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Cosmetic Acupuncture

What is cosmetic acupuncture?
Also known as facial rejuvenation or acupuncture facelift, cosmetic acupuncture is a branch of traditional acupuncture which slows down the signs of aging and improves your skin. There is no need for surgical procedures and Botox injections when you have this natural and safe therapy by your side.
According to experts all these issues are linked to the health of your skin and once they are cured it shows on your face, literally. Need more reasons as to why it is becoming so famous? We have plenty:
• It increases blood circulation in your skin which otherwise with age tends to get a little sluggish
• Increased blood circulation results in better skin tone
• It brings nutrients like collagen and elastin to the surface of your skin of your face and neck
• Reduces fine lines, and even proves beneficial for saggy and baggy eyes
• It is absolutely safe and has no side effects whatsoever other than minor occasional bruising due to fine needles which heals in 2 or 3 days
• There is no risk of scarring, lumps in your skin or botched procedures
• Cosmetic acupuncture helps unblock energy flow in the body. Energy or qi flows throughout our body along specific meridian lines and by releasing areas of congestion your licensed acupuncturist will work to promote better health and balance.
• By working the meridians acupuncture will stimulate your body’s healing capacity. The procedure effectively activates your nerves with the help of fine needle which send signals to your brain and enable it to restore body balance.
• It is also very effective in treating many skin related issues such as acne, eczema, and rosacea.
• When done right, acupuncture also increases the release of endorphins in our body which make us feel good keeping us well rested and happy after the treatment.
How Acupuncture Works Wonders For Anti Aging
You Get Enhanced Collagen Production Which Results In Skin Tightening
Yes, Acupuncture stimulates collagen production in your skin according to numerous studies and this makes you look younger and fresher.
It Reshapes Your Expression Lines, Which Are A Result Of Muscular Breakdown Over Time
This may be due to laughing and/or frowning. Instead of Botox which freezes your facial muscles to flatten out most of the creases formed on your face, Acupuncture relaxes them and retrains their pattern to get rid of those fine lines naturally.
Improve Your Skin Texture With Cosmetic Acupuncture
Our skin is the largest organ in our body and it can be used to detoxify it effectively. Experts say that the more “toxic” substances you have in your body, the poorer is the state of your nourishment which in turn implies impaired blood circulation and poorer skin texture.
You can use acupuncture to improve blood circulation, provide nourishment and accelerate detoxification to improve your skin texture drastically.

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Derma Roller

What Is Derma Rolling?
Before we explain what derma rolling (also known as collagen induction therapy, or CIT) is, we need to explain what a derma roller itself is. A derma roller is a handheld roller-device covered in microneedles – needles ranging in length from 0.25 mm to 1.5m – which is rolled over the skin. This is done in order to create tiny punctures on the skin which triggers skin repair, leading to the creation of new collagen. A bodily protein made up of amino-acids, collagen is the part of the connective tissue that helps in firmness, strength, suppleness, and elasticity in skin.

Therefore, the short-term wounding of the skin is intended to trigger the production of a protein that will actually in turn strengthen the skin to a healthier level than before. Think of derma rolling as you would think of weight training and working out – you create small tears in your muscles so that the muscle is repaired and made stronger than before. Not a perfect parable or comparison, but you get the idea.
Now, derma rolling benefits aren’t just gained in the needling and resulting repair of the skin. Derma rolling is capable of exposing deeper layers of your skin to the benefits of various topical ointments, natural oils, treatments, and products, leading to greater effectiveness and therapeutic effect.
In other words, after derma rolling, your skin will be more susceptible to the effects of anything that comes into contact with it, based on the increased exposure to the vital most layers of the skin. Therefore, any and all skin treatments or supplements (such as avocado oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil, or jojoba oil) could be enhanced in effectiveness if applied after derma rolling.
However, this is a bit of a two-way street; after derma rolling, skin is generally at least mildly irritated, and just as vulnerable in terms of exposure to skin-harming elements and products. Therefore, it’s important to never (ever!) try a new skin product after derma rolling. The reality is, we never know exactly how our skin might react to a new product or ingredient, and if the reaction is a negative one, this will only be exacerbated by the skin being freshly needled and exposed.
It’s also important to note that, in this same vein, you should remember not to panic to initial skin irritation and redness following derma rolling! Sadly, this sort of a skin-reaction is to be expected in many cases – the skin, having been freshly ‘wounded’, needs to get worse before it gets better. The shorter the needle length, the lesser the irritation is likely to be, and results will generally vary depending on the person. Your skin is also likely to have increasingly diminished reactions to derma rolling, so keep at it and your redness and irritation is sure to wear down faster.
Lastly, patience is a virtue across the board when derma rolling: you should only start to see improved skin after five or more ‘sessions’. Don’t give up if your skin isn’t looking as healthy as can be after just one ‘session’! It takes time for collagen to work its magic, and your patience will certainly be rewarded!

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