What is the Difference between Cosmetic Acupuncture & Plastic Surgery?

For starters, it must be stated that Cosmetic Acupuncture is in no way a substitute for a standard invasive surgical facelift procedure. While not a replacement for surgery, Cosmetic Acupuncture is an excellent alternative to surgical procedures. The outcome may very greatly from person to person and may not improve excessively sagging or drooping skin.

Cosmetic Acupuncture cannot reshape one’s nose or chin; it is a more subtle rejuvenation that takes years off one’s face safely and naturally while improving overall health.

Plastic surgery is visible. A surgeon cuts and pulls up the skin. But if you don’t have normal blood circulation, your face will still look dull. Plastic surgery can never improve your skin’s appearance or give it a nice pinkish color, or give overall muscle tone to the face to make you look authentically 5-10 years younger. You’ll look lifted and that’s it; No health benefits. It actually consumes your vital force in the process of trauma and healing.

There are two aspects to the benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture. One is the benefit of ‘local’ treatment and one is the benefit of ‘root’ treatment. Local treatment directly addresses facial aging symptoms while root treatment treats the underlying cause of facial symptoms such as hormonal balance, digestive problems or emotional stress. Both local and root treatments are performed in each session to provide the best and the longest lasting benefits.

With Acupuncture, there is very little discomfort when the needles are inserted into the skin. There is nothing in the needles. They are solid, not hollow. The process is not painful and it does not require any down time. It does not cause scars, bruises or irritation. You can go back to your normal life immediately after the treatment.


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