Cosmetic Facial acupuncture is a type of acupuncture that involves the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific points on the face to improve the appearance of the skin and promote overall wellbeing. Here’s what you need to know about facial acupuncture:

History of Chinese Medical Cosmetology or Mei RongĀ 

Cosmetic facial acupuncture has a rich history that dates back thousands of years to the Qin dynasty 221-206 B. C. It was known as Mei Rong and in pinyin that translates to Mei, meaning beautiful and Rong meaning to look or contain. As traditional Chinese medicine evolved the marriage of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), and cosmetology grew. Acupuncture for cosmetic application were exclusive for the Empress and the Emperors. Today, it is popular among celebrities and media personalities. In 2014, the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) did a survey and found the cosmetic facial acupuncture was the third most sough-after specialty amongst acupuncturists.


What is facial acupuncture?

Facial acupuncture, also known as cosmetic acupuncture or facial rejuvenation acupuncture, is a non-surgical, natural alternative to traditional facelifts and other cosmetic procedures. It involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the face, neck, and scalp to stimulate circulation, promote collagen production, and improve skin tone and texture.

How does it work?

Facial acupuncture works by stimulating the body’s natural healing response. The insertion of the needles causes microtrauma to the skin, which triggers the body’s natural repair process. This leads to increased blood flow, lymphatic drainage, and collagen production in the skin, resulting in a more youthful and radiant complexion.

What are the benefits of facial acupuncture?

Facial acupuncture has numerous benefits, including:

Reduced fine lines and wrinkles:

By promoting collagen production and improving skin elasticity, facial acupuncture can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Improved skin tone and texture:

Facial acupuncture can help to improve the texture and tone of the skin, making it look smoother and more even.

Reduced puffiness and dark circles:

By promoting lymphatic drainage and improving circulation, facial acupuncture can help to reduce puffiness and dark circles around the eyes.

Improved overall wellbeing:

Acupuncture is known to promote relaxation and reduce stress, which can improve overall wellbeing and contribute to a more youthful appearance.

What does Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture consist of?

A course of treatment typically lasts 10 sessions over a 5 week period. The first appointment includes a thorough consultation and a skin analysis. A Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture session takes about 75 minutes for the initial appointment (follow-on sessions will take 60 minutes).

In conclusion, facial acupuncture is a natural, non-invasive treatment that can help to improve the appearance of the skin and promote overall wellbeing. If you’re interested in trying facial acupuncture, be sure to find a licensed and experienced practitioner who can help you achieve your desired results