Acupuncture as a method of treatment has been part of China’s medical tradition for over 5,000 years. The most impressive promotion regarding the spreading of acupuncture to the West was made by the then president of the United States Mr Dixon, when he visited China. In 1975, the Hellenic Association for Acupuncture Therapy was founded. Acupuncture began in the 16th century in China when the emperor’s mistresses used it to preserve their charm.
In the West, acupuncture has only become more well-known over the last twenty years and is widely applied in the field of beauty. It is considered a great innovation in the field of cosmetic therapies and assures reconstruction of the skin’s structure, the prevention and elimination of wrinkles, and the balancing of the internal nourishing functions and oxygenation of the skin. The idea is to change the structure of the collagen and elastin inside the skin by replacing the damaged old collagen with new, healthier and stronger collagen, and with more volume.
Cosmetic acupuncture permeates all the layers of the skin, not just the epidermis, right through to the layers of the facial muscles. The aim is to regenerate the skin, contribute to better blood circulation, stimulate fibroblasts (the cells responsible for the production of hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin) and normalise the biorhythm of the skin cells.
Over time, the rate of skin regeneration gradually decreases. Therefore, it is important to repeat the treatment because it readjusts skin regeneration with spectacular results, which can be seen from the very first treatment. The duration of the treatment depends on factors such as age and the general condition of the skin, and the ideal age for beginning this treatment is around 30.
Cosmic acupuncture does not contraindicate other previous treatments such as Botox, but is on the contrary, a complementary treatment. In particular, in cases such as these there is a specific technique that helps the microcirculation of the skin (which is greatly reduced by treatments such as Botox).
At the same time, cosmetic acupuncture treats patients who suffer from severe autoimmune dermatoses (e.g. eczema, psoriasis, acne, vitiligo, dermatitis).
“The body is the matter of human existence, through which it leaves a mark in the world. The body touches and is touched. The body sees and is seen. With the body we invest in a divine value … in beauty”. Constantin Brancusi 1876-1957.