Cosmetic acupuncture or facial rejuvenation acupuncture involves 10 weekly treatments and the effects can last between 3 and 6 months with lifestyle changes.
Acupuncture for facial rejuvenation is part of traditional Chinese medicine employing techniques that have been practiced for thousands of years in China including acupuncture, herbal medicine creams, acupressure massage, cupping and moxibustion.
The treatment is aimed at increasing the flow of Qi and blood to the face as well as the body’s internal organs, relaxing facial muscles, and increasing collagen in the layers of the skin to make the skin look firmer with improved muscle tone and tighter pores. Cosmetic acupuncture also induces relaxation.
Cosmetic acupuncture uses Chinese facial diagnosis, with different lines, blemishes and sagging being thought to indicate disharmony in particular organs.
The cosmetic acupuncture treatment involves inserting very fine, single use needles into the face and body. The needles are removed after about 25 minutes.
The face is massaged and needled to treat the external signs of the internal imbalance. The body is also needled to treat the internal organs and to restore balance to the body.
The treatment is unique to the individual receiving the cosmetic acupuncture, depending on signs such as sagging skin, lack-lustre skin, wrinkles, lines, acne scarring ...
Chinese herbal medicine may be used in conjunction with the cosmetic acupuncture.
Some dermatological conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, acne and dermatitis, may require body acupuncture and herbal treatment to help clear up the skin condition before cosmetic acupuncture treatment.
Is cosmetic acupuncture suitable for everyone?
People with certain conditions and on some medications are unsuited to cosmetic acupuncture.
If you are planning to use cosmetic acupuncture, it is important that you consult your doctor if you have any of the following:
- Blood clotting conditions
- Blood thinning medications
- A metal allergy
- A cancer diagnosis
- Reduced immunity
Cosmetic acupuncture in Mosman
Experienced acupuncturist, Victor Fenech, offers cosmetic acupuncture treatment at Well Balanced Healthcare in Mosman on Sydney's Lower North Shore. Contact Victor to discuss whether cosmetic acupuncture is suitable for you or book an appointment online today.