What is Cosmetic Acupuncture?
Cosmetic acupuncture, also known as facial acupuncture rejuvenation, is aimed at improving the skin naturally and is gaining popularity worldwide for its natural treatment of the skin and anti-ageing.
This is an alternative to conventional cosmetic beauty treatments such as injectables, collagen injections, fillers, micro-dermabrasion, photo rejuvenation, chemical peels and other harsh processes designed to ‘reverse the signs of ageing’.
This type of acupuncture (Cosmetic acupuncture) is natural, non-toxic and usually painless. Unlike other methods, it aims to work from the inside out, giving you a healthy glow as well as restoring body disharmony. Cosmetic Acupuncture is performed by Eli Huang a qualified Acupuncturist and a Beauty Therapist of over 18 years. Eli understands the skin and has a passion in dermatology and anti-ageing. She also has her own natural skincare and cosmeceutical range of beauty products called ‘Pearl Pureness”.
How does cosmetic acupuncture work?
Cosmetic acupuncture aims to address the issues of ageing, specific skin concerns of the patient and to deal with the underlying causes of facial blemishes, as well as look at the root causes of the body disharmony.
One reason that lines and wrinkles appear is because collagen production decreases as we age. Collagen is a vital part of the connective tissue that keeps the skin firm and supple. Acupuncture aims to help facilitate and restore the underlying skin matrix by inserting very fine needles into specific points of the face, neck and head. The skin cells at these specific points are stimulated and the circulation of energy, or qi, and blood improves at the point where the needle was inserted.
Every client at the Acupuncture and Beauty Centre is offered a personalised treatment for their specific skin concerns, and this includes also looking at their overall underlying health issues. A diagnostic regimen involving medical history-taking, pulse-taking, and examination of facial features, reveals underlying health issues to Chinese practitioners. When your underlying health is boosted, it’s reflected in the condition and appearance of your skin. Cosmetic acupuncture focuses on creating and restoring beauty from the inside out. Your face is an extension of your body so it makes sense to treat the body and face together to improve and restore health and vitality so to help you look healthy and younger inside and out.
What can facial acupuncture assist with?
Facial cosmetic acupuncture and a proper skincare regime may assist you with your specific skin concern. This may also include individualised beauty treatments, other therapies. Using a combination of acupuncture, beauty facials, skincare and beauty products, herbal medicine and diet/lifestyle advice we aim to help you with your individual skin concerns. Speak to us about how facial cosmetic acupuncture and our beauty services can help you with your skin and well-being.
What’s involved in Cosmetic Acupuncture?
As with any acupuncture treatment, the practitioner takes a full medical history. This is because treatments can be individualized to each patient.
Treatment begins with sound therapy (tuning forks) for relaxation. The face is then cleansed, and acupuncture needles are inserted in the body and the face. But this depends on the client’s health needs and primary skin concerns. The bioptron photo light therapy (Winner of the ‘Best Anti-Ageing Beauty Trophy’ in Paris) is also used to assist with the skin treatment and ageing concerns.
Once the facial needles are removed, a mini facial massage is performed using tuning forks and gua sha. This is to improve circulation to the face and help circulation. We also incorporate the use of organic essential oils and other serums/creams on the face. (lavender, rose, Vitamin E, rosehip, geranium). This treatment is followed by a customized facial beauty mask depending on the skin type and concern. After the mask is removed, a hydrating anti-ageing serum and moisturiser is applied. Finally, a facial spritz is applied and jade rollers and used to cool and smooth the skin. Click here for more information about our jade rollers and to purchase a pair.
First consultation and treatment (approx 1.5 hrs) – $220
Subsequent treatments (approx 75 mins) – $180
Package of 10 Treatments (+ 1 free Treatment) – $1800 (Save $220)
The treatments are recommended to be completed as part of a series, usually 10-12 treatments. This is to experience the best results.
We begin with a free, no-obligation consultation to determine whether cosmetic acupuncture will benefit you and how it can help with your ageing and skin concerns.
At the Acupuncture and Beauty Centre, we like to make our treatments as accessible as possible, we offer on-the-spot health fund rebates for your convenience. We also offer a 10-session discount so you get the full benefit of long-term treatments.