Cosmetic Acupuncture is a Chinese Medicine 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 Cosmetic 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!
Cosmetic 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, Cosmetic 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. Our team are very gentle and knowledgeable practitioners who will ensure that you always receive the best possible care.
Your initial Cosmetic 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 about 20 minutes. At the same time supportive needles will be used elsewhere on the body to help balance your constitution (hormones, stress, anxiety etc).
A gentle facial massage using traditional Chinese medicine jade tools or cups that enhances blood flow and drains lymph is also included. This is all done while you relax in our beautiful clinic at Randwick.
What are your options?
$180 for initial treatment – takes 105 minutes
Follow-up treatments $140 – takes 90 minutes
Acne and other dermatology issues
Initial consultation $180 – takes 105 minutes,
Follow ups $140 minutes takes 90 minutes
Cellulite treatments are offered as a stand alone course of treatments.
$180 per Initial treatment – Time varies please discuss with your therapist when booking but allow 60 minutes.
Follow ups $140 – 90 minutes
COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE PACKAGES may be available for follow-up treatments.
A typical course of treatment for cosmetic acupuncture, following your initial consultation, is 10 treatments.
We offer 10 treatments for the price of 9 when paid for up front. This is a saving of $140. Please discuss with your therapist at your first treatment if this is right for you.
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.