Buccal Technique: Non-Invasive Alternative To Fade Wrinkles Around Your Mouth

Sure, you can use fillers to prevent and treat lip lines, but for those of us who are a little averse to needles, there is a noninvasive procedure that produces similar wrinkle-fading, anti-aging results around your mouth.

The Buccal technique is a specialized massage that tones your facial muscles and reduces jaw tension. However, there is one caveat worth mentioning-this massage takes place inside your mouth. That's right; aestheticians that practice the Buccal technique get very up close and personal with your chomped. That's why it's important to make sure you only get it done with a trained expert.

“Buccalling” essentially consists of massaging facial musculature (upper lip, cheek and jaw area) where stress and tension are stored. Thereby introducing better blood circulation and oxygenation of blood cells, which equates to a tighter, smoother and more youthful complexion.

And we hear the massage is quite-intense. In fact, the Buccal technique uses a number of the same ideas as rolfing (equally intense), in that it focuses on the idea of manipulating fascia (connective tissue) to improve alignment and flexibility. Even so, the acute discomfort of the Buccal technique hasn't stopped celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley from opening up their famous mouths for this anti-aging super facial.

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