Frequently asked questions

Who can do facial acupuncture?

 

This is a unisex treatment, and it can be beneficial to start this treatment in your twenties. As well as being effective for older skin it can help prevent and minimize the signs of ageing. It is basically good for everyone.

What are the side-effects?

 

Minor and temporary facial and neck bruising are the most common side effect of cosmetic acupuncture, with most bruising disappearing within 2 weeks. Recovery time is fast and there is minimal risk of infections, swelling or scarring.

Who may not be suitable for Cosmetic Acupuncture?

  • Haemophiliacs or patients taking blood thinners

  • Patients with pacemakers

  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure

  • Diabetics

  • Sufferers of severe migraines within the last 3 months

  • Patients with severe medical conditions (currently being treated for cancer or HIV)

  • Women during the first three months of pregnancy or those trying to conceive

Cosmetic acupuncture may help:

  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines​

  • Minimise the appearance of larger wrinkles

  • Lift sagging jowls and eyelids

  • Tone and firm the face

  • Reduce puffiness in the face and around the eyes

  • Reduce dark circles under the eyes

  • Increase collagen production

  • Hydrate the skin

  • Reduce double chins

  • Tighten pores

  • Improve muscle tone

  • Reduce the evidence of stress in the face

  • Promote a more radiant, youthful appearance

  • Improve overall health and wellbeing

A study of facial acupuncture published in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture showed that in 300 test cases, 90% showed results after one course of treatment.

For the best results a regular course of 8 to 12 treatments is recommended ideally weekly.

After this, maintenance is achieved by monthly treatments.

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