Updated: Sep 4
Rejuvenation - is a result of a body’s natural self-healing mechanism.
Look at the young muscle and compare it to the muscle of an older person. Young muscles look smooth and perfectly shaped, with a nice pale color, whereas the older ones appear short and inflamed.
I want you to look at the yellow tissue, which is the fat tissue that lies on top of the muscle, that gives our face definition and those young features that we all strive for.
All our life, we smile, laugh, and talk. If you look at yourself in a mirror and smile widely, you will see folds of fat tissue collected around your nose (nasolabial folds). Over time, this tissue stays in this position and doesn’t go back to where it is supposed to be. I don’t want to say that you should stop smiling in order to prevent smile lines and nasolabial folds. However, what I want to point out is that we all are susceptible to stress, unreleased emotions, fears, and sadness. This accumulation of intrinsic and extrinsic factors makes us age prematurely and experience deep, unwanted wrinkles as we get older. The natural processes of aging are inevitable, and nobody can avoid them. However, understanding the mechanisms and functions of our body helps us to prevent premature wrinkles and skin sagging and age gracefully.
I have already mentioned that stress makes our muscles contract. Let’s look at the chewing muscle, the masseter, the most powerful muscle on our face. Its role is extremely important, as it helps us to chew our food. Without this muscle, we wouldn’t be able to open and close our mouth. When we get stressed, the masseter muscle gets very tight.
Unfortunately, stress and muscle over-contraction dominate over its relaxation. The spasm in the muscle leads to the formation of knots.
As a result, all layers of the tissue clump together, compromising lymph drainage. We get puffiness around our eyes, and changes in the oval of the face.
As we age, our facial muscles get tighter due to facial expression, stress, and bad habits. As a result, those tight muscles push fat pockets out of its place. As a further result, we see that some parts of our face like the temples, under-eye area, and cheeks lose their volume and get thin. Contrarily, other parts add on an extra volume that we see as nasolabial folds and jowls.
Moreover, a muscle that was chronically stressed and tight compromises blood supply to the tissue and stops the lymph drainage. Stagnation causes swelling, and over time, your skin stretches and sags due to the extra volume that it has to carry.
The solution is to relax your facial muscles. Bring them back to their normal tone. Restore blood supply by eliminating adhesions. Drain the lymph and eliminate the wastes by releasing fascia. Your skin care treatments should target not only skin issues. The work should be done deeper on all underlying structures: muscles, ligaments, fascia, fat packs and even bones! The main goal of a skin care treatments should be getting to the root cause of changes on the face.
At Sculptiko Beauty spa in Boulder we get to the root cause of aging of the tissue. We work on both superficial and deep levels. We offer more than a facial treatment. Our goal is a detailed work with fascia, muscles, ligaments and bones. During each skin care treatment we take our time to thoroughly work each muscle on your neck and face. Our goal is achieving true, long lasting results.