A wrinkle, also known as a rhytide, is a fold, ridge or crease in the skin. Skin wrinkles typically appear as a result of aging processes such as glycation, loss of body mass, or temporarily, as the result of prolonged immersion in water. Age wrinkling in the skin is promoted by habitual facial expressions, aging, sun damage, smoking, poor hydration, and various other factors.
Rejuvenation is the hypothetical reversal of the aging process. Rejuvenation is distinct from life extension. Life extension strategies often study the causes of aging and try to oppose those causes in order to slow aging. Rejuvenation is thereversal of aging and thus requires a different strategy, namely repair of the damage that is associated with aging or replacement of damaged tissue with new tissue. Rejuvenation can be a means of life extension, but most life extension strategies do not involve rejuvenation. < Definition from WIKI>
Sagging Skin or Wrinkle with Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is help to free up chi, or energy. When the needles — approximately 30-40 — are applied to the body and face, body system become more balancing and production of collagen and elastin may be stimulated causing the skin to plump up. This type of acupuncture stimulates the skin cells to lay down new collagen fibers under wrinkles, thereby filling them in. The acupuncture needles relax the muscles, which combats sagging in facial areas.
Cosmetic acupuncture stirs the energy pot. It moves energy through the body, with needles not only in the face but also the feet, legs, arms, head and ears, which stimulates collagen production and brings blood to the face, according to Lucas. The recommended course for treatment is 12 to 16 weeks with monthly maintenance treatments after that. Most patients see a difference after the sixth treatment.
“Chinese medicine is the true anti-aging medicine,” says Martha Lucas, a Colorado acupuncturist, on the website energymedicinewoman.com. “It helps your body create a more youthful appearance.” She says the treatment is gaining in popularity, which is increasing the need for acupuncturists to be trained in rejuvenation.
“It’s something useful for you to do,” she says. “The best part about it is you don’t have to worry about major surgery changes, recovery from surgery and side effects.”