Many women, some as young as 20 are using botox and fillers to get that youthful look they desire. What must you know about these procedures? And are there natural and non-invasive alternatives for women who don’t want invasive treatments, but want to feel good and age beautifully?
Is it possible? Yes indeed it is.
Botox & Fillers
Dermal fillers and Botox are popular, non-surgical aesthetic beauty treatments. The only similarity is they are both injectables into the skin.
Botox is a bacterial toxin (botulinum toxin type A, Clostridium botulinum)which is injected into your facial muscles. A tiny dose relaxes and paralyses the muscle. This reduces the appliance of frown lines, crow’s feet and other wrinkles on your face. The botox is injected locally so that the wrinkle is treated. The botox toxin blocks signals from your nerves to your muscles. This prevents targeted muscles from contracting and relaxing, hence the sometimes why the skin is frozen or permanently smooth. This is a temporary treatment and you need to get it every three to four months. Apparently your body will stop responding to botox after 5-10 years of treatment.
Dermal fillers are natural or synthetic substances that are injected into the skin to give you a more fuller appearance. They treat creases, deep wrinkles and gaps on the face. Lips, chin and cheeks can also be enhanced with dermal fillers. There are many types of fillers, results can be short-term, long-lasting to permanent. For both, side effects are rare. Most commonly there may be localised swelling, headache, fever or chills, bruising, pain in the injected area, skin discolouration, inflammation and drooping eyelid or brow.
The treatments should always be performed by an experienced trained medical professional. They are usually expensive and require more follow-up treatments to maintain the desired effects.
Gua Sha Facials & Cosmetic Acupuncture
Having practiced as Acupuncturist for over 13 years and trained in Cosmetic Acupuncture and Gua Sha. I have been very pleased about the results that my patients and I are receiving from this holistic, non-invasive and ancient treatment. Best results are obtained after the fourth treatment and depend of course on your age and condition of skin.
A prescribed course of these treatment can reduce and improve:
Forehead lines, Frown lines/Glabellar lines, Lips, Smooth Chin, Lower face and neck, Marionette lines, Cheek lifting, eyebrow lift, bunny lines and tear throughs.
Cosmetic Acupuncture is a combined treatment of acupuncture for your underlying energetic disharmony, for example spleen, liver or kidney deficiency. So we strengthen your body as well as locally improving the integrity and circulation of the facial tissue. Here at Femme Vital, with our cosmetic acupuncture treatment we combine gua sha, cupping along with topical hyaluronic acid. Cosmetic Acupuncture inserts extremely fine needles all over the face to smooth, plump and hydrate and give you a fresher more youthful look.
In Chinese medicine, the meridians Qi (energy) flow throughout your entire body from the soles of the feet up to the face and head; hence, a facial acupuncture treatment addresses the entire body constitutionally, and is not merely “cosmetic.” Diagnosis and treatment is holistic and a gradual process, customised for you individually and why a minimum of four treatments are needed. These treatments are about ageing well so you look good and feel good.
Conclusion: Effective & Safe Alternatives
No, you don’t have to use botox and fillers to look you and feel good. There are some amazing holistic treatments such as Gua Sha facial and cosmetic acupuncture to to support ageing well and giving you a very fresh and vital look. A healthy diet, lifestyle and herbal medicines are complimentary to this. We can support you looking the best authentic you with no surgical enhancements.
At Femme Vital, expect the best holistic health consultation, coaching, tailored treatment and advice with 13 years experience supporting holistic beauty from within with acupuncture, Gua Sha and Chinese herbs.
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