How It Works: Cosmetic Acupuncture


If you’re wondering, “what is cosmetic acupuncture and how does it work?”, you’re probably not alone.

Many of our patients come to our clinic curious and excited about their pending treatment, but often have many questions. Does cosmetic facial acupuncture work? And how? What is facial acupuncture good for? Is facial acupuncture better than botox? The list goes on.

As a part of our promise to provide high-quality, personalised care, we take the time to truly listen and provide in-depth, easy to understand responses to each of your questions.

To help you understand how cosmetic acupuncture works, we have developed a Three-Phase Treatment System with a step-by-step process to help you understand how we renew and rejuvenate the youth and vitality of your skin.

The Acupuncture Room’s Three Phase Treatment System for Cosmetic Acupuncture:

1. The Balance Phase

In the first phase, traditional acupuncture points are treated along the rest of the body.

This phase of treatment sets us aside from many other forms of cosmetic treatment out there. Rather than focusing treatment solely on the face, we go that one step further and ask ourselves, “why is this happening, what’s the cause?”

In Chinese medicine, we call this the Root and Branch Principle. When put simply, if the root is not treated, the branches will continue to grow. In the case of your face, if an underlying imbalance in the body is not addressed, then it doesn’t matter how much cosmetic treatment you have, the signs will continue to come back.

For long-lasting, effective treatments, we use traditional acupuncture on the body to balance your energy meridians so they can continue to nourish the face. Your practitioner will first diagnose you with a TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) diagnosis to start correcting the imbalance occurring.

2. The Motor Phase

The second and third phases of treatment both target concerns on the face. The motor phase works at a more deeper level, with the cosmetic phase focusing superficially.

In the second phase, motor points are treated on the face. Motor points are special areas in the muscle where messages are sent from the muscle to the brain.

Facial muscles can be sagging and weak, or really tight. Treating the motor point can instruct the muscle to loosen or tell it to tighten. This is how we aim to give your face a lifted and toned look, or a softer appearance.

3. The Cosmetic Phase

In the third phase, we are targeting a special layer of the skin called the dermis. The dermis is where collagen and elastin are found. When these two proteins decrease, wrinkles, sagging and drooping occur.

The cosmetic phase boosts collagen and elastin production, giving your skin support and elasticity with an overall firmed, tightened appearance.

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Have you got questions about how cosmetic acupuncture works? Speak to one of our qualified professionals today by calling (‭02) 9659 6099‬ or emailing