Limited side effects mean clients can rest at ease when undergoing this alternative procedure.
For those worried about the signs of aging and the growing presence of facial wrinkles, botox has long been a go-to modern solution. Injections of the neurotoxic protein temporarily paralyze areas of your face. The result is a smoothing-out of your appearance, something that can last from two to four months.
But the treatment can come with known side effects. For some all goes well, but for others, trouble can loom. You could end up accidentally paralyzing parts of your face you didn’t intend to. Allergic reactions can happen, flu-like symptoms can be triggered and some people may even find it difficult to swallow after injecting botox. These are all great reasons why facial acupuncture, at least for some individuals, is the new way to go.
So, what is it? Acupuncture is the ancient Chinese practice of inserting thin needles into areas of your body. It can be used to treat a number of different ailments, and most commonly pain. On your face it’s used to increase circulation and add a youthful glow.
Those who practice facial acupuncture say it helps with collagen production, something that slows down as we age. Increasing this could help reduce those fine lines.
Is it a tried-and-true practice? Yes and no. To find out more about facial acupuncture and its pros and cons, click here to read about it in the Huffington Post.