Looking Good Longer
Here’s a milder, more
economical facelift technique
by Betty Guy-
Acupuncture is a healthy, safe alternative to a face-
A facelift is incisions, with fat deposits removed, and the skin being pulled and lifted removing the loss of elasticity from our stressful and “age inducing” life. Acupuncture works in a different way and the results are less dramatic. Lines can be smoothed, and the muscles toned up giving a person a younger look. You need two or three treatments a week or upon advise from a professional , until 5 to 10 treatments are completed depending upon each individual skin type.
It works like this:
The body has a mechanism like a built-
Nerve signals and endorphins are sent to the site of the problem to start their repairing process Acupuncture will cause a mini trauma in this area directing the body to heal and make a structural adjustment, by strengthening and toning the muscles. When a needle is inserted, (and you can hardly feel it), histamines and other chemicals are released by the body, creating a defense that will gradually give your skin strength and smooth out the wrinkling and lines.
The tiny needles are inserted around all wrinkles or lines. Some are placed horizontally and some vertically and others placed at a 45-
After the needles are removed you won’t see any dramatic differences, but you will look rested and glowing as though you were just awakened from a wonderful slumber. Some people, and I am one of them, respond so well they see some of the wrinkles have either lessened or have disappeared after the first treatment! I also noticed that my jaw line seemed to be firmer and my eyes seemed to be more wide-
I don’t believe that I will ever have a surgical “facelift”. Acupuncture not only increases my energy and builds my feeling of well being, but I am starting to notice the disappearance of some mouth lines and added firmness around my eyes. My whole face seems to feel firmer, especially the cheeks, and my jaw line is more defined. This is after five consecutive treatments. So, I decided to take these treatments twice yearly, along with custom age subtracting skin care, a few major facial exercises, and using the reverse gravity, yoga” slant board “ as often as I can. The slant board method is reclining on the floor with your feet up on a sofa or chair at about a 45-
This is the second column that I have written lauding the acupuncture proceedings. I feel that the results are really wonderful for a safe, natural, painless procedure to keep me looking good as long as I possibly can, with no down time, no bruises, and not being afraid to laugh and smile without a feeling of “cracking or stretching my skin. And, of course not having to spend thousands of dollars on a procedure that may not turn out to be successful!