Key Benefits of Facial Acupressure Treatments!

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Published: 29th June 2012
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You’ve heard of facial yoga and facial massage to tighten and tone the skin, but Eastern Medicine yields even more unique techniques for improving aging skin.
Facial Acupressure is now a popular treatment at many spa and aesthetic centers across the country, an opportunity to enjoy the benefits of deep massage and skin tissue manipulation for the face and neck – all without needles or incisions.
Facial acupressure is designed to stimulate key nerves and muscle fibers deep within the skin’s layers to boost collagen production and enhance the skin’s appearance. A facial acupressure professional taps into key pressure points on the face and neck to release trapped energy, increase circulation and slowly remove toxin buildup that may be present in facial muscles and tissues.
Improving the overall functioning of facial muscles can give your face a youthful and toned look, and results may even mimic a non-surgical face lift after a series of treatments. Here’s a closer look at how facial acupressure works, and why you may be a good candidate for treatment:
How Facial Acupressure Works
Facial acupressure treatments are often referred to as a ‘Facelift Massage’ because they can manipulate and balance the facial tissue while working away toxins and circulation imbalances. The techniques used in a facial acupressure treatment are designed to tap into the meridians – key areas of the face linked to the nervous system – and cleanse out the facial lymph system.
The treatment begins with a cleansing and exfoliating treatment that helps prepare the face for a deep and vigorous massage. As the blood begins to rush to the skin’s surface, the acupressure practitioner can begin removing the blocks of energy they feel during the massage and release any tension and stress during the process. The massage can last up to an hour, and the face is then cleaned with a warm towel and toner is applied to close up the pores.
A series of facial acupressure treatments can rejuvenate the skin and improve skin elasticity – the essential component of youthful, healthy-looking skin. Since blood is brought to the surface during the treatment, you can expect the skin to look more radiant and glow immediately after the session. Other benefits of facial acupressure include:
Removal of skin impurities – the gentle massage movements are designed to increase lymph and blood flow, which can help the pores get rid of toxins naturally
Increased collagen production – regular facial massage can make the skin more flexible and toned, and stimulating key pressure points may also help increase collagen production
Reduces stress – the entire experience can be relaxing and energizing, and may be a valuable stress-reducing treatment
Maintaining Healthy Skin
The best way to keep skin healthy is to avoid sun exposure beginning early in life. Here are some other tips:
Do not sunbathe or visit tanning parlors and try to stay out of the sun between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
If you are in the sun between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. always wear protective clothing--such as a hat, long-sleeved shirt, and sunglasses.
Put on sunscreen lotion before going out in the sun to help protect your skin from UV light. Remember to reapply the lotion as needed. Always use products that are SPF (sun protection factor) 15 or higher.
Check your skin often for signs of skin cancer. If there are changes that worry you, call the doctor right away.
Dr. Weinzweig, who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Weinzweig, the owner and director of the Chicago Medspa , is an Illinois cosmetic surgeon who is a member of many prestigious plastic surgery societies. All other non-surgical procedures are performed by Dr. Weinzweig or a highly trained specialist directly overseen by the doctors. Unless otherwise stated, models were used on this website. Prices and service availability may vary by location.

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