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Facial Acupuncture for Restoring Muscle Tone

In their 2013 study: ‘Effect of Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture on Facial Elasticity: An Open-Label, Single-Arm Pilot Study’ [1], Younghee Yun et al. hypothesised that facial acupuncture ‘affects facial elasticity by restoring resting mimetic muscle tone through the insertion of needles into the muscles of the head, face, and neck.’ We explored the effects of facial […]

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Facial Acupuncture for Melasma

Melasma is also known as chloasma or the ‘mask of pregnancy’. It’s a common, mainly facial, skin condition which results in brown or greyish patches of pigment developing. It usually appears on the forehead, chin, cheeks, upper lip, and nose. The British Skin Foundation covers the condition in more detail here A 2016 study: “Randomized […]

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Study Suggests Cosmetic Acupuncture Modulates Water and Oil Content

A 2012 preliminary study* undertaken at the Department of Health, Tsukuba University of Technology in Japan, suggests that cosmetic acupuncture can modulate the water and oil content of the skin: “These preliminary results suggest that cosmetic acupuncture increased the water and oil content of facial skin in a female participant whose water content and oil […]

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Facial Acupuncture Improves Skin Elasticity

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. […]

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