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Aging Skin

For many years, aging skin care focused on the relief of dryness, and removing wrinkles by “freezing” the facial muscles (Botox) or pulling back the skin (facelifts). Modern methods now focus on the underlying causes. These often focus on stimulating collagen production or restoring volume underneath, but may not give the body everything it needs to regenerate. Chinese therapies such as acupuncture, however, could help to nourish your skin and aid in its detoxification, providing it with the right conditions for repair.

At Life Balance Clinic, Dr. Vadim Dekhtyar offers facial acupuncture for wrinkles on your face and neck. Patients living in and around Glenview, IL, are now discovering its benefits thanks to our efforts.

What is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?

Acupuncture for facial rejuvenation involves the same procedure as acupuncture for other conditions, where tiny needles are inserted along meridian points or into muscles. Even the normal aging process follows patterns seen in disease, such as a deficiency of vital energy, stagnation of energy, and dysfunction of organs and their meridian channels. This is how acupuncture can have similar effects on aging itself as it does for other conditions.

How Does Acupuncture Work for Facial Rejuvenation?

Why is acupuncture effective for skin tightening? One reason why acupuncture works for aging skin is that the insertion of needles stimulates the body’s natural healing processes. More collagen and elastin are produced to ensure the skin heals stronger than before. This is similar to microneedling, but acupuncture needles even they go superficially are inserted deeper, so they reach the layers where collagen and elastin are made. As a result, acupuncture can reduce the severity of wrinkles, facial puffiness, discoloration, and sagging, and is often combined with herbal medicine to maximize your results.

In another study on acupuncture to reduce aging skin, women showed less wrinkle severity and significantly less sagging after just one week. Sagging fell from an average score of 5.86/10 to 4/10, while wrinkles were relieved from an average score of 5.79 to 4.07/10. This may show us that acupuncture improves the flow of nutrients and energy while boosting the clearance of toxins, allowing for youthful regeneration.

Benefits of Acupuncture for Facial Rejuvenation

Facial acupuncture can do more than provide visible skin tightening and a reduced appearance of wrinkles. For example, one case series involving an older and younger woman showed significantly increased skin oil content in both patients. The deep skin dryness associated with aging can make you look older even after using wrinkle-smoothing treatment such as Botox or facelifts. It may also reduce your skin’s integrity and make you need more moisturizer throughout the day, especially during winter.

Another key factor in your skin’s appearance and health is elasticity. Women receiving acupuncture for facial rejuvenation have shown at least a one-point degree of improvement (out of a five-point scale) in elasticity, which allows your face to bounce back from expression and strengthens your skin.

If you’re worried that your age will get in the way of you seeing any benefit from cosmetic treatment, acu-facial rejuvenation may be for you. One study of over 100 women saw the strongest effects in reducing eye and smile lines among volunteers in their 70s. Through increasing vital life force flow, their youthful collagen production was partially restored.

Here at Life Balance Clinic, Dr Dekhtyar, DACM and his team offers the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System for aging skin, which uses superficial needles to restore youthful blood and Qi (energy) circulation. There is also a range of therapies available including diet and lifestyle advice, to construct a treatment plan that works with you, the unique patient.

To learn more, contact us today at 847-724-1777.