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Cosmetic Acupuncture

As seen on Louise Redknapps How Not to Get Old

Facial Acupuncture, I never knew it existed, but I swear by it now, it helps fine lines and wrinkles, it’s given my skin a really healthy glow. It’s inexspensive and you could have it done on your lunch break
- Louise Redknapp
A natural alternative to botox

Cosmetic acupuncture treatments are effective in clearing skin, improving circulation and providing a radiant and hydrated glow throughout. It improves skin tone, reduces redness, tones muscles and lessons the impact of fine lines, laughter lines and forehead furrows. It has become a safe and effective alternative to the use of therapies such as botox and restyliane. The fine facial needles essentially cause micro damage to the wrinkle causing it to go into collagen production overdrive.

The treatment starts with a rose water and glycerine compress followed by the insertion of fine intra-dermal needles which are placed on specific points around the face and on lines around the mouth, the frown lines between the eyes and the laughter lines around the eyes. Under eye bags can be reduced and a sagging chin stimulated to become more taught. Fine lines can disappear, deep wrinkles soften and dry skin becomes more lustrous. The needles are retained for 20 minutes, most people find this very relaxing, and are removed, followed by a gentle facial massage using a blend of luxury essential oils renowned for their rejuvenating and anti-aging properties. To compliment the treatment Lily uses a gentle cupping technique to de-puff the eye area; leaving eyes feeling refreshed and looking revitalised. Finally the skin is sealed and cooled using jade stone. Only single use disposable needles are used. Acupuncture points on your arms and legs may also be needled in order to support your overall health.

Any number of treatments can be given, but 6-10 treatments on a weekly, or twice weekly basis, is recommended. Each person responds differently, depending on his or her constitution and lifestyle, but usually the effects become most noticeable following the third session. Following the initial course of treatment, monthly maintenance sessions can be provided to prolong your results.

Cosmetic Acupuncture has been used in Asia for more than three thousand years. In addition, in 1996, a study was carried out and published in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture which reported that among 300 cases treated with Cosmetic Acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one full course of treatment. The effects included: the skin becoming delicate and fair, improvement of the elasticity of facial muscles and levelling of wrinkles, and an overall rejuvenation - not only restricted to the tissues of the face.

Cosmetic Acupuncture has received a lot of positive coverage in the mainstream media recently and is favoured by film stars such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, but it is definitely not new. It has been practiced in China for thousands of years. At least as early as the Sung Dynasty (960AD-1270AD) records show Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture was used by the Empress and the Emperor’s concubines to improve their appearance.

Whilst Cosmetic Acupuncture does not produce the same radical effects of cosmetic surgery, it is a popular and more natural alternative. It is safe, not as costly, it has no side effects, there is no risk of disfigurement. After a treatment, there may be some redness. This lasts only a few hours and then disappears, apart from that, you can expect to feel relaxed and refreshed following treatment.

Lily has completed a BSc Hons degree in Acupuncture awarded by Westminster University and an additional specialised training course with experts in this field and is certified and fully insured to provide Cosmetic Acupuncture.

To make an appointment to have Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture with Lily you can contact her here.