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Cosmetic Acupuncture: The Natural Alternative To Botox

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Many people seek treatments of Botulinum Toxin Therapy, or Botox, to reverse premature skin aging. Botox is a neurotoxic protein that works by blocking certain chemicals from nerves that cause muscles to contract.

The Dark Side of Botox

As is the case with many other anti-aging treatments, there are side effects of Botox. People have reported experiencing pain or swelling at the injection site after treatment.

Other possible side effects of Botox include droopy eyelid, eye dryness, and unfortunately…drooling. Because Botox is a relatively new form of treatment, scientists still don’t fully understand what effect it can have on the body in the long run.

Aesthetic Acupuncture: A Natural Alternative to Botox

Many people who want to avoid Botox side effects turn to aesthetic acupuncture to achieve and maintain a youthful appearance. Cosmetic acupuncture is a natural Botox alternative in Walnut Creek.

Cosmetic Acupuncture works as an extension of traditional acupuncture but instead of focusing on the larger parts of the body, facial acupuncture takes a holistic approach to wellness and aims to remove energy blockages and balance energy flow in the body in order to benefit the face.

Cosmetic acupuncture involves inserting paper-thin needles at specific points on the face. As the tiny needles puncture the skin, they create positive micro traumas, encouraging the body to go into repair mode.

Here are some compelling reasons to choose cosmetic acupuncture over Botox.

Benefits For the Entire Body

Your physical and mental health affects your skin health. Unlike Botox that focuses solely on facial and neck muscles to treat wrinkles and sagging, cosmetic acupuncture takes a holistic approach to beauty.

In addition, cosmetic acupuncture can help manage stress and improve digestion, metabolism, and circulation to promote overall wellness.

There Are No Toxins Involved

Botulinum toxin therapy is the process of injecting the skin with toxins to slow the signs of aging. Cosmetic acupuncture, on the other hand, aims to strengthen the different systems of the body instead of introducing foreign substances into it.

Cosmetic acupuncture is a 100% drug-free and natural facial anti-aging therapy. When performed by an expert, it does not have any adverse effects.

Improves Long-term Skin Health

Unlike Botox which treats the superficial signs of aging, cosmetic acupuncture addresses the underlying cause of premature aging. The positive micro traumas created by cosmetic acupuncture encourage the natural production of collagen and elastin fibers – some of the most important building blocks of the skin. This results in a firm skin. Aesthetic acupuncture can help improve or restore skin elasticity, reduce fine lines, and improve skin texture.

Maintains Facial Musculature and Prevents Atrophy

Botox temporarily paralyzes facial muscles, which can result in atrophy and sagging over a period. Aesthetic acupuncture, on the other hand, stimulates or relaxes muscles, allowing you to age gracefully.

Want to give aesthetic acupuncture a try? Monarch Acupuncture & Wellness has you covered. Our team of licensed acupuncturists use a combination of cosmetic acupuncture techniques to treat skin imperfections for a youthful complexion. Click here to schedule your session today.