Subcision Acupuncture for Facial Wrinkles: A Case Study of 8 Patients

Article information

Acupunct. 2014;31(2):165-171
Publication date (electronic) : 2014 June 20
doi : https://doi.org/10.13045/acupunct.2014034
1Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Sangji University
2Yakseonje Korean Medical Clinic, College of Oriental Medicine, Sangji University
3Department of Meridian, College of Oriental Medicine, Sangji University
*Corresponding author : Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, SangJi University, 80, Sangjidae-gil, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do, 220-717, Republic of Korea, Tel : +82-33-741-9257 E-mail : redphilips@hanmail.net
Received 2014 May 10; Revised 2014 May 23; Accepted 2014 May 28.

Abstract

Objectives:

The purpose of this study was to examine and report improvements of facial wrinkles with the use of subcision.

Methods:

Subcision acupuncture was performed on outpatients with facial wrinkles for one to two times. Evaluation of improvement was conducted with patient-report questionnaires and comparison of before and after pictures. Items for satisfaction and adverse events were included in the questionnaire, and it was filled out after treatment. The photographs were taken three times; before the first and the second subcision acupuncture, and two to four weeks after the second subcision acupuncture.

Results:

The results from questionnaire and photo comparison were reported positive and satisfactory. There were minor adverse events such as bruise or conspicuousness of other wrinkles that were not treated.

Conclusions

Our study results suggests that the use of subcision acupuncture is effective for facial wrinkles

Fig. 1.

Patient 1 : 61 years old female(wrinkle between the eyebrows)

A : before treatment.

B : 14 days after the first treatment.

C : 14 days after the second treatment.

Fig. 2.

Patient 2 :57 years old female(right eye wrinkles)

A : before treatment.

B : 14 days after the first treatment.

C : 14 days after the second treatment.

Fig. 3.

Patient 3 : 58 years old female(forehead wrinkles)

A : before treatment.

B : 14 days after the first treatment.

C : 14 days after the second treatment.

Fig. 4.

Patient 4 : 59 years old female(wrinkle between the eyebrows)

A : before treatment.

B : 19 days after the first treatment.

C : 15 days after the second treatment.

Fig. 5.

Patient 5 : 46 years old male(forehead wrinkles)

A : before treatment.

B : 14 days after the first treatment.

C : 19 days after the second treatment.

Fig. 6.

Patient 6 : 38 years old female(left eye wrinkles)

A : before treatment.

B : 21 days after the first treatment.

C : 13 days after the second treatment.

Fig. 7.

Patient 7 : 46 years old male(forehead wrinkles)

A : before treatment.

B : 15 days after the first treatment.

C : 17 days after the second treatment.

Fig. 8.

Patient 8 : 26 years old male(forehead wrinkles)

A : before treatment.

B : 28 days after the first treatment.

The Level of Satisfaction

Adverse Events

Notes

This research was supported by the Sangji University Research Fund, 2012

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Fig. 1.

Patient 1 : 61 years old female(wrinkle between the eyebrows)

A : before treatment.

B : 14 days after the first treatment.

C : 14 days after the second treatment.

Fig. 2.

Patient 2 :57 years old female(right eye wrinkles)

A : before treatment.

B : 14 days after the first treatment.

C : 14 days after the second treatment.

Fig. 3.

Patient 3 : 58 years old female(forehead wrinkles)

A : before treatment.

B : 14 days after the first treatment.

C : 14 days after the second treatment.

Fig. 4.

Patient 4 : 59 years old female(wrinkle between the eyebrows)

A : before treatment.

B : 19 days after the first treatment.

C : 15 days after the second treatment.

Fig. 5.

Patient 5 : 46 years old male(forehead wrinkles)

A : before treatment.

B : 14 days after the first treatment.

C : 19 days after the second treatment.

Fig. 6.

Patient 6 : 38 years old female(left eye wrinkles)

A : before treatment.

B : 21 days after the first treatment.

C : 13 days after the second treatment.

Fig. 7.

Patient 7 : 46 years old male(forehead wrinkles)

A : before treatment.

B : 15 days after the first treatment.

C : 17 days after the second treatment.

Fig. 8.

Patient 8 : 26 years old male(forehead wrinkles)

A : before treatment.

B : 28 days after the first treatment.

Table 1.

The Level of Satisfaction

Grade Number of patients
Very satisfied 1
Satisfied 5
Normal 2
Dissatisfied 0
Very dissatisfied 0
      Total 8

Table 2.

Adverse Events

Symptoms Number of patients
Unnatural look 0
Edema 0
Bruise 1
Pain 0
Conspicuousness of other wrinkles that were not treated 1
Etc 0
      Total 2