Cosmetic acupuncture has been practiced in China for thousands of centuries. Early records date back to the Qin and the Song Dynasties. In those days, cosmetic acupuncture was the best beauty treatment available to the Empress and to the Emperor’s Concubines.
With the exposure of TCM to the western world, cosmetic acupuncture has become widely available and is now practised around the world. Cosmetic acupuncture is the new botox A-list celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Sean Connery and Madonna all swear by what is being described as a holistic alternative to Botox, claiming cosmetic acupuncture helps them look younger while boosting their health and well-being.
As an anti-aging treatment, facial acupuncture employs the techniques of traditional Chinese medicine coupled with modern-day science. The goal is to restore the balance of energy which flows throughout the body, while increasing the production of natural collagen in the skin.
Bar Refaeli, Kim Kardashian, and Millie Mackintosh undergoing facial acupuncture.
Cosmetic acupuncture for facial rejuvenation
Cosmetic acupuncture is acupuncture used for cosmetic purpose. Fortunately though, acupuncture also promotes relaxation, increases serotonin and endorphins, our natural feel good and pain relieving hormones and reduces inflammatory markers that contribute to inflammatory conditions, so the use of acupuncture cosmetically can have profound effects on your whole person.
Sometimes described as ‘acupuncture for facial rejuvenation’ or simply ‘facial rejuvenation’, cosmetic acupuncture offers a non-surgical method of reducing the visible signs of the ageing including fine lines and wrinkles, rough texture, the appearance of prominent pores and age spots, uneven skin tone, surface dullness and dryness. It has the added benefit of improving general health and well being at the same time.
Cosmetic acupuncture for facial rejuvenation is a safe and effective alternative to botox, collagen injections or even cosmetic surgery at a fraction of the price of those procedures.
Cosmetic acupuncture is a combination of Microdermabrasion and Dermabrasion
What Is Microdermabrasion ?
Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, non-invasive procedure that uses a spray of microcrystals to remove the outermost layer of dry, dead skin cells and reveal younger, healthier-looking skin. Microdermabrasion encourages the production of a new underlying layer of skin cells with higher levels of collagen and elastin, which further improves your skin’s appearance. Microdermabrasion is much gentler than dermabrasion. Dermabrasion is a more intensive procedure used to treat deeper facial lines, extreme sun damage, and scars.
Suitable Candidates for Cosmetic Acupuncture
Patients with fine facial lines or wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, uneven pigmentation, clogged pores, skin texture problems, or minor scars are good candidates for microdermabrasion. Patients with rosacea or acne may also benefit from microdermabrasion treatments. Microdermabrasion can eliminate or improve skin imperfections and conditions by removing the upper layer of dead and damaged skin cells to reveal new, fresh skin.
Why is Carahealth unique?
I studied a four year full time degree in acupuncture, contact hours 96 per month. This is incomparable to many acupuncture diploma courses in Ireland whereby contact hours are a mere 14 hours per month.
I also studied a 4 year full time science degree in Naturopathy which is herbal medicine and nutrition therefore I can prescribe my full anti-ageing programme including herbal medicine and supplements.
I use a combined combination therapy, which includes the standard needling of facial points with what is called a dermal hammer or seven star needle or plum blossom needling technique. A dermal hammer is a small hammer with 7 needles that is tapped over channels or in this case lines to completely eliminate fine lines and minimise deep ones. It is by far the most effective acupuncture treatment for facial rejuvenation.
It is especially effective for refining pores and eliminating facial veins. Treatment lasts 1 hour. Buy a consultation online now. I recommend weekly treatments to begin with and then maintenance visits every 6 weeks for best results, reducing eventually to every 6 months only.
Benefits of cosmetic acupuncture
- Improves muscle tone
- Helps to reduce or eliminate bags under the eyes
- Decreases the tendency towards sagging and jowls
- Increases collagen production tom plump the face
- Helps to eliminate puffiness by improving the metabolism, and eliminating excess fluids
- Eliminate fine lines of the face and diminishes deeper wrinkles
- Moisturises the skin by increasing local circulation of blood and lymph to the face
- Improves facial colour by increasing peripheral circulation
- Reduces or eliminates double chin
- Tightens the pores
- Brightens the eyes
- Helps to lift drooping eyelids
- Reduces stress evident in the face
- Provides instant results in acne and acne rosaceae.
Carina Harkin BHSc.Nat.BHSc.Hom.BHSc.Acu.
Cert IV TAE. ARCHTI mem.