What is Cosmetic Acupuncture? Everything You Need to Know About Natural Facial Rejuvenation

August 3, 2021
Cosmetic Acupuncture

If you’re looking for the fountain of youth, it’s time to look within yourself.

Cosmetic acupuncture is an all-natural, minimally invasive therapy that helps you bring out your best self naturally. This holistic approach to beauty and skincare uses tiny needles and plant-based products to restore your skin’s youth and vitality using your body’s healing powers.

Curious about how you could heal your acne, erase the signs of aging, and restore your natural glow with cosmetic acupuncture? Read on to learn everything you need to know about this natural beauty treatment!

What is Cosmetic Acupuncture?

Cosmetic acupuncture is an ancient procedure that has gained popularity in our modern age. It includes techniques like facial rejuvenation acupuncture, microneedling, and nanoneedling - all of which have their unique benefits and purposes. 

Cosmetic acupuncture is a natural way to improve the look, feel, and health of your skin by tapping into your body’s own healing potential. This holistic approach is why cosmetic acupuncture is so different from other beauty treatments like Botox or dermal fillers. Rather than just treating the surface level, we restore the body’s natural healing and anti-aging powers.

What Can Cosmetic Acupuncture Treat?

  • Wrinkles 
  • Fine lines, crow’s feet
  • Undereye bags or dark circles
  • Dark spots, sun spots, uneven tone
  • Acne, adult acne, cystic acne, hormonal acne
  • Rosacea, eczema, psoriasis
  • Sagging, loose, or thinning mature skin
  • Neck and jawline sagging, jowls
  • Dryness, patching
  • Scarring

What is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?

Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is a subset of cosmetic acupuncture that uses tiny acupuncture needles to stimulate specific points on the face and body. Unlike botox treatments, there is no medicine or chemicals on facial rejuvenation acupuncture needles - they simply work by boosting your body’s healing processes to help restore your skin’s natural beauty. The stimulation and placement of these needles focus on your most significant areas of concern (such as wrinkles or acne). The treatment also addresses the root causes of your skin issues or other health conditions. 

The treatment also includes full-body relaxation acupuncture, which addresses the root causes of your skin issues or other health conditions. This is partially what makes cosmetic acupuncture such a holistic solution - it addresses mind, body, and face with a comprehensive Traditional Chinese medicine approach.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a technique that developed from the plum-blossom tool of ancient Chinese medicine. Today’s sleek, motorized version boosts collagen production, reverses wrinkles, heals scars, and erases the signs of aging with faster results.

How does microneedling work? Tiny microneedles trigger the skin’s natural healing process, which lays down fibroblasts in the skin’s layers. These fibroblasts increase collagen production to improve the skin’s natural tone. Then, we go further and apply powerful plant stem cells and herbal serums that deeply penetrate and heal the skin.

The result is fast, fresh, younger-looking skin after a complete series of treatments.

What is Nanoneedling?

Not quite ready for a microneedling treatment? Nano needling is for you. Nano needling offers similar results to microneedling but is even less invasive. It doesn’t penetrate as deep into the skin layers as microneedling but still provides amazing natural results. 

How does nano needling work? Nano needling works similarly to microneedling. It stimulates the skin’s natural healing process, which triggers collagen production and new layers of healthy skin.

What about skincare products?

Of course, using skincare products that help heal the skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles is an essential part of holistic skincare. But it’s even more critical after cosmetic acupuncture, microneedling, or nano needling treatments.

Why? Because after a facial rejuvenation session, your skin is a blank slate. It becomes hundreds of times more absorbent to anything that touches the surface.

For this reason, it is crucial that you only use the best plant-based skincare products with natural ingredients after a cosmetic acupuncture treatment. Your session at PNW Cosmetic Acupuncture may also include light therapy, hyaluronic acid, plant-based stem cells, cruelty-free products, and herbal topicals with every session for the best results.

How Does Cosmetic Acupuncture Work?

Like regular acupuncture, cosmetic acupuncture follows the principles of Chinese medicine and the various acupuncture channels and points.

The beauty of cosmetic acupuncture is that it helps your body truly heal from the inside out. Unlike other conventional beauty procedures, cosmetic acupuncture doesn’t just mask symptoms or hide imperfections. It helps to restore the body’s natural balance to improve your overall health. You might even find that your cosmetic acupuncture treatments reduce wrinkles as well as issues like headaches, indigestion, insomnia, anxiety, and stress, too!

On a more microscopic level, cosmetic acupuncture increases collagen and elasticity in the skin. The tiny needles create microtraumas that the body rushes to heal. In doing so, the skin’s fibroblasts lay down a protective layer of collagen and replace damaged skin cells with fresh, healthy ones.

Cosmetic acupuncture also increases blood flow to the face, flushing the skin with healing nutrients and oxygen. The facial muscles relax to instantly smooth fine lines and help prevent new wrinkles from forming.

Benefits of Facial Rejuvenation

  • It boosts natural collagen production and smoothes fine lines.
  • It relaxes the facial muscles and prevents wrinkles. 
  • It improves blood flow and hydration to the face for naturally soft and glowing skin. 
  • It improves the skin’s detoxification and reduces inflammation

It can help manage other issues like migraines, stress, insomnia, and more.

When Should You Try Cosmetic Acupuncture?

Cosmetic acupuncture sounds great, but is it for you?

After working with a wide range of people over the years, I’ve learned that nearly anyone can benefit from acupuncture and facial rejuvenation. Because cosmetic acupuncture is an individualized process, it is tailored to your exact needs and skincare goals which makes it accessible for anyone.

Let’s take a look at some of the most common reasons our patients are ready to try cosmetic acupuncture:

  • You want to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and support healthy mature skin.
    It’s never too late to start supporting your skin. With cosmetic acupuncture, you can reduce the signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, drooping, discoloration, dryness, and more. 
  • You want to prevent the signs of aging. The best defense against aging is prevention. Cosmetic acupuncture and plant-based skincare products can help you protect your skin and delay the signs of aging whether you’re seventeen or seventy!
  • You want to fight acne, rosacea, or other skin conditions.
    Cosmetic acupuncture is most famous for helping people look younger. But, we can apply the same techniques to treat a wide range of skin conditions. With gentle and holistic cosmetic acupuncture, issues like acne, cysts, rosacea, eczema, and other inflammatory skin issues can improve from the root.

  • You want to heal facial injuries or scars faster. Cosmetic acupuncture helps to stimulate the skin’s ability to regenerate. It can help heal scar tissue (like acne scars) or other facial injuries that are slow to progress.
  • You want to enhance other skincare routines or beauty treatments.
    Holistic skincare is an excellent complement to your current skincare routine, facials, fillers, or other conventional beauty treatments. We can use acupuncture to boost the results from your other treatments while also improving your overall health.
  • You want to feel like your best self - the natural way.
    You don’t have to be struggling with wrinkles, acne, or other skin issues to enjoy the benefits of cosmetic acupuncture. Sometimes you simply want to look and feel your best! When that’s the case, a natural skincare routine, including cosmetic acupuncture, is a powerful way to protect and refresh your skin naturally.

Frequently Asked Questions about Cosmetic Acupuncture and Facial Rejuvenation

Does cosmetic acupuncture really work?

Yes! Cosmetic acupuncture, microneedling, and nano needling are all backed by science. Studies show that regular cosmetic acupuncture improves the skin’s elasticity, smoothes lines and wrinkles, reduces inflammation, and supports healthy skin. |

When will I see results? How many sessions will I need?
Each person responds differently to cosmetic acupuncture. Your results will vary based on your skin condition, your lifestyle, and your skincare habits.

Most people notice an immediate improvement in their skin after their visit and see lasting results after just 5-10 treatments. After your initial course of treatment, you will progress to a maintenance program to keep your gorgeous results every few weeks. 

Does cosmetic acupuncture only work on the face?

While the face is the most common area people use cosmetic acupuncture, it is not the only place! You can also enjoy the lifting benefits of these same techniques on the neck and decolletage.

What kinds of facial rejuvenation products do you use?

At PNW Cosmetic Acupuncture, I use the highest quality acupuncture needles, microneedling tools, LED therapy, and skincare products.

Plus, all our skincare products are custom-made in-house. Your custom blend will include medicinal herbs, plant stem cells, and other plant-based ingredients formulated for your skin’s unique type and needs. I source only the purest plant-based, cruelty-free, vegan ingredients from trusted suppliers, so you can feel good about your beauty routine.

Can I use Botox and cosmetic acupuncture at the same time?

Absolutely. You can use cosmetic acupuncture as a stand-alone therapy or pair with other beauty treatments like Botox. Just be sure to let me know what other treatments you are using so we can adjust our plans appropriately.

Does cosmetic acupuncture hurt?

Compared to injecting botulinum toxin or fillers, cosmetic acupuncture is much less painful and a lot safer! But, like any facial treatment, you will feel some sensation.

At PNW Cosmetic Acupuncture, I use a topical anesthetic before your microneedling treatment to make your session as comfortable as possible. Some facial skin areas can be slightly tender, but in general, our patients find the process relaxing and restorative.

Is facial rejuvenation acupuncture safe? Are there any side effects?

Yes, facial acupuncture is safe for most skin types and completely toxin-free. The most common side effects of cosmetic acupuncture are a feeling of relaxation and a gentle tingling sensation in the face. In rare instances, cosmetic acupuncture can cause minor bruising and redness that goes away within a few hours or days of the treatment. 

How do I choose the best cosmetic acupuncturist?

Finding the right cosmetic acupuncturist for you is essential to getting the most out of your treatments. Ensure that your acupuncturist is fully licensed and has advanced training in cosmetic acupuncture, microneedling, and any other cosmetic procedures they recommend.

What is a visit like at PNW Cosmetic Acupuncture?

Getting started with holistic beauty is as simple as booking your first visit. From there, we’ll determine the best facial rejuvenation treatments and a plan that will help you reach your skincare goals and get your best results.

Your treatment will start with a general intake about your health and cosmetic concerns. Then we’ll take a deeper look at your skin and problem areas. Then, you’ll lay back and relax while I get to work!

The treatment itself is gentle, and I’ll walk you through every step of the way. During the treatment, I may use additional therapies (like light therapy, facial cupping, or plant stem cell application) to complete your session.

You’ll leave feeling relaxed, restored, and ready to take on the day with your best face forward!

Find the Best Acupuncture in Seattle at PNW Cosmetic Acupuncture Seattle

Ready to try cosmetic acupuncture for yourself? Congratulations! You’re taking the first step towards a healthier approach to skincare.

But before you jump in, it’s essential to take time to research your provider to make sure they have the required training in both acupuncture and cosmetic specialty training.

At PNW Cosmetic Acupuncture in Seattle, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. One of my biggest passions is holistic skincare, which is why I’ve completed advanced training in acupuncture technique, facial rejuvenation, and plant-based medicine to help you get the best results possible (and safely!).

Embrace the power of plant-based beauty and reveal your best skin naturally with PNW Cosmetic Acupuncture. Book your cosmetic acupuncture visit here!

Feel and look your best today!

Book your next visit below or contact us for questions!