Much of what most of us perceive as the ageing process is in fact damage. Chronic stress, poor diet and sleeping habits and less than ideal lifestyle choices wreak havoc on the natural processes of the body. This shows up most noticeably on the face as dark circles, puffy skin, dullness or redness, loss of tonality, premature wrinkles and fine lines, and can leave us feeling and looking old before our time.
So what can be done?
Cosmetic acupuncture offers a holistic, natural and effective solution which addresses not only the surface level of the appearance of the skin but also the deeper level of physiological and emotional imbalances that manifest in the face.
How does it work?
Collagen is the web-like connective tissue which holds the other tissues in your face together. When it's fibres weaken and are not repaired well the skin takes on an aged appearance. Needling the acupuncture points and channels in the face causes micro trauma to the collagen fibres which activates the healing process to repair and regenerate existing fibres and trigger the production of more.
Your facial muscles rely on nerve impulses to move and relax. If the motor recruitment becomes inhibited the muscles can atrophy leading to slackness and sagging. This also leads to restriction of blood circulation which in turn leads to a lack of nutrients flowing into your skin and a lack of metabolic waste removal. The results include redness, dark patches and puffiness (fluid retention.). Needling the correct points disinhibits the nerves and boosts blood circulation, increasing nutrient supply to the skin and aiding tissue detoxification. It is also common to feel either energised or profoundly relaxed after the treatment.
What does a Cosmetic Acupuncture treatment entail?
First, a full medical history is taken and a full Chinese medical diagnostic examination performed, which entails an in depth examination of the pulse qualities at each radial artery and thorough questioning about lifestyle habits and general health.
The facial acupuncture treatment itself involves the insertion of ultra-fine, sterilised, disposable needles at the acupuncture points on the face. This is relatively painless, the needles used on the face are significantly smaller and finer than the ones used on the rest of the body. Additional points may be used elsewhere on the body, usually on the lower legs and arms, to address systemic imbalance, since acupuncture treatment is unique to the individual, these points will be different for everybody.
Red Light Therapy
After the treatment we apply a red light mask to give an extra boost to the healing process and supercharge treatment results. The red light mask we use is currently the most advanced and research backed model on the market.