Cosmetic acupuncture treatment offers several aesthetic and wellness benefits. Most clients notice a difference in the skin and body almost immediately. Your skin will appear fresh and plump after the first treatment. You will also feel refreshed and relaxed. It is also a powerful treatment for sleep disorders.
Our acupuncture treatments work at the cellular level. Over time, they enhance cellular function to give you smooth and flawless skin. Whether you opt for a specialised facial, acupuncture treatment, or medical microneedling – you will feel healthier, happier, and relaxed. Your skin health will improve significantly.
However, it must be noted that it takes time to rejuvenate the skin and body from within. Therefore, while some results appear before the others, typically, it takes around six weeks to see the full range of cosmetic and wellness results.
Most significant changes in skin health largely depend on your skin cycle. The skin cycle is the time it takes for new skin cells to develop in the deeper layers of the skin and gradually move to the surface until they are shed off. The average skin cycle lasts for about 5 to 6 weeks.
Typically, in younger people (19 to 21 years), the skin cycle lasts for 14 to 21 days, while it takes around 28 days to complete in adults. Over the year, the cellular renewal slows down to 45 to 60 days during the 40’s and 50’s. It can slow down further to 60 to 90 days if you are 50- 60 years old.
The shorter the skin cycle, the younger your skin will appear. Through cosmetic acupuncture treatments, regular skincare routine, and healthy lifestyle choices, we can maintain an average 28-day (or shorter) skin cycle.
It generally takes 1 to 3 skin cycles (6 to 18 weeks) to see the results of cosmetic acupuncture treatment or any new skincare regime. The 6-week period gives the treatment the chance to work on the cellular level to enhance the health, strength, and vitality of skin cells.
The exact number of treatments required will depend on the current health of your skin and what you are hoping to achieve. You can opt for any of the following.
One-Off Treatments: One-off treatments are ideal for boosting skin radiance, rejuvenating the complexion, and achieving glowing skin.
3 to 6 Treatments: We recommend 3 to 6 treatments for specific minor issues, such as fine lines, acne flare ups, puffiness, under eye fine lines. For more acute skin issues, such as acne scars, 6 or more treatments may be required to enhance over all skin health and see a sustained and significant improvement in the appearance. These treatments are usually timed at weekly intervals.
6 to 12 Treatments: The effect of the treatments is cumulative. Therefore, we recommend a course of 6 to 12 treatments to manifest long-term benefits. Post-course maintenance treatments – 1 to 2 treatments per month – are also highly recommended to maintain the benefits.
A course of treatment typically contains 6 to 12 treatments spanned over 3 to 12 weeks. Aesthetic and wellness benefits are reported to appear after 3 to 6 weeks.
You need to go through a treatment process because it takes a period of 3 months for new rejuvenated skin cells to migrate to the surface of the skin, with improved cells following beneath. In simpler terms, a continued course of treatment is essential to manifest the full range of benefits.
The cosmetic acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of very fine needles in the skin around various acupuncture points on the face, neck, and ears following detailed health and wellness assessment. Different acupuncture points are targeted to address systematic issues that may cause premature signs of aging, including stress, poor hydration, lack of sleep, anxiety, poor digestive health, etc.
The treatment is completely painless and relies on the body’s natural healing processes to resolve specific issues. It is important to understand that cosmetic acupuncture is a holistic treatment, which means that your cosmetic acupuncturist may treat one area of the body to resolve issues manifesting in any other part of the body.
Each treatment is completely bespoke and tailored to meet the unique needs of your skin. We carry out in-depth consultation, including a full medical history, before the first treatment, to create a highly personalised treatment program to help you achieve your goals. As the program progresses, we step up the treatments to ensure your skin receives the care it requires at the time.
Our overall health is greatly affected by our lifestyle choices. Skin health, in particular, is also affected by our daily skincare regime. Therefore, in order to achieve healthy, glowing skin and wellness, it is essential to incorporate healthy practices into your lifestyle.
After the treatment, we will discuss the wellness plan in detail. We will also help you come up with a skincare routine ideal for your skin. Post-treatment maintenance treatments are also highly recommended to manifest long-term benefits of cosmetic acupuncture.
Cosmetic acupuncture is a 100% natural treatment with no side effects. It is safe, effective, and nearly completely painless. Minor bruising may appear in some cases. However, it is not a cause of concern. It doesn’t require additional treatment and disappears on its own within a couple of days.
Cosmetic acupuncture treatment is virtually painless and very gentle on the skin. We use ultra-fine needles that are specially designed to treat the soft and delicate skin of the face, neck, ears, and other parts of the body.
At most, you may feel a tingling sensation at the needling site. However, it will not last for more than a second. To make your experience more comfortable, we apply a topical anesthetic cream to numb the area of concern during medical microneedling.
While cosmetic acupuncture is a safe and natural process, it is recommended for people with certain health conditions to avoid it. Cosmetic acupuncture (and medical microneedling) is not suitable for individuals who may be suffering from cancer, blood clotting disorders, hemophilia, bruising disorder, epilepsy, or seizures.
Cosmetic acupuncture and medical microneedling treatments are not suitable for pregnant women. However, it is completely safe for breastfeeding mothers. In fact, our acupuncture treatments can balance hormones and blood flow in the body to help you recover after pregnancy and childbirth.
Yes, cosmetic acupuncture can help improve your sleep cycle. It can also improve sleep quality, allowing you to sleep better at night.
Acupuncture needling on the face and neck can stimulate specific nerve pathways that lead to the brainstem (these are different to the nerve pathways stimulated by body needling). Parts of the brainstem play a significant role in the regulation of the central nervous system and the sleep cycle to help improve sleep. Therefore, Face Acupuncture is often employed as a natural and highly effective treatment for sleep disorders.
Many people opt for cosmetic acupuncture after Botox for additional benefits. However, it is recommended to wait for at least four weeks after Botox or fillers to get acupuncture treatments or medical microneedling. This will give the Botox or fillers enough time to settle down, making sure that your treatment does not interfere with Botox.
I start by cleaning the skin and applying a topical anesthetic cream to numb the area of concern. This ensures a painless experience for you. After another cleanse, I topically apply a serum that is tailored for your skin. Microneedling pushes down this serum into the skin micro punctures to enhance it’s texture and appearance while enriching the deeper layers of skin.
Microneedling for acne scars is highly effective. It improves the overall health of the skin and resurfaces it, targeting not only acne scars but all kinds of body scars, including those caused by burns, injury, and surgery.
Most people notice enhanced skin texture the day after the first treatment. However, the complete benefits of microneedling, including tissue remodeling, appear after a month. Typically, I recommend a course of 3 to 6 treatments to my clients, approximatelly every 4 weeks.
Medical microneedling involves the use of needles to create tiny punctures in the skin to activate the body’s natural wound healing response. The production of new skin cells produces proteins and collagen and triggers elastin production, resulting in plump, smooth, soft, and clear skin.
Medical microneedling is a 100% natural process that harnesses the skin’s innate biological ability to give effective results. You may notice slight skin redness after the treatment. However, it subsides within 24 hours to reveal modified skin. I also use skin-calming products to ensure a painless, healthy, and luxurious experience for you.
The number of treatments required depends on the area and the type of concern. Generally, a series of 3 to 6 treatments are needed to ensure the maximum benefits of microneedling.