How many Cosmetic Acupuncture treatments will I need?
You may see results after three treatments, however a course of 10 is optimal, and recommended.
Can I use injectable fillers and Botox alongside Cosmetic Acupuncture?
It is recommended to have a 3 month period of waiting between your last Botox and filler treatment before beginning Cosmetic Acupuncture. Using acupuncture needles in areas where these cosmetic treatments have been used recently will not have any effect, and you may not see the results you would like.
Why do you use points on the body when giving a Cosmetic Acupuncture treatment?
Cosmetic Acupuncture is a rejuvenating treatment, designed for enhancement of the face, however it is still an acupuncture treatment. Body points are used to ground the treatment and keep it within this holistic framework. You may find the benefit of this approach is feeling more energy, and a sense of well-being alongside the cosmetic changes.
Can I have acupuncture for other conditions alongside Cosmetic Acupuncture during the same appointment?
No, it is recommended to book separate appointments for cosmetic and health treatments, as they use very different approaches.
Are there any conditions that are contra-indicated for Cosmetic Acupuncture?
Yes, there are several conditions which would mean a cosmetic treatment is not possible. These are:
- Chronic Migraine
- Uncontrolled high blood pressure
- Breast feeding
- Trying to conceive
What are the benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture?
Cosmetic Acupuncture can help to improve wrinkles and fine lines, lift the musculature of the face, treat the jawline, and can benefit acne scarring.
The technique of using intradermal needles locally creates microtrauma, which in turn boosts collagen and blood flow to the area, giving a plumped up smoother appearance to the skin.
Of needling directly into lines and wrinkles: “This action creates a very small wound to the face which the body then endeavours to repair. As it does this, the body produces natural collagen and wound healing properties which fill out the line… This same technique can be successfully employed on old acne scars”. From Facial Enhancement Acupuncture: Clinical Use and Application Paul Adkins (2014) Singing Dragon press.
Of reporting of the benefits of cosmetic acupuncture: “A pilot study of 28 women, ages between 40-59 received five sessions of facial acupuncture over three weeks. The results showed a significant improvement in the ‘Moire Topography’ criteria, which is used to measure the facial contours and skin elasticity”. Information taken from facialenhance.co.uk