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An Old Way to Look New with Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

Jan 31, 2023 05:55PM ● By Brendan Zachar

For Centuries people have been finding ways to make themselves look and feel better. It is estimated that makeup was first used 6,000 years ago in ancient Egypt and served as a marker of wealth. In Asia, as early as the Sung Dynasty (960AD-1277AD) Acupuncture Rejuvenation practices were employed for the Empress and the Emperor. In Ancient Rome and Greece, we see perhaps some of the earliest development of what would later become plastic surgery performed by medicine men for soldiers injured in war and in need of cosmetic reconstruction.


Things have certainly changed drastically in the world of dermatological science and cosmetics since ancient times, so is there any value in something like Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture? Modern research sheds a light into how an approach like acupuncture can help to revitalize the look and feel of someone’s skin. During an Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation treatment, a thin filiform needle is inserted just beneath the skin which stimulates a type of cell called a fibroblast. Fibroblasts play a key role in the synthesis of specialized proteins in the body: collagen the body’s primary building block for skin and other connective tissues, and elastin which is a protein that provides stretch and elasticity to the skin.


By strategically stimulating key areas of the face, the practitioner can help the body to produce additional collagen in the areas of concern, filling in wrinkles and tightening areas of the face that are prone to sag. Several sessions are needed to stimulate and produce enough collagen. Other techniques such as cupping and gua sha can be incorporated with the acupuncture protocol to provide additional stimulation for the body’s cellular rejuvenation system.


Dr. Brendan Zachar is a Board-Certified Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Licensed Acupuncture Physician at Brevard Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine in Rockledge. For more information, call 321-802-1046 or visit