Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a Chinese Medicine cosmetic practice now widely embraced in the West.

Since its inception 20 years ago it has steadily gained popularity (1) and offers a natural alternative to some of the harsher and more invasive procedures offered in western cosmetic clinics (6).

A report published (1996) in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated with facial acupuncture and cosmetic acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with just one course of treatment (7). A more recent study (2012) suggests that cosmetic acupuncture increased the oil and water content of facial skin (4).  In short, cosmetic acupuncture offers a viable alternative for those looking to improve many of the facial symptoms connected to aging and stress.

How does Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture work and what can it do for me?

It works by stimulating the skin’s dermis and underlying muscles resulting in increased elastin and collagen production giving you glowing and more youthful looking skin (4,7). Cosmetic acupuncture is gentle and relaxing with no down time!

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture can help with:

  • Wrinkles and frown lines
  • Dark age spots and uneven skin tone
  • Forehead furrows
  • Deep laughter lines
  • Sagging and drooping
  • Crow’s feet
  • Eye puffiness
  • Oily, dry, dull flakey skin complexion
  • Redness or blotchy skin tone*
  • Acne scarring and scars

In addition, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture with the assistance of Chinese herbs, nutritional and lifestyle advice can produce outstanding results in those struggling with acne, eczema and psoriasis (2,3,5)

What to expect from your treatment:

Your comfort is our top priority and we want your experience to be relaxed and easy. Cynthia is a very gentle and knowledgeable practitioner who will ensure that you always receive the best possible care.
Your initial Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture treatment will include an assessment of your overall health to design a personal strategy to help eliminate any underlying causes of premature lines and signs of ageing.

Very fine specialised facial needles are placed at key areas of the face, head, neck and ears. The needles are inserted with precision and comfort and are left in for 20 minutes.  At the same time supportive needles will be used elsewhere on the body to balance your constitution (hormones, stress, anxiety etc). A gentle facial massage using a traditional Chinese medicine tool that enhances blood flow and drains lymph is also included. This is all done while you relax in our beautiful clinic at Randwick.

Cynthia understands that for some leaving the house without makeup on is not an option. You can definitely come to your session with or without makeup. She will remove your makeup for you prior to the treatment. After the treatment session you will have the opportunity to privately re-apply your makeup before leaving.
This means you can have your treatments on your lunch break or during your working day too, it doesn’t need to be on your day off! Break up your working day and spoil yourself with a relaxing Facial Rejuvention Acupuncture treatment.

Initial Consultation & Treatment:  $135  |  75 minutes –

Includes:

* Consultation & Skin Assessment
* Facial Rejuvenation Treatment
* Body Acupuncture Treatment

Follow up Consultation & Treatment:       $95     |   45 minutes

Includes:
* Consultation & Skin Assessment
* Facial Rejuvenation Treatment
* Body Acupuncture Treatment

Packages are available.


References:

1. Doran. A, An introduction to facial rejuvenation acupuncture, The European Journal of Oriental Medicine, Vol.5, No. 5, pp. 1-5.
2. Kirby, A.J. & Schmidt, R.J. 1997, The antioxidant activity of Chinese herbs for eczema and of placebo herbs, Journal of ethnopharmacology, vol. 56, pp. 103-108.
3. Law, M. P. M. & Chuh, A.A.T. &, Molinar, N. & Lee, A. 2009, An investigation between diet and occurrence of acne: a rational approach from a traditional Chinese medicine perspective, Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, vol. 31, pp. 31-35.
4. Nozomi. D, 2012, Cosmetic acupuncture to enhance facial skin appearance: a preliminary study, British Medical Journal, pp. 1-6.
5. Sheenan, M.P. & Atherton, D. J. 2006, A one year follow up of children treated with Chinese medicinal herbs for atopic eczema, British Journal of Dermatology, pp.13652133.

6. Younghee. Y, 2013, Effect of facial cosmetic acupuncture on facial elasticity: An open-label, single-arm pilot study, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, pp.1-5.
7. Zhang. Q, 1996, Meridional cosmetology: Report of 300 cases with discussion of underlying mechanism, The International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture, pp. 401-405.