Is Cosmetic Acupuncture a Viable Facelift Alternative?
Recently, cosmetic acupuncture has been receiving a significant amount of attention in the news. There are several providers in the Dallas, Texas area who promise to help your face look younger through acupuncture. They claim to be able to erase fine lines and soften deeper lines. Sometimes, they also promise enhanced skin tone and increased energy and say that these results are backed up by clinical studies.
But how much rejuvenation can acupuncture give? To get a sense of that, it’s worthwhile looking at the clinical studies. It seems that there have been a number of studies looking at the impact of acupuncture on skin conditions and diseases. Some of them even show promise, such as a recent double-blind study on the impact of acupuncture on acne. So, it’s possible that acupuncture can result in some improvement in skin-level aging. This means it might be a reasonable treatment to try for dull, dry skin with numerous fine wrinkles. If you go to a reputable practitioner, it’s unlikely to do harm, and is probably as likely to do good as a number of non-surgical alternatives marketed in recent years.
However, acupuncture is not and never will be an actual alternative to a facelift. It cannot lift sagging tissue or correct jowling to rejuvenate your facial appearance. To date, a facelift remains the only treatment for sagging facial tissues.
If you want to learn more about the best facial rejuvenation treatment for you, please contact the Cosmetic Surgical Center in Dallas today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Vasdev Rai.
Dr. Vasdev Rai
Dr. Vasdev Rai has performed more than 25,000 cosmetic surgeries over his more than 30 years in practice as a Dallas plastic surgeon. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who was first certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1983. Learn More...
Dr. Surjit Rai
Dr. Surjit Rai was born and raised in Plano, Texas. Being the son of a plastic surgeon, Dr. Rai had the unique opportunity to see first-hand the impact a plastic surgeon can have. He knew at a young age that he would dedicate his life and academic career towards the goal of becoming a plastic surgeon. Learn More...