Most clients who call the Clinic to enquire about Cosmetic Acupuncture or Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture say they are looking for a natural alternative to Botox and Dermal Fillers. Acupuncture and Injectables target ageing in a very different way and are not a direct substitute or alternative for one another.
In my experience Acupuncture and Injectables can work alone or alongside each other to achieve great anti-ageing results.
HERE ARE THE 5 MAIN DIFFERENCES:
1 - Cosmetic Acupuncture aims to treat the whole body in order to slow down the ageing process. Therefore it is great as a way of preventing further ageing.
2 - Ongoing Cosmetic Acupuncture Treatment ensure the skin and facial tissue is healthy and active. However acupuncture cannot ‘erase’ lines or give a fast visual change to existing concerns.
3 - Injectables correct ageing concerns almost immediately after treatment and give a definite visual change to fine lines and wrinkles. They temporarily correct the underlying cause of ageing, but this will reoccur once the effect of the injectable diminishes.
4 - Injectables treat a specific area or wrinkle and play no part on the overall skin quality.
5 - Cosmetic Acupuncture’s main side effect is the risk of bruising on the face, which cannot be predicted. Injectables carry a number of side effects which vary according to your health and age and should be discussed with a qualified cosmetic physician before treatment.
In short, if you’d like to improve the overall look of your skin and slow down the ageing process over time, then Acupuncture is ideal. If a single frown line or smile lines are your main concern then you may want to investigate injectables. Combine both and benefit from skin health, prevention and also immediate visual change. Get in touch to learn more about cosmetic acupuncture.