Does the Acupuncture Facelift really work?

I feel that my face looks dull right now and I’m in need of a much healthier look, except I don’t want to choose anything that I don’t perceive as “naturale“. Many of my recent years weren’t always so friendly to me and have left many marks. The lines around my mouth are deep and wrinkles from my forehead are gradually getting worse so I'm willing to try a skin rejuvenation technique now. I’ve read great review about acupuncture overall, and just discovered there is one technique that apparently creates a facelift effect. I think this will be a great 46th birthday gift to myself. I definitely deserve it and my kids support me no matter what. I'll be very grateful for any help you can provide.


F, 50, Virginia

We all know that there is a fine line between a minor procedure and going too far when it comes to plastic surgery and aesthetic procedures. I commend you for setting limits before you even begin looking into any kind of alteration. An acupuncture facelift is an innovative procedure that is making its way into full-service spas across the country. Also known as cosmetic acupuncture or acupuncture facial rejuvenation, this procedure is able to alleviate the symptoms of many skin conditions, as well as provide a radiant complexion. Though this procedure is not as invasive as a true facelift, it can greatly reduce fine lines and lighten the appearance of deeper wrinkles and blemish scarring. The title "facelift" can be misleading, as this procedure will not provide immediate, drastic results. However, this can also be an advantage to this type of procedure. 

Based on ancient Chinese medicine, an acupuncture facelift focuses on the well-being of the whole body. This procedure, which consists of inserting fine needles around deep wrinkles or sagging skin, can also encourage weight management and alleviate insomnia. Moisturizers, essential oils, and pulsed light routines are also often incorporated into this procedure. An acupuncture facelift is a safe preliminary alternative to receiving a surgical facelift, as the risks are reduced the results temporary. It can also give you a better idea of what your face may look like if you should decide to invest in a surgical facelift.

Cosmetic acupuncture is a natural skin rejuvenation technique. It works by stimulating the body's blood flow and healing energies to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. During a cosmetic acupuncture facelift, very small acupuncture needles are slightly inserted into specific regions of the body, unblocking vital energy to the body. Multiple sessions of acupuncture are required for the full benefit. 

People who have gone through this procedure have noticed that the dark circles around their eyes greatly diminished and the overall texture of the facial skin is brighter and healthier looking than it was before treatment. Some have also noticed that their crow’s feet were essentially erased and the lines surrounding their lips have become diminished as well. One of the most significant results that people have experienced is the line reduction from the nose to the corners of the mouth. Generally, people feel better about their appearance after having an acupuncture facelift.

I have yet to actually see real benefits of acupuncture, especially when used as a type of facelift procedure. I would consider some of the more traditional methods, personally. It really does seem like you can have the benefits you desire. I just don't think acupuncture is the way to actually achieve the full effects you are looking for.

No. An acupuncture facelift is most likely a gimmick. If it worked, you'd hear a lot more people talking about it. I would go with one of the more traditional, well-known methods.