Facial Aesthetic Cosmetic Acupuncture is an effective, natural procedure achieving a younger, firmer, healthier looking appearance to the skin and face.
This exclusive aesthetic procedure helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles, whilst erasing those signs of tension and ageing improving overall skin tone and quality.
The precise application of small, sterile acupuncture needles throughout the face, ears, and body stimulates the production of Collagen and Elastin, filling out the lines and wrinkles which ultimately results in younger, clearer and smoother looking skin whilst leaving the individual feeling revitalised and refreshed. It is a relatively pain free facial treatment involving the insertion of approximately 100 needles; which can also include non-facial points in the body to stimulate overall health and recovery, hormone balance, digestive health, stress and anxiety.
Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture is also used for enhancing definition to target areas of the face such as: the cheeks, lips and jaw line by creating a plumping effect. The stimulation from the acupuncture needle increases the circulation and collagen production facilitating the muscles, which then become re-trained to hold this appearance.
Cosmetic Acupuncture is the increasingly popular, natural, aesthetic, non-surgical alternative to BOTOX®, in decreasing the signs of ageing by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, promoting a clearer, healthier and smoother appearance to the skin. This exclusive skin care treatment can be used for numerous skin concerns such as acne and breakout scarring, dull, dry, uneven skin tone and pigmentation issues.
Cosmetic acupuncture was featured in the popular ’10 Years Younger’ TV Channel 4 series. Famous celebrities who are reported to have used cosmetic acupuncture include Angelina Jolie, Sean Connery, Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and many more.
- Physically increases blood and circulation to the skin’s surface promoting a visibly brighter, clearer complexion whilst decreasing puffiness
- Improves skin tone and strength through increased production of Elastin promoting a firmer appearance to the skin and face.
- Enhances muscle tone and dermal contraction of the facial muscles to facilitate a smoother, firmer appearance to the skin.
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles through the stimulation of Collagen production
- Aids in hormone rebalance and appearance of acne scarring, dark circles and stress related skin conditions whilst decreasing pore size.
- Facilitates the body’s natural balance restoring mechanism; Homeostasis, achieving overall health and wellbeing.
- The absence of chemicals or toxins avoids nerve death.
- Can be combined with an array of Traditional Acupuncture points to assist with varying other health concerns such as digestion and stress.
- Often used in conjunction with the NADA protocol for Detox.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the practise of an ancient Chinese Medicine which involves strategically placing fine needles into points in channels in the body, known as Meridians, for medicinal, therapeutic and preventative purposes. Traditional Chinese Medicine beliefs are of ‘Qi’ flowing freely through the body in such Meridians, whereby a disturbance of this results in illness.
The Western Medicine approach to Acupuncture is that by stimulating sensory nerves in the skin and muscles, we can facilitate the body in balancing hormones and producing natural pain-relieving properties and chemicals. A course of Acupuncture, as opposed to stand alone treatments are shown to have longer lasting effects.
Following a detailed health assessment by your consultant, the application of small, sterile acupuncture needles throughout the face, ears, neck and body causes microtrauma to the skin. The trauma then stimulates the production of Collagen and Elastin. The insertion of the tiny needles stimulates the body’s natural healing response in the area, which leads to a natural increase in circulation of water and oil, Collagen and Elastin, visibly filling out lines and wrinkles.
The stimulation of the body’s own natural repairing mechanisms increases the circulation to the area, this can give a ‘flushed’ complexion. This occurs during and immediately after the treatment. The increase in circulation gives an improved texture and tone to the skin alongside leaving you feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Further Traditional Acupuncture points are inserted to the rest of the body to address any systemic issues, which may be responsible for premature ageing such as stress and anxiety, poor digestive health, hormone imbalance, reduced hydration and poor sleep, as these stresses and imbalances often manifest themselves in the face. Different areas of the face correlate to specific internal organs, so that the face is a precise diagnostic tool. So, if you have a problem that repeatedly happens in a certain area of your face, it can indicate an internal health problem. The additional points help to promote general health and wellbeing by facilitating the body’s own natural ability to find balance; homeostasis. Further points can also be added for detox and recovery.
Target area needling is the use of only intradermal needles into the desired target areas such as frown lines, Crow’s feet, Jowls and areas of acne or breakout scarring, rather than using the full facial protocol which treats the whole face and body and underlying systemic causes.
Tiny, hair fine intradermal needles are beneficial and used for treating more specific areas such as Crow’s feet, frown lines and mouth lines. There may be an initial sensation upon insertion of the needle, but this is rarely a painful procedure with most people finding it very relaxing. The needles are left in for around 20 minutes followed by a short facial massage to further enhance circulation, with a full treatment usually lasting around 45-60 minutes. It is recommended that you supply your own preferred facial moisturiser to prevent any adverse reactions to products that you would not usually use.
Treatments can be performed as a one-off facial, however for maximum benefit, a course of 6-12 sessions are recommended. Courses take several weeks to administer, allowing the body time to rejuvenate independently and build collagen. Results are gradual rather than dramatic, but most clients see noticeable improvements after just 1 session and significant changes after 3. Throughout the course of treatment repeat stimulation of Colllagen to target areas results in a sustained accumulation over time leaving you with the desired affect. Following a course of treatment, monthly top up treatments can help maintain the desired effect.