The Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine published research showing that facial acupuncture improves skin elasticity in July 2013.
From August to September 2011 a pilot study* was carried out at Kyung Hee University Hospital in Gangdong, Korea.
28 women aged between 40 – 59 received five sessions of facial acupuncture over three weeks.
The participants’ skin was measured before and after the treatments. There was a significant improvement in the ‘Moire Topography’ criteria, which is used to measure the facial contours and skin elasticity.
I recommend a course of ten regular Facial Enhancement Acupuncture treatments for my patients, to begin with, for optimum results, followed-up with maintenance treatments at greater intervals. It would be interesting to see further studies into facial acupuncture’s effect on skin elasticity, particularly the improvements after more treatments.
Paul Adkins Lic.Ac., BA(Hons), FEA, MBAcC, MCAUK