Facial rejuvenation to restore, refresh and revitalise
Cosmetic Acupuncture (or facial rejuvenation acupuncture) is a natural, holistic, and comprehensive skin rejuvenation treatment designed to restore, refresh and revitalise. The term “cosmetic” is used simply because an aesthetic outcome is expected. The treatments will improve the production of collagen and elastin which help fill out the lines and give firmness to the skin for a healthy, glowing complexion which results in facial rejuvenation. However, the focus is to balance and improve your overall health and vitality. If we aren’t healthy, it is difficult to keep our face and skin vibrant and glowing.
Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that one’s external appearance is both a symptom of, as well as a reflection of, one’s internal physical and emotional health. Furthermore, as we mature and experience the stresses of our daily lives, the blood and energy circulation of the skin and underlying facial muscles slowly begins to decrease, resulting in a loss of elasticity, moisture and nourishment.
The treatment involves the application of ultra thin needles to specific points of the face, head and body. This process strengthens the skin’s fibres, relaxes the facial muscles, and increases the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the skin.
A radiant complexion is a reflection of a balanced and healthy internal state and therefore the treatment will include acupuncture points other than those on the face to help re-establish an optimal internal blood flow. After the treatment, clients often report having brighter eyes, feeling happier and more balanced.
The effects of Cosmetic Acupuncture vary according to the prior condition and lifestyle of the patient. Although one cannot promise or guarantee results, Cosmetic acupuncture may erase several years from the face, with some results as apparent as early as the first few treatments. For best results, I recommended a minimum course of 10 to 12 weekly treatments. Optimally, it is better to have more treatments scheduled closer together initially. How this is scheduled depends on the patient’s availability. The effects of acupuncture are however cumulative and hence the results continue to progress throughout the course of treatments.
A study published in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture in 1996, showed that of 300 people who received facial acupuncture, 90% demonstrated marked results after the first treatment.
- increases local blood and lymph circulation
- eases edema and puffiness
- reduces sagging tendencies
- eliminates fine lines and reduces deeper wrinkles
- treats hyperpigmentation, sun-damaged skin and scars
- can improve collagen production and muscle tone
- improves facial colour and radiance
- reduces stress and supports self esteem
- treats face syndromes such as Bell's palsy, TMJ and aids stroke patients
- whole body revitalisation
Preparing for Cosmetic Acupuncture treatments
Do not wear make-up to the treatment sessions. Your skin should be clean. Avoid saunas, hot tub, or hot showers for one hour before the treatments.
Do not wear sunscreen before the treatments, but do wear it after the treatments.
- pregnant women
- women trying to fall pregnant
- migraine sufferers
- people with high blood pressure
- botox or similar in the last 4 months
- people with bruising or bleeding disorders
- people with an active cold
- people with an active allergy or an acute herpes outbreak