If you’ve ever sought out ways to achieve a more youthful appearance, you may have come across solutions like Botox®. This injectable substance temporarily weakens muscles to prevent contractions and smooth lines caused by habitual expressions. While this treatment produces youth-enhancing results, some individuals want to seek out a more holistic approach to smoothing wrinkles. Many have turned to facial rejuvenation acupuncture. Below are some differences between the two.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (FRA) vs. Botox
What Is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (FRA) is a healing technique in which small needles are strategically inserted to increase blood flow and direct your Qi, or energy. Your face is a reflection of your body’s internal condition. By addressing energy imbalances and blockages, acupuncture can improve issues like under-eye bags, uneven complexion, and fine wrinkles, and increase collagen and elastin production and distribution, resulting in a more radiant and youthful complexion.
How Do the Results Compare to Botox?
Botox achieves a smoother appearance and prevents the muscles from contracting by releasing the chemical acetylcholine. The results are typically instantaneous and last three to eight months. FRA, on the other hand, produces results that are cumulative over time but has both internal and external benefits. While it achieves noticeable aesthetic enhancements, such as lifted eyelids, more even tone, and smoothing fine lines, it also is used to address persistent internal issues such as anxiety, insomnia, headaches, pain, and digestive issues which can be wreaking havoc on the complexion. FRA achieves ongoing radiance by promoting wellness from the inside out.
Botox requires continued administration every 3 to 6 months in order to maintain results. After a 12-15 session series of FRA, you can maintain your health and radiance with monthly or seasonal booster sessions.
If you’re seeking an all-natural alternative to botox, fillers or surgery, consider acupuncture to help you achieve lasting radiance. Quan Yin Healing Arts Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine in West Hartford, CT, is the area’s leading source for FRA and other all-natural treatments. Learn more by visiting the practice’s website. Call (860) 523-9493 to schedule an appointment.