Let's face it...pun intended....we all want to age gracefully and beautifully. Even those of us that are accepting our fine lines, wrinkles and want to age naturally are trying to be and look healthy, fresh and vibrant. There's also a ton of reasons that you may be seeking support for your skin that doesn't involve the use of harsh chemicals, injectables, fillers and provide results not just visible in your skin, but internally as well.
So that brings us to cosmetic acupuncture, what is it and will it help your skin look it's best?
There are several different systems and options for cosmetic acupuncture, but at its root, it's the utilization of tiny needles in acupuncture points on the face and neck that promote cell turnover, reduce inflammation, increase capillary blood flow to bring oxygen rich blood to the face, and encourage the production of facial collagen and elastin. So let's break that down.
Promote cell turnover - As we age, our skin cells "turnover" less often, this is triggered by a reduction in elastin and a decrease in collagen synthesis. This reduction can reduce skin vibrancy, making skin appear duller and flatter. It is also the cause of many fine lines and wrinkles. This protocol triggers the body to increase collagen and elastin synthesis to help increase vibrancy, fullness and brightness in the skin of the face and neck. It also helps to encourage the "filling" of fine lines and gentle lifting of facial muscles.
Reduce inflammation - inflammation in the face can come from a lot of sources and can be the cause of unevenness, redness, breakouts, and dryness. This cosmetic protocol includes full body acupuncture to help identify and treat the root cause of systemic inflammation that can be affecting the appearance of the skin on the face and neck. By using full body acupuncture with the facial or neck protocol, your general internal environment becomes more balanced to support health and wellness.