Facial Fascia Treatment For Younger-Looking Skin

With age come wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, and dull skin. But, thanks to the cosmetic industry, youth is just a procedure away. The only catch is that they might burn a hole in your pocket. This along with the fear of a procedure going wrong might prompt you to look for natural alternatives, such as the facial fascia treatment. To fully understand how viable natural solutions are, it’s important to know what causes aging and what might play a significant role in reversing it.

What Causes Aging?

Skin ageing is caused by sun damage, time and decreased collagen production.

While there’s nothing better to explain why skin ages other than the passage of time and sun exposure, the characteristics of aging are worth noting. As you age, the outer layer of your skin, known as the epidermis, thins and makes the skin sag. The number of pigment-containing cells, known as melanocytes, decrease. This results in a thin, pale looking skin that’s almost translucent.

The

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skin’s connective tissue changes and makes it lose its elasticity. Blood vessels in the dermis become more fragile, leading to bruising and bleeding under the skin. The skin’s sebaceous glands, which produce oil, don’t function as well, causing a loss of moisture. And the fat layer of the skin loses its padding.

Aging skin is more prone to skin injuries and heals a lot slower than when it was young.1 A slowdown of this process of cell turnover, which keeps dead cells from building up on the skin, perfectly sums up aging skin and all of its symptoms.2

What Is Facial Fascia?

Facial fascia is a connecting tissue that holds organs and muscles and firms skin.

Fascia is a fibrous tissue that encloses muscles and other internal

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organs in it. Of this, superficial fascia is the general tissue of fat right under the layer of skin. It supports skin and gives it shape. Hence, facial fascia is responsible for how fat is stored in your face and its shape.3

Fascia is made up of collagen, which is responsible for skin firmness. In older skin, collagen production decreases – hence, the obsession of the cosmetic industry with collagen.4 With news of botox possibly causing muscle weakness, loss of tissue, and atrophy coming to light, experts are looking for ways to manipulate fascia and get the effect of botox.5

How Facial Fascia Can Be Anti-Aging

Facial fascia could be manipulated to make skin look firmer.

Research on techniques to use facial fascia for youthful skin is fairly new.6 So far, the only possible outcomes have been on how to manipulate fat distribution to give the appearance of firmness. However, there hasn’t been any significant development when it comes to its effectiveness.

But, you can always keep it healthy. Studies recommend that you keep it “hydrated” with yoga, foam rolling, and exercises. A massage with fascia friendly equipment could also work, albeit under the right hands. Hence, when it comes to manipulating the skin, leave it to the experts.7

Techniques

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like facial fascia manipulation have only just come to the forefront. While there isn’t enough research done yet for us to jump right into trying it out, ongoing studies show promise. If you do choose to try a massage, or foam rolling, be sure to head to a professional to discuss your particular face structure and what you’d like.

Other Cosmetic Anti-Aging Techniques

Botox is a popular option to get rid of wrinkles and loose skin.

1. Botox

The most easily recognized option is botox. Here, a toxic drug called Clostridium botulinum is injected into the skin in small batches. These injections then paralyze the target muscles by blocking certain nerves. Botox reduces wrinkles and lifts skin.8

2. Trichloroacetic Acid Peel

For complexion and dark spots, there’s the trichloroacetic acid peel. This peel causes the top layer of the skin to dry up and peel. What’s underneath is a new skin, which is brighter and with fewer spots.9

3. Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy gets rid of spider veins. Here, an injection of a saline solution is used to irritate the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to burst.10

4. Radiofrequency Skin Tightening

Radiofrequency skin tightening is a new procedure that is non-invasive and has great results that can be seen within 6 months. However, it’s painful and not for everyone.11

While these procedures work very well, with new technology being developed, they require several sessions and don’t last for too long. Not to mention, there is a chance of them going wrong. This is why you need to consider natural solutions before taking any big step.

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