Author: Heidi DunnHealthSkin, Hair and Cosmeticcosmetic acupuncture

Facial acupuncture using micro-needles can stimulate collagen production and reduce facial wrinkles.

But how?

The needles stimulate the body’s immune system and wound-healing mechanisms. As the acupuncture micro-needles penetrate the skin this causes micro-wounds and triggers an inflammatory reaction that begins a cascade of subsequent reactions.

The skin’s nerve receptors and defence mechanisms sense these fine needle intrusions as a specific type of injury and heals accordingly.

During the healing process, the skin cells within a 1 to 2 mm radius around the area needled release signals to the body to stimulate rapid growth of new cells. These signals also stimulate rapid growth of new fibroblasts and wound repairing cells. Fibroblasts are cells that are responsible for making collagen and other matrix tissue.

The new collagen and tissue rush to close the wound and to integrate with existing collagen in the upper dermis levels of the skin.

The new collagen fibers thicken the skin, fill in wrinkles and encourage growth of healthy new skin cells and provide a younger and more youthful complexion.

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Or book in for a cosmetic treatment with the highly talented Zoe Martin.

Zoe Martin, an acupuncturist for over 15 years has completed several specialised courses in the US and UK for cosmetic acupuncture and facial cupping.