What is Facial Acupuncture?
Facial Enhancement Cosmetic Acupuncture with Weleda Products
Facial acupuncture is for both men and women, stimulating circulation of the Qi, blood and lymph to the face, improves muscle tone, encourages tightening of the pores and brightens the eyes. It can greatly reduce stress evident in the face, bringing out beauty from within. When treating with facial acupuncture the whole system is considered and points are used on the body to ensure overall balance.
Facial enhancement cosmetic Acupuncture, it is sometimes referred to as ‘Acupuncture Facelift’, or non-surgical facelift, a safe alternative to Botox or surgical procedures.
Facial Acupuncture has been used Eastern countries for thousands of years, to restore, promote and maintain good health. Despite being used in China for cosmetic purposes from as early as the Sung Dynasty (AD 960), facial acupuncture has only been available in the west relatively recently.
Acupuncture could erase several years from the face and results may be apparent after just a few treatments. Facial Acupuncture has been shown to increase collagen production and aid in its dispersal, thus helping to smooth out wrinkles and firm the skin. Bags around the eyes, drooping eyelids and sagging skin around the face and neck can be significantly reduced and toned up. The treatment stimulates local circulation of Qi, blood and lymph to the face, improves muscle tone, encourages tightening of the pores and brightens the eyes. It greatly reduces stress evident in the face, bringing out the beauty within.
Facial Acupuncture treats the whole person; it can slow the ageing process from within and brings out a person’s innate beauty and radiance. This is a holistic treatment which aims to restore balance. Many notice other health benefits such as reduction in stress levels, fewer headaches, better appetite and weight regulation, more energy, better sleep and a brighter outlook on life.
At the first appointment, a full assessment of the patient’s medical history, any underlying health problems are taken, and a discussion about skin condition and concerns. The first treatment is constitutional cleansing treatment.
Thereafter the treatment involves firstly cleansing of the skin, then inserting hair-thin needles into specific points on the face, body points are also used to improve your general constitutional energy (Qi). The needles will be left in place for 20 minutes. The process is virtually painless and very relaxing. Following this the needles are removed and facial massage performed then Weleda serum and moisture cream applied to suit each individual’s skin condition as discussed.
A course of approximately ten treatments are recommended. Most patients notice a difference after one or two treatments, however, the effects become most noticeable and lasting after around six treatments. Each person responds differently, depending on the condition of their skin and lifestyle. Following the initial course of treatment, maintenance treatments of once a month can prolong the results for five to ten years.
Skincare products used with Facial acupuncture at Southwell Acupuncture Clinic are Weleda 100% natural products, Hannah is a Weleda Wellbeing Advisor and happy to advise you on skincare to enhance the treatment.
Facial Acupuncture has none of the side-effects that invasive procedures such as surgery or Botox have. On rare occasions slight bruising may occur at the site of the needle, however, this disappears within a few days. Facial Acupuncture is also not suitable for people with high blood pressure, or people who bruise or bleed very easily or who are on any blood thinning medication.
All treatment follows standards of practice from the British Acupuncture Council https://www.acupuncture.org.uk/public-content/effective-practice/bacc-professional-codes.html.
A course of ten treatments are recommended, weekly.
Most patients notice a difference after one or two treatments, however, the effects become most noticeable and lasting after around six treatments.
Each person responds differently, depending on the condition of their skin and lifestyle.
Following the initial course of treatment, maintenance treatments of once a month can prolong the results.
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