Facial Acupuncture is a holistic Chinese therapy that addresses all aspects of ageing and health. Historically, these treatments were used by the Emperor’s concubines in China to keep themselves youthful and radiant.
Dull, lifeless skin is the most noticeable sign of ageing as collagen production starts to deteriorate over the age of 26.
What to expect:
With facial Acupuncture, ultra fine needles are inserted into specific acupuncture points on the face and body to stimulate meridians and Qi in the skin. An acupressure facial massage is included and will help unblock the channels and melt away any tension from the face, head, neck and shoulders. Depending on your skin type, facial oils or creams will be used.
If required, dietary and lifestyle advice is given, additionally you will also be taught some self massage and facial exercise techniques that focus on specific muscle groups on the face.
For best results a course of weekly treatments is recommended (6 – 10 sessions), with subsequent ‘top-ups’ every few years or as needed. However some people prefer to have treatments every 5 – 6 weeks on an ongoing basis.
Facial Acupuncture in the news
Facial Acupuncture has received positive coverage in the press and is often referred to as cosmetic acupuncture:
Telegraph: A few pointers for a new face
The International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases who received facial acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment. These included an improvement in the elasticity of facial muscles and leveling of wrinkles, a ruddier complexion and an overall rejuvenation which was not simply confined to the face.
Cost: Due the use of specialised ultra fine needles facial acupuncture is £70 a session.