Cosmetic Acupuncture

Dissolve_D2115_127_358_2500pxCosmetic acupuncture is also known as facial rejuvenation is a natural, gentle and natural practice. The treatment can be used to soften lines and wrinkles, increase the blood circulation to the face and skin to stimulate healthy skin and  improve skin brightness, hydration and  evenness of skin quality as well as increase facial firmness,  and skin elasticity.

Cosmetic acupuncture treatment is Chinese Medicine treatment that also incorporates body acupuncture points that support the facial acupuncture treatment by addressing  internal imbalances by helping to restore balance, and improve overall health and wellness.

 Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture 

  • Softens fine lines and wrinkles
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Improves facial colour and facial hydration
  • Increases blood and lymphatic circulation
  • Improves facial muscles tone
  • Helps lift and plump skin
  • Reduces tight facial muscles

 Common indication 

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Sagging and drooping skin
  • Dull or dry skin
  • Dark or puffy eyes
  • Pigmentation and dark spots
  • Tension in the face
  • Scarring
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Acne

How does it work?

Acupuncture increases booth blood and energy (Qi) and helps carrying nutrients to the skin cells. The insertion of thin sterile needles into face encourages the stimulation of fibroblasts (a cell crucial to skin repair as it increases extracellular matrix and collagen) that increases the production of collagen and elastin (the basic building blocks of the skin). Facial muscle points are also used also to stimulate facial muscles to improve muscle tone in cases of sagging or drooping, or relax and loosen tight facial muscles.

Where did it comes from?

This may seem like a new treatment but in fact facial acupuncture is a part of Chinese Medicine that dates back 5,000 years. Facial acupuncture treatments have been documented and supported by 5,000 years of Chinese Medical texts.

What is done?

Very high quality  and very thin sterile needles specifically made for the use of facial acupuncture are inserted to specific acupuncture points on the face and neck to target areas of face that wish to be addressed. Needling into skin promotes blood and energy flow, collagen and elastin production and muscle tone.   

Why see a cosmetic acupuncturist?

Acupuncturists in Australia have a high level of training and thus offer a level or skill and care. Chinese Medicine Practitioners in Australia are required to complete a minimum of 4 year bachelor degree before they can begin to practice. Cosmetic acupuncture  is includes in undergraduate  training,  however Amy has also completed additional post graduate training.

Chinese medicine practitioners are registered health professionals in Australia and registered under Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority (AHPRA) and they are also classed as Allied health.