Frown lines can really give off the wrong look. They make you appear hard and stern, which is the last thing you want when you want to be seen as kind, considerate, and approachable. Before a friend told me about using an acupuncture pen for the glabella muscle, I had no idea how great the results could be.
To learn how to use an acupuncture pen for glabella muscles, take a look at the in-depth guide below! You’ll be rid of those glabellar lines in no time.
How Does Using An Acupuncture Pen Compare With Using Botox?
The Case For Using An Acupuncture Pen For Glabella Muscle
Acupuncture pens have proven to be a useful therapeutic tool for many ailments. From anxiety to back pain (take a look here to learn about acupuncture pens for back pain), acupuncture pens really are very versatile therapeutic tools.
Acupuncture has also proven itself to be a useful cosmetic treatment. Cosmetic acupuncture has been around since the 1970s, but it wasn’t until recently that it started gaining traction. And now, it seems that it might actually be effective.
As a tool for tightening the frontal region of the face, and in particular glabellar frown lines, acupuncture pens are a great alternative to a surgical treatment that actually works. You can read about the effects of using an acupuncture pen for glabellar muscles in this clinical study here.
So, what makes using an acupuncture pen different from other facial treatments? Well, it’s not really as invasive as injecting BoNT Injections, or BoNT-A Injections, because it doesn’t involve injecting any substances into the human body.
Additionally, you can give yourself facial acupuncture using an acupuncture pen from the comfort of your own home. Further, acupuncture pens tend to be far more affordable than other cosmetic procedures, such as botox injections.
To see our favorite acupuncture pen for glabella muscle, check out this link. If you’re not convinced of the effectiveness of acupuncture pens in general, take a look at this article titled Do Acupuncture Pens Work. You’ll be convinced in no time!
The Case Against Cosmetic Acupuncture
On the flip side, cosmetic acupuncture may not work for everyone. For one thing, it requires a lot of patience and skill if you’re doing it yourself.
After all, it takes several sessions before you start seeing any visible changes. So, if you have a busy schedule or simply aren’t willing to invest that kind of time, then cosmetic acupuncture probably isn’t for you.
Also, cosmetic acupuncture is considered to be less effective than botulinum toxin injections. But, even though cosmetic acupuncture is less effective, it still works – and I think the potential side effects of botox make acupuncture pens a far more attractive treatment.
Acupuncture Pens & The Treatment Of Headaches
As we mentioned earlier, it is thought that tensing of your glabella muscles above your eyes has been linked to tension headaches.
And there is a school of thought that suggests that you can treat such headaches by simply applying an acupuncture pen to your glabella muscles.
And while this has seen some moderate success, it appears that this stimulation of the glabella muscles can only offer temporary relief.
It does not address the true underlying condition of tension headaches, which is, as you may already imagine, stress and tension. To read more about this, you can click here.
Acupoints To Use For Glabellar Muscles
Here we have listed the acupoints you should use to stimulate the glabella muscle.
Acupoint: Bl-2 (Other Names: Urinary Bladder-2/Zan Zhu/Gathered Bamboo)
Acupoint Bl-2 is known for treating eye issues relating to sight, pain around the eye area, and increasing blood flow stimulation to the eye.
This acupoint is linked to strengthening eye muscles that have been weakened by facial paralysis and are also accredited for stimulating blood flow around tired eyes to minimize eye strain.
You can locate this acupoint easily by locating the inner corner of your eyebrow and adding gentle pressure. Take a look here to learn more about acupressure points for facial paralysis.
Acupoint: EM-2 (Other Names: Yin Tang/Hall of Impression)
Acupoint EM-2 or Yin Tang can be located at the midpoint of the forehead between the two medial ends of the eyebrow. EM-2 point is a versatile point and one of many acupressure points for the eyes. This acupoint is also very effective for improving sagging skin, clarity of mind, and concentration.