Cosmetic Acupuncture, also referred to as facial acupuncture, is acupuncture that focuses specifically on an aesthetic condition of the patient, usually concering the face. Like traditional acupuncture, it involves strategically inserting ultra-thin, sterilized needles into different areas of the skin with the aim of stimulating blood flow and balancing the body’s Qi (which, when translated, means “vital energy” in Traditional Eastern medicine).
Cosmetic acupuncture can enhance the production of collagen via micro-injury to the skin, increase blood flow, stimulate immune responses that reduce inflammation, and activate any number of functional points that have various responses, like reducing jaw tension or relieving anxiety.
What’s a cosmetic acupuncture session like?
At its most basic, an appointment may start with your practitioner asking about your digestion, menstruation, sleep, energy levels, and diet to get a better sense of how your current physical and mental state is affecting your complexion – for example, puffiness, fine lines, and acne, and so on.
From there, Dr.Venegas will develop a treatment plan, mapping out where on the face and body the needles will be inserted and stay in place until removed. Enhanced treatments may involve LED therapy, a facial, guided meditation, masking, microcurrent, facial cupping, gua sha, and more.