Super fine acupuncture needles are placed in areas of wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. The needles rejuvenate energy circulation in the facial tissues by stimulating collagen synthesis. This helps fill in the wrinkles and plump the skin. There is virtually no pain, on a rare occasion some bruising may occur. The American Cosmetic Acupuncture Association recommends an initial treatment of ten sessions, twice a week, followed by maintenance sessions on an individual basis. Noticeable results are usually seen in 7-8 sessions.