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  • Writer's picturePhysician Lim Chen Sing | 林晨欣

Facial Acupuncture making you 10x younger! Is it true?

Will Facial Acupuncture, Cosmetic Acupuncture Or Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture Rebound? Research proves that They will not rebound, yet making you 10x younger!


The standard of ‘beauty’ is getting higher due to our higher expectation in the quality of life. Many people who are troubled by the appearance of wrinkles choose medical aesthetics to satisfy their desire for beauty.


Factors that caused wrinkles

  • Skin aging;

  • Diet;

  • Emotions;

  • Climate, and etc

Common medical aesthetic programs

Botox injections is a popular method in the medical aesthetic for wrinkles reduction, it uses botulinum toxins to block the signal transmission between nerves and muscles, allowing over-contracted muscles to relax due to paralysis, to achieve an improvement in wrinkles.


Besides that, facial acupuncture has become increasingly popular in recent years, because of its harmless and body conditioning features. Acupuncture is the use of acupuncture needles to stimulate certain acupoints, which could accelerate the body's metabolism and blood circulation of the face, thus achieving the effect of beauty. At the same time, face acupuncture has a stimulative effect that stimulates the production of collagen of the skin by the acupuncture for skin, resulting in naturally firm and elastic skin. Not only can acupuncture be used to remove wrinkles, but it can also be used to lighten spots, remove acne and slim the body.


However, what is the difference between Botox injections and facial acupuncture? Let's take a closer look!

Programs

Botox injections

Facial acupuncture

Symptoms

Botulinum toxin is helpful for wrinkles reduction and face slimming.

Acupuncture is helpful for wrinkles, sagging skin, acne, oedema, eye bags and uneven skin tone, it helps in a wider range of symptoms.

Safety

Botulinum toxin for aesthetic treatment requires corresponding drug approval for safe use, so it is very important to choose a medical facility with the appropriate qualifications for the treatment.

Under the operation of professional TCM physicians, the depth and angle of each acupoint need to meet certain requirements. In addition, the needles that are used are sterile disposable stainless-steel needles, so it is safer to be used.

Contraindications

Botulinum toxin injections are contraindicated in patients with neuromuscular diseases and in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. In addition, for those who are taking drugs that enhance the effect of botulinum toxin, such as quinine and aminoglycoside antibiotics, should be used with caution.

Caution is needed for people with high blood pressure, diabetes (operable if well controlled), epilepsy, hepatitis, and cardiovascular disease. In addition, for those who had face plastic surgery or facelift surgery, consultation with your surgeon is required, and usually facial acupuncture can be done one year after surgery. For those who had their face filled with hyaluronic acid or Botox injections, consultation with a doctor is required. Generally, facial acupuncture can be done one month after the injection.

Side effects

If the injection dosage is too high or the injection area is too wide, it can cause stiffness, loss of facial expression, droopy eyelid, crooked smile, etc.

Acupuncture is a safer approach. For the face, which is richer in blood vessels, some patients might have experienced bruising at acupoints after treatment, but it can be treated with potato slices or egg whites, which will quickly reduce the bruising and will generally subside within a week without other uncomfortable symptoms.

Price range

RM800-2400

RM250-RM1600

In addition, depending on the patient's body constitution, acupuncture can be used with oral or topical herbal medicine to achieve better results.

What are the other advantages of acupuncture apart from wrinkle reduction and will it rebound?

It doesn’t rebound. Studies have shown that the stimulation signals generated by acupuncture on acupoints can activate skin function, increase and retain skin moisture and elasticity.

Yong Kang TCM Clinic: Facial Acupuncture Near SS2, Petaling Jaya.

Facial acupuncture is available at Yong Kang TCM Clinic, it can beautify our facial contours, such as double chin caused by having high pillow or aging, or facial asymmetry caused by sleeping posture; these can be improved by repeated stimulation on the muscles through acupuncture to restore skin elasticity and regulate muscle contraction. It also has the effects of firming, lifting by acupuncture face lift or tcm face lift, and eliminating edema to improve facial contours.


Yong Kang TCM Clinic also provides:

  • Anti-aging treatment: Suitable for problems such as sagging face, dull complexion, uneven skin tone, facial asymmetry, dark circles, eye bag, lack of skin elasticity, etc.

  • TCM dermatology: Suitable for problems such as acne, pigmentation, eczema (dry, itchy and inflamed skin), scleroderma (hard, thickened areas of skin), shingles (painful rash on face), etc.


Last but not least, how can we prevent the development of wrinkles?

1. Sun protection: Exposure to the sun makes the exposed skin dry, thin, lose elasticity, and develop wrinkles gradually; hence it’s important to protect our skin from sunray especially during outdoor.

2. Regularity of work and rest time: Day and night are reversed, or often staying up all night will cause the metabolism of the skin to deteriorate, leading to appearance of dullness, spots and wrinkles.

3. Stress management: Stress is likely to cause mental tension; and often sadness and anxiety can lead to vertical or horizontal wrinkles due to various facial expressions.


Lastly, you can also prevent wrinkles by Acupuncture for wrinkles at Yong Kang TCM Clinic!


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