We get this question all the time at KMU Wellness. Should I do Botox or facial acupuncture?
I wanted to give you some facts about both so you can make the best decision for your health.
Botox (Botulinum Toxin) is a neurotoxic protein that prevents the release of neurotransmitter acetylcholine, this causes flaccid paralysis. It is safe in a clinical setting and it is used to treat chronic migraine, excessive sweating, muscle disorders and of course reduction of wrinkles.
Facial acupuncture is beauty from the inside out. It harmonizes internal imbalances which affect our overall health, causing again of the internal body system and reflect on the face as wrinkles, sagging, puffiness and discoloration.
So put to it shortly, Botox = Paralyze and Facial Acupuncture = Harmonizes & Balance.
Botox treats locally where as Facial Acupuncture treats the Whole Body.
Botox is instant and Facial Acupuncture is long-term.
Facial Acupuncture is your own immune system but Botox is a toxin.
So can you get facial acupuncture and Botox at the same time for double the benefit?
Sadly no... Facial Acupuncture circulates the blood to the face. It will actually shorten your Botox treatment.
If you have any questions about Facial Acupuncture please contact us at KMU Wellness.