Looking younger is one of the top priorities for people today – both women and men. Many look to injectibles such as Botox, others to surgical procedures, but some seek out the most natural and effective way of turning back time, facial rejuvenation acupuncture.
Before we go into the details of this Oriental medicine treatment, let’s look at what causes our faces to show signs of aging.
- Stress. Leading a lifestyle that is high in stress has proven to cause premature signs of aging. In response to stressful situations, our body floods with cortisol, weakening natural repair systems in the skin such as collagen. In addition to repair, collagen is responsible for keeping our skin tight. The less collagen we have, the more “droop” we can expect.
- Bad Habits. Bad habits such as smoking, excessive drinking and lack of sleep all rob the skin of natural repair mechanisms, causing it to weaken and appear older than it is. Additionally, chemicals from cigarettes, inorganic creams and environmental factors interact with the skin’s chemistry, weakening its structure and causing blemishes, uneven skin and even tumors.
- Time. With age, collagen production decreases and muscles get weaker, letting skin hang. Although no one can escape time, it doesn’t mean you cannot help your skin produce more of the stuff it needs to stay firm, supple and strong!
Unlike many rejuvenation techniques on the market which involve chemicals or surgery, facial rejuvenation acupuncture helps your body on a deeper level. This treatment is not new – it is actually thousands of years old! The Chinese used and continue to use acupuncture to treat a variety of ailments by inserting very thin needs (think 1/10th of a real needle) into specific acupoints. By stimulating the acupoints, we are able to painlessly unblock the energy channels throughout the body, which helps you not only produce more collagen, but improve your overall health.
Oriental medicine states that when the qi, or energy, is free-flowing throughout the body, the body is healthy. This energy can be blocked for many reasons, predominantly stress and lifestyle choices. With maintenance and proper stress-reduction techniques, facial rejuvenation acupuncture will help keep you healthy and your face looking young.
Depending on the individual, this painless technique can help shed up to 10 years off of your face! Schedule an appointment today or call us to learn more.