What Is Facial Acupuncture?
Facial acupuncture is the insertion of acupuncture needles into the acupoints mainly on the face. By doing so, it stimulates cells to produce new collagen and elastin fibres which help to minimise wrinkles and pore problems.
It can also increase the blood circulation to the face which will improve the oxygen and nutrient supply for the skin, leaving it radiant and supple.
Why Facial Acupuncture Can Treat My Skin Problems?
The issues on your skin is not just skin deep. To truly solve the problem, we need to go down to the root of the problem.
For the past decades, the cosmetic and aesthetic industry have been dominated by fillers and Botox. For those looking for natural solution instead of injecting with toxin and silicon, you can try out facial acupuncture.
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete system that recognizes healing from a multidimensional process. There are 12 meridians also known as the Qi channels. Of which 6 of these meridians spread up towards the face.
By increase the flow of Qi and invigorating the blood circulation in these meridians, we can help to improve dull skin, pigmentations and dark eye circles.
How Is Facial Acupuncture Done?
Our physician at Aimin Acupuncture will attend to you for the initial consultation.
Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine theories and treatment methods, physicians will address the underlying cause. Medical history, skin problems, current treatments and dietary habits may also be assessed.
After the consultation, it is time for facial acupuncture. After cleaning the acupuncture points with sterilised cotton wool, very thin needles are inserted into different parts of the face, forehead, cheeks, around the eye and mouth areas.
You will feel a slight prick in the beginning and may feel a slightly sore feel as the acupuncture points are stimulated gently.
In some cases, body acupuncture may also be used. These body points work in conjunction with facial points to treat the main cause of the skin problems.
What Are The Benefits Of Facial Acupuncture?
- Improve overall skin complexion
- Give your face a rejuvenated healthy glow
- Reduce under eye dark circles and puffiness
- Minimise fine lines and wrinkles
- Lighten spots and scars
- Improve hormone related skin conditions (along the jawline)
- Reduce double chin
- Firms sagging skin
- Tighten pores
Who Is Suitable To Try It?
Most people are suitable to do facial acupuncture. However, it is not suitable for active acne, severe skin infection, open wounds or any bleeding disorders.
For those going through laser treatments at an aesthetic clinic, we recommend you to do the acupuncture approximately 3 days before or after your laser treatments.
We recommend that you space out your facial acupuncture treatments, laser treatments and aesthetic facials session so as to avoid excessive stress on the skin.
What Are The Side Effects?
Facial acupuncture is a very safe treatment. Usually there is no down time.
However, as it goes with any acupuncture treatments, there may be minor bruises which will go away within a week. Our physicians will use minimal stimulation on the delicate facial acupoints and avoid any visible blood vessels on the skin’s surface to minimise bruising.
What Is The Course Of Treatment?
The course of treatment is at least 10 sessions with best results achieved with 2 sessions per week. Each visit is approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Individuals will respond differently to treatment depending on age and lifestyle. Maintenance may be needed once per month after the initial program and is recommended.