Put a Needle in It: Dubai’s Best Acupuncture Facial

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Acupuncture has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for over 2,500 years, and is all about realigning the body’s energy (Qi) by inserting small needles into various pressure points. But now acupuncture is being used in the world of natural medicine as a way of combating aging, and is a favored face treatment for stars including Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kim Kardashian.

Known as ‘cosmetic acupuncture’, fine needles are used on certain points of the face where wrinkles are most noticeable. The needles promote blood flow and energy where there are blockages, working to clear them and restore a sense of well-being. The insertion of needles also helps to strengthen the facial muscles, which increases the production of collagen, providing skin elasticity to promote a youthful appearance. That’s right — pricking your face full of needles really does help you look younger as it reduces fine lines and wrinkles, tightens pores, improves muscle tone, lifts and firms sagginess, increases collagen and elastin production, and gives you the glow.

For thousands of years, the Chinese have known beauty comes from the inside, and believe that a person’s face reflects the health of their internal organs. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture regulates energy flow and balances the body’s blood and Qi circulation, assisting with the restoration of health and wellness. Although it might sound a little on the scary side, you will barely feel a thing — so prick your face perfect and book in for an acupuncture facial to help turn back time.

Try the ‘Acupuncture Facial’ at the Dubai Herbal and Treatment Center, AED 300/SAR 307, for 40 minutes.

Oud Metha Road, Zabeel.
(+971) 4 335 1200

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