Traditional Chinese medicine herbal masks, jade gua sha, facial cupping, jade rollers and Chinese herbal skincare are also incorporated into the treatment to nourish your skin and promote blood and lymphatic circulation.
Cosmetic acupuncture is a relaxing facial treatment to help:
Smooth fine lines
Firm, lift, tighten & tone
Skin may look and feel softer / tauter and have a healthy glow
Problem skin & discolouration may be reduced
Overall health and wellbeing is enhanced
We are one of the few clinics in Bayside, Melbourne to offer cosmetic acupuncture by experienced Chinese Medicine doctors with intensive training in cosmetic acupuncture and acupuncture facial renewal.
Our Cosmetic acupuncturists are amongst the best and most experienced in Australia. With over 25 years of combined clinical experience, our practitioners take a holistic approach to treatment, balancing internal health with external radiance to get you looking and feeling your best.
Week 1 + 2
From experience with patients in the clinic, results of hydrated, softened and glowing skin are visible within 1 – 2 weeks. One of the most common feedback we get is that patients say that even after the first treatment they find their skin has become softer and easier to manage. Their skin is hydrated and dryness disappears– this is due to the instant blood flow that arrives to the face and skin during facial acupuncture, oxygenating the cells and boosting oxygen and nutrient transfer to the skin. Working on motor points will see that the muscles in the face are more relaxed and tension in brow and jawline is softening. There is increased colour in the face and a brightened complexion.
Week 3 + 4
At 3 – 4 weeks, a lifting and tightening sensation in the muscles can be reported in weakened, droopy muscles. The skin feels more refined and is softer and large pores are minimised. Many women tell us at this point that their make up is looking nicer and staying on for longer- this is due to the increased hydration of the skin. Fine lines and crepiness are beginning to soften and the skin is visibly more taut.
Week 5 to 7
The results of the stimulation of collagen with Cosmetic Acupuncture becomes evident at 5 – 7 weeks. The skin around the mouth and cheeks feel tighter and lines are beginning to soften. The soft tissue of the face feels firmer and denser and the face looks and feel plumper. There is a visible and palpable plumping out in targeted areas where there has been loss of volume. Muscles in the face will feel lifted and eyes will free brighter and more open.
Week 8 to 12
It can be expected that the best overall changes happen between 8 – 12 weeks. The face continues to feel firmer and denser, opening up the nasolabial fold and lifting marionette lines (folds off the corner of mouth that give off the sad/drooping look). Lines have softened and skin looks plump, hydrated and taut. The complexion is even, pores are smaller, and redness diminished.
Results depend on your own body’s ability to respond to the stimulation that the facial needles and treatment provide. It is generally accepted that the healthier you are, the more optimal your results will be as your body’s response system is at its best.
Cosmetic Acupuncture treatments are cumulative, meaning the benefits continue to add to each other and results enhance each treatment. Maintenance sessions are recommended every 4 to 8 weeks depending on your age and skin type. The results achieved, when maintained, can last for years.