Can Facial Acupuncture Stimulate The Production Of Collagen, White Crane Clinic

Can Facial Acupuncture Stimulate the Production of Collagen?

Build Collagen the Natural Way with Facial Acupuncture

You probably noticed a wrinkle on your face and wondered if you can reverse it. We have good news for you. Unlike in the past when aging was out of your control, today, there are procedures to help you control your aging process. You can delay and reverse the appearance of wrinkles!! One of the therapies for removing wrinkles and restoring skin elasticity is facial acupuncture. It stimulates collagen production to make your face supple, bright, and rejuvenated. 

What is Facial Acupuncture?

This non-toxic therapy is also known as acupuncture facial lift or facial rejuvenation. It reverses premature aging by reducing wrinkles, diminishing fine lines, removing aging marks, reducing redness, and lifting droopy eyelids. The treatment takes about 10 sessions then followed by an occasional touch-up session to keep your skin healthy.

How Does Facial Acupuncture Work?

Facial acupuncture treats your face by stimulating collagen production.  Collagen is the protein that makes up the largest component of your skin. As you age, your skin loses its collagen. This leaves it sagging and less supple. Wrinkles begin to appear, and the skin looks less appealing. However, facial acupuncture triggers the flow of energy that promotes the production of collagen. This helps the skin to regain elasticity and brightness. It also creates added blood flow, therefore, helping to reduce redness and acne. It ensures the sustained production of collagen and circulation so that your skin can look bubbly, clear, and bright.

How is it Done?

The process is not entirely painless, but it’s much more comfortable than its western medical rival treatment. Your facial acupuncturist will insert about 40-70 tiny needles at specific points on your face. The needles are removed after about 30 minutes, leaving small unseen microtears in the skin. When your body senses the presence of these microtraumas, it initiates the treatment and repair process. This stimulates your body to send collagen to the inner layer of your skin, compensating for what is lost in the formation of the wounds. This triggers your facial skin repair, removing wrinkles, increasing elasticity, and restoring the skin’s brightness. The process acts as a reset button on lifeless and dull skin.

Benefits of Facial Acupuncture

Facial acupuncture helps detoxify your facial skin, getting rid of the toxins that make it dull. It also enhances blood flow on your skin, smooths out fine lines, and removes dark spots. This is how your aging marks are reversed, making you look younger and brighter. This therapy treats the flow of energy in your body. It, therefore, benefits the whole body by boosting your blood circulation and increasing the flow of energy, leaving you with a lasting younger look. The process is more effective if you do it early when you notice wrinkles forming on the face and the skin under your chin sagging.

How Do You Prepare?

For facial acupuncture to be effective, your practitioner will address your lifestyle, health, and diet. For about 5 weeks before your treatment, avoid injectables, fillers, and Botox. Do not wear makeup when going for the treatment. 

What Should You Expect During the Treatment?

Your practitioner will provide a facial consult to assess your skin and determine if you need a facial treatment. At this stage, the acupuncturist assesses your hydration, darkness, wrinkles, and dullness.  They then decide if you have underlying problems to address alongside your facial acupuncture therapy. The needles are introduced after the initial examination that may take up to an hour. The practitioner removes the needles after about 30 minutes and makes recommendations for continued skincare. After this, you are free to leave. You may not put on makeup immediately since it may clog the microtraumas. 

Does Facial Acupuncture Have Side Effects?

There are no known side effects of facial acupuncture apart from slight bleeding when the needles are inserted and a little soreness when they are removed.


Facial acupuncture has many benefits to your face and body, but the decision to have it or not is entirely yours. Visit a practitioner before deciding whether to have it done. Make sure your physician is not only a licensed acupuncture physician but also that they have had additional training and education in the field of skincare and holistic medicine.


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