Cosmetic Acupuncture is also known as ‘Facial Enhancement Acupuncture’ or ‘Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture’, and is a painless, non-surgical method of reducing the signs of the ageing process naturally. It has recently been seen on channel 4’s ’10 years younger’ and ‘how not to get old’ featuring Louise Redknapp.
What is Facial Enhancement Acupuncture?
Facial Enhancement Acupuncture treatment is based on the principles of Oriental Medicine and involves the insertion of hair-thin sterile needles into particular Acupuncture points of the body and face, which balance the body’s energy (QI), boosts circulation, helps the lymphatic system drain away toxins and stimulates the production of new collagen. The treatment also effects the energy balance of the whole body, increasing feelings of general well-being and improving general health. The treatment also includes a Jade Roller Massage and Facial Acupressure to invigorate the skin at the end of the session.
Who would benefit from Facial Enhancement Acupuncture?
Anyone concerned with looking and feeling young and slowing down the ageing process. After a course of treatment you may notice any of the following:
- More radiant skin
- Disappearance of fine lines
- Smoothing of deep lines
- Fading of age spots
- Reduction of frown lines
- Tightening of the facial muscles
- Firming of the skin
- Brightening of the eyes
What is the course of treatment?
The effects become more noticeable and lasting after about 3-5 sessions. Each person responds differently, depending on his or her condition and lifestyle prior to treatment. Following an initial course of treatment, maintenance sessions can prolong the results.
Does it really make a difference?
The effectiveness of Acupuncture is due to its direct effect of the body’s energy system – balancing, removing blockages or adding energy when necessary. The fine needles used in Facial Enhancement Acupuncture create a ‘micro-trauma’ on the skins surface, prompting increased blood flow and nutrients to the area, kick starting the skin’s rejuvenation process.
A report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated with Facial Acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment. The effects included: improvement of the elasticity of facial muscles, levelling of wrinkles, a ruddier complexion, and overall rejuvenation – not confined to the face.
Are there any contraindications?
Facial Enhancement Acupuncture is contraindicated for heart disorders, diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, individuals who have a pacemaker or who have a problem with bleeding or bruising, or who currently suffer from migraine headaches (although Acupuncture is generally very useful in the treatment of headaches or migraines). Facial Enhancement Acupuncture should not be done during pregnancy, during a bout with a cold or flu or during a herpes outbreak.