Beautiful Skin Naturally By AMANDA BEISEL
osmetic acupuncture combines the wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine with specialized facial acupuncture to help you look and feel healthy and rejuvenated. It is the truest form of antiaging medicine because it works internally to optimize your health while simultaneously enhancing the appearance of your skin.
CHINESE MEDICINE FOR YOUR BODY, MIND AND SKIN Cosmetic acupuncture is both preventative and corrective, so you can begin at any age. Beginning these treatments in your late twenties or early thirties can literally slow down the aging process by boosting your collagen and improving the health of your skin and body. If you are in your forties, fifties, or sixties, these treatments will turn back the hands of time by softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in brighter skin and a more youthful overall appearance.
MERGING IT WITH OTHER TREATMENTS FOR ENHANCED RESULTS Cosmetic acupuncture is successful in the treatment of acne, rosacea, sun damage, dehydration and other skin concerns when
combined with topical skin care and other treatments at our clinic. Unlike treatments such as botox injections, cosmetic acupuncture addresses the appearance of the entire face. The aim of cosmetic acupuncture is not to eliminate lines and wrinkles, but rather to increase the health of the skin, while slightly firming and brightening the complexion. Cosmetic acupuncture is a great option for those who are hesitant to undergo botox injections, but also a great option for those who have targeted botox treatments and want to brighten up the appearance of the entire face. Clients have reported a need for less botox injections when undergoing cosmetic acupuncture sessions.
GOING ‘UNDER THE NEEDLE’ A cosmetic acupuncture treatment begins with a traditional acupuncture treatment on the body to bring it into balance. Then comes the insertion of tiny, painless needles that stimulate the flow of blood, lymph, and oxygen, which nourishes the skin from the inside out. At the same time, a process called “positive micro-trauma” stimulates the production of collagen, creating even skin tone, a smooth complexion, and a natural, healthy glow.
THE RESULTS ARE IN... While you can expect a brighter complexion after just one cosmetic acupuncture treatment, a series of treatments is recommended in the beginning to obtain optimal results. To maintain the results, it is recommended that you have a treatment every four to six weeks to keep you looking fresh. Your cosmetic acupuncturist will also educate you on proper skin care using natural but active cosmeceuticals. It is equally important that you topically feed your skin vitamins, minerals, and nutrients on a daily basis. After all, the skin is the largest organ—and the only visible organ— so it needs proper care!
DO YOU HAVE EXTENDED HEALTH BENEFITS FOR ACUPUNCTURE? One of the most attractive features of cosmetic acupuncture is that there is no downtime, and you leave the appointment feeling totally relaxed; plus, it is covered by most extended health plans. If you are looking to naturally boost the look and health of both your skin and body, then cosmetic acupuncture may be an excellent option for you.
Amanda Beisel is the owner of the award-winning SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic in Yaletown. She is a registered acupuncturist specializing in Cosmetic acupuncture and medical skin needling. Amanda is also the founder of Skin Addix, a natural cosmeceutical line focused on skin restoration. To learn more about SKN Clinic and Skin Addix visit SKNClinic.ca and SkinAddix.com
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