Holistic Skin Care
The Simple Path To Clear & Healthy Skin
The Simple Path To Clear & Healthy Skin
If so, then you’re in the right place! Cosmetic Acupuncture is THE alternative beauty treatment that is safe, gentle and effective treatment for anti-aging and skin concerns.
Cosmetic Acupuncture also known as Facial Rejuvenation is a safe, gentle and natural anti-aging practice to enhance beauty and wellbeing. The treatment can be used to assist in softening lines and wrinkles, lifting sagging, increasing firmness and boosting blood circulation for that bright, even and glowing skin that everyone dreams of having. It also addresses the health of your whole body and emotional state.
Although it may sound like a relatively new idea, Cosmetic Acupuncture is supported by almost 5000 years of documentation and has since then been refined and developed into a practice we can bring to our modern treatments.
Very fine needles that are made especially to be used for the face are inserted using different techniques on different areas of the face to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin to achieve a firming effect to the face.
Cosmetic Acupuncture is a powerful and non-invasive treatment that will bring back the glow you thought you’d lost.
also known as Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, is a powerful and non-invasive treatment for glowing skin.
Cosmetic Acupuncture, also known as Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, is a non-surgical and natural approach to reduce the signs of aging and improve overall skin health. This technique involves the insertion of tiny needles into specific areas of the face and body to stimulate circulation, promote collagen production, and balance the body’s energy (Qi).
During the treatment, the acupuncturist will first assess the patient’s skin condition and overall health. Then, they will insert fine, sterile needles into specific points on the face, scalp, ears, and body. The needles are left in place for around 20-30 minutes while the patient relaxes. The treatment will end with facial cupping or gua sha with high quality facial serum.
Yes, it certainly does. The acupuncture needles, facial cupping and gua sha stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which are essential for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness. Improved circulation helps to nourish the skin and increase its radiance. The needles also work to relax facial muscles, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment for people of all skin types and ages. It is a holistic approach that not only improves the appearance of the skin but also addresses underlying imbalances in the body that can contribute to the aging process.
A typical treatment course is 10-15 sessions, and usually a maximum of 3 treatment courses is recommended. Each treatment course may focus on a distinct facial area, such as the neck, cheek and jowls, or forehead. Some patients will need more treatments than others. Sessions are administered at least once weekly, with a maximum of 3 treatments per week with a 1-day hiatus between treatments. Following a complete treatment course, I recommend monthly maintenance visits. Treatments can be enhanced with home routine of facial cupping and gua sha and suggested dietary guidelines, including herbal remedies.
Results of hydrated, softened and glowing skin are visible within 1 – 2 weeks. Patients report that even after the first treatment they find their skin has become softer and easier to manage. Their skin is hydrated and dryness disappears– this is due to the instant blood flow that arrives to the face and skin during facial acupuncture, oxygenating the cells and boosting oxygen and nutrient transfer to the skin. Working on motor points will see that the muscles in the face are more relaxed and tension in brow and jawline is softening. There is increased colour in the face and a brightened complexion.
Your first session will involve an overall Traditional Chinese Medicine health assessment to determine any areas of imbalance. Once the treatment begins many needles will be inserted into the face and body, however, these needles are extremely fine and inserted in such a gentle manner that clients find it incredibly relaxing, often falling asleep during the treatment. The treatment will end with a mini facial cupping or gua sha session with high quality facial oil.
This protocol requires 10-15 sessions and treatments should be twice a week for the first three weeks, then weekly treatments for the following sessions. It is important to complete all sessions to achieve the full effect and long-lasting results. While many people notice some results after their first treatment, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture has a cumulative effect with the best improvement usually noticed around the seventh treatment. Maintenance treatments are recommended every 4-6 weeks to maintain best results, with the entire protocol being repeated every 3-5 years.
Cosmetic acupuncture is gentle and safe.
There is no downtime associated with facial acupuncture, which means you can have treatments without having to worry how it may affect your day. We do however recommend being gentle with your body and rest after each session as the effect of acupuncture does still continue to work even after the needles have been taken out.
The most likely effects post-treatment include flushing of the face. This is very normal and related to the increased circulation of blood to the face. Occasionally minor and temporary bruising may occur at the site of needle insertion. This is usually painless and resolves itself after a couple of days.
The needles used in the face are as little as 0.12 of a millimetre – that’s finer than half of your hair strand.
The majority of patients do not feel a thing, however it is not unusual to feel a tiny and very quick prick as the needle is first inserted into your skin. This will disappear in a split second and the rest of the treatment is virtually painless and discomfort-free. Many patients actually comment on how relaxing it is.
Cosmetic Acupuncture Melbourne uses only the best needles in the world. These Japanese-made specialised facial needles have an innovated tip (among many other special features) that push skin molecules apart instead of cutting through them, for a smooth and completely painless insertion.