Facial Acupuncture

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine located in Midtown West, Manhattan, NY

Facial Acupuncture

Aging is inevitable, but developing lines, wrinkles, and dull skin can significantly affect your self-esteem. If you’re looking for a natural way to turn back the clock, contact Acupuncture by Sue, helping people in and around Queens, New York City. Facial acupuncture specialist Sue Du, LAc, MS, uses safe, painless treatments to boost natural cell growth and restore a youthful complexion. Call Acupuncture by Sue for more information on facial acupuncture’s benefits, or schedule a consultation online today.

Facial Acupuncture Q & A

What is facial acupuncture?

Facial acupuncture is an aesthetic treatment based on traditional acupuncture principles. Like botulinum toxin and dermal filler injections, facial acupuncture is an anti-aging treatment that helps make your skin look younger and smoother.

It also improves your skin’s health — after facial acupuncture, your complexion is noticeably brighter because the treatment encourages fresh blood and oxygen into your face.

Facial acupuncture focuses on creating long-term skin and body health improvements, including:

  • Better collagen stimulation
  • Brightened skin tone
  • Reduced jaw tension
  • Softer overall appearance
  • Reduced anxiety and tension

Facial acupuncture isn’t a quick fix like conventional injectables. Instead, it enhances your beauty and slows down aging over the long term.

How does facial acupuncture work?

When acupuncture needles puncture your skin, they cause tiny wounds called positive microtraumas. These stimulate your circulatory and lymphatic systems, which deliver oxygen, nutrients, and healing cells to your skin.

Positive microtraumas also boost collagen production, improving skin elasticity and minimizing wrinkles and fine lines.

Facial acupuncture is similar to conventional microneedling, which uses a rolling device to apply hundreds of tiny pricks. Acupuncture is less intense, with an average of 50 punctures.

What does anti-aging facial acupuncture involve?

The best approach is to have facial acupuncture after a body acupuncture treatment. This is because inserting multiple needles in your face and none in your body could cause energy congestion, resulting in headaches, dullness, and discomfort.

By starting with your body, Sue ensures you experience a full energy flow that supports facial acupuncture. She inserts between 40 and 70 tiny needles into your skin at specific points, leaving them there a short time and then removing them.

Acupuncture needles are painless, so you won’t need anesthesia or sedatives. Afterward, you can go about your day as usual. There’s a slight risk of bruising after facial acupuncture, but this typically only affects people with health problems that reduce their healing potential. If you experience bruising, it should heal quickly.

How many facial acupuncture treatments will I need?

Most people notice improvements after five facial acupuncture sessions. However, you should aim for 10 treatments at one-to-two-week intervals for optimal results. After your initial treatments, you can maintain the improvements with maintenance sessions every four to eight weeks.

Good skin care, drinking plenty of water, and a nutritious diet will also help to preserve your glowing complexion.

Call Acupuncture by Sue for more information on facial acupuncture, or book an appointment online today.