Acupuncture, a form of traditional Chinese medicine, is designed to free up qi, using approximately 30-40 needles which are applied to the body and face. This practice can aid those suffering from ailments including migraines, seizure disorders and high blood pressure.

Martha Lucas, PhD, LAc, a Colorado acupuncturist, suggests that production of collagen and elastin may be stimulated during acupuncture, and that along with ailments, can possibly aid in diminishing the signs of aging.

She has claimed that after a series of 10 treatments (twice a week for five weeks), skin becomes more delicate and fair, with fewer wrinkles, reduction of deeper lines, less sagginess, a lifting of droopy eyelids, and a clearing or reduction of age spots.

On the contrary, many believe that cosmetic acupuncture is not a “cure-all” and that environmental factors and the way you take care of your skin impacts signs of aging. To keep your skin glowing and healthy, make sure to participate in the Restorsea regimen, twice a day, every day.


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