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What is cosmetic acupuncture?
Cosmetic acupuncture is a form of facial rejuvenation. The technique involves needling the face to encourage circulation and stimulation of the Qi (energy) and Xue (blood).
Chinese medicine perceives that a persons spirit or Shen resides in their heart. In addition, the heart energy manifests in the complexion. The Shen is the home of a persons emotional, mental and spiritual state. The face is therefore a reflection of the spirit and therefore the emotions.
The appearance of a patients face is a story of their past and present. For instance the pattern of lines, the texture and tone of the skin are all telling. Facial acupuncture not only treats the face it also treats the underlying disharmony of the body
Read Shura’s facial reading article in nature and health magazine for more information.
What can I expect from cosmetic acupuncture?
The first step of a cosmetic acupuncture session is discovering your individual skin concerns. Goals of your treatment are to improve the brightness of your skin as well as provide a glowing and even complexion. Acupuncture points are chosen to strengthen the facial muscles for a lifting appearance. Other points are selected to soften wrinkles and lines. Cosmetic acupuncture is applied to wrinkles and lines to improve their appearance and plump the volume of the skin to create firmness.
A treatment releases tension from the face and the whole body. There is a sense of relaxation.
What happens in a treatment?
Firstly body acupuncture is applied. Next a facial oil is applied and the face is massaged using a combination of quartz and jade crystals on acupressure points. This technique encourages blood to circulate near the surface of the skin. The session concludes with topical application of appropriate serums applied with a jade roller to astringe the pores and cool the skin. Chinese medicinal herbs may also be included depending on your skin needs. The highest quality of acupuncture needles available are used in this cosmetic acupuncture treatment. The needles used are specifically manufactured for cosmetic acupuncture. Created from the highest quality using surgical stainless steel in very fine gauges of 0.12mm.
Are there any contraindications?
A three month wait applies to areas where cosmetic injectables have been used. Acupuncture can however be used on other areas of the face during this time.
How much does it cost?
- Initial cosmetic consultation and treatment 75 minutes $150.
- Follow up treatment 60 minutes $130.
- Express treatment 45minutes $110. (Available for patients on an existing treatment plan).
Acupuncture is claimable using private health insurance. Check with your provider for your level of acupuncture cover.
Cosmetic acupuncture is a frequent feature in beauty publications around the world due to it’s many benefits