Creating beautiful skin means not only softening lines, but creating an inner glow that people notice. Cosmetic Acupuncture uses a holistic approach to achieve a fresher, glowing complexion without using harsh soaps, chemicals or medical intervention.
Super-fine, sterile needles are inserted into the face to activate or release muscles as required; this also boosts circulation of blood and lymphatic fluid, plumping up the skin and smoothing its appearance. A cosmetic acupuncture session also includes facial gua sha (massage) to further stimulate circulation and create “micro trauma”; this micro trauma can prompt fibroblasts in the skin to produce more collagen, which has the effect of filling out skin and smoothing out lines.
Great skin starts from within, so your practitioner will also enquire and treat all areas of your health to achieve the best result. And may use not only acupuncture but herbal medicine, dietary and lifestyle adjustments.
Cosmetic Acupuncture can address:
- Puffy skin
- Fine lines & wrinkles
- Some discolourations, or uneven skin tone
- Dull or dry skin
- Acne and pimples – particularly if acupuncture is combined with herbs and dietary therapy.
Best results are achieved with a block of 10 weekly sessions. This 10-week block can be repeated after a short break if there are other areas that the individual would like to work on.
CONTRAINDICATIONS: Cosmetic Acupuncture is contraindicated in pregnancy, when the body’s energy is directed towards building new life. It is also contraindicated when the immune system is busy fighting a cold or manifesting an allergic reaction.
It is also recommended that migraine patients be migraine-free for a minimum of 3 months before commencing cosmetic acupuncture treatment.