Have you ever wanted to turn back time?
Time - it’s one of those things we can never get enough of. Cosmetic Acupuncture (also known as facial rejuvenation or facial acupuncture) is a proven, effective method that increases your body’s production of collagen and elastin. It increases circulation, engages the lymphatic system, and tones facial muscles. It is the exact opposite of injections and fillers; think of it as a workout for your face. Just like going to the gym 3+ times a week can earn you an athletic toned body, acupuncture can do the same for your face.
How Cosmetic Acupuncture can help you
Cosmetic Acupuncture is extremely beneficial for fine lines and wrinkles, sagging facial muscles, puffiness, jaw & neck tension and overall skin tone. As an added benefit, many patients also experience relaxation and reduction of stress. In general, acupuncture is beneficial for the skin anywhere on the body due to its ability to increase circulation. Where blood flows, the skin glows. Let’s take a deeper look at exactly how Cosmetic Acupuncture works.
Cosmetic Acupuncture stimulates the fibroblast cells that lie within the dermis layer of the skin. This promotes the production of new collagen and elastin, the key building blocks of the skin that deplete naturally as we age. Collagen makes up around 75% of our skin’s support structure. Think of collagen as the frame of your mattress. It gives your skin support and structure. The springs inside your mattress are the elastic fibers and the inner stuffing is something called hyaluronic acid. Cosmetic acupuncture naturally boosts the production of collagen and elastin in the face. It also affects the contractions of facial muscles, making them more relaxed, and less likely to cause lines on the skin. Hydration levels in the skin also increase along with blood flow, nourishing your skin from within. Remember, where the blood flows the skin glows.
Cosmetic Acupuncture can be used for smile lines, lip lines or loss of lip volume, crow’s feet, forehead lines, sagging skin around the cheeks and neck. This list is by no means exhaustive. The neck is also addressed in cosmetic acupuncture and works the same way it does for the face. By using cosmetic acupuncture to remodel the skin, you encourage collagen and elastin production that also helps with puffiness and discoloration issues.
Healthy Skin, Inside and Out
Cosmetic Acupuncture is all about beauty from the inside out. There is a huge connection between what we eat and the health of our skin. From supporting nourished, beautiful, glowing skin to healing skin disorders like psoriasis, hives, and eczema, proper nutrition and Chinese herbal medicine play a major part in keeping our biggest organ -our skin- nourished and healthy.
What you put on your skin and in your stomach is worth exploring. At your initial appointment, we will take a deeper look at how your diet is affecting your skin and overall health.
Healthy Products for Beautiful Skin
What we put in our bodies has a major impact on the health of our skin - but so does what we put on our bodies. In our modern world, there are so many pollutants, bacteria, chemicals, and more harmful agents that have direct exposure to our precious skin. While we can’t prevent all of the nasties from reaching our skin, we can at least control the products that we use.
Our treatment plans for Cosmetic Acupuncture offer not only acupuncture therapy for radiant skin, but a comprehensive individualized plan including herbal products for reducing puffiness, tightening, nourishing and moisturizing the skin. We’ve used this product line for a decade now with fantastic results. Different skin types will need different types of products, and this system has something for everyone. An herbal kit will be built based upon each individual (this is done during the initial visit). Red light and Blue light therapy are also utilized to support collagen and elastin production.
Cosmetic Acupuncture is a comprehensive unique approach to skin care. This style draws on traditional Chinese medicine as well as our modern understanding of the face, skin, and overall wellness. Read our blogs at palmcoastacupuncture.com to learn more about the basics of facial rejuvenation/cosmetic acupuncture treatment and how acupuncture works to help you feel beautiful inside and out. For a more thorough understanding of your skin and a complete plan for radiant, youthful skin, contact us at 386-225-6134.
Visit our office: 4879 Palm Coast Pkwy NW Unit 2, Palm Coast, FL 32137 and visit us online at palmcoastacupuncture.com learn more about starting your facial rejuvination journey.
DR. HEATHER SCHUERLEIN DACM, AP, DIPL.OM