If you’re new to needling, the procedure basically involves inserting fine acupuncture needles into strategic points on your face to help diminish fine lines, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, increase collagen production and improve the texture of the skin. Some acupuncturists also use LED lights during a treatment or may add an electrical current by attaching wires to the needles to enhance the benefits.
New York-based doctor of acupuncture Dr Travall Croom has been treating Victoria’s Secret Angels for the past five years (along with other international models, actors and age-conscious Manhattanites) and was recently in Australia teaching his technique to an eager audience of local acupuncturists.
Dr Croom says he uses acupuncture needles to activate or relax muscles and stimulate collagen production at the same time. “The main visible signs of ageing that everyone notices are wrinkles caused by tight muscles, sagging caused by weak muscles, and the loss of skin resiliency,” Dr Croom says. “All three can be addressed with facial motor point acupuncture.
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