Relaxing but Didn't Help my Sagging Skin

I learned about acupuncture facelifts from an NBC...

I learned about acupuncture facelifts from an NBC news program where I saw amazing before-and-after pictures. I found a Acupuncture physician on Craigslist [maybe that's where I went wrong] and got an appointment. The treatment session involved 5 acupuncture needles that surprisingly didn't hurt when inserted into my skin. I hate pain, so I would say it's painfree.

After 20 minutes the session ended. I felt relaxed after the treatment until I paid my $65 bill where I was told I wouldn't see results until I completed 20 or more follow-up sessions. Nevertheless, I decided to give it a shot for a package of 15 sessions. I did these sessions last year and each time I left feeling relaxed, but nothing really was changing to lift and tighten my skin. Maybe acupuncture works for others, but not at all for me. I'm back to cosmetic medicine.

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SusanT, I'm sorry the cosmetic acupuncture didn't work for you, but I'm not sure how representative your experience is. 5 needles is not a lot. Some acupuncturists will use as many as 5 needles PER WRINKLE. And 20 minutes is very brief. Most cosmetic acupuncture treatments last up to an hour.
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I agree, Nancy, as I Am a Cosmetic Acupuncturist. I don't even understand the five needle idea...probably why no results happened...hmmm...
Craigslist can offer many good things, so I don't think that was the issue - credentials should always be checked...
I'm going to try this. I will take that advice into account when I look for an acupuncturist and will see if I can find one that really knows facial acupuncture,
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