Double chin is the layer of fat deposits cells present in the location below the lower jaw and can be extremely undesirable to deal with as it makes you feel overweight, aged or unappealing. The most common causes of a double chin are excess weight, aging and genetics.
Acupuncturists claim that touching base with our body’s internal organs through using acupuncture needles – which remove blockages in the free flow of energy – on the hands, feet, scalp and face, can help reduce wrinkles and firm skin.
“Facial acupuncture is ideal for women over the age of 35, when the face begins to show signs of ageing,” says Dr Lanalle Chapman-Dunn, a naturopathic physician trained in acupuncture.
There are acupuncture techniques that specifically target ageing concerns like loose jowls, double chins, deep wrinkles, under-eye bags and droopy eyelids and acupuncturists will customise your session accordingly.
“At the end of 12 sessions, you can expect to see a tighter jawline, taut facial skin, diminished jowls, reduced wrinkles and lifted eyelids,” says Dr Chapman-Dunn.
By inserting very fine, hair-thin, disposable, sterile needles into specific acupuncture points on the face, there is a rush of blood circulation to the specific areas. The skin becomes nourished, oxygenated and moisturized, from the inside out. When there is more circulation, the body produces more collagen and this, in turn, gives the skin more tightness & elasticity.