When performing cosmetic acupuncture, the insertion of the tiny, thin needles creates a microtrauma, which forces the area of skin to heal itself. This is almost like having a cut, where the immune system heals it naturally. This healing process stimulates the proteins, collagen and elastin, which tighten the face while filling in fine lines & wrinkles. Your body naturally has both and can make more of it! During sessions, the body and ears are also needled to improve overall health and to address any secondary, internal issues.
Collagen works to make one more youthful is by increasing elasticity and increasing hydration. Hydration keeps the skin moist and supple; dry skin and moisture loss contributes to the formation of wrinkles and cracked skin. Loss of moisture and skin volume makes the skin less elastic and more prone to weathering. Collagen keeps the skin plump; preventing a hollowed-out look. After age 25, collagen naturally decreases each and every year. Collagen is a reflection of the skin’s metabolism. Similar to when the body ages, the metabolism slows down causing weight gain and muscle loss. The body naturally produces less of it; therefore it is important to generate as much as possible!
Elastin is responsible for helping the skin hold its shape. Elasticity is like a rubber band; when the muscles move they are able to spring back easily to their taut position. When elasticity is lost, wrinkles form and stay. The skin looses its taut quality. This causes wrinkles; this is why people form lines in their face according to their unique, commonly used expressions. Somebody who squints a lot may have a lot of wrinkles near their eyes. Loss of elastin prevents the skin and muscles from bouncing back. Cosmetic acupuncture can help restore this elastin to prevent & slow this down!