Category Archives: facial aesthetics

Why a course of treatment?

Over a 3 month period the refreshed cells deeper in the dermis would have migrated to the surface with improved cells following beneath. Improvements with skin and the feeling of wellbeing have been reported after 3 to 6 weeks. This is similar to studies with acupuncture for pain. After the initial course, maintenance treatments are recommended (every 4 to 6 weeks) together with using Acuregen cosmetics to prolong and continue to give results.

As with any ‘training’ regime, lifestyle and a continued programme will affect outcomes. Our therapists will tailor-make your course of treatments and discuss your progress as well as giving you advice for your own home support.

What results can be achieved?

A one off session is available to experience a combined acupuncture and facial treatment. Your skin will be refreshed and you will find this a relaxing, enjoyable treat. However to see improvements a course of treatment (6 to 12) is required. This is directly linked to cellular activity with a cycle of the skins natural renewal. This cellular renewal is less effective as we ‘age’ – things just do not work as efficiently. Over time our cells receive less blood and oxygen, this means that cells deep within the dermis are reaching the epidermis at a slower rate and are diminished giving the appearance of hyperpigmentation, oversized pores, un-even skin tone, sagging and production of fine lines and wrinkles. Our treatments enhance cellular function and the products we use support our clinical work.

How does it work?

The AcuRegen system combines traditional Chinese theory and practice with safe, gentle techniques using needles from our own developed Thrive range which have been specifically designed for the face. The needles range in length, the shortest being 3mm to the longest 6mm. This allows us to tightly pack needles into areas that need treating & open up micro-channels where areas of sub-dermal scaffold (the tissue that supports the epidermis) has weakened and collapsed. This action induces the body’s natural healing mechanism which encourages the production of collagen and elastin. This rebuilds the tissue scaffold by adding to the collagen levels that already exists and effectively “pack” the epidermis out reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Improvement of circulation is part of this process also enhancing skin tone and texture.

What is Cosmetic Acupuncture?

Cosmetic acupuncture is the application of fine filament needles inserted into the skin of the face and neck for a natural anti-ageing treatment that aims to rejuvenate overall elasticity & complexion. This is supported with body or ear acupuncture combined with other therapies such as LED Light therapy and our specialist cosmetics. Together this helps to improve general health of the body and skin in order to achieve more effective results.