Cosmetic Acupuncture | The Healthy Face Lift

Cosmetic Acupuncture in BrightonCosmetic Acupuncture (also known as Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture)  has a long and rich history in Traditional Chinese Medicine, dating back to the Shui Dynasty 221-256 A.D.  While holding to the roots of these original theories, modern Cosmetic Acupuncture is a much more refined system, having benefited from the contributions of both Chinese and Western practitioners over the past 2,000 years.

It is a very effective cosmetic therapy that successfully reduces the signs of ageing by promoting the smooth flow blood and nutrients to and around the face, a process that also significantly benefits skin conditions such as acne, rosacea and facial eczema.  Not only does Cosmetic Acupuncture hydrate the skin, making it plumper and more supple, but it also nourishes and energises both skin and muscles, bringing about improvements in muscle tone, skin firmness and skin health.  

Cosmetic Acupuncture brings long-lasting results combined with improved health in face, body and mind, making it one of the most powerful non-surgical facial treatments available.

Below are some of benefits that Cosmetic Acupuncture offers:

  • helps to eliminate fine lines
  • reduces deeper wrinkles (around the eyes, forehead, mouth/lip, frown lines)
  • improves facial muscle tone
  • increases collagen production
  • improves and clears skin conditions such as acne, rosacea and facial eczema
  • reduces or removes facial scarring (acne scars/cleft palate scars/old surgical scars)
  • repairs aged or sun-damaged skin
  • lifts droopy eyelids
  • moisturises the skin
  • tightens pores
  • improves circulation of blood and lymph in the face
  • lifts jowls
  • tightens sagging skin
  • brightens the eyes
  • helps reduce or eliminate puffiness or dark circles under the eyes
  • improves facial colour and complexion
  • brings out the skin’s natural radiance
  • reduces signs of stress evident in face
  • promotes overall health and well being

Before and After Cosmetic Acupuncture

You can read more about the effects of Cosmetic Acupuncture in the New York Times article entitled Hold the Chemicals, Bring on the Needles and in the NetDoctor article entitled Acupuncture:  The New Facelift?


How It Works

Due to the natural process of ageing and to certain lifestyle choices, imbalances are generated in both the face and the body, causing a variety of issues (including those listed above).  Cosmetic Acupuncture functions to regulate these imbalances, leading to improvements in facial appearance as well as in the overall health of the body.  This is done by inserting very fine needles into specific points on the face and body.  Stimulating these points promotes the movement nutrients, blood, and other important fluids to the skin and muscles, nourishing them and rejuvenating them.  Even skin conditions such as facial eczema and active acne can be quickly cleared and the skin naturally returned to a healthy state free of these complaints.

When addressing specific issues such as deep wrinkles, scars or skin discolouration, particular needling protocols are used, wherein those specific areas are directly treated.  In the case of deep wrinkles, tiny needles (called intra-dermal needles) are inserted along the line of the wrinkles.  These needles create tiny dermal injuries, which trigger the normal healing response within the skin, a process that naturally introduces new collagen and elastin into the wrinkle.  As new collagen builds with each treatment, the wrinkles diminish both in size and depth, and the skin becomes smoother and more supple.  With acne scars and facial scars, these tiny intra-dermal needles quickly and effectively fade and often remove all types of facial scarring with noticeable improvement following each treatment.

Then for issues with sagging skin, jowls and droopy eyelids, electro-acupuncture (a safe and pain-free modality) is used and to great effect, naturally and effectively tightening skin and muscles and lifting drooping eyelids non-surgically with clear and long-lasting results.

All needles are sterile single-use needles, and the Medik8 skin products used during treatment are professional-grade and of the highest quality.


What can be expected following treatment?

Directly following the treatment, there will be no redness or discolouration.  However, very occasionally, there may be some very minor bruising.  These bruises will not be painful and should quickly fade.

In terms of the effects of treatment, some effects are apparent almost immediately, while others become more apparent over time, as the skin goes through its process of rejuvenation.


How many treatments will I need?

To experience the best possible overall results, a course of 10 – 12 treatments is recommended.  With each treatment, there will be noticeable improvement, but by the sixth or seventh treatment, the effects will become especially apparent.  A recent report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture showed that among 300 cases treated with Facial Acupuncture, 90% noticed marked effects with one course of treatment.

For more information on courses of treatment, please have a look at the “Cosmetic Acupuncture Treatment Packages” section below.


Cosmetic Acupuncture Facial

Also available is a Cosmetic Acupuncture Facial.  When there is a special occasion or just for a boost, this unique facial helps your skin to look healthier and more radiant, improves facial muscle tone, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The price of a Cosmetic Acupuncture Facial is £75, and it lasts approximately 80 minutes.

It begins with a gentle exfoliating cleanse, using a Bamboo Micro Polish which leaves the skin smoother, clearer, and more supple.  This is followed by the most potent part of the facial, the Cosmetic Acupuncture.  Just lay back and relax while your face is deeply energised and brought to a state of healthy balance.  And finally, to complete the treatment, enjoy a 15-minute facial massage which incorporates techniques from both Indian and Japanese styles of face massage.  These techniques are renowned for their regenerative qualities and can help to deeply relax facial muscles and to gently stimulate the skin.

For more information on the Cosmetic Acupuncture Facial, please click here.

In the treatment packages listed below, it is important to note that Cosmetic Acupuncture treatments have all the same components as a Cosmetic Acupuncture Facial.  They both contain an exfoliating cleanse, the cosmetic acupuncture itself, and a 15-minute facial massage.


Cosmetic Acupuncture Treatment Packages

Cosmetic Acupuncture Package of 10 Treatments with Products   £770
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Cosmetic Acupuncture Package of 12 Treatments with Products   £985
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Treatments are spaced one to two weeks apart.

Included in these packages are three very high quality, professional-grade products by Medik8 for maintaining the skin after treatment:

*  For more information about the above products, please click on the product name.

These products will last throughout the course of treatment and are an essential part of the treatment protocol, as they ensure the best possible treatment results and promote optimum skin health.

Alternatively, these packages are also offered without products.

Cosmetic Acupuncture Package of 10 Treatments   £690
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Cosmetic Acupuncture Package of 12 Treatments   £825
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Prior to the Purchase of Packages

The skin will be assessed during an initial consultation and packages will be discussed to ensure the best possible treatment plan.  The initial consultation is free, and to make these packages more affordable, Payment Plans are available.

More information on Payment Plans can be found on the Online Payments page of this website.


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