“Unlike traditional acupuncture, anti-aging facial acupuncture is a treatment that takes place outside the meridians,” announces Jean-Claude Trokiner, homeopathic physician and acupuncturist. The idea here is to work very precisely on the muscles of the face or the wrinkle. ”
The facelift by acupuncture
As part of an acupuncture facelift, we act on each of the skin muscles of the face (expression muscles around the eyes, mouth, nose, etc.) in order to prevent them from sagging.
In practice, twenty to twenty-five needles are placed on the face, including fifteen on the skin muscles and the others on the projection areas of these muscles, in order to tone them by reflex effect.
On areas that lack vital energy and that need to be toned, “we use,” says the specialist, “very fine gold needles. On the contrary, the white metal needles disperse excess energy to relax the muscle. ”
The facelift by acupuncture acts on the general sagging of the face. “From the first session, the face has a ‘healthy glow’ aspect as if you were coming back from vacation,” says Dr Jean-Claude Trokiner.
In the medium and long term, the face retains good support and good tone. “It is very clear in patients that I have followed for 25 years and who are now in their seventies! ”
The ideal: start as early as possible, in your thirties.
The right pace? At each change of season, in the respect of the Chinese tradition which makes the link between the seasons and the circulation of the vital energy in the organism.
Dynamic treatment of wrinkles
“Wrinkles result from a muscle that is too relaxed with, by contrast, an antagonist muscle that is too tight,” develops homeopathic physician Jean-Claude Trokiner. Frown lines, for example, are caused by too much tension in the pyramidal muscle (which brings the eyebrows closer together) and relaxation of the frontal muscle (which allows the eyebrows to be raised). ”
A painless job ride by ride
We will therefore first relax the lion’s wrinkle by affixing a white metal needle on its “control point”, withdrawing it after seven to eight minutes, then placing a gold needle for two or three minutes on it. the wrinkle to tone. The exposure time is important: if it is too short, the effects will not develop; if it is too long, there is a risk of causing secondary relaxation of the muscle.
The acupuncturist thus works wrinkle by wrinkle, a treatment that is too dispersed, at the same time requesting a large number of points, being less effective than a targeted treatment.
Two to three consecutive sessions, eight to ten days apart, are necessary to visibly fade a beginner wrinkle. In addition, the sessions are completely painless and even rather relaxing.
Effective especially on early wrinkles
If the dynamic treatment of wrinkles gives good results on young wrinkles or in preventing their appearance, “it risks being ineffective on old and deep furrows”, warns the doctor. It is up to the acupuncturist to direct his patient towards other techniques which are no longer his responsibility.
To know : there are no contraindications to antiaging acupuncture.
It should also be remembered that the sun is the skin’s first enemy and that it is essential to protect itself effectively against it to avoid premature aging.
Where to find an anti-aging acupuncture practitioner?
Not all acupuncturists are trained in these techniques. Finding a competent doctor can sometimes prove difficult, especially since there is no organization listing anti-aging acupuncture practitioners.
However, you can contact theFrench acupuncture association (tel.: 04 42 52 59 07) to find an acupuncturist in your area, then ask if he practices anti-aging techniques.
– Beauty needles, Dr Jean-Claude Trokiner, ed. Sides.
– ABC of acupuncture, Dr Jean-Claude Trokiner, ed. Michel Grancher: with a section on the prevention of wrinkles by digitopuncture.