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Facial Acupuncture

If you’d like to reduce your fine lines and wrinkles but don’t fancy Botox and fillers, facial acupuncture may just be the answer you’ve been looking for.


Facial acupuncture combines the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture with specialised facial needling to improve skin health and give you an overall glow. It is a holistic, natural form of anti-aging that works internally to optimise your health whilst enhancing the appearance of your skin. Your face acts as a mirror for what’s going on inside your body. For example, wrinkles between the eyebrows may be connected to liver problems and lines around the mouth can result from a sluggish colon. By balancing your body, mind and spirit, this addresses cosmetic concerns and general health simultaneously.


How does facial acupuncture work

Fine needles are used to activate muscles in the face and neck to lift, improve tone and increase circulation of the blood and lymph. The increase in blood and oxygen helps clear the complexion by accelerating waste elimination, stimulating micro-circulation and producing a youthful glow.

Each needle that is applied to the face will cause a positive micro-trauma in the skin. This disruption in the skin tissue causes the body to respond by sending collagen-building cells to the area, in much the same way as micro-needling or laser treatments, to improve collagen production.


In addition, body acupuncture points are also used to promote general health, reduce stress and calm the body which can impact on facial appearance.


The anti-aging effects

The main benefit from facial acupuncture is a brighter and healthier-looking complexion. It can also help to:

  • Minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

  • Reduce frown lines

  • Improve muscle tone and elasticity to lift areas of the face

  • Improve circulation and collagen production

  • Improve skin health, healing acne and helping with other skin conditions

  • Complements other work done on the face (ie. reduces trauma from facial surgery, face-lifts, botox etc)

Facial Acupuncture is both preventative and corrective, so you can begin at any age. Collagen production starts to deteriorate from the age of 26 so beginning these treatments in your late twenties or early thirties is ideal, however it is never too late to start.


Facial acupuncture vs Botox

In contrast with Botox, facial acupuncture does not freeze the area but rather retrains the muscles to tighten. Anti-aging involves not just wrinkles but the overall complexion and areas of sagging and puffiness which facial acupuncture helps to improve. Facial acupuncture can be used complementary to Botox to improve overall appearance.


But does it hurt?

Facial acupuncture needles are very fine - finer than half of your hair strand. Whilst most do not feel a thing, it is not unusual to feel a tiny pinprick as the needle is first inserted into your skin. This feeling very quickly subsides and many people comment on how relaxing and rejuvenating the experience is.


The timing of treatments

While you can expect a brighter complexion after just one facial acupuncture treatment, consistency is key and a series of treatments is recommended in the beginning to obtain optimal results. Facial acupuncture is not a facelift that simply pulls back the muscles. Results accumulate over time and a course of treatments allows the body time between sessions to build collagen and rejuvenate. Ideally weekly sessions in blocks of 6 to 12 is recommended.


Enquire further about treatments with Renee via reception: 02 9555 8806, or via email: reception@darlinghealth.com.au. You can read more about Reneee here, or book in for your facial acupuncture treatment with Renee here.

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