By: Nena Watkins, Lac, Owner of Oak Cliff Acupuncture
I heard a patient on her phone say, “Acupuncture helps you look 10 years younger! This is no joke!” All over America, women are getting acupuncture to treat the effects of aging inside and out. Dallas is no exception. Women, especially, ask if I can reduce their age lines with acupuncture. Often, they have read about it and specifically ask for cosmetic acupuncture. Ladies in Dallas love using acupuncture to improve their appearance because it is safe and it works!
Who would have guessed that a relaxing acupuncture treatment could improve facial appearance? First of all, Yes, the treatment is relaxing! Second, it does help you look and feel great! Of course, this must be administered by a licensed acupuncturist, not a chiropractor or physical therapist doing acupuncture or dry needling. They are not trained in the holistic philosophy of Chinese medicine or in needling techniques important for facial acupuncture. However, when treated by a licensed acupuncturist, the benefits can be amazing!
It turns out that cosmetic acupuncture in America has been growing in popularity for the last 20 years. On both the east and west coasts, it is so popular that acupuncture offices are filling up with people requesting facial acupuncture. Many clinics are offering only cosmetic acupuncture because the demand is so high. People are using cosmetic acupuncture before, during, and after undergoing other cosmetic procedures.
The process for this treatment is much like any other acupuncture treatment. You relax and the needles do the rest. The acupuncturist will stimulate the cells with the placement of very thin needles, which cause the body to bring fresh blood to the area. As skin cells receive blood and nutrients, they can lay down more collagen, which is what adds firmness to the skin. By improving the health and firmness of the skin, people notice less sagging and a reduction of wrinkles.
For most people, we recommend 10 treatments, with follow up treatments to maintain your new look. If helpful for you, we will also discuss diet and herbal medicine as well. Acupuncture is based on holistic health, which means that we treat the whole person. People look better when they feel better, and cosmetic acupuncture is no exception. Cosmetic acupuncture improves your looks by reducing wrinkles, frown lines, forehead burrows, crow’s feet, laugh lines, dark circles around the eyes and sagging muscles. In addition, it improves your health by reducing depression and anxiety, improving digestion and sleep, and balancing hormonal changes that many women may experience. So, don’t be surprised to feel better as you improve your healthy appearance.
Marketed as an Alternative to Facelifting and Botox, Cosmetic Acupuncture, or Acupuncture Facelift, it all helps reduce the signs of aging. It is growing in popularity nationwide, and exploding in our local Dallas area too. For many people, cosmetic acupuncture is just the right approach. It is non-chemical, leaves no scars, and is a relaxing process. You just lie on a table and relax for a few treatments. It is that simple!
Nena Watkins is a licensed acupuncturist and is the owner of Oak Cliff Acupuncture located in the Bishop Arts District, 208 S. Madison in Dallas. You can contact her by calling 214-840-3445.