What To Expect

While cosmetic acupuncture patients shouldn’t expect the immediate, dramatic results they might see with other treatments, they do report seeing some changes rather quickly. A 1996 study published in the International Journal of Acupuncture said that, “Of 300 patients surveyed 90% said they saw lessening of lines, clearer skin tone, and subtle tightening.”  Acupuncture facials improve circulation, unblock stuck energy, and can release muscle tension. Dr. Richard G. Glogau, a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at University of California, San Francisco, said these changes are quite possible. “It’s obvious that people carry around a lot of muscle tension in their face, which gives them frowns and wrinkles and my take is that the acupuncture is producing relaxation in the muscles.”