Wrinkles. Lots of people have them; lots of people also hate them. We live in a world where people sometimes go to serious extremes to try and maintain the look of youth. Lots of money goes into age-defying creams and lotions, and some people will even have surgery to maintain a youthful look. Did you know there is a natural way to get rid of wrinkles without chemicals or surgery? Facial cupping is a pain free and chemical free treatment that eliminates wrinkles and improves the quality of your skin.
So what is facial cupping, how does it work, and how long does it take? Let’s take them one at a time.
Cupping is a therapy that uses negative pressure or suction for a variety of benefits. Using glass cups and a small amount of natural oil (such as coconut oil) to create a little suction, skin and superficial fascia are pulled slightly away from the rest of the face. This is done in a couple different ways – sometimes leaving the cups stationary and quickly creating and releasing suction, and creating suction and sliding the cup from the center of the face to the side.
A cupping session is pretty simple in its concept but a lot is happening.
- increased blood flow
- reduction of puffiness/edema
- reduction of wrinkles
- improved circulation and nutrient absorption in the skin
Pulling the skin and fascia away from your face opens up blood vessels, lymphatic vessels and encourages restructuring of your connective tissue. In other words, it improves circulation and reduces the appearance of lines on the skin.
As we all know, there are a lot of different skin types out there. Some people have dry skin while others have oily; some people have smile lines and others frown lines. A typical cupping session lasts about 30 minutes, and for the best results it’s best to get work 1 to 2 times per week until you reach your desired result. There are often visible differences in skin quality after the first session but for longer lasting and more dramatic results it can take anywhere from 5 to 10 visits and is improved if you keep up good eating habits, exercise and hydration.
If you’re looking for a way to improve your skin without chemicals, surgery or other extreme measures, facial cupping could be exactly what you’re looking for. Schedule an appointment today!