Botox Can Cause Muscle Atrophy: How To Reverse It
In an article by Elle.com, Botox can cause muscle atrophy, but microcurrent facials can help you mitigate this side effect of it. However, before we get into the how or why of it you need to know this. Regardless of the factors that age you, like sun worshiping, smoking, age itself, a poor diet, all that is happening is a breakdown of collagen.
What is collagen? It is the vital protein that keeps your skin youthful and vibrant. Many of the spa treatments and skincare products that you see today are trying to keep this breakdown from happening, maintain it or boost its production.
This precious protein is the basic building block of the skin, forming mesh-like bonds to hold it firm and stop it from sagging. Before age 25 your skin is made up of about 80 percent collagen. However, past this age your body looses it at a rate of about one percent per year. And to add insult to injury your body slows down its production of it.
I talk a lot about nutrition and how this helps to give you the nutrients possible so you can keep your skin healthy and youthful. But what can you do topically?
When I was crafting my facials and treatments I had a specific mission in mind. I wanted the individual parts of my treatments to enhance the one before or add a specific benefit to the whole. But I also wanted my facials to dovetail easily with each other and create a powerful linkage to give you dramatic results in very little time.
Boost Collagen For Healthier, Younger Looking Skin
Even though your body may not produce the same levels of collagen as it once did, stimulating your collagen production has the potential to reverse some signs of aging. Some of the treatments I offer easily help to jump start this process and depending on your age you can either keep your youthful appearance or reverse aging looking skin.
Microcurrent is a low level electrical current that simulates that of your own cellular bio-electrical output. To be specific about 1/1,000,000 of an amp (a light bulb runs on less than one ampere). This low level energy helps stimulate the muscles of the face and neck increasing muscle tone and keeping your complexion firm and taut.
This facial is ideal for those that have overused botox since it can cause muscle atrophy. How?
The purpose of botox is to immobilize the muscle, even if temporarily, therefore preventing the normal movements of it. This can prevent wrinkles or help maintain certain expressions. However, overtime and overuse of it can cause muscle atrophy which will cause the face to slacken and loose its form.
Microcurrent facials are a non-invasive way of reigniting the muscle and keeping them plump and active. It will also boost collagen and elastin production as well as ATP, the fuel that cells need to function by up to 500%.
If you are using botox this facial is a must for you as it will balance the neurotoxin. The results for just about everyone are amazing even from the first treatment and best of all they are cumulative.
During an oxygen facial treatment, an aesthetician applies pressurized oxygen, with a customized serum to the skin to reveal visibly plumper, younger-looking skin.
Oxygen has incredible regenerative powers and for decades doctors have used it in the treatment of burns and wounds that simply would not heal otherwise. It is these two very important functions of oxygen that inspired skin care experts to incorporate oxygen into facials and body treatments around the world.
One of the most important things your skin needs is oxygen. Today, due to the Industrial Revolution and deforestation, the earth’s oxygen levels have dropped from 35% to as low as 17% in some cities. The oxygen facial can pump oxygen as directly as possible and we add a special serum to improve its results.
This facial is a favorite of my clients and is something they do in combination with the Triple Crown, my signature microcurrent facial.
Both the Triple Crown facial and Oxygen Purifying Facial will help boost collagen production and keep your skin looking healthy and glowing.
Lastly I want you to incorporate the full body LED light therapy in your routine as it will give you faster and more immediate results. Check out this article for details and how by using the full body LED light bed you can increase collagen and elastin production.
And as always, I look forward to seeing you at the salon where you will be dazzled by how great your skin looks. Get $50 off if you are a first time client!
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Joanna Vargas Skin Care