Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture

What cosmetic facial acupuncture?

Cosmetic facial acupuncture is a drug-free treatment that uses special needles to reduce the appearance of ageing skin.

By stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, it can be used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, increase firmness, lift drooping and reduce scarring. 

Unlike other cosmetic treatments which inject toxins into the body, cosmetic facial acupuncture does not. It triggers the body in a way that forces it to grow its own collagen and lift its own muscles up. 

Our needles are much smaller than injectable needles, meaning there’s much less of a pinch with treatment. 

Cosmetic acupuncture is also known as facial acupuncture. The treatment is completely drug free and creates natural looking results. 

It’s highly recommended for combatting lines and wrinkles, drooping, acne, pigmentation and more. For people with healthy skin, cosmetic facial acupuncture can also be enjoyed too.

Our practitioners are fully trained and qualified, providing you with safe and successful treatments.

Cosmetic facial acupuncture (classified as Acupuncture) is recognised by most health funds. Please check with your insurer before making a booking. Our clinic has HICAPS available for payment and claims processing.

You can book your appointment by phone or online. 

Cosmetic facial acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Cosmetic facial acupuncture uses the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to address signs of aging.  According to TCM, aging conditions such as wrinkles, skin discoloration, or loss of muscle tone begins from a constitutional imbalance and fundamental weakness of Qi (pronounced ‘chee’). Qi is the energy that circulates throughout the body within a series of pathways to different organs. This body’s natural energy flow is what provides nourishment, support, and vitality to every cell, tissue, muscle, and organ.

As we get older, there are a number of factors that contribute to wrinkles, sagging skin and other signs of aging. By inserting acupuncture needles into specific sites along the pathways of the face and the body, Qi can be manipulated to both improve and prevent aging conditions.

An added benefit to cosmetic facial acupuncture is that changes are not limited to just the face. Since energy pathways travel from head to toe, manipulating Qi in the face affects the body and stimulating points elsewhere in the body addresses the face. When applying the techniques of TCM, a cosmetic facial acupuncture treatment improves facial appearance and addresses underlying body imbalances that may contribute to the aging process.

By strengthening and stimulating the body’s energy circulation, especially those of the face, cosmetic facial acupuncture can tighten pores and improve muscle tone, while enhancing and increasing the elasticity of the skin. Through a series of treatments, we aim to leave our patients looking and feeling more energetic, vibrant, and healthy. The treatment is extremely relaxing and revitalizing.

How to prepare for a cosmetic facial acupuncture session?

Wash your face before your appointment. Do not wear make-up or moisturiser. Plan to wear or at least bring loose comfortable clothing with you. Visit the bathroom so you don’t have to go mid treatment. Think about other areas of your health that are imbalanced, and discuss with your practitioner. Often these underlying deficiencies impact the face, and your practitioner can help.  

At the cosmetic facial acupuncture appointment

Your practitioner will go through a detailed consultation with you. This is your opportunity to discuss your desired cosmetic outcomes, as well as your health history- facial or otherwise. What you might think isn’t related, could be related from a Chinese Medicine perspective, so please share, because we could help more than you realise. We believe that a nourished body feeds the face, so we aim to treat you as a whole.

Your treatment begins with a warm facial towel and a few body acupuncture points to balance you. This is followed by cosmetic facial acupuncture directly targeting your cosmetic concerns. We combine the cosmetic facial acupuncture with LED Light Therapy for the best results. We finish with a lifting gua sha treatment, cooling jade rolling and a facial acupressure massage.

Please note: this is a standardised treatment, and may not be appropriate for your specific concern. Please call us if you would like more information regarding your treatment prior to your consultation.

LED light therapy and cosmetic facial acupuncture

When applied to the face, LED light therapy has the potential to enhance skin cell micro-circulation, improve lymphatic drainage, stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and delay the signs of aging. Additionally, it is relaxing, rejuvenating, and requires no post-treatment downtime.

The LED light therapy machine enhance the effects of the cosmetic facial acupuncture treatment.

Read more about LED Light Therapy

After your cosmetic facial acupuncture

There is no down time required after having this treatment. You can put your makeup back on and continue your day as normal.

Benefits of cosmetic facial acupuncture and what it may treat

This nonsurgical facelift is specifically designed to improve facial appearance by reducing fine lines and wrinkles, toning sagging face muscles, and rejuvenating dull, lifeless, or aging skin. Visible results can be seen after the first treatment. Dramatic and long-lasting changes generally occur with a series of sessions. The benefits of cosmetic facial acupuncture are:

  • Improves muscle tone and integrity
  • Reduces facial fine lines and wrinkles
  • Stimulates circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Clears acne and blemishes
  • Reduces appearance of types of scarring
  • Evens pigmentation and spots
  • Improves body health and vitality
  • Creates physical and emotional wellness

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If you would like to talk to a qualified practitioner about facial cosmetic acupuncture, please call (‭02) 9659 6099‬ or send us an email at enquiries@theacupunctureroom.com.au.