FACIAL ACUPUNCTUREAre you tired of looking tired? Does it upset you when people comment on how tired you look? Do you feel you are ‘looking old’ and want to do something about your lines, loss of firmness and sagging skin, but don’t want to do anything drastic like Botox or going under the knife? What if someone told you that you didn’t need to? There is a natural, safe and effective way of changing your skin and firming your face. There is something you could do that not only addresses your skin, but could have you glowing from the inside out, too. It’s called Facial Rejuvenation, otherwise known as Cosmetic Acupuncture.-.
LINES AND WRINKLESSoftening lines on the face is all about collagen and elastin. Using a very specialised technique, the fine needles are inserted along the line (what we call ‘threading’.) This is painless but very effective. The insertion of these needles all cause what we call a “microtrauma” to the face (ie: your body will see the needles as a foreign object causing “trauma” to the face and it will respond by going into ‘repair mode’.) In response to this stimulation, your skin will respond by producing collagen and elastin – the building blocks of the skin – in the local area to try to ‘fix’ it.-
This will have the effect of softening the lines and plumping up the face from underneath, resulting in more youthful and vibrant skin.
SAGGING, DROOPING AND LOSS OF FIRMNESSSagging and drooping usually is a result of the loss of firmness and elasticity of the skin and tissue in the face. Facial acupuncture works on the regeneration of fibers in the face by stimulating the production of collagen, elastic and healthy tissue. The skin feels firmer and denser, resulting in a more plump and tighter appearance. Another technique commonly used with sagging and drooping is working with the muscles of the area affected. With age, the muscles that keep the face taut and open can begin to weaken and atrophies (become smaller and lose muscle mass) and this can affect the way your skin and flesh look on your face. Needling the correct muscles to elicit a response can stimulate a muscle to tighten and strengthen, lifting certain areas of the face and giving your face a firmer appearance. .
With Facial Acupuncture, you will always receive general acupuncture which is also used to distress and re-balance the body. I will do a thorough assessment of your general health and provide acupuncture for the whole body to make sure that you leave as relaxed as possible. Acupuncture is fantastic for relieving stress and anxiety and is very commonly used to treat depression and stress disorders of all types..
PREVENTATIVE ANTI-AGINGAdd back collagen to your face so you have more to work with!
Preventative anti-aging is a little like topping up fuel in your car – the more petrol you have in the car the more mileage you get out of it. Imagine the collagen and elastin to be building blocks in your face.
Now visualise your face having 50 of these building blocks. The aging process breaks down these building blocks and as you age, you are left with less and less of them.
Cosmetic acupuncture or facial needling can stimulate the process of collagen production to create more of these building blocks in your face. Now imagine you have 90 building blocks instead of 50 – it just means your face will have more to work with as you age and the aging process will be “slowed” down. It means a firmer and more lifted face for longer. .
DRYNESS, FLAKINESS AND DULLNESSMost of us have experienced the frustration of buying every cream on the market with claims of more hydrated and brighter skin. Cosmetic Acupuncture can hydrate and nourish your dry skin!
Dryness and dullness is treated using a technique of needling in facial acupuncture that encourages blood flow to the face. Not only does this help surface dryness and flakiness, it also very strongly stimulates and revitalises the health and integrity of the flesh and soft tissue of the face (this is very important as it feeds nutrients and retains moisture for the skin that sits upon it).
Putting moisturising cream on your skin and face that is not in its best state is like watering a plant that is only half alive: it does not have the ability to absorb and hold that moisture.
Cosmetic Acupuncture will allow the flesh and skin to immediately have an instant delivery of blood flow to the face which will help the skin and connective soft tissue become healthier. This all allows moisture and hydration to be retained much better, making your skin more manageable and hydrated. .
PIMPLES AND ACNEAcne is one of the most commonly seen skin diseases in the clinic. Anywhere from young teens to adult acne from the small bumps, to whiteheads and cystic boils. As well has having acupuncture to help blood circulation and movement to move blockages in the face and skin, Acne is usually looked at from an internal perspective- there is something that is not in balance, causing the skin to break out.
Acne is usually an external manifestation of a disharmony internally and a thorough assessment of what is actually causing your pimples will be performed and treatment will be targeted to eliminate stubborn Acne from the root cause..
PIGMENTATION AND UNEVEN SKINHave you noticed as you’ve gotten older that your skin, although in good condition, is starting to look dull and uneven? Have you also noticed the dark patches of pigmentation form around the sides of the face and around the cheeks? Cosmetic acupuncture can help reduce the severity of dark spots and give you a nice and even skin tone, without patchiness and discolouration.
Pigmentation is seen as blockages and the lack of circulation in certain areas in the face causing the unevenness of skin in your face. Needling certain areas and breaking and dispersing stagnation (blockages) can help fade and diminish dark spots by allowing fresh blood to the surface, destroying the stagnant pigments that cause discolouration..
TENSION IN THE FACEWith the busy lifestyle we all have adopted and the hustle and bustle of today’s world, an increasing number of women are reporting tension in the face- especially in the forehead and between the eyebrows. This of course is uncomfortable and also can create or worsen lines in the forehead, frown lines and the furrow in between the brow.
During our treatments, not only is Facial Acupuncture used to relax and release the targeted muscle in the face, but general acupuncture is also used on the body to distress and re-balance the body. We will do a thorough assessment of your general health and provide acupuncture for the whole body to make sure that you leave as relaxed as possible.
Acupuncture is fantastic for relieving stress and anxiety and is very commonly used to treat depression and stress disorders of all types..
ACNE SCARRING AND SCARSScarring is very commonly seen as we see so many people suffer from Acne.
Often if the skin condition has been severe or longstanding, acne sufferers will present with scarring in the form of dark red & purple spots, pitting, and little holes in the skin. Severe cystic acne sufferers will be left with lumps and bumps and very uneven skin texture.
Cosmetic Acupuncture moves the blood and boosts circulation in the skin- something that is extremely important in the healing process. Purple spots and scars will fade by moving the stagnant blood from the face, allowing fresh blood to come to the area. Scarring in the form of unevenness and pitting is softened as you are encouraging your skin to renew and regenerate tissue by promoting the production of collagen..