Cosmetic and facial Acupuncture aims to enhance the body’s overall health and ability to detoxify by stimulating the liver, kidneys, and spleen’s increased blood and lymph circulation. Improving circulation to the face enhances muscle tone, encourages tightening pores, and brightens the eyes. Often dramatically reducing stress and anxiety evident in the face, bringing out the beauty within. Acupuncture helps to tonifying nerves, increase blood flow, and stimulate the local production of collagen and elastin, which helps smooth out wrinkles, firm the skin and improve the complexion. The positive effects of Cosmetic Acupuncture can be profound and long-lasting. International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that out of 300 test subjects, over 90% showed significant improvements after one course of Cosmetic Acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture is very holistic; conventional cosmetic therapies do little or nothing to enhance the patient’s underlying health condition.
During the first Cosmetic Acupuncture treatment, the Medical history is taken. A detailed assessment and any underlying health problems are explored. The Acupuncturist will discuss your concerns and areas of the face you would like to improve. During treatment, very fine, disposable Acupuncture needles are placed at strategic points around the head, face and body. Once the Acupuncture needles are removed, we may apply other Cosmetic Acupuncture techniques to stimulate circulation and bring blood flow to the face. A course of approximately 4 to 6 treatments is recommended. However, most patients notice a difference after one or two treatments. The effects become most noticeable and lasting after six treatments. Everybody responds slightly differently, depending on their skin condition, overall health and lifestyle before treatment. Following the initial course of treatment, maintenance treatments of once a month can prolong the results for five to ten years.
The problem with most conventional cosmetic therapies is that they do little or nothing to enhance the patients underlying health condition. It’s primarily because Cosmetic Acupuncture fully embraces the principle that ‘inner health creates outer beauty’ that it works so well, and the results last longer. We could compare Cosmetic Acupuncture treatment to a gardener tending a plant’s soil to produce a vibrant, healthy flower, rather than superficially trying to polish each petal.
It is recommended that a short course of six to eight treatments be undertaken to see great results. Cosmetic Acupuncture can be done once or twice weekly and once you have achieved the required results, you may need the odd top-up Cosmetic treatment to keep looking great. How often you would like to return is up to you. Facial Acupuncture will never replace a surgical facelift. Still, for those who don’t want or fear surgery yet would love some help, Cosmetic Acupuncture may be the answer to your problems and delivers results you can see with no side effects.