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Cosmetic Acupuncture

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Looking for a Natural Facelift or Natural Botox? Cosmetic Acupuncture is for you.

Cosmetic acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that uses acupuncture needling techniques to improve the appearance of the face and skin. It is said to improve circulation, stimulate collagen production, and reduce wrinkles and fine lines. It is non-surgical, non-invasive, and typically involves a series of treatments.

It is THE perfect modern approach to skin vitality.

The health of the Zang-Fu (internal organs) is reflected in the complexion.

The use of Chinese Medicine for cosmetic purposes dates back to the Huang Di New Jing – Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine. Observation of the skin and face was just another diagnostic tool, a persons health was measured by all signs and symptoms. In Ancient China, the preserving of beauty of an Empress was of upmost importance. All beauty preserving secrets were prized.

Why Cosmetic Acupuncture and not Botox?

Cosmetic Acupuncture has proven to be a more holistic approach to anti-aging, treating not only the skin but also addressing underlying health issues that may be contributing to aging.

Cosmetic Acupuncture brings blood, Qi (energy), nutrients and collagen to the muscle and skin of your face. These treatments aim to nourish the facial skin for a fresh and toned look. Compared to Botox, the needling techniques used for Cosmetic Acupuncture are gentle and do not require recovery-time after treatments.

Most recent studies conducted in 2013* showed;

  • improving muscle tone by reducing muscle resting tone
  • improving muscle shape by reducing muscle area temperature that previously shortened muscle fibres
  • improved skin vitality by reducing muscle temperature which resulted in increase oil production.

Appointments with our skin specialists involve a comprehensive review of your skin health and skin goals. A treatment plan will be discussed for ongoing sessions.

If you would like to know more about Cosmetic Acupuncture and how it might benefit you, please discuss further with Dr Nicole Pawley or Dr Clancy Street

*Younghee, Y. Sehyun, K. Minhee, K et al. (2013). “Effect Of Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture on Facial Elasticity: An Open-Label, Single-Arm Pilot Study”. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Article ID 424313, doing:10.1155/2013/434313