Cosmetic acupuncture, also known as Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture, involves superficially placing very fine, sterile needles into acupuncture points on the face to increase blood circulation to the area, thereby increasing oxygen and vitamin nourishment to the tissues and stimulating collagen. Cosmetic acupuncture treats holistically by also treating the underlying causes of why an individual is specifically showing their age. The effects are far more profound than simply improving one’s appearance.
For many people, the younger they look, the better they feel about themselves. However, age is an unstoppable process and as the body grows older so does the skin; consequently its appearance and characteristics change.
Age, hormones, sun exposure and smoking can all cause fine lines and wrinkles to develop; skin feels more fragile and less elastic.
As we age the hyaluronic acid content of our skin, which is important for water retention, decreases. Oil producing glands become less active and your skin becomes drier. The skin loses fat, so it looks less plump and smooth and because the number of blood vessels in the skin decreases. The skin also loses its youthful colour and glow.
While all these changes are taking place gravity is also at work, pulling the skin and causing it to sag.
BENEFITS OF COSMETIC ACUPUNCTURE
Increases collagen (elasticity) production.
Helps eliminate fine lines on the face.
Has a diminishing effect on larger wrinkles.
Reduces stress evident in the face.
Tightens the skin and the pores.
Improves muscle tone and dermal contraction.
Improves facial colour.
Reduces bags under the eyes and decreases the tendency towards sagging.
Helps eliminate puffiness by improving metabolism and thus eliminating excess fluids.
Improves hormonal balance (even those with hormonal acne can benefit).
It moisturises the skin by increased local circulation of blood and lymph to the face.
Reduces or eliminates double chin.
Reduces age spots.
Lifts drooping eyes and brightens eyes.
Brings out a person’s innate beauty and radiance by slowing the ageing process.
Heals physical, emotional and spiritual issues to reduce stress and improve overall health and wellbeing.
At Log House clinic we recommend a course of 10-12 treatments for best results. Maintenance treatments every 2 or 3 months are recommended.
Price – €60 per Treatment or €600 for a course of 12 treatments.
If you really would prefer no needles then Facial Cupping is the treatment for you. This involves using small suction cups to lift and massage the skin whilst draining toxins through the lymphatic system. Collagen will be stimulated, lines reduced, skin lifted and you will have that beautiful natural rosy youthful glow.
Facial cupping has so many benefits. It can be used for:
Deep facial cleansing – leaving your face cleansed, detoxed, enhances absorption of facial creams brightened and full of lustre and glow.
Cosmetic rejuvenation – to brighten lustreless skin, tighten sagging areas, drain congested lymph, soften wrinkles and discourage the formation of new ones.
Sinus problems – encouraging fluids to drain into the lymphatic system and reliving sinus inflammation and pain.
Facial Paralysis – increases blood circulation to the muscle and fascia.
TMJ Pain and teeth grinding – relieves muscle tension.
Facial cupping exercises the cutaneous layer of the skin and fights aging by attacking flaccidity, expressing lines, dehydration and poor circulation. The suction strengthens the dermis of the face by correcting circulation and stimulating collagen production which improves elasticity. The muscles of the face benefit greatly from reduced tension and tightness, easing expression lines and loosening rigid muscles. Cupping also moisturizes the skin by increasing local circulation of blood and lymph to the face. Droopy eyelids are lifted and sagging double chins are minimized. Cupping tightens pores, improves acnes and reduces signs of stress from the face.
FACIAL CUPPING BENEFITS
Tones muscle and lifts sagging skin – jowls/sagging jaw line or “double chin”.
Relaxes wrinkles & fine lines.
Crow’s feet, Dark circles under the eyes.
“Parenthesis” around the mouth.
“Elevens” between the eyebrows.
Rids facial puffiness or swelling.
Relaxes facial muscles and eases tension.
Improves blood circulation to facial tissues generating ad lustrous glow from the inside out.
Increases collagen production.
Improves elasticity of skin.
Increases lymphatic drainage of face.
Softens scar tissue.
Facial Cupping is completely painless and is very relaxing. It can be used as a once off treatment or for best cosmetic rejuvenation results, a series of 6 – 12 treatments weekly or bi-weekly is best.
Price – €50 per treatment or €480 for 12.
Facial cupping is contraindicated for the following skin conditions when in acute, ruptured, bleeding, or inflamed stages: Eczema, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Shingles, Hives, Acne, Skin Cancer.
Botox and fillers can be dissipated.
Cupping is contraindicated for those with liver or kidney functional illnesses.