Katie Musicco - RAc, Dr TCM

Cosmetic Acupuncture

A Timeless Treatment For Radiant Skin

"Receiving cosmetic acupuncture from Katie Musicco was a gift not only for my skin but my whole nervous system. I would highly recommend this treatment and Katie’s nourishing care."

Jackie Roux

Would You Like To See Visible Results Without The Need For Cosmetic Procedures?

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.

What is Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture?

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.

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Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic Acupuncture is a powerful and non-invasive treatment that will bring back the glow you thought you’d lost.

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Hi, I'm Katie Musicco

Registered Acupuncturist, Dr TCM and Cosmetic Acupuncture & Skin Care Expert

I'm passionate about helping you achieve healthy and glowing skin naturally at any age.

What People are saying

I have made acupuncture and facial acupuncture with Katie a regular part of my self care routine and it’s made such a positive impact on my skin and overall health and well-being

Amy P

Katie is a wonderful and experienced practitioner. Each appointment is tailored to my needs at the time, including fertility, pregnancy and postpartum. I leave each session feeling uplifted and relaxed. I feel so lucky to be one of her patients!

Blythe G

Katie is the absolute best! Thanks to her knowledge and expertise I was able to regain my cycle after coming off hormonal birth control, deal with high cortisol levels, and help prepare my body for pregnancy.

Jenna P

Cosmetic acupuncture questions. Answered.

also known as Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, is a powerful and non-invasive treatment for glowing skin.

What is Cosmetic Acupuncture?

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.

Does Cosmetic Acupuncture Really Work?

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.

What are the Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture?
  •  Improves muscle and skin tone
  •  Increases collagen production
  •  Reduces or eliminates fine lines and wrinkles
  •  Diminishes eye puffiness, dark circles under the eyes, drooping eyelids & crows feet
  •  Stimulates circulation to the face and rebalances moisture of the skin
  •  Reduces sagging skin, jowls and double chins
  •  Regulates the pores
  •  Brings out your natural radiant glow & greatly enhances facial colour and overall complexion
  •  Treats hormonal skin conditions such as acne
  •  Excellent for rosacea
  • Treats the skin by rebalancing the body from within to promote overall health & well-being, reduce stress and improve many other health ailments such as digestive disorders, insomnia, hormonal imbalances, low energy and much more
How Often Should I get Cosmetic Acupuncture For Best Results?

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.

How Quickly Will I See Results?

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.

What Can I Expect From My Treatments?

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.

How Many Treatments Are Necessary?

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.

Are There Any Side-Effects or downtime involved with Cosmetic Acupuncture??

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.

Can I have Cosmetic Acupuncture if I have had Botox?
Facial Acupuncture can still be performed in areas that have Botox by avoiding the muscle layer and working on a more superficial skin layer. Cosmetic acupuncture can still target other areas of the face that are free from Botox for eg: Some of our patients have Botox around their eyes, and still have Cosmetic Acupuncture in the forehead and around the mouth.
Does Cosmetic Acupuncture hurt?
No, Cosmetic Acupuncture does not hurt.


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.

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