Are tuning forks the new London anti-aging technique?
21 Apr 2015
There have been many anti-aging fads over the years, from endless creams containing all sorts of natural or chemical substances to the good old-fashioned sticking your face in cold water for a few minutes a day. But this new trend will take some beating in the novelty stakes.
Tuning forks have been suggested as having many uses in science, from an anti-gravity concept to improving your mental state through their holistic vibrations. They can even check if you piano’s in key! The latest use of them is to keep your face looking firm. Some London spas are offering the treatment, claiming that it is more natural than using anti-ageing injections or other chemicals and works in harmony with nature.
The belief is that tuning forks can help the face rejuvenate using their vibrations alone. When placed on well-known acupuncture points, they can send those vibrations into the face, skin and muscle to produce a soothing and positive effect.
Rather like a sonic or ultrasound massager, the overall effect can be to help tighten facial muscles and boost the growth of collagen to keep the face looking firm. When used repeatedly, the salons claim that the treatment will help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, remove dark circles and bags from around the eyes and help tighten loose skin around the cheeks and neck.
It’s a relatively low-cost procedure and if you see positive results from the use of tuning forks, then you can claim to be ahead of the pack when this idea takes off and is used all over the place. However, since therapists know the precise points and the right resonances to use, we recommend you don't try this at home.
It is also arguable over whether they have long lasting effects (assuming they have short-term ones) and so regardless of the price, it could still end up being a waste of your money. Dermatologists will be able to tell you the procedures most likely to give you the best results.