Facial Acupuncture vs Wrinkles
Wrinkles, worry lines, frown lines they have many names, but ultimately one major cause: we are getting older. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture (Acu-facial) is a natural, chemical free way to preserve your youthful appearance and reduce some of those lines that you may have picked up throughout the years.
There are many common causes of wrinkles. Many of them are uncontrollable: genetics, family history, and it is a normal part of the aging process. However, you can minimize the controllable factors like sun exposure, smoking, poor diet, sleep, stress, and repetitive moments.
The acu-facial is a whole-body treatment that address the superficial wrinkles, but also your overall health. Treatment consists of insertion of extra-fine needles into areas of the face, acupuncture points on the body and a facial massage.
This multi-tiered treatment works together to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, firm the skin and jowls, and enhance the skin tone. Many patients report seeing a “luster” in the skin after a few treatments. Each treatment will stimulate collagen production, increase circulation, and decrease inflammation at the various wrinkles in the face.
Repetitive movements like frowning, wrinkling your forehead and drinking with straws can also cause wrinkles and fine lines to appear. These motions will overuse certain facial muscle while neglecting others. These muscular imbalances will start pulling the skin unevenly on the face and cause the appearance of wrinkles. The acu-facial addresses this cause of wrinkles by relaxing those overused muscles and toning the underused ones.
Finally, the other factors that affect your overall health can be addressed with the acu-facial. Poor sleep, digestive issues, and stress can cause wrinkles and they can all be treated with traditional acupuncture. As you start to improve these aspects of your health, you will start to see improvements in your skin.
Since the wrinkles that you accrued took many years, even decades, to form, it is unrealistic to expect a 100% improvement after one treatment. A typical treatment protocol consists of 10 to 12 treatments. However, you will start to see gradual improvements to your skin over the course of treatment.