What is facial acupuncture?
Facial acupuncture, also known as Acufacial or cosmetic acupuncture, is fine gauge needle insertion into facial muscles to maintain beauty and youthful charm. Small micro-traumas from the acupuncture needles can promote the skin to quicken cellular metabolism by renewing and regenerating tissue, improve blood circulation, boost cellular collagen and elastin activity. By combining modern Chinese Medicine with innovative facial treatment, Facial acupuncture is a great surgical-free alternative to restore your skin's vitality. You can be at ease with our natural beauty treatment to make your skin glow from within.
Target skin problems such as:
Acne-prone skin, excessive sebum production
Sensitivity and prone to redness
Fine wrinkle lines, crow‘s feet, smile lines
Firming and lifts the cheeks
Uneven skin tone and pigmentation
Dehydrated and tired skin
How does acupuncture enhance my appearance?
The facial appearance and vibrance reflects one's internal health. This is stated in the Ancient Classic of Needle Therapy (黃帝內經・靈樞) "one inspects the external correspondences to know [the condition of ] the internal viscera. Then one knows what their diseases are". Therefore the effulgence of one's qi/energy is apparent via facial observation.
Treatment of the internal health and problematic areas on the face must be carried out simultaneously. We use a combination of body acupuncture to rebalance your internal health, facial needling for muscle tone and stimulates circulation for lymphatic drainage and improve cellular regeneration. This is because "[humans have] twelve conduit vessels and 365 network [vessels]. Their blood and qi all rise into the face and move into the empty orifices", hence the importance of using both acupoints on the body and face to receive the best result.
What to expect after the treatment?
The facial muscles are delicate and sensitive, therefore we use only the finest and most lightweight needles to reduce irritation. However, sometimes a little bit of bleeding and swelling may still occur. In worse cases, tiny bruising can appear. In order to reduce as much swelling as possible, we apply calming and hydrating facial masks to finish off the treatment.
How should I look after my skin after treatment?
Sunscreen, sunscreen, and more sunscreen!
There is nothing more harmful to the skin than too much UV rays on your face after treatment. Applying sunscreen even on a cloudy day is very important!
How many treatments do I need for cosmetic acupuncture?
This depends on a few important factors such as age, skin condition, diet, lifestyle, exercise and how well you react to cosmetic acupuncture after the first treatment. Naturally, the younger you are, the quicker the healing process. We recommend a minimum of 10 sessions (once or twice a week) which is equivalent to one course of treatment. Usually you will start to see the results halfway through the treatment course. You may need a minimum of two courses in order to see a lasting effects.
How long does the effects of cosmetic acupuncture last for after I finish my treatment plan?
Again this depends on your age, diet, lifestyle, exercise and how you take care of your skin after the courses of treatment. The known standard effect is up to 12 months.