What is Cosmetic Acupuncture?
Cosmetic Acupuncture is a painless, non-surgical and safe acupuncture technique used to enhance facial appearance.
What does it involve?
Very fine, single use acupuncture needles are inserted at individually selected acupuncture points on the face to stimulate the flow of Qi (energy) and improve blood circulation. This is believed to brings nutrients to the skin and muscles and removes metabolic toxins. Some other acupuncture points on the body may also be selected for their effect on general health and well-being.
Once the needles are inserted, a very pleasant warm tingling sensation may be experienced. This is a sign that the treatment is having an effect. You will then be left to relax while the treatment works. In addition to cosmetic Acupuncture, electroacupuncture, acupressure massage and dietary advice may be used to supplement the treatment.
What are the effects of the treatment?
Cosmetic Acupuncture a holistic treatment, which aims to restore well being of the body.
As a result of the treatment, you may also notice other health benefits such as a reduction in stress levels, less muscle tension, fewer headaches, better appetite, improved digestion and weight regulation, more energy, better sleep and a brighter outlook on life.
Is the treatment safe?
Acupuncture treatment is very safe. Unlike other cosmetic treatments, it has no long-term irreversible side-effects such as scarring, swelling, paralysis of the face or drooping eyelids.
Very rarely the point at which the acupuncture needle is inserted may slightly bruise. Any bruising should disappear after a few days. Some patients may also feel slightly sleepy after the treatment.
How soon will the results be noticeable?
You should plan to have a course of treatment consisting of 10 to 15 treatment sessions. For the best results treatment needs to be given initially on a twice weekly basis and then on a once weekly basis. Results should be noticeable after just a few treatments.