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What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine technique that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to stimulate natural healing and balance the flow of energy or Qi.

What is cosmetic acupuncture?

Cosmetic acupuncture is a non-invasive, natural, and safe treatment for rejuvenating the face and promoting overall health and wellness. It uses specialized acupuncture techniques that increase blood flow to the face and stimulate collagen production, resulting in a more youthful and radiant appearance.


How does acupuncture work?

Medical acupuncture works by activating the body’s self-healing mechanisms and promoting the flow of Qi or energy throughout the body.

Cosmetic acupuncture works by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes to improve skin quality and rejuvenate the face. By inserting tiny needles into specific points on the face and body, acupuncture increases blood flow, boosts collagen production, and improves lymphatic drainage. It also helps to balance hormones, reduce stress, and promote overall health and wellness.

What conditions can acupuncture treat?

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Is acupuncture painful?

Most people find acupuncture to be a relatively painless experience. The needles used are thin and flexible, so there is only a slight sensation or tingling when they are inserted.

How many acupuncture sessions do I need?

The number of acupuncture sessions required varies depending on the condition being treated and the results desired. Generally, a series of six to ten treatments are recommended. For cosmetic and chronic conditions, please allow twelve sessions for desired results and monthly/ bi-monthly tune up treatment sessions thereafter.

Please bear in mind that you should not expect to witness a sculpted physique or reduction in weight after your initial gym session. However, within three months, you will begin to observe commendable outcomes. Similarly, acupuncture operates by leveraging the body's natural healing and collagen production mechanisms. Though this process necessitates time, the results are remarkable and authentic.

What should I expect during an acupuncture session?


Case history

During our consultation, we will cover your overall wellbeing and specific aesthetic skin issues, as well as your desired outcomes from the procedure.


Treatment plan

We'll then agree your treatment plan and begin inserting the very fine needles.



Once the needles have been inserted and you're feeling comfortable, they will remain in place for 20 minutes.


Needle Removal

All needles will then be removed and hygienically disposed of in sharps containers. We will then discuss a follow-up appointment in line with your treatment plan.

What are the potential side effects of acupuncture?

The most common side effects of acupuncture include mild bruising, soreness, and bleeding at the insertion site. In rare cases, patients may experience dizziness, nausea, or fainting.


Is acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture is generally considered to be a safe and low-risk therapy when performed by a licensed and trained acupuncturist.


Is acupuncture covered by insurance?

Many insurance plans now cover acupuncture as a treatment option for certain conditions. It is always best to check with your insurance provider to see what is covered under your plan.


Who is a good candidate for cosmetic acupuncture?

Cosmetic acupuncture is suitable for most people who are looking to improve their skin quality and achieve a more youthful appearance. It is especially beneficial for those who want a natural and non-invasive alternative to invasive cosmetic procedures.


What are the benefits of cosmetic acupuncture?

The benefits of cosmetic acupuncture include improved skin quality, reduced fine lines and wrinkles, a more even skin tone, increased collagen production, improved lymphatic drainage, reduced puffiness and dark circles, and an overall more youthful and radiant appearance. It also helps to reduce stress, balance hormones, and promote overall health and wellness.

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