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Cosmetic acupuncture Torquay Surfcoast with Shura Ford.
Cosmetic acupuncture is a form of facial rejuvenation. This treatment uses acupuncture and Chinese medicine principles to enhance the vibrancy of the face. Needling the face encourages the flow of Qi and Xue to the face and promotes their circulation. Chinese medicine philosophy states that a persons spirit or Shen resides in their heart and that the heart manifests in the complexion. The Shen is the home of a persons emotional, mental and spiritual state in Chinese medicine. If the heart and Shen are strong there will be a rosy and lustrous complexion.
What can I expect?
The first step of a cosmetic acupuncture session is to arrange a consultation to discover your individual skin concerns. This will include a discussion about treatment expectations. The goals of treatment are to improve the brightness of the skin and provide a glowing and more even complexion. Cosmetic acupuncture will be applied to any wrinkles or lines to improve their appearance as well as plump the volume of the skin to create firmness.
What happens in a treatment?
To improve the cosmetic appearance of the skin it is not only the face that should be needled. Treatment will comprise body and facial acupuncture, facial gua sha and facial massage as well as the topical application of serums and Chinese medicinal herbs. Shura uses the highest quality of acupuncture needles available for her cosmetic acupuncture treatments. Made from the highest quality of surgical stainless steel in very fine gauges of 0.12mm. These needles are specifically manufactured for cosmetic acupuncture.
How much does it cost?
An initial cosmetic consultation and treatment is for 90 minutes duration. This initial session is $180. Follow up sessions are for 75 minutes at $130. Express cosmetic sessions (for continuing patients) are for 45 minutes duration and are $110. You can claim for cosmetic acupuncture on private health insurance. Please check with your provider for your level of acupuncture cover.