Aus Acu is excited to release our Cosmetic Acupuncture program, launching first at our Gold Coast clinic.
Our practitioners have completed specialised training in fine skin needling and anti-aging techniques, and Aus Acu is proud to be releasing these industry leading treatments and setting a new standard in natural, skin enhancing Acupuncture treatments. Cosmetic Acupuncture is a natural alternative to enhancing health, well-being and radiating wellness from the inside out.
Safe & Gentle
A specialised program of Acupuncture treatments, targeted at facial rejuvenation through precise Acupuncture sessions. The techniques used are safe and gentle, and may help your body to soften lines, lift sagging areas, increase firmness, and promote circulation to boost the production of collagen and elastin resulting in bright, even, glowing, more youthful skin. Additionally by improving digestion and relaxation onward benefits are often seen in terms of complexion.
How does it work?
Your practitioner will tailor your treatment specifically, to target your face, your skin and your concerns. Silicon-coated, ultra fine needles are used due to their remarkable quality and distinctive feel. These are gently inserted at specific Acupuncture points to increase blood flow to your face, and retained for up to twenty minutes. We use three needling styles during the Aus Acu Cosmetic Acupuncture Program. Firstly, needles are used to produce micro-traumas along wrinkles and lines, and around scarring and pitting. Micro-trauma needling is most effective when done multiple times during the cells 28 day renewal cycle, which is why our Cosmetic Acupuncture Program includes twice weekly treatments over the full calendar month. Each time a micro-trauma occurs to the dermis, fibroblast cells produce collagen and elastin (the building blocks of youthful skin). Secondly, in addition to the micro-trauma technique, we also needle precise muscular or ‘motor’ points in the face. Motor points are needled to lift and tone muscles in the face, great for sagging necks, jowls, and to lift and tighten the brow. Thirdly, Aus Acu Cosmetic treatments include a whole-body treatment, exactly the same as our regular Acupuncture treatments. Super-fine needles are used on body points such as the hands, feet and ears to address underlying health issues that may be contributing to problem areas on your face. We find this three step program to be the most inclusive and effective way to produce outstanding results with Cosmetic Acupuncture.
Treatments are sold on a package only basis, as without the repetitive micro-trauma treatments your results simply would not be as profound. The main package requires a commitment of two treatments per week for four weeks, known as the Aus Acu Cosmetic Acupuncture Program. During your first visit of your program, your Cosmetic Acupuncturist will take before photos, conduct a skin analysis, and formulate an appropriate treatment plan with you. During this initial visit, we will discuss scheduling for your follow up treatments – another seven visits during the four week period.. For best results, we advise either a Monday & Thursday or Tuesday & Friday treatment plan over the month, and since your Cosmetic Treatments will require a full hour of our practitioners time, appointments must be booked in advance and cannot be rescheduled (except for emergencies). At the conclusion of your Cosmetic Acupuncture Program, “after” photos will be taken and your skin re-assessed. Preventative maintenance treatments are then discussed, and may be required fortnightly or monthly depending on your desired outcome. Please note that maintenance treatments are only available once our full Cosmetic Program has been completed so that we know exactly how your skin responds to Cosmetic Acupuncture.
– A 1996 report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated in China with cosmetic facial acupuncture 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment. Effects included: increased elasticity, reduction of wrinkles and overall rejuvenation and positive results reflected throughout their body.
– A 2013 issue of the Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine regarding “the effect of facial cosmetic acupuncture on facial elasticity” – concluded that the treatment showed – “promising results as a therapy for facial elasticity”.
What results can I expect?
Cosmetic Acupuncture works to naturally bring back long-lasting, radiant, youthful skin whilst aiming to lift and firm areas without surgery, injections or side effects. There are no incisions, injections, sutures or peels required. This results in the stimulation of muscle activity, collagen growth and nutrient rich blood flow without the nasty side effects. Since Cosmetic Acupuncture uses only your body’s own healing systems, results can not be guaranteed and we advise a healthy diet, plenty of exercise and most importantly lots of water and good quality sleep during your program.
Why Cosmetic Acupuncture over other cosmetic treatments, such as Derma-Needling or Injectables?
Cosmetic Acupuncture is completely different to other cosmetic treatments. Derma-Needling (Skin needling, Needle-rolling etc.) works very superficially on the skin and is quite similar in nature to exfoliation. Acupuncture penetrates much deeper, re-training your muscles and helping your skin to renew from the inside out. This is why our treatments can produce such strong results. Rather than muscle relaxers which commonly use neurotoxins to paralyse facial muscles, or fillers which stretch the skin using synthetic substances, Cosmetic Acupuncture offers a completely safe, natural and pain-free alternative to naturally healthy, more youthful skin and a glowing, radiating complexion without the expense, downtime and artificial ‘look’ of injectables.
Zhang, Q. and Zhu, L. (1996). Meridional Cosmetology: Report of 300 Cases with Discussion of Underlying Mechanism. The International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture, pp 401-405.
Yun, Y, Kim, S, Kim, M, et. Al. (2013) Effect of Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture on Facial Elasticity: An Open-Label, Single-Arm Pilot Study, The Journal of Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Our Cosmetic Acupuncture Program runs for one full month, and includes your Initial Assessment, and then twice-weekly full treatments for four weeks. Remember – you are receiving twice weekly acupuncture treatments PLUS your full Cosmetic Acupuncture Treatment twice per week!