I keep hearing about an acupuncture facelift. Does this really exist or is it a marketing name for something entirely different?
Is There an Acupuncture Face Lift?
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Results subtle, at best.
An acupuncture facelift is a technique performed by an acupuncturist (naturally). The idea is that by inserting needles into specific points on the face, the nerves and muscles will be stimulated to create a lift. I think that usually there are 10 - 20 treatments.
I have seen the results from this and, even to the trained eye, the results are barely perceptible, at best. To the untrained eye, one might not notice any difference at all.
I suggest you take the money you might have spent on the acupuncture facelift and use it toward Botox or fillers, which are tried and true cosmetic interventions with definite results.
There is no such thing as an acupuncture facelift. It is purely a marketing technique and marketing ploy. There is no science behind an acupuncture facelift. This, along with other marketing techniques are used often by non board certified plastic surgeons.
Acupuncture Face Lift?
The existence and potential benefits of an acupuncture face lift is debatable. While I have not seen the benefits, proponents of the procedure believe in it. They believe that Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can provide a safe, effective, natural, and drug-free approach to reduce the signs of aging. A face-lift using this ancient technique is believed by these advocates for the procedure to improve muscle tone of the face and neck while addressing underlying imbalances that may have contributed to the aging process.
Again, the actual value of the procedure is debatable.
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