By Belinda Bo Xu
You can take 5-10 years off your face without expensive Botox, dermal fillers or surgery. You don’t have to subject your face to chemical peels nor run the risk of allergic reactions.
With Chinese cosmetic acupuncture, you restore glow and see positive results of rejuvenation within as few as four-five sessions. You achieve all these wonderful results without downtime from surgery, scarring or swelling. Neither do you have to worry about nerve damage. Cosmetic acupuncture is affordable, effective and accessible to just about everyone and you get noticeable positive results within the first few treatments.
How Cosmetic Acupuncture Reverses Aging
As we age, our skins sag from reduced elasticity and decreased collage production. We notice troubling signs such as double chins, puffy or dark circles under the eyes, deeper laugh lines and furrows on our foreheads. Our faces become dryer and we lose the radiance of youth.
In my practice, I use specially-ordered very fine disposal needles. Unlike the ones used on the body, these are not more than half-inch in length. I insert the needles into critical energy points on the face to encourage blood circulation and to get more nourishing nutrients to the face.
The facial needles also stimulate collagen production to plump up the tissue for better tone and renewed glow. Patients will notice their faces become more supple as they regain muscle elasticity The pores shrink and the texture becomes finer for a overall radiant and youthful look. In fact, each session is so relaxing that most patients fall asleep in minutes after the needles are inserted.
However, I also take one extra step. I complement the facial treatment with extra needles on major energy points on the body. These would include the “sea of energy”, just below the navel and major meridian points on the hands and ankles. It is not enough just to have local stimulation on the face, which is a common practice among many acupuncturists. However, my research suggests it is just as important to encourage the overall flow of energy throughout the body as well. I come in after 10-15 minutes to gently rotate the needles on the body for deeper penetration and stimulation of the meridian points.
Recommended Course of Treatment
Once the needles are removed, the session ends with a 10-minute relaxing face and head massage to get rid of toxins through accelerated lymphatic drainage.
For best results, it is advisable to get ten to twelve treatments. In the first stage, I recommend four treatments twice weekly. Thereafter, once a week is sufficient until you complete 10 sessions. To maintain the fullest effects, repeat the treatment cycle within six months.
Cosmetic acupuncture is totally painless, non-invasive and works by correcting imbalances in the body. It encourages the body to step up its production of collagen unlike in cosmetic procedures such as Botox or Juvederm where chemicals are injected into and under the skin. In other words, facial acupuncture works from the inside out, rather than from the outside in, and it is your own body that is rejuvenating. It is not just effective for anti-aging, it helps those suffering from acne, rosacea or large pores too.
Beneficial Results of Cosmetic Acupuncture
- Get rid of fine lines, reduce deep wrinkles from all over the face including the forehead
- Lift tired and drooping skin around the chin and eyelids
- Improve skin colour and radiance while reducing age spots, rosacea and spots
- Revitalise the skin and restore freshness and elasticity
- Diminishes pore size to make the skin appear smoother and more refined.
Start At Any Age
You don’t have to wait till you are in your ‘60s to benefit from facial acupuncture. Starting in your 30s or 40s will keep you glowing and radiant for many more years to come. Cosmetic acupuncture is an affordable way to reverse the years. To find out more, call me at 416-535-8588.
Bio: China born and trained acupuncturist, Dr Belinda Bo Xu, practices at TX Health Centre at 2272 Bloor West Village, Toronto, ON M6S 1N9. She was the chief physician at the Liaoning Teaching Hospital in Northeast China and has won top awards from each institution where she has taught including the TCM Institute of Toronto. She is a member of the Canadian Society Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture and is a registered massage therapist. Call (647) 343-6760 for appointments. Insurance receipts issued.