When the FDA approved Botox for cosmetic use more than a decade ago, women went wild, especially once they knew many Hollywood celebrities and A-listers were using the injections to maintain their youthful appearances.
But lately, Botox has fallen out of favor with the red carpet crowd and fountain-of-youth seekers in general. “I’ll try anything. Except I won’t do Botox again, because I looked crazy,” Gwyneth Paltrow said.1
One reason is that its overuse has resulted in a ﬂurry of frozen faces incapable of normal expression, which is especially bad when you’re an actor or news anchor. It’s not even desirable when you’re an average person who likes to show emotion. Another is increasingly health-conscious consumers are more wary of the side effects associated with injecting foreign toxins into their bodies and faces. And Botox is not without risks.
This turn toward more natural anti-aging therapies has led people to rediscover the ancient art of facial acupuncture, and once again, Hollywood is leading the way.
Celebs like Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Madonna all reportedly use cosmetic acupuncture on a regular basis for its facelift effects in reducing the appearance and formation of ﬁne lines and wrinkles in common problem areas. The insertion of superﬁne needles into the forehead, crow’s feet and frown line areas not only lessens the appearance of wrinkles, but encourages healthy cell growth and promotes the production of collagen in the skin resulting in a lasting glow to the whole face. Unlike injections, cosmetic acupuncture clients leave the procedure feeling soothed, relaxed and refreshed, and the results are immediate.
“I have been a big fan of Chinese Medicine for a long time because it works.” says Gwyneth.2
The beneﬁts of acupuncture to your appearance don’t stop at the face. It can also be used on the chin and neck, breast area and on underarm “batwings” to reduce sagging skin and cellulite. In addition, many famous people swear by acupuncture as part of an overall weight loss plan. Jennifer Garner and Jessica Simpson are two examples.
The World Health Organization says acupuncture can be used to treat more than 40 health conditions including asthma, allergies, back and joint pain, depression, and infertility, by targeting speciﬁc areas of the body to clear blockages and regain balance of qi (pronounced ‘chee’,) a person’s life force or energy. It is the same technique that can rejuvenate the face without surgery or injections.
Find out more about how facial rejuvenation acupuncture can help you regain a more youthful appearance or better overall wellness by encouraging the body’s own healing properties. Contact us today for more information on facial rejuvenation acupuncture.