Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic Acupuncture Treatments

Cosmetic Acupuncture also known as facial rejuvenation acupuncture, is a popular Traditional Chinese Medicine technique used to slow down signs of ageing while improving overall health and wellbeing. Local treatment with very fine needles is used for a more even, glowing complexion, to soften fine lines and wrinkles, to improve hydration of the skin and increase tone and firmness. However, it is also a constitutional treatment, which means it aims to address your body’s overall health and function, nourishing your skin from the inside out.

Cosmetic Acupuncture is one of the most natural and affordable choices for looking after your skin and staying healthy, without the use of toxic chemicals or other more invasive procedures.
Client receiving acupuncture on her face

It works by:

Targeting motor points in dropped or weakened muscles to give an overall lift and more tightness
Stimulating collagen and elastin production to soften lines, giving the face a firmer feel
Increasing blood circulation to enhance oxygenation to cells in the face, resulting in a healthier complexion
Balancing disharmonies in the body to promote a glow from the inside out

Cosmetic Acupuncture:

dry needling on patient's back

How many sessions will I need?

Every person responds very differently to the treatment and usually the healthier you are, the faster and better your results will be because you are responding more rapidly due to your body functioning at its best and giving you the most optimal response.

It is important to understand that Cosmetic Acupuncture is not a “cure” and it will never eliminate all signs of ageing, but when you start glowing from the inside out people will likely begin to ask you what you have been using on your skin.

Usually you can see an improvement in skin tone and colour after the first 1-2 sessions. However, more substantial and visible results may require about 5-7 treatments. Thereafter maintenance sessions are recommended every 4 to 8 weeks. By keeping this up, the results can last for years.

Are there any side effects or contraindications?

While there are no significant side effects to Cosmetic Acupuncture, occasionally minor bruising can occur. This bruising can be treated with Arnica and usually subsides within 24 hours. There is little downtime and after the session your skin may have some redness and a warm sensation that will disappear in a few hours.
Cosmetic Acupuncture treatments are generally not advisable if you have any of the following:

If you are unsure whether Cosmetic Acupuncture would be beneficial for you, we invite you to contact us as Julia will be more than happy to discuss your individual circumstances.

Gemma Wang, our Cosmetic Acupuncturist, is committed to using only the finest quality facial acupuncture needles for your face, which along with a very gentle needling technique, minimises discomfort during the treatment while achieving optimum treatment results. Cosmetic Acupuncture treatments are health fund claimable.

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A 1996 report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture stated that, with one course of treatments, 90% of the 300 individuals in the trial had a noticeable effect, including levelling of wrinkles, elasticity of facial muscles, a more delicate skin and a healthy, glowing complexion. An overall rejuvenation and sense of wellbeing was also reported.

dry needling on patient's hand