Looking younger and wrinkle-free has and continues to be a desire for many women. Many often stay away from rejuvenation techniques because they typically involve chemicals and injections of unnatural substances that can cause some major side effects. As we get more health conscious and aware of the toxins we put into our body, many of us are left to wonder if there is an alternative to chemical peels and botox.
And there is. Facial acupuncture or Cosmetic Acupuncture is becoming the new alternative to botox.
How Does It Work
Well, what is it about botox that makes you look younger? Botox, or botulinum, gets injected into your face. It blocks the signals to your nerves so your muscles no longer contract. But once the botox wears off, anywhere from three to six months, your lines and wrinkles reappear.
Botox also doesn’t help wrinkles caused by sun damage.
With botox, over time, your muscles weaken and increase your risk for allergic reactions. It can also cause
- Bruising and bleeding
- Droopy eyelids
- Itchy and dry eyes
Nothing about botox is natural and it certainly isn’t an easy way to gracefully age.
Cue in cosmetic acupuncture.
What is Cosmetic Acupuncture?
For starters, acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine practice. A certified acupuncturist will insert tiny, hair strand size needles into your muscles and other trigger points throughout your body. The insertion of needles releases endorphins helps to rid the body of toxins and can help treat a wide variety of issues. Everything from digestion to headaches to skin problems to depression and chronic pain.
Cosmetic acupuncture is a type of acupuncture specifically for facial rejuvenation and reducing wrinkles caused by aging and skin damage. Treating more than just the fine lines botox temporarily eliminates.
During a treatment session, the needles are placed on high traffic areas. Meaning the acupuncture needles help increase energy flow between organs. This improves circulation which, in turn, helps your skin rejuvenate. The insertion of the tiny needles also helps promote the production of collagen, which is what keeps your skin young and elastic.
Setting Your First Appointment
Cosmetic acupuncture, like most other holistic treatments, will take several session before you notice results. Especially if you’ve never done acupuncture before. However, the price of a session is often far less than that of a botox injection.
But it isn’t just price that makes facial acupuncture appealing. It is a way to help reduce and eliminate wrinkles caused by aging and sun damage, it can help with acne and sometimes discoloration.
But above all, it is a much healthier alternative. You no longer have to inject chemicals into your face or risk damaging your facial muscles.
If you are interested in learning more about facial acupuncture or how it can work for you, give us a call today.