The Chinese developed facial rejuvenation using acupuncture over many years to combat the signs of ageing. It was being used as early as the Sung Dynasty (960AD-1070AD) when the Empress and Emperor’s concubines received cosmetic acupuncture to help maintain their youthful appearance.
What is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?
Facial rejuvenation acupuncture is a popular and safe approach to looking and feeling good. It is a highly effective natural alternative to botox, surgery and microdermabrasion. It is not a facelift or replacement to surgery and has no negative side effects. It is safe, not as costly, virtually painless, it has no side effects, there is no risk of disfigurement, there is no trauma or any period of recovery. Minor bleeding and localised bruising may occasionally after the needles have been removed. This is short-term and does not indicate a negative reaction to the procedure.
When combined with constitutional treatment which treats the underlying causes of the individual’s ageing process, it has a more profound effect than simply improving one’s appearance, thus helping you to look the very best you can.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture – What does it involve?
A full medical history is taken at the initial consultation and a Chinese medical diagnosis completed. We will then discuss what areas of the face you wish to focus on. Facial points are used in addition to minimal points on the body. If there are any underlying imbalances within the body it may be advised to have a constitutional treatment before the facial acupuncture commences.
This is a more holistic approach and the effects are more profound than simply improving one’s appearance. In addition to the insertion of very fine needles the following techniques may also be applied;
- Derma roller – improves circulation, stimulates collagen production
- Guasha – helps bring the blood to the surface of the face and stimulates blood circulation
- Tiger warmer – warms acupuncture points and is very relaxing
- Jade roller – this has a soothing effect, improves circulation and increases oxygen supply to the face.
- Facial massage – this has a number of effects including relieves muscle tension, improves circulation.
What are the benefits:
- Help to eliminate fine lines and diminish larger wrinkles
- Increases local blood and lymph circulation
- Tightens pores and brightens eyes
- Releases ‘mask of tension’ caused by stress held in the facial muscles
- Help reduce dark shadows, puffiness and sagging tendencies
- Improves collagen production and muscle tone
- Help reduce double chin and lifts drooping eyelids
- Improves facial colour
- Clear toxins to prevent acne eruptions
- How many facial acupuncture treatments required?
A Facial rejuvenation programme of 10 sessions is recommended on a weekly basis, preferably twice a week. Each person responds differently, depending on his or her constitution and lifestyle, but usually, the effects become most noticeable following the 7th session. Following the initial course of treatment, monthly maintenance sessions can be provided to prolong your results. Each session lasts approximately 1 hour.
Are there any contraindications?
- Severe high blood pressure
- Pituitary disorders
- Bleeding or bruising disorders
- Frequent severe migraines
- Colds or flu
- Acute illness
- Acute allergic reactions
- Hangover or intoxication
Can I still have facial acupuncture following;
- Botox – it is still possible providing the effects of the botox are gone.
- Laser resurfacing – it is safe after 3 weeks as it takes this amount of time to recover.
- Oxipeels – it is safe after 3 weeks.
Facial rejuvenation Fees
Initial Consultation: £60 for 90 minutes
Follow-ups: £50 for 75 minutes approximately
Please note: Cash or Cheque only