Cosmetic Acupuncture: Your Bit

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Here’s how you can play your part in the success of your facial enhancement (cosmetic) acupuncture treatment:


 1. Decide

Is cosmetic acupuncture right for you, right now? It might not be if:

  • You recently had Botox or fillers. I advise to wait for at least three months.
  • Are actively trying for a baby, pregnant or breastfeeding. Again, I advise to wait.
  • Have a cold, flu or allergic reaction or suffer with chronic migraines, uncontrolled high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, had a pacemaker fitted or have a problem with excessive bleeding or bruising. In some of these cases, seeing me for acupuncture to support with your health problems first may allow us to later re-evaluate the suitability of cosmetic acupuncture.

I offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation to discuss your options.


2. Prepare

  • Schedule a full consultation, followed by a detox treatment first of all, unless you have seen me for acupuncture before. This first session will prepare you for your treatment and help me understand how I can tailor subsequent sessions for you.
  • Plan several sessions to begin with. For maximum benefits plan weekly sessions at first. I offer treatment packages (see here and scroll to the end of the page) with this in mind. Be aware that, as a normal albeit infrequent side-effect of acupuncture, there could be some bruising, so don’t schedule your sessions too close to an important event.
  • On the day, make sure to have eaten within a reasonable amount of time ahead of treatment. Having acupuncture when you’ve not eaten for ages can leave you feeling spaced out. Visit the FAQ page and ask me any questions you may have.


3. Do your ‘homework’

  • After your session, don’t touch your face and avoid make-up for the next 24 hours, especially mineral-based. Avoid using your mobile near your face, in general.
  • Be mindful of lifestyle factors, such as food, drink, adequate rest, stress levels etc. You might find this article interesting if you’re concerned about wrinkles. Do your bit and we can take it from there. Consider eliminating processed sugar from your diet, or at least reducing it. Sugar is believed to speed up degradation of collagen and elastin, both key skin proteins.
  • Follow home care advice, such as drinking bone broth etc.


Click here for three tips on making the best of your acupuncture treatment.



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