That physical act of piercing needles into the skin causes what we call “microtrauma” to the skin. Microtrauma signals your body to send collagen to that area to heal. Microtrauma also helps to encourage blood flow and increase healing speed, which ultimately gives a “glow” to the skin.
Is facial acupuncture really a natural alternative to Botox though?
Yes and no.
If you are wanting instant the results that botox can give, then facial acupuncture may not be for you.
For facial acupuncture to give you the dramatic results that botox can give, you will have to commit to doing consistent treatments. Overtime, the treatments will begin to tighten and brighten the skin.
Oh, and if you’re already a devout botox user, you can get botox and facial acupuncture. Dermatologist with patients who use both beauty treatments have reported cutting down their botox usage anywhere from 50-70%! (Please note that facial acupuncture and botox should be used at least 4 weeks between each other.)
So, what are we saying? Don’t go into a facial acupuncture treatment expecting fast results. The process takes time, however, you are getting the benefits of natural collagen production and blood flow.
The science behind facial acupuncture’s potential Botox-like effects is limited, though there was one small study done in 2013 that showed “a significant improvement” in facial elasticity within five sessions.
Now, if you’re just looking for something that can increase collagen production, fits in your daily routine and doesn’t require needles, try our Collagen|glo drink mix.
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