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Facial acupuncture treatment, commonly known as the non surgical face lift has developed in recognition in recent years. Only a decade ago, the main option was Botox, fillers and similar skin tightening treatments. Today the public are searching for alternative treatments to Botox and skin fillers and currently the acupuncture facelift is the only treatment that would be as effectual,

Acupuncture Facelift Costs

Unlike the traditional facelift, acupuncture does not involve going under the knife and consists of a series of approximately one dozen separate treatments. Prices vary depending on what country you are in but in the US expect to pay around $100- 150 per session.

How Acupuncture Works

Acupuncture has been used for more than 2,000 years for the treatment of many medical conditions and involves stimulating specific points on the human body thought to be responsible for the channeling of qi energy throughout the body. This stimulation is typically caused using needles, heat and pressure.

A typical acupuncture face lift treatment sessions involves inserting as many as 70-80 needles into the patients face which increases the circulation and stimulates collagen production in the skin, which helps to fill in wrinkles, tightens sagging skin and eyelids and brightens a dull skin complexion.

Advantages of Acupuncture Face Lift

One of the main advantages of the acupuncture face lift is that it is a very safe procedure with no known side effects. In addition you are doing something beneficial for your internal system too. This is because pressure points on the face effect other parts of the body such as the kidney and spleen.

A 1996 report in the journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported a 90 % success rate among three hundred patients who received cosmetic acupuncture. However, despite being around for several years and with considerable anecdotal evidence suggesting the efficacy of acupuncture, western medical journals and professionals remain skeptical and are reluctant to perform closer analysis.

Disadvantages of Acupuncture Face Lift

The main reservation many western medical doctors seem to have with acupuncture as a face lift treatment is that they believe any positive results that may be incurred as a result of receiving such treatment may only be short term. It is also said that acupuncture merely gives the appearance of improved skin because the acupuncture works to reduce stress and induce relaxation which in turn causes the muscles in the face to relax and stop frowning which makes the patient think that their skin has actually been tightened when in actual fact this is not the case. While such results may have beneficial effects for the patient, they are something quite different from the claim of acupuncture treatment providers who state that the treatment actually increases collagen production in the skin which is what leads to improved skin elasticity and tightness.