Our face is an indicator of the internal health of our bodies. With the help of acupuncture, the body is brought to balance. Besides the body acupuncture points, very fine needles or depending on the examination of the skin, facial cupping or guasha (firm massage tool) is used on the face muscles and acupressure points to bring vitality to the face.
What can you expect as a result of the Cosmetic Acupuncture treatment?
Improves circulation and lymphatic drainage
Encourage collagen growth
Benefits muscle tone, makes the muscles and the overall structure firmer
Reduction of eye bags, facial puffiness
Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Gives the face a radiant glow, like after a very good night's sleep
Enhances vitality, energy levels and reduces stress
Who is it for?
The best candidates for cosmetic acupuncture are people who are looking for a natural, alternative way to reduce the signs of aging and improve their inner vitality for a more relaxed, healthy appearance to their face. Different methods are emphasized and specific points stimulated according to how an individual is aging.
What is the treatment like?
A personal assessment will be made regarding your personal health and constitution. Body acupuncture needles are inserted and according to the analysis of the face, hair-thin needles and/or facial cupping, guasha is used on the face. The facial needles are Japanese needles that are coated in a special silicone for painless and smooth insertion. They also have a innovated tip that pushes skin molecules apart without cutting or breaking the skin.
How long does it take?
The treatment takes around 1 hour.
What are the possible side effects?
Cosmetic acupuncture is a completely safe procedure. In case needles are used on the face, bruising or spot bleeding may occur therefore the procedure is not advised 1-2 days prior to a big event.
How many treatments will I need?
Starting from the first treatment, you will see a firmer and more lifted appearance with each session. However, in order to achieve the optimal results, a total of 10-12 treatments are needed. 2 sessions per week for the first 6 treatments (i.e. 3 weeks) and after that, weekly treatments are advised. After the course is completed, maintenance treatment every 6 or 8 weeks is optimal.
What are the contraindications?
Cosmetic Acupuncture is contraindicated for people with high blood pressure, heart disorders, diabetes mellitus, migraine or people with a pacemaker or who have a problem with bleeding or bruising. It should not be performed during pregnancy. For all these mentioned conditions, body acupuncture is proven to be quite helpful so please contact accordingly.