Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 424313, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/424313
Research Article

Effect of Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture on Facial Elasticity: An Open-Label, Single-Arm Pilot Study

1Department of Dermatology of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, No. 149 Sangil-dong, Gangdong-gu, Seoul 134-727, Republic of Korea
2Graduate School of East-West Medical Science, Kyung Hee University, Yongin, Gyeonggi-Do 446-701, Republic of Korea
3Kyung Hee Center for Clinical Research and Drug Development, Kyung Hee University, 1 Hoegidong, Dongdaemungu, Seoul 130-701, Republic of Korea
4Department of Preventive Medicine, Graduate School of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 130-701, Republic of Korea

Received 5 April 2013; Accepted 4 July 2013

Academic Editor: Bo-Hyoung Jang

Copyright © 2013 Younghee Yun et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. J. B. Barrett, “Acupuncture and facial rejuvenation,” Aesthetic Surgery Journal, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 419–424, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. V. C. Doran, “An introduction to facial revitalisation acupuncture,” European Journal of Oriental Medicine, vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 4–8, 2007. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. K. M. Lee, S. C. Lim, J. S. Kim, and B. H. Lee, “A clinical study on facial wrinkles treated with miso facial acupuncture—measured by the facial skin photographing system,” The Journal of Korean Acupuncture and Moxibustion Society, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 101–107, 2010. View at Google Scholar
  4. N. Donoyama, A. Kojima, S. Suoh, and N. Ohkoshi, “Cosmetic acupuncture to enhance facial skin appearance: a preliminary study,” Acupuncture in Medicine, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 152–153, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. R. G. Glogau, “Aesthetic and anatomic analysis of the aging skin,” Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 134–138, 1996. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. S. Ahn, S. Kim, H. Lee, S. Moon, and I. Chang, “Correlation between a Cutometer and quantitative evaluation using Moire topography in age-related skin elasticity,” Skin Research and Technology, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 280–284, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. H. MacPherson, D. G. Altman, R. Hammerschlag et al., “Revised standards for reporting interventions in clinical trials of acupuncture (STRICTA): extending the CONSORT statement,” Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 140–155, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. C. L. Louarn, D. Buthiau, and J. Buis, “Structural aging: the facial recurve concept,” Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 213–218, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. K. Yuen, I. Inokuchi, M. Maeta, S.-I. Kawakami, and Y. Masuda, “Evaluation of facial palsy by moire topography index,” Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 117, no. 5, pp. 567–572, 1997. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. Y. Kawano, “Three dimensional analysis of the face in respect of zygomatic fractures and evaluation of the surgery with the aid of Moiré topography,” Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, vol. 15, pp. 68–74, 1987. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. C. P. Honrado and W. F. Larrabee Jr., “Update in three-dimensional imaging in facial plastic surgery,” Current Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 327–331, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus