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Cosmetic acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine can provide a safe, effective, natural and drug-free approach to reduce the signs of aging. A facial rejuvenation using this ancient technique can improve muscle tone of face and neck, while addressing the underlying imbalances that may have contributed to the aging process.
Why does skin sag?
According to traditional Chinese medicine, wrinkles begin internally from weakness and imbalance of flow of Qi (pronounced “ chee “ ). Qi circulates within the pathways of energy ( called meridians ), throughout the body including face. Qi flows along meridians and provides nourishment, support and energy to every cell, tissue , muscle and organ.
As we get older, it becomes more difficult for the Qi to flow upwards to “ lift “ the face. This leads to inadequate muscle tone, and over time, wrinkles and sagging skin. There are a variety of things that can contribute to the aging process, like poor diet, poor digestion, bad circulation, emotional and environmental stress and etc…
Why cosmetic acupuncture?
Cosmetic Acupuncture is an effective, non-surgical treatment to reduce the signs of aging. It is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which involves the insertion of very thin disposable needles into the facial acupuncture points. This in turn will increase the local circulation to the face and stimulates collagen production, which gives a firm look to the skin and soothes the lines providing a healthy skin with rejuvenated complexion.
A facial rejuvenation using acupuncture improves overall skin and muscle tone, while enhancing and increasing elasticity of the skin. Acupuncture can reduce the signs of aging by strengthening and stimulating the Qi circulation within meridian pathways, especially those of the face. After cosmetic acupuncture you will feel and look more energetic, calm, vibrant and relaxed.
Acupuncture treatments may be combined with herbal medicine, facial massage and acupressure, herbal supplements and other TCM modalities to maximize results.
Before using drugs and surgery to improve appearance, consider the comprehensive TCM approach. It is safe, effective, natural and drug-free alternative that is tailored to your state of health and body type to address overall health as well as facial appearance.
What is collagen?
Collagen is the body's major structural protein composed of three protein chains wound together in a tight triple helix. This unique structure gives collagen a greater tensile strength than steel. Approximately 33 percent of the protein in the body is collagen. This protein supports tissues and organs and connects these structures to bones. In fact, bones are also composed of collagen combined with certain minerals such as calcium and phosphorus.
Collagen plays a key role in providing the structural scaffolding surrounding cells that helps to support cell shape and differentiation, similar to how steel rods reinforce a concrete block. The mesh-like collagen network binds cells together and provides the supportive framework or environment in which cells develop and function, and tissues and bones heal.
Collagen and Beauty:
Collagen makes up 75 percent of our skin; thus, the smooth, plump appearance of young, healthy skin is due in large part to the presence of healthy collagen levels. Because of this, beauty seekers around the globe search for new ways to boost collagen levels and repair past collagen damage—some go so far as to inject collagen proteins into the skin to plump wrinkles and add volume to the lips. The breakdown of healthy collagen and the decline in collagen production leads to the development of unwanted wrinkles and the appearance of aged skin.
Benefits of cosmetic acupuncture
• Improves muscle tone
• Increases circulation and nourishes the skin
• Increases collagen production, helps sagging skin
• Tightens the pores, and brightens the eyes
• Safe compared to surgery or botox
• Controls acne
• Promotes a healthy complexion
• Moisturizes the skin from inside
• Prevents fine lines from becoming deeper
• Improves frown lines, lines around mouth and eyes
It is recommended to have 12 treatments in a row, once every week. Subsequently once a month treatments are needed to maintain the results achieved.
Can cosmetic acupuncture eliminate wrinkles?
Facial acupuncture can reduce depth of wrinkles and make them look better, but DOES NOT eliminate them and it is not a replacement for botox or surgery.
Does cosmetic acupuncture have side effects?
It can cause bruising from time to time, and it does not cause any ill effects.
Is cosmetic acupuncture effect permanent?
Cosmetic acupuncture effect is not permanent and once you achieve better muscle tone or complexion it is recommended to maintain it.