FAQ’S about Cosmetic Acupuncture
All practitioners have at minimum a bachelor degree and are all registered with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency).
A: Not usually.
We use special cosmetic acupuncture needles that are designed to push the skin apart rather than cut through it. This allows for a virtually painless insertion. There may be a small pick with insertion, which disappears immediately once the needle is in place.
A: Cosmetic acupuncture boosts collagen and elastin production, giving your skin support and elasticity with an overall firmed, tightened appearance.
Full details can be found on our How it Works page.
A: In our clinic we use cosmetic acupuncture to treat:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Sagging and loss of elasticity
- Preventative anti-ageing
- Pigmentation and uneven skin tone
- Dull and dry skin
- Tension in the face
More details about our approach to treatment can be found on our What We Treat page.
A: No, absolutely not.
We pride ourselves on providing chemical free, all-natural treatments to our patients.
A: Precaution must be taken with:
- History of migraines/headaches
- Needle phobic
- Blood thinning medication
- High blood pressure
- Previous cosmetic surgery
This is not an exhaustive list. It’s best to discuss all health concerns with your practitioner prior to commencing treatment.
A: Conditions apply.
Botox works by freezing the muscle so it doesn’t move to prevent wrinkles. Cosmetic acupuncture works by boosting collagen and elastin production to reduce the visibility of wrinkles.
Essentially, cosmetic acupuncture does the complete opposite and will undo the effects of Botox.
Cosmetic acupuncture can be performed safely on areas that have been treated with Botox. We advise waiting three (3) months after having Botox to commence cosmetic acupuncture.
If you have had Botox within the last three (3) months, cosmetic acupuncture can still target other areas of the face that haven’t been treated with Botox.
A: Prior to the commencement of treatment, your practitioner will conduct an extended consultation to establish exactly how they can help.
During this consultation, your skin will be assed using our specialised Facial Zoning Assessment.
With all these details combined, your practitioner will design a treatment that’s tailored exactly to your cosmetic needs. From there, treatment can commence.
Your treatment will consist of facial acupuncture, body acupuncture, and a sealing treatment.
From start to finish, the duration of this treatment session is 90 minutes.
Finally, at the end of the session we send you home with a complimentary welcome pack as a gift from us to you.
A: To achieve maximal effects, a series of treatments are essential.
After the first session, your practitioner will be able to evaluate how you respond to treatment, to then determine how many follow up sessions will be required to help you achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
You can find out more about treatment timelines by visiting our Timeline of Results.
A: We recommend that you attend all treatments with a fresh clean face that’s make up free. This is to help us see exactly what we’re working with.
We also recommend that you wear loose and comfortable clothing so you can sit back and relax during the treatment process.
A: With every successful procedure, there’s always a chance of side effects. The most common side effect for cosmetic acupuncture is bruising, which in our experience, only occurs for a small percentage of people.
Thankfully there is no down time involved with cosmetic acupuncture treatment. After your session it’s completely safe to put your makeup back on and walk out into the world looking fresh and fabulous.
A: An initial consultation and treatment runs for the duration of 90 minutes.
All return consultation and treatments run for the duration of 60 minutes.
A: Thankfully there is no down time involved with cosmetic acupuncture treatment. After your session it’s completely safe to put your makeup back on and walk out into the world looking fresh and fabulous.
When you first commence treatment with us, you receive a complimentary welcome pack. Inside the welcome pack are lots of helpful tips about how to keep your skin looking vibrant and flawless while you’re away from the clinic.
A: Changes to your skin will begin to occur after your very first treatment. In our recommended treatment programme, superficial changes may be noted after the first week, with longer lasting, deeper results, showing around weeks four and five.
You can find out more about treatment timelines by visiting our Timeline of Results
A: Results can vary depending on how well you take care of yourself during and after the treatment process.
With proper maintenance treatments to support the natural ageing process, cosmetic acupuncture results can last for years.
A: All of our current cosmetic acupuncture treatment prices, including our packages are listed on our Pricing page.
Please note that all treatments and prices are subject to change without notice.
Cosmetic acupuncture is covered under Acupuncture item number 103 and 203.
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