What to Expect From Facial Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been used for hundreds of years and has its roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Tiny needles are carefully inserted along predetermined "acupressure points" during acupuncture treatments when they come into contact with underlying tissues like ligaments, muscles, and nerves. By triggering the body's natural healing mechanism, this procedure helps to reduce pain, release tension, and balance emotional imbalances. Positive microtraumas are used in facial acupuncture to boost collagen formation and blood flow to the face. Positive microtraumas are basically minuscule tears that occur in the skin and underlying tissues, much like the tears that occur in muscular tissue when one lifts heavy objects or engages in strenuous exercise.

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Numerous advantages result from the body's innate healing response to these microtears brought on by facial acupuncture. Because the needles are so tiny, facial acupuncture is typically painless, but a slight pinching sensation may be felt as the needle is inserted. After the initial needle insertion, some patients may feel a minor soreness that lasts for up to one minute before going away. A modest quantity of bleeding is relatively rare because the needles are so fine that the skin closes right away after removal, though it is possible. Learn more about facial acupuncture with this video.