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Tami Moore asks:
I use 'cupping' on my face to keep things tightened, flush excess fluids and keep the blood flow going. Am I doing myself any harm?

On: 11/29/2012 12:59 pm

To doctors from: Georgia

Category: Face

Answers

DrJamesLeake on 12/01/2012 12:37 pm wrote:
cupping is an ancient technique used for multiple different ailments. modern cupping is generally used with heat creating the suction. cupping does have some side effects which are individual and related to frequency and the size of the area treated. the temporary improvement you receive is from the trauma of the suction to your skin and soft tissues where you are cupping. this might lead to increased broken blood vessels and some skin trauma with repeated use, tho it would depend on the quality of your skin. Dr. Leake, Marietta, GA