Woman receiving acupuncture treatments

It can be frustrating to begin to notice your skin sagging, wrinkles developing, and your youthful glow diminishing. Some people chalk it up to aging, but others try to combat the effects of aging. There are always lotions, treatments, and other supposed cures that you can choose from, but OROGOLD finds acupuncture to be an exciting, natural and risk-free add-on treatment that really benefits your skin.

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine usually known to help muscle pain using many fine surgical needles to stimulate certain areas of the body that help relaxation. However, it is less commonly known that acupuncture can actually be an effective treatment for lines, wrinkles, acne, and other skin conditions.

Cosmetic acupuncture targets specific areas of the face to preserve a youthful appearance. Like Botox and plastic surgery, cosmetic acupuncture attempts to cause the production of more collagen under the surface of the skin. The increase of collagen helps fill in wrinkles and give skin a more full appearance. Needles can also activate relaxed muscles to reduce sagging.

The needles are thinner than those of normal acupuncture treatments. One of the biggest fears of new patients is pain, but the treatments are usually gentle and pain-free. A professional acupuncturist will also attempt to minimize the amount of needles used and only target the areas needed. Clients report feeling anywhere from five to fifteen years younger after a few treatments.

Though it is not as dramatic as a facelift or Botox injections, acupuncture does smooth skin as well as even skin tone in a more natural way. Many people prefer acupuncture because there are fewer risks involved, and it is healthier for the body overall. Acupuncture also has the added benefit of focusing on the overall well-being. Patients often feel more relaxed and fulfilled after acupuncture.

That being said, acupuncture requires proper time commitment. Collagen takes time to naturally occur and become permanent. Furthermore, it is required to commit to ten initial 90-minute sessions as recommended by the American Cosmetic Acupuncture Association. This adds up to about three hours a week for five weeks, which can be a large time commitment for people on the move. These initial sections cost about $100 or $150. After that, monthly sessions are recommended to maintain the overall look. The effect is supposed to last three months minimum.

Acupuncture is a great solution for people looking for a youthful, healthy glow without the invasive and sometimes dangerous cosmetic procedures. Though the results are not as drastic, there still can be a visible lifting and smoothing sensation from repeated sessions. Furthermore, acupuncture is a treatment of the entire body. Even getting just a facial will help you relax and be more carefree and stress-free after treatment.