Using tools such as the gua sha, jade rollers and specialist facial needles Andrea works to reduce fine lines, increase collagen and elastin production, lift brows, plump lips, firm facial muscles, assist with lymphatic drainage, reduce puffiness and improve tone - giving you that healthy glow. Andrea also offers free 15 minute skin consults to see what the best way forward is for your particular skin type.
How does facial acupuncture work?
It's a gentle, safe and holistic approach to anti-ageing. Unlike botox, cosmetic acupuncture encourages lifting and toning of the facial muscles naturally by treating the facial muscles around their origin and insertion sites. Facial acupuncture points are chosen based on their muscle function and area of the face involved.
Facial acupuncture treatments increase the flow of Qi and blood circulation to the face while simultaneously correcting health imbalances in the body.
In the case of fine lines and wrinkles, small needles are inserted into the dermis causing a painless "microtrauma" signalling the body's healing response. This leads to the stimulation of fibroblasts, the cells that produce collagen and elastin, to produce the sturdy components of the skin in the targeted area.
A similar technique is used for acne scarring, where small needles are inserted into the pitted scar to stimulate collagen and elastin production to repair the damage.
Very fine, high-quality Japanese needles are used to ensure maximum comfort and precision. There is no downtime or recovery necessary after each session. Cosmetic acupuncture has a cumulative effect, so we recommend a series of sessions for noticeable and lasting effects. As with traditional acupuncture treatments, body points will be chosen to address what is going on for you at the time of your treatment. The benefits are more than just a fresh face as each treatment reduces stress and promotes overall wellbeing.
Cosmetic Acupuncture is a great alternative for individuals who want a holistic approach to looking younger while improving their overall health. It is a great alternative to Botox.