With the holiday rush behind us, the barrage of makeup counter clerks offering free facials and spritzes of expensive perfume has lowered to a simmer in many department stores.
Fortunately, if you’re looking for a fix (in more ways than one) there’s always the cosmetics of acupuncture.
Studies show the body responds to the insertion of the needles with an immune response that decreases stress hormones, inflammation, and increases microcirculation. Harnessing the immune response makes acupuncture an amazing tool for acute and chronic pain relief and hormone balancing, as well as the ill effects of day-to-day stress. The increased microcirculation caused by the small, hair-thin needles is also used for skin conditions including active acne, acne scarring, and scarring from surgery or injury.
How Do the Cosmetics of Acupuncture Help with Scarring?
Collagen is the key.
Production of this protein begins to plummet after the age of 30. Cosmetic acupuncture helps to restore it and put it to work for your body’s benefit.
Cosmetic acupuncture uses thin, sterilized needles to create a natural healing process inside the body. When strategically applied directly over a scar, these thin acupuncture needles stimulate collagen production, which improves skin texture and elasticity.
Resilient Health, for example, offers Facial Rejuvenation treatments. This private cosmetic acupuncture treatment harnesses your body’s own healing powers, eliminating the need for costly procedures that require extended healing times (and a significant amount of cash).
Over the course of 12 weeks, your body continues to respond to the stimulation provided by the initial treatment. Blood flow increases prompting new cell formation. This expedites the healing process and reduces the redness associated with scarring. This hike in circulation also delivers nutrient-rich blood to the area, giving your skin an extra boost during recovery time.
Not only that, but by stimulating nerve cells in your facial muscles, cosmetic acupuncture may also be able to slow down the effects of aging on your overall complexion. It helps to lighten dark spots and other areas of discoloration on your skin’s surface, relieves puffiness, and tightens sagging skin.
Microneedling, too, is often used in conjunction with cosmetic acupuncture treatments, and many patients leverage its benefits to alleviate the appearance of deep acne scars.
Using a state-of-the-art microneedling device, deeper penetration of the minuscule needles produces a collagen-rich healing response and yields faster, longer-lasting results.
Beyond the Physical
Acupuncture may also help reduce emotional scarring caused by traumatic events or experiences. By stimulating certain acupoints along energy pathways (or meridians), acupuncture helps to calm the mind and release tension from both physical and emotional trauma.
By restoring balance within our bodies, we can work on restoring our sense of well-being and move forward with our lives without being weighed down by painful memories or emotions associated with injuries or traumas.
The cosmetics of acupuncture are truly amazing when it comes to healing and provide a natural alternative to treatments like laser therapy and surgery. If you are looking for a holistic approach to treating your scars, reach out to the Resilient Health Acupuncture team today.