Is Acupuncture the New Botox?

by Leah Chischilly, Licensed Acupuncturist at Modern Acupuncture

While you might be aware of the other benefits acupuncture has to offer such as pain relief and stress reduction, it may come as a surprise that it can also make you look and feel younger. A technique known as cosmetic acupuncture can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, even out your skin tone and restore your youthful glow. As a bonus, it also improves your overall health.

Cosmetic acupuncture treatments involve inserting hair-thin needles into specific acupuncture points on the face and directly into lines and wrinkles. This stimulates greater blood flow and more efficient delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the face. It also triggers a repair mechanism that ultimately results in the production of collagen, the body’s natural “filler.”

Additionally, every cosmetic treatment incorporates acupuncture points on the body to help correct underlying imbalances that can contribute to signs of aging. This restores optimal function of the body and boosts overall health, resulting in a more radiant appearance.

Unlike Botox, cosmetic acupuncture does not involve injecting any substance into the skin and instead of paralyzing the muscles of the face, it essentially retrains them. It encourages tight muscles to relax on their own, diminishing the appearance of wrinkles. It is a non-toxic, non-invasive and completely natural way to erase years from your face.

Of course, cosmetic acupuncture should only be performed by a licensed acupuncturist who has had appropriate training. Modern Acupuncture offers cosmetic acupuncture by licensed professionals who are trained to guide patients through each treatment to ensure peace of mind. The practice is a
natural, non-invasive method of treatment that has often been used in lieu of synthetic
medications and surgical procedures. To find out more about cosmetic acupuncture, and determine if it is right for you, visit


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