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By Ashley Herrin, D.O.M., A.P.
Vibrant Health Center

Scientifically we know now how acupuncture works. It signals the body to make more highly oxygenated, nutritious blood flow and direct it to the area we are treating. The nutrients and oxygen provided heals the skin.

After a series of 10 acupuncture treatments (twice a week for five weeks), skin becomes more delicate and fair, and there are fewer wrinkles. The treatments also result in an erasing of fine lines and a reduction of deeper lines, less sagginess, a lifting of droopy eyelids, and a clearing or reduction of age spots. Research shows that with acupuncture into the wrinkles and sagging areas, collagen and elastin may be stimulated

And, as an added bonus there is an overall rejuvenation that is not confined to your face. are applied to the body and face, production of collagen and elastin may be stimulated

Cosmetic acupuncture is a good alternative for women who don’t want the side effects associated with a surgical facelift.

It is the truest form of anti-aging medicine because it works internally to optimize your health while simultaneously enhancing the appearance of your skin .The results leave your face glowing, with tighter skin and a reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The treatment is customized to each client based on an initial health assessment to determine your internal health. We create a treatment plan using acupuncture and, if needed, Chinese herbal medicine. You will also be given nutritional recommendations. It is important to remember that your face is a measure of your health; if you are healthy and balanced, this will be reflected in your skin.

During treatment, the insertion of tiny, painless needles stimulates the flow of blood, lymph, and oxygen, which nourishes the skin from the inside out. micro-trauma” stimulates the production of
Cosmetic acupuncture is both preventative and corrective, so you can begin at any age. Beginning these treatments in your late twenties or early thirties can literally slow down the aging process by boosting your collagen and improving the health of your skin and body. If you are in your forties, fifties, or sixties, these treatments can help turn back the hands of time by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in tighter and brighter skin. Be prepared to glow!

Unlike a treatment such as botox injections, cosmetic acupuncture addresses the entire face. The aim of cosmetic acupuncture is not to eliminate lines and wrinkles immediately, but rather to increase the health of the skin, while tightening and brightening the complexion. Cosmetic acupuncture is a great option for those who are hesitant to undergo botox injections, but also a great option for those who have targeted botox treatments and want to boost the vitality of the rest of the face. Clients have reported a need for less botox injections due to the overall tightening of the skin.

The Results Are In

Cosmetic acupuncture continues to gain popularity, and there is evidence that it works. A study published in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture showed that of 300 people who received facial acupuncture, 90 percent saw marked results after their first course of treatment.