How many treatments will I need?
Cosmetic acupuncture takes a few treatments to see results; some patients can see minor immediate results but most require time and multiple sessions to see a difference. This is because our skin renews itself every 28 days on average and as we age this process takes longer; meaning by having a course of treatments over 6-8 weeks this ensures you will see results once these cells regenerate. To achieve significant and long last results we recommend a course of weekly or bi-weekly treatments over 8 weeks to make remarkable and visible long lasting changes to the skin.
What can I expect at a Cosmetic Acupuncture consultation?
A cosmetic acupuncture treatment involves the insertion of very fine acupuncture needles into fine lines and wrinkles on the face and neck which can aid in reducing the visible signs of ageing by relaxing muscles and stimulating collagen production which aids in creating a more youthful appearance. Cosmetic acupuncture increases the flow of Qi (energy) and blood directly to your face while balancing any disharmonies in the body to ensure optimal health and wellness.
What can Cosmetic Acupuncture be used to treat?
- Anti & Premature Aging 
- Firm the skin and reduce sagging 
- Help to eliminate fine wrinkles and soften deeper wrinkles 
- Tighten enlarged pores
- Can even skin tone & pigmentation and brighten completion 
- Brightens the eyes, reducing eye bags, puffiness & darkness around eyes
- Alopecia 
- Acne scars 
- Improves the appearance of scarring 
- Decelerates the aging process from within
- Improve general health & well being
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
Acupuncture uses very small needles to stimulate certain Acupuncture points, and some people are surprised that they don’t feel anything in a lot of areas!
However, some people can experience a little tenderness.
Most clients find they get used to the sensation rather quickly. After the first session, the mystery of how it will feel to you is solved!
What Happens in a Session with Your Acupuncturist?
1. Get the Proper Diagnosis
At your first visit our experienced acupuncturist starts with a relaxed yet thorough consultation so we can understand your unique concerns, and create a course of treatment which suits you best.
We use the internationally recognised MRS mini-survey, conversation and other assessment tools to understand what needs attention immediately, and in the mid to long term.
2. Find Relief with Acupuncture
From the very first visit, our gentle acupuncturist uses this soothing and healing therapy to help reduce the number and intensity of hot flushes, to help with sleep and mood concerns, to promote deep relaxation, and to support the other therapies we provide.
3. Medicine Specifically Prepared For Your Condition
Herbs play a prominent role in healing. Herbs can be dispensed as a “off the shelf” formula or our practitioners can create a formula specifically designed for you. Our clinic has over 100 herbs to suit your specific needs. Our practitioners can modify your herbal formula as treatment progresses to ensure your medicine suits your current condition.
From time-to-time we may prescribe particular nutrients and supplements, as well as herbal medicines.
4. Walk Away With a Plan
Acupuncture is part of a holistic system of mind-body medicine, so our acupuncturist works with you to create an easy, simple plan to support you through peri-menopause and into your post-menopausal years.
As each woman is different, we understand the need for flexibility and common sense.
For most women, your plan will have an emphasis on food and nutrition; for others it will be about emotional health and well-being, good sleep and stress management.
Some women will need the help of our naturopaths to support for their entire hormonal system, particularly if there is diabetes or pre-diabetes or thyroid problems.
For women struggling with aches and pains, massage as well as acupuncture and exercise therapies will be suggested.
From your first visit, we’re here to help you get the most out of your middle years, and beyond.
Acupuncture is widely considered a safe therapy, but occasionally, as with all therapies – conventional and complementary – results may vary, and adverse reactions may be experienced.
For those that do experience adverse reactions to Acupuncture, the most common are itchiness and soreness at the site of the needles, light-headedness, mild bruising and muscle twitching.
You’re encouraged to communicate with your practitioner, they are there for you.
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