Did you know that our bodies are in a constant state of producing and destroying collagen? As
we age, the body’s capacity to produce collagen diminishes on its own without concerted
efforts to optimize it. Facial acupuncture stimulates the body’s collagen production as a non-
invasive alternative to botox injections and cosmetic surgery. A holistic approach to
rejuvenating the skin includes acupuncture, proper nourishment and minimizing the
detrimental effects of environmental stressors.
Facial acupuncture can have multiple desired outcomes such as:
• A reduction of fine lines and minimizing of deeper lines
• Lifting of saggy muscles and jowls
• Oxygenating of the skin to tighten pores
• Increases collagen production which serves as a natural “filler”
Because certain nutrients are essential to collagen production, it’s important to understand
unique deficiencies to augment diet for essential nutrient consumption. Foods high in vitamin
C, such as tangerines, other citrus fruits, guava, as well as vegetables such as yellow bell
peppers and dark leafy greens, can help address these deficiencies. Protein consumption is also
key – collagen is a protein composed of four amino acids: glycine, proline, hydroxyproline, and
arginine. Consuming meats, eggs, seafood, and plant-based sources such as beans and soy,
ensures the amino acids necessary for collagen production. Another essential macronutrient,
fat, is also vital for collagen production and consuming omega-3 fats found in seafood, grass fed
beef, flaxseed, and other sources, ensures skin cells remain plump and disguise the wrinkles
that appear with age.
Taking care to get enough sleep, regular exercise and limit sun exposure are important lifestyle
habits contributing to the anti-aging effects. Weight-bearing exercises, such as strength
training, are also known to stimulate bone and collagen growth, working to prevent conditions
such as osteoporosis.
Facial acupuncture is a more natural approach to improve skin health and revitalize facial
appearance, with a wide range of benefits including toxin elimination, blood flow/muscle tone
improvement and accelerating the production of collagen. With no risk of infection, scar, or
surgical procedure going wrong, facial acupuncture is a compelling regimen in the pursuit of
wellness. When we feel well, we live better.