Chinese Medicine views skin health as a reflection of internal organ health. Therefore external beauty therapy treatments are combined with internal treatments to ensure we address the root cause of the problem.
At Elemental Chinese Medicine we combine cosmetic and body acupuncture, diet and lifestyle advice, herbs (topical and internal) to address your beauty and health concerns.
These therapies are great for brides who want to look their best on their special day, or people who want a more natural way to improve the look of their skin.
What is cosmetic acupuncture and what can it treat?
Cosmetic acupuncture is a natural way to improve the look of your skin, it involves inserting tiny acupuncture needles into the face to loosen facial muscles and boost collagen production, thereby reducing the look of wrinkles, scarring, hyperpigmentation, and other skin problems.
The facial treatment is combined with body acupuncture to address the underlying cause of the skin problem from a Chinese Medicine point of view.
How long will each treatment take and will there be any down time?
Each session may last 60-90 minutes, after the treatment your skin may look a little flushed which may last a couple of hours. You may resume normal activities immediately after the treatment.
What precautions do I need to take after the treatment?
After the treatment your skin will more readily absorb skin products, we recommend the use of Rosehip oil as your moisturiser as an at home skin care routine. Products with active ingredients like AHAs or BHAs should be avoided as they may irritate the skin.
How many treatments will I need?
An initial course of 10-15 weekly treatments is recommended with a maintenance follow up session every 2-6 months. Depending on your age you should start noticing improvements after 3-8 treatments.
Are there any risks to cosmetic acupuncture?
The risks to cosmetic acupuncture is minimal, there is a small risk of the needle hitting some small blood vessels on the face, some times this may cause minor bruising.
Are there any contraindications to cosmetic acupuncture?
There are some contraindications to cosmetic acupuncture, pregnant women, people with high blood pressure, people who bleed and bruise easily should not undergo this treatment. People who have recently undergone microdermabrasion/dermabrasion, laser treatments, chemical peels, should wait three weeks before having treatment.