We all know that acupuncture has always been used to de-stress a person, but who knew it can also rejuvenate the face. This is what Dr Calvin Lee, a licensed surgeon, uses to treat his patients.
Dr Lee claims Botox effects can be reproduced with cosmetic acupuncture. What it does is stimulates the body’s natural energies, called “chi”, and gives other benefits. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture, for example, can lift the skin straight up. This treatment gradually creates a tiny scar formation, which will sustain the lift.
Smaller needles are used on fine lines around the eyes and mouth — lines which he says can’t be covered by fillers.
The average number of sessions for facial rejuvenation acupuncture is between six and ten sessions. Some lines require using the needle up to four times before they fade.
Although cosmetic acupuncture is growing in popularity because it triggers the body’s natural processes, like making the body produce more natural collagen, the service costs are intimidating. The first course of sessions is $1,000; maintenance does a monthly damage of $150.
It’s no Botox-killer, but it’s an interesting alternative.