How Cosmetic Acupuncture Can Help Improve Acne in Kingston WA
Puberty causes hormone levels to rise, especially testosterone. These changing hormones cause skin glands to start making more oil (sebum). Oil releases from the pores to protect the skin and keep it moist. Acne begins when oil mixes with dead cells and clogs the skin's pores. Bacteria can grow in this mixture. And if this mixture leaks into nearby tissues, it causes swelling, redness, and pus.
Acupuncture has been used for cosmetic purposes for thousands of years. Cosmetic Acupuncture is meant to be a natural skin rejuvenation technique that stimulates the body's healing energies and increase circulation and rebuild collagen and elastin to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, improve texture and reduce acne.
Acupuncture Involves a series of hair-thin needles into the skin at specific meridian points in the body. These needles are very fine, flexible, and slide smoothly through tissue so they so not cause bleeding or tissue damage.
We first have you meet with a licensed acupuncturist and licensed esthetician to discuss your needs and overall goals. We start with a relaxing facial, using products from our natural skincare lines customized for your skin type. During the facial we will cleanse, exfoliate, tone, add a mask, serum, moisturizer, and sun protection. After the facial is complete our acupuncturist will come in and insert the needles into specific points, you will then lay still for 30 minutes. The treatment plan suggests twelve treatments, once a week for twelve weeks, or twice a week for six weeks for faster results. Treatments are usually 1.5-2 hours. It is recommended one treatment a month for maintenance.