As people age, it is normal for folds and creases to appear on the skin, as a result of a loss of skin elasticity over time. The development of wrinkles, however, can also be accelerated by many different factors, and is the cause of a great deal of concern for many people.
Signs & Symptoms of Wrinkles
In our experience, wrinkles typically manifest as:
- Fine lines or deep creases around the mouth and eyes, or on the neck and forehead
- Sagging or dry, thin skin
- Cellulite (orange peel appearance) on certain areas of the body
They can be accompanied by brown, irregular pigmentation spots.
Causes of Wrinkles
Factors that can promote the appearance of wrinkles over time include:
- Exposure to sunlight and artificial UV light
- Repeated facial expressions
- Hormonal changes
- Smoking and alcohol
- Air pollution
- Certain medications
- A poor diet, dehydration
How We Treat Wrinkles
At the Nei Jing center of Chinese medicine, we have found acupuncture to be an effective way to reduce and soften wrinkles with no side-effects. It can stimulate blood circulation, improve muscle tone and relax skin tissues, as well as help to address deeper imbalances in the body that may have contributed to the appearance of wrinkles.
In our clinic in Jerusalem, our practitioners use it in combination with laser acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Tuina massage, cupping and naturopathic advice, to promote the natural improvement of skin as well as overall health.