Botox has remained one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedures on the market for decades, and for good reason. Look we get it. Aging isn’t something we all embrace. Botox is a quick and (mostly) painless way to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles to keep your skin youthful and slow the aging process. However, there are downsides. Botox does not work for all wrinkles, it must be done repeatedly to maintain results, and not to mention it can be painful to both your face and wallet (ouch). Luckily, there’s a solution: facial acupuncture.
As we age, we begin to see some new fine lines and wrinkles form on our faces. This happens from repeated movements such as facial expressions wearing on our skin’s elasticity over the years. How much we expose our face to UV rays will greatly impact aging as well. That’s why it’s always important to wear sunscreen and minimize the time spent in direct sunlight whenever possible.
Acupuncture takes a more holistic approach to slowing the aging process and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Rather than injecting a potentially lethal toxin into your face with Botox, you see an acupuncturist and get even better, safer results. “The skin is the largest organ in the body, external signs of aging may just be a reflection of an internal problem,” says Dr. Tsagaris, a well-renowned beauty acupuncturist. Since acupuncture works to heal skin from the inside out, it’s hands down the better option and the results don’t lie.
Botox is an injectable drug made from a toxin that is “produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It’s the same toxin that causes a life-threatening type of food poisoning called botulism,” as cited by MedLine. Too much Botox can work against you by not allowing the muscles to move naturally and creating a stiff, expressionless face. It can also make skin appear more thin and loose which counteracts the purpose of minimizing aging on the face.
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When you’re ready to take a holistic approach to minimize fine lines and wrinkles and increase the youthfulness of your face, our team of professionals is ready to help answer your questions. We always recommend a consultation with one of our physicians before booking a service to find out which options are best for you. We look forward to seeing you.