What is facial acupuncture?
In the past, facial acupuncture was the privilege of the Imperial court or upper echelons of Chinese society. It is now becoming widely accessible to the public and is a popular natural alternative treatment for antiaging.
Facial acupuncture is a technique that is used to improve the condition of complexion by inserting extremely fine needles to the selected acupuncture points on both face and body. It is a safer and more natural treatment as compared to facelift surgery, high-energy treatment, filler and Botox injection. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture achieves the anti-aging effect by invigorating the Qi and Blood. It encourages the Blood supply to the face, promotes lymphatic drainage, creates new cellular and collagen production, improves skin quality, helps heal acne and acne scars. It is a holistic healing approach so it does not only help treat the signs of aging but also help with other health issues such as digestive conditions or stress.
How does facial acupuncture work?
Improve overall definition and quality of skin
Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
Fade age spots and skin discolouration
Prevent, control and heal acne and eczema
How many treatments should you do?
The result tends to be accumulative. A course of 10 treatments at weekly intervals is recommended. After this time, if you are satisfied with the results you can take a break. However, many people choose to continue the treatments to maintain their general balance of health.
What does a typical treatment look like?
The first session will involve a 20-30 minute consultation for Ruth to diagnose your body condition and understand your medical history. Your skin goals will also be discussed and if necessary, a customized herbal formula will be prescribed. Usually, a typical facial acupuncture treatment involves about 10-30 hair-fine needles in the face and 10-20 needles on the body. Needles are left in the skin for about 20 to 25 minutes. As the Qi and Blood are flowing smoothly all over your face and body, you will feel so relaxed that you may fall asleep. After needles are removed, a session of either facial Guasha or facial cupping will be performed to enhance the uplifting effect.
What does dermatologists say about facial acupuncture?
Many dermatologists apply micro-needling treatment and they see facial acupuncture as a very light dose of micro-needling, which was known to stimulate collagen and help the tone and texture of the skin. Facial acupuncture would use fewer needles than a micro-needling treatment but every time you insert a needle, a minor dermal injury is going to activate the wound healing cascade, and that does stimulate collagen and blood flow