Facial Enhancement Acupuncture
Cosmetic acupuncture is a gentle treatment that leaves your skin looking fresh and rejuvenated.
What is Facial Enhancement Acupuncture?
Cosmetic acupuncture is a gentle treatment that leaves your skin looking fresh and rejuvenated. Every treatment is individual, specifically focusing on your needs, whether that be reducing the appearance of wrinkles, improving your complexion or reducing puffiness.
The insertion of very fine small needles stimulate the muscles and skin, this helps to improve muscle tone, skin contraction and circulation, this in turn stimulates collagen production, nourishes and oxygenates the skin and can also help to firm the underlying muscles.
Importantly this treatment is entirely natural and is working with the body’s own natural healing abilities
What Can I Expect?
Improvements can be evident after the first treatment, although significant improvements are usually clearer after a course of treatments. Many people initially notice that their skin looks refreshed with a more even skin tone and a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, however, as the treatments progress there can be a significant reduction in deeper wrinkles. Many customers have not only notice an improvement in the appearance of their skin but also report a general feeling of well-being after their treatment!
Because this treatment does not involve the use of Botox or surgery the results are more subtle and natural, leaving you with a fresh faced appearance rather than that of a dramatic effect.
How Many Will I Need?
The number of treatments you require will depend ultimately on the initial condition of your skin and the results you wish to achieve, however, it is completely up to you how many treatment you would like to book, you may decide you would like a few treatments during the build up to a special occasion or you may embark upon regular treatments throughout the year, the choice is yours.
As acupuncture works by stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities, once optimal results are achieved most people do benefit from occasional top up treatments.
What Happens During Treatments?
Your first visit involves an initial consultation, detailing your medical history and will also include a full facial assessment, this allows your acupuncturist to plan an individual treatment plan to meet your specific needs.
Firstly fine needles are inserted into points on the feet and hands, these points are known as constitutional points, they are carefully chosen to address other areas which may also improve your general health and well-being, whether that be improving your digestion, reducing anxiety or improving the quality of your sleep. The second stage of your treatment involves placing intradermal needles into specific areas of your face, some of these needles are so small they need to be applied with tweezers and consequently there is minimal discomfort.
The needles are left in place for approximately 25 minutes while you can switch off and relax to soothing music in one of our tranquil treatment rooms. The needles are then removed and the treatment is completed with a soothing facial massage using specially selected essential oils specifically chosen to suit your skin care needs.
Improvements Can Include
- Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
- Improved colour and texture of skin
- Helps to reduce the appearance of puffiness and circles around the eyes
- Helps in the treatment of acne, rosacea and scarring
- Achieve glowing radiant looking skin
- Skin feels revitalised and rejuvenated
- Promotes a general feeling of well-being and relaxation
As well as improving the appearance of your skin, the acupuncture treatment you receive may impact on your general health, you may experience a reduction of aches and pains, improved quality of sleep, improved digestion and a decrease in levels of anxiety and stress.
“The aim of facial enhancement acupuncture is not only to revitalise you from the outside but to balance the inside too – leading to greater wellbeing and vibrant skin rejuvenation.” – Paul Adkins FEA Founder
Please note: Facial cosmetic acupuncture is priced higher than traditional acupuncture, this is due to the treatment time being longer and a lot more needles of various types are used. As well as receiving the wonderful facial enhancement treatment your Acupuncturist will also include some constitutional points, this means the inclusion of up to 6 acupuncture points specifically chosen to address your health care needs, whether that be to reduce stress, anxiety, promote a good night sleep, aid digestion or reduce pain.
There are not usually any side effects although some people may occasionally experience a small bruise. It is common to feel very relaxed following a treatment and it is recommended that you take a short break to recover before driving or returning to work.