Cosmetic Acupuncture

What is Cosmetic Acupuncture?

Cosmetic Acupuncture is a gentle, non-invasive facial treatment. Specific cosmetic acupuncture points are needled into the face to improve skin tone, support ageing gracefully, enhance overall complexion and improve overall well being.

Cosmetic Acupuncture treatment stimulates the production of Collagen and Elastin by creating micro – traumas in the skin to encourage the cascade effect that helps to produce these building blocks. This results in a more toned, firm and bright skin complexion.

What can Facial Acupuncture help with?

With over 5000 years of documentation, Cosmetic Acupuncture is a natural alternative to Cosmetic Injectables such as Botox and Fillers. Treatments are aimed to soften lines and wrinkles, lift sagging, increase firmness and tone the face whilst also taking into consideration the patient’s overall general wellbeing to encourage the body into harmonious balance from a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective.

Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture

  • Stimulates Collagen production for increased facial tone, even complexion and firmness
  • Increases moisture in the skin through the result of penetration of Acupuncture needles encouraging circulation of blood & lymph to the face.
  • Improvement in muscle tone, firmness and elasticity of the skin
  • Assists sagging and drooping of the skin to lift including drooping eyelids
  • Reduces fine lines, wrinkles and soften deeper wrinkles
  • Softens scarring including facial and acne scarring
Elizabeth Cullen needling around the eye

Cosmetic Acupuncture results

After a Traditional Chinese Medicine facial and internal consultation with your practitioner, Cosmetic Acupuncture specific needles are inserted into specific areas of the face, depending on the patient’s areas of concern and overall skin appearance. The number of needles can vary from 10 – 100 needles and a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques will be used including a Gua Sha facial and Jade Rolling.

At The Dao Health, the number of treatments will be individualised for each and every patient. We expect to see results for firmness, shallowing of lines and wrinkles and general improvement with overall complexion within 3-4 weekly treatments. For concerns relating to collagen loss including deep wrinkles and sagging we recommend 6 – 10 weekly treatments. Each patient’s skin responds differently to treatment and your practitioner will review your treatment plan if needed.

Precautions & recovery

Cosmetic Acupuncture is a gentle and safe treatment with minimal downtime.

It is expected to see flushing and redness after treatment for up to 24 hours as there will be an increase in blood flow to the face. We recommend if you have an event to attend to give yourself a minimum of 24 hours before allowing treatment to settle.

Occasional minor and temporary bruising may occur at the site on insertion of the Acupuncture needle. The bruising is usually painless and will resolve after a couple of days. This should be taken into consideration if you are prone to bruising and scheduling an event in the days after treatment.

Elizabeth Cullen treating patient with jade roller during cosmetic acupuncture

Cosmetic Acupuncture, Cosmetic Injectables & Fillers

For patients who have cosmetic injectables and fillers, there are no contraindications that mean you cannot have Cosmetic Acupuncture. If you have had previous cosmetic injectables and fillers, treatment will be tailored individually for you which will be targeted at treating the superficial layers of the skin, aiming to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and increasing blood circulation to the surface of the skin to support the overall complexion. We encourage patients to disclose the information of the sites of previous treatment to their practitioner.

All Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners at The Dao Health are degree qualified in Traditional Chinese Medicine and registered with AHPRA. Our practitioners have undergone further study in Cosmetic Acupuncture and training on specific acupuncture points and techniques to have extensive knowledge and understanding of Cosmetic Acupuncture treatment and skin health.

Our Integrating Chinese Medicine Podcast

To learn more, listen to the episode about Cosmetic Acupuncture on our Integrating Chinese Medicine podcast, Cosmetic Acupuncture – the natural Botox?