Cosmetic acupuncture is an effective, non-surgical treatment to reduce the signs of aging. It is not new. It has been used in China for over two thousand years. Tiny, sterile, needles are inserted along meridian lines and acupuncture points to increases blood circulation. The face receives an increase of blood to nourish, oxygenate, and moisturize the skin from the inside out. Cosmetic acupuncture also stimulates the production of collagen, which gives skin a tight, firm look.
“ A 1996 report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated with Cosmetic Acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment. The effects included: the skin became delicate, improvement of elasticity of facial muscles, ruddier complexion, and overall rejuvenation. "
Cosmetic acupuncture is suitable for anyone who wants to be healthier and look younger. It is also good for clients who have had Botox or injectable fillers. The results from these other treatments will be improved and last longer, as circulation, muscle tone and skin clarity increases with regular treatments.
The initial course of treatment is between 10-12 sessions, 1-3 times a week for the best results. Each individual will respond to the treatment differently depending on their age and lifestyle. Visible results will generally be noticeable after 6-7 sessions. Maintenance may be needed once a month.
Oriental cosmetic acupuncture treatment includes:
• Initial consultation, including a discussion of your medical history and condition, diet and lifestyle and the application of Chinese medicine theory
• Combining acupuncture, cosmetic acupuncture and Chinese herbs to balance your skin from the inside out. Treating all kinds of skin problems, such as acne, pigmentation, rosacea and eczema
• Combining a Western skin care regime with cosmetic acupuncture, customizing each treatment for your specific needs
• Facial massage, followed by the application of a moisturizer with SPF, leaving you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and well protected.