Your skin is your body’s largest organ and, as with every organ in your body, can benefit greatly from acupuncture, especially as you age. Over time, your skin takes a beating, and its resources diminish as you get older, preventing it from bouncing back like it once did. Through cosmetic acupuncture, we can ensure that your skin’s ability to regenerate and repair itself stays strong.
The team of acupuncturists here at Family Wellness Acupuncture is licensed and certified to treat a wide range of health issues using this ancient healing technique. As part of our suite of services, we offer cosmetic acupuncture and facial acupuncture, which help breathe new life into aging and damaged skin.
In the following, we explore three benefits of cosmetic acupuncture.
1. Calling on collagen
One of the primary reasons why your skin begins to lose tone and sag as you age is the natural decline in collagen production. Collagen is the protein responsible for the support and elasticity in your skin, and you had ample amounts of this protein when you were younger.
Starting in your 20s, however, your collagen production begins to decline by about 1% a year. At first, this loss isn’t terribly noticeable, but as the years pile up, the deficiency becomes more evident as your skin becomes more loose and wrinkled.
Through acupuncture, we trigger your skin to produce more collagen, which helps rebuild the support from below.
2. Increasing resources
Though creating a collagen response in your skin is important, we can also stimulate other processes through cosmetic acupuncture. For example, with acupuncture, we can improve your circulation, which allows critical nutrients to flow freely in your tissues. As well, we can improve your lymphatic drainage, which helps filter out the toxins that can lead to puffy, dull skin.
3. A natural approach to great skin
One of the best benefits of cosmetic acupuncture is that we’re able to work with your body’s powerful systems and resources to encourage regeneration in your skin. Other methods, such as surgical interventions or laser therapies, are more invasive and can damage your skin in the name of improving it.
Through cosmetic acupuncture, we tap the incredible systems that already exist in your body for a more natural and less invasive approach to healthy skin.
Your cosmetic acupuncture timeline
Most of our clients benefit from a series of acupuncture treatments — typically 10-12. As you progress through these acupuncture treatments, you’ll realize gradual results as your skin rebuilds itself from below, lifting and smoothing your skin.
If you want to dial back the years through cosmetic acupuncture, contact our office in Irvine, California, to set up an appointment.