I know you must be shocked looking at the picture above. No, the picture is not from a scene of a Hellraiser movie but rather a treatment to remove fine lines and wrinkles known as Cosmetic Acupuncture. Modern Acupuncture opens its new location in Laguna Hills and for a limited time, offering new clients a complimentary session. I quickly scheduled my session but I had no idea what to expect.
Upon entering the facility, there was a calming and serene feeling. I filled out a few forms, provided my
This was not like your typical doctors or regular acupuncture office. This room was aesthetically beautiful and relaxing. Massage chairs which reclined to a laying position lined two different sections of the room. Several large television above-head displayed beautifully serene pictures of animals and amazing places. I was escorted to my relaxing chair where I reclined myself, turned on the heated button and took in the atmosphere.
My acupuncturist kindly explained that “Acupuncture remedies the surface effects of aging by triggering a self-repair response in the skin and addressing the internal stressors that contribute to the signs of aging. This ancient beauty secret is a non-invasive and natural approach to reduce the signs of aging and help skin regain its youthful glow. It is the only targeted beauty treatment with direct health and well-being benefits.
And the real beauty of getting cosmetic acupuncture is it also includes traditional acupuncture at the same time. It’s about time you can combine beauty and health.
How Does it Work? Needles as thin as a strand of hair are inserted carefully into key areas and creases in the face, causing tiny microtrauma to the skin that
She looked over my form to see my major concerns and then began putting the tiny needles into my face. As she began, I felt a bit uncomfortable. Some areas were painless while others felt a little sting. The slight pain of some areas diminished within a few minutes but I still felt very tense. Surprisingly, I never felt the needle in my neck, which apparently is an uncomfortable trigger point for others.
Since I had also explained in my forms that I suffered from low back pain, she put some needles in trigger points to alleviate that specific area. The needles went into my ankles, wrist, and top of the foot. I was supposed to have additional ones in my leg but I was wearing tight jeans and could not roll them up. Only one little needle was really painful upon first entry but she quickly removed it and the sensation went away.
I waited around 20 minutes with the needles inserted. It was supposed to feel relaxing and zen-like but I could not relax. It wasn’t the actual needles but my inability to move. After 20 minutes, the acupuncturist came in and removed all of them in less than 5 minutes. I was so relieved and I actually looked relaxed and calm. My face had a different tone probably due to increased blood flow.
Now, it must be noted that this is not like Botox where you might see immediate results. It would take about 4-6 session of Cosmetic Acupuncture to notice firmer, younger looking skin. And about 12 sessions to see remarkable results. If you are looking for non-invasive and non-toxic results, then Cosmetic Acupuncture is definitely for you.
To find out more information regarding this and other procedures administered at Modern Acupuncture go to their site https://www.modernacupuncture.com/