What is Facial acupuncture?
Facial acupuncture is growing in popularity across the UK as more and more women are beginning to move away from invasive treatments such as Botox and surgery and turning instead to more gentle and natural alternatives.
During a facial acupuncture treatment you could expect to have several sterile, acupuncture needles gently inserted into the skin. All of the needles are only used one time. The acupuncture practitioner would focus on areas that might need special attention such as areas of skin that have lost elasticity, that have lost radiance, or where fine lines are beginning to appear.
What sort of results can you expect?
After just one session many patients report seeing an immediate difference with significant changes in skin tone and gentle changes to complexion. Generally a course of 6 to 10 treatments is recommended in order to result in more dramatic and longer lasting improvements.
Many patients have reported reduction of dark circles, reduction of deep and fine lines as well as a softer complexion. Also, you may feel deeply relaxed and experience a sense of calmness during and after the treatment.
How does it work?
One explanation for the mechanism for this improvement relates to collagen. Collagen is what gives our skin its plumpness. By inserting a needle for a short time it causes a slight damage to the skin which then needs to be repaired – the body responds by increasing the blood flow to the area, bringing with it increased levels of collagen.
How long is the treatment?
Initial treatment takes about an about an hour and 15minutes including free consultations, then about an hour for the each following sessions.
Who do I see?
Makiko Wood completed and qualified in Facial Acupuncture at Yuan Traditional Medicine College in 2018. She also practise sports massage, reflexology and healing and a member of NFSH (Healing Trust)
Initial treatment takes about an about an hour and 15minutes including free consultations then an hour for the each following sessions.
For the optimum results, it is recommended to have a course of 10 weekly or twice a week treatments to start with, then move onto the maintenance sessions every 4 to 6 weeks to keep the benefit.
Fees: £60 / 60 minutes
To book an appointment or for more information, please ask at the reception.