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 ensure 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 ensure skin cells remain plump and disguise the wrinkles that appear with age.
Taking care to get enough sleep, regular exercise, and limiting 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.
If you are interested in receiving further advice and assistance feel free to schedule an appointment today at SHIN Wellness!