She also holds the designation of ADAPT Trained Practitioner from Kresser Institute, the only Functional Medicine and ancestral health training company. Kate practices Traditional Chinese Medicine, Five Element Acupuncture, and uses various other modalities which include cupping, gua sha, essential oils, and moxibustion. Kate is also the owner of Helia Health & Beauty and manages The Studio at Helia.

  • Master of Acupuncture
  • Licensed Acupuncturist
  • NADA certified
  • Kresser Institute Certified

"My driving philosophy is to uncover possibilities for each client. I approach each session with a deliberate open mind. This positive vision allows me to see openings into the world rather than closed doors. I believe it is possible to reframe old habits, and, with the proper treatment and commitment from each patient, to renew your love for life and to regain a sense of equilibrium."

Frequently Asked Questions

How many cosmetic acupuncture sessions do I need?

It depends how old you are and what your situation is. This will be discussed at your first appointment. As a rough guide, We recommend a course of 8 to 12 treatments initially, 1-2 times weekly, with a follow up maintenance treatment every 1-3 months.

Is facial acupuncture better than Botox?

Facial Acupuncture provides a safe and cost-effective alternative to Botox with similar results. By addressing the underlying causes of aging, Cosmetic Acupuncture works to improve overall skin health and appearance, creating more youthful-looking skin with fewer side effects.

What are the risks of acupuncture?

The risks of acupuncture are low if you have a competent, certified acupuncture practitioner using sterile needles. Common side effects include soreness and minor bleeding or bruising where the needles were inserted. Single-use, disposable needles are now the practice standard, so the risk of infection is minimal. At Helia, we use single-use, sterile, disposable needles.

What are the side effects of acupuncture?

Some people experience mild, short-term side effects such as:

  • pain where the needles puncture the skin.
  • bleeding or bruising where the needles puncture the skin.
  • drowsiness.
  • feeling sick.
  • feeling dizzy or faint.

How long does it take to see results from cosmetic acupuncture?

The results of the stimulation of collagen with Cosmetic Acupuncture becomes evident at 5 – 7 weeks. The skin around the mouth and cheeks feel tighter and lines are beginning to soften. The soft tissue of the face feels firmer and denser and the face looks and feel plumper.

Can you do both cosmetic acupuncture and microneedling at the same time?

Yes, you can combine cosmetic acupuncture and microneedling. Some say that combining the two treatments can improve the appearance and condition of your skin, and can also have positive effects on your overall health.