Cosmetic acupuncture and cryotherapy are a great addition to any skincare routine. When focusing on beauty and wellness, one of the first steps people think about is a skincare regimen. With endless skincare products to choose from, finding the best solution that works for your skin type can be a time-consuming, overwhelming and costly experience. Additionally, people often turn to botox, or plastic surgery for anti-aging and to correct skin issues. While botox and plastic surgery can seem like quick fix, it is also an invasive, expensive, and often risky procedure that doesn’t always provide the intended results.
Many people don’t realize that treatments like acupuncture and cryotherapy can be used cosmetically to improve the skin’s overall appearance and health. These treatments are a safe, non-invasive, and long-lasting methods that help to achieve flawless, healthy skin.
Acupuncture is a procedure used in traditional Chinese medicine to improve the flow of energy (known as qi) throughout the body. This method has proven to be effective in combating a wide range of mental and physical issues. While people generally think of acupuncture as a way to relieve pain or stimulate relaxation, it can also have a significant impact on the appearance of your skin.
Cosmetic acupuncture is a natural procedure that involves the placement of thin needles in specific points on the face, which increases circulation. Additionally, this causes microtraumas that trigger your skin to enter repair mode and enhance the production of collagen. This procedure can reduce the signs of aging by softening deep wrinkles, lifting and toning muscles, and minimizing the appearance of under-eye bags.
If you remember being ushered to the nurse’s office in elementary school to get an ice pack after a playground injury, then you’ve technically already practiced cryotherapy. Localized cryotherapy is a non-invasive procedure that includes applying a controlled amount of cold air to help reduce swelling, pain, or inflammation to an affected area. When applied to your face, this treatment is referred to as a cryofacial.
Cryofacials use a controlled vaporized liquid nitrogen to exfoliate by removing an outer layer of dead skin while promoting new cell growth underneath. This treatment can enhance collagen production and rejuvenate your skin. It also leads to skin tightening, a smoother texture, and the reduction of wrinkles and fine lines.
Cosmetic acupuncture and cryotherapy may seem like intimidating procedures, but when they are performed by a highly trained physician the results can improve the overall appearance and health of your skin. Integrative Family Wellness in Smithtown offers cosmetic acupuncture and cryotherapy to clients throughout Long Island. Contact us to learn more about our cosmetic acupuncture and cryotherapy and to schedule your Suffolk County appointment today.