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Popular Facial Rejuvenation Treatments

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Who doesn’t want to maintain a youthful appearance? Unfortunately, age-related deterioration, environmental factors, and certain health conditions can result in premature skin aging making you look older than you are.

Premature skin aging is characterized by several skin problems including fine lines, reduced elasticity, skin laxity, and changes in pigmentation. Thankfully, there are several facial rejuvenation procedures available that promise to address common skin problems and help restore a more youthful appearance.

Here are some popular facial rejuvenation treatments we offer at Monarch Acupuncture and Wellness.

Eyelid Rejuvenation  

As we age, our eyelids stretch, weakening the supporting muscles. This causes extra fat to gather above and below eyelids, which eventually leads to sagging. In addition to affecting your appearance, sagging skin around your eyes can reduce your vision.

As the name implies, eyelid rejuvenation or blepharoplasty aims to surgically repair or reconstruct droopy eyelids. It may involve removing excess skin, muscle and fat. It usually precedes a neck and face lift or can be done at the same time.

People opting for surgical eyelid rejuvenation should look for a licensed, board-certified surgeon with the knowhow required to fix droopy eyelids without changing the appearance of eyes too dramatically.

Botox

Botox is a drug used to treat wrinkles. Botox treatment involves injecting a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum into the targeted area. Botox works by blocking signals from your nerves to your muscles which prevents the muscles in the targeted area from contracting, thus improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Botox triggers micro-trauma to the skin, resulting in reduction in wrinkles and firmer skin. In addition to reversing skin aging, Botox can treat underlying muscular conditions such as eye twitching, chronic migraine, cervical dystonia or neck spasms and certain neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy.

Cosmetic Acupuncture 

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical technique that aims to balance the flow of energy or life force known as Qi in the body. It is used to treat a huge range of different health conditions and relieves pain and other symptoms caused by illnesses.

Cosmetic acupuncture is an extension of traditional acupuncture. It takes a holistic approach to facial rejuvenation. Unlike many other facial rejuvenation treatments that mask the symptoms of premature aging, cosmetic acupuncture treats its root cause to improve overall skin health.

If, for example, you are grappling with a physiological condition that affects your appearance, your cosmetic acupuncturist will come up with a plan to address that imbalance.

Cosmetic acupuncturists use paper-thin needles to create positive micro-traumas. When the body senses injuries, it goes into repair mode. As a result, the lymphatic and circulatory system work together to deliver nutrients to skin cells, nourishing your skin from the inside out.

Cosmetic acupuncture has several benefits over many popular facial rejuvenation treatments. It is minimally invasive, drug-free and does not have any major side-effects.

Want to give facial acupuncture a try? Monarch Acupuncture & Wellness has got you covered. To make an appointment with our cosmetic acupuncturist, click here.