Acupuncture is a form of ancient Chinese medicine in which fine needles are inserted into the skin at certain points on the body. It originated more than 2,000 years ago
A Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture treatment is used to help reduce lines and wrinkles and improve the overall look and feel of the skin. It involves very fine needles being inserted into specific Acupuncture points and into wrinkles themselves. Needles will also be inserted into specific points in the body.
When needles are inserted, energy and endorphins are released. This minor trauma improves blood flow and stimulates cell re-growth. Inserting the fine needles will also encourage the production of collagen, a protein which the body uses to keep the skin youthful and elastic. Facial Acupuncture has been demonstrated to improve the oil and water content of the skin.
The additional needles that are inserted into the points on the body help to restore balance within the body systems, improving overall well-being and helping to restore good sleep patterns. This affect helps to improve the skin quality and overall appearance.
Cosmetic Acupuncture treatments are carried out at Sunderland Physiotherapy Clinic by Debs Russell– A Chartered Physiotherapist.
What happens during a treatment?
A full assessment and screening will take place prior to the treatment. You are advised not to wear make- up on the day of your treatment (before and after).
The needles themselves are very fine and around 40-80 needles in total may be used.
The treatment will last one hour. This includes a facial massage, after the needles have been removed.
There may be some redness to the skin after the treatment, which may take a few hours to settle. There is a small risk of minor bruising.
We would not expect to see any immediate improvement in your skin after the first session. We recommend 6+ treatments in order to achieve results.
Ideally each session should be approx 1 week apart.
Price per session: £60*
*please note normal club discounts do not apply.
If you would like further information or would like to book an appointment please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 01915483388 or email firstname.lastname@example.org