Effective anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation package combining cosmetic acupuncture and herbal facial to firm sagging skin, minimize wrinkles, blemishes and dark areas and encourage new skin formation. Treatment is performed by a fully qualified CMIR-registered Chinese Cosmetologist with extensive Western medical training.
Our cosmetic acupuncture and herbal facial treatment package includes:
- Chinese Medical diagnosis, skin consultation and personalised advice from a Chinese Cosmetologist.
- A session of expert cosmetic acupuncture tailored to your skin’s needs.
- A prescription Chinese herbal mask formulated for your skin type and condition.
- Cooling and firming plant serum eye treatment to reduce puffiness and sagging.
- Chinese herbal skincare products for intensive moisturisation and nutrition.
- Expert facial acupressure massage to aid skin nutrition and facial tone.
What makes our cosmetic package different
Conventional cosmetic therapies only treat your outer skin without addressing the root causes of any skin concerns. This provides only short term, temporary benefits. AcuMedic cosmetology works directly on your skin but also addresses any internal conditions which may be affecting your appearance. This is holistic skincare which is much more effective with longer lasting results. You will also benefit from an improvement in your general health and well-being.
The AcuMedic Cosmetic Acupuncture and Herbal Facial package in London has been designed by vastly experienced Chinese medical doctors and cosmetologists, using botanical cleansers and creams packed full of pure, precious Chinese herbal extracts to lift away the years, purify and rejuvenate the skin.
No two persons should receive the identical facial. The ingredients of your herbal facial at AcuMedic will be selected by your Chinese Cosmetologist according to the needs of your own skin while any health concerns you might be having will be taken into account to provide you with a more holistic facial treatment.
The cosmetic acupuncture at AcuMedic in London is applied by a specialist in Chinese Cosmetology who will also give you a brief Chinese Medical diagnosis in order to uncover and treat internal or lifestyle related conditions which may be affecting your skin.
It is important to note that this is a natural treatment and that the needles used are ultra fine to minimize any discomfort. It is very important that clients refrain from drinking any alcohol before their appointment as this causes vasodilation which increases the risk of minor bruising from the needles.
How we can help
The AcuMedic Cosmetic Acupuncture and Herbal Facial treatment uses a range of powerful, herbal cleansers, moisturizers and other skincare products uniquely tailored to your needs. Treatment session includes herbal cleansers and creams, prescription Chinese herbal mask and a short face, neck and shoulder massage.
Cosmetic acupuncture is a totally natural face rejuvenation treatment. It has grown immensely in popularity as a way of anti-ageing, skin rejuvenation and dealing with any specific skin conditions. Cosmetic acupuncture at AcuMedic in London will:
- Improve blood circulation and nourishment to the skin.
- Improve hydration of skin, making the face look refreshed.
- Increase cellular regeneration & collagen formation for a renewed complexion and skin elasticity.
- Rejuvenates skin tone, restoring a lustrous glow to the face.
- Reduce crows feet, minimize fine lines, erase expression lines.
- Firm and uplift sagging skin.
- Clear dark circles around the eyes, puffiness and other signs of tiredness.
+ About Acupuncture at AcuMedic
Acupuncture treatment is available all over the world but not all acupuncturists are the same. Many acupuncturists in the West are only trained in a small modality of acupuncture such as trigger point acupuncture or perhaps 5 Element acupuncture. AcuMedicin London treats with SYNDROME acupuncture which is based on the complete system of theories in Chinese Medicine (including trigger point and 5 Element). This is authentic acupuncture treatment as practised in China and is based on Syndrome Differentiation diagnosis. True Syndrome acupuncture is not easy to find in the West and requires many years of training. Syndrome acupuncture at AcuMedic in London is performed only by CMIR-registered doctors with a minimum of 10 years clinical experience. The CMIR (Chinese Medical Institute and Register) is an organisation with strict codes of conduct and qualification requirements. Our doctors are sufficiently experienced that many of them teach Western Doctors in acupuncture.
Acupuncture treatment is available all over the world but not all acupuncturists are the same. Many acupuncturists in the West are only trained in a small modality of acupuncture such as trigger point acupuncture or perhaps 5 Element acupuncture. AcuMedicin London treats with SYNDROME acupuncture which is based on the complete system of theories in Chinese Medicine (including trigger point and 5 Element). This is authentic acupuncture treatment as practised in China and is based on Syndrome Differentiation diagnosis.
True Syndrome acupuncture is not easy to find in the West and requires many years of training. Syndrome acupuncture at AcuMedic in London is performed only by CMIR-registered doctors with a minimum of 10 years clinical experience. The CMIR (Chinese Medical Institute and Register) is an organisation with strict codes of conduct and qualification requirements. Our doctors are sufficiently experienced that many of them teach Western Doctors in acupuncture.
+ How it works
Cosmetic acupuncture is a powerful treatment for anti-ageing. It works by invigorating Qi (the body’s essential energy) and blood flow to the skin as well as treating internal conditions (such as excess heat or blood stasis) which may be leading to aggravated or dull looking skin. It is used directly on fine lines and wrinkles to reduce their appearance naturally.
Unlike other muscles in the body, the face is the only area where the muscles are attached directly to the skin. If not exercised and nourished, the face muscles weaken leading to sagging skin and fine lines- the signs of old age.
By inserting fine needles on various points on the face, neck and head,cosmetic acupuncture (usually combined with prescription Chinese herbal facial mask and massage treatment) stimulates the flow of blood to your skin and facial muscles, feeding them nutrients, oxygen and vital energy. After treatment, skin appears brighter and toned.
The AcuMedic herbal facial and the accompanying skincare products use precious Chinese herbs which over the centuries have become renowned for their beauty functions and skin benefits. For example, Bai Guo contains amino acids and collagen and is a powerful cell regenerator and skin firmer. Dang Gui boosts skin with its hydrating and moisturising properties. Ren Shen promotes skin regeneration and protection. Ju Hua is a potent skin firming herb with anti-cellulite properties. Zhu Ru is a skin balancing exfoliant that fortifies and moisturises the skin. These and other Chinese herbs are selected according to your skin type and condition to provide treatment precisely individualised to you.
To find out more read our brief Introduction to Chinese Medicine.
What to expect
During your 75-minute appointment an AcuMedic Chinese Cosmetologist will sit down with you for a brief Chinese Medical diagnosis and consultation to understand your skin type and needs and will then provide cosmetic acupuncture to treat skin elasticity, collagen production, sub dermal blood circulation as well as specific skin conditions, followed by a full Chinese herbal facial (with a specially formulated herbal mask and herbal creams), and finally a stimulating facial massage (to relieve tired muscles and increase cellular regeneration).
+ Diagnosis and Consultation
There are four main diagnostic methods in Chinese Medicine which are observing, pulse diagnosis, questioning and listening. Each method has a unique function in the process of collecting different clinical information about your skin. Therefore all four diagnostic methods must be used to make an accurate diagnosis of your health, understand any skin conditions you might be having and individualise the facial acupuncture treatment accordingly to your personal needs.
Observing involves looking at all the outward manifestations of your internal health. This is done by observing your general vitality, complexion, figure and skin. One of the most well known parts of observing is tongue diagnosis. The tongue is like a mirror showing the state of your internal organs. The AcuMedic doctor will be able to judge the condition of your essential energy (Qi), identify the location of the affected parts inside your body and identify any imbalances. This is crucial for understanding how your internal health is influencing your skin and how this relationship should be regulated to improve your appearance.
There are over 50 different pulse types and the AcuMedic doctor will take your pulse on both wrists to determine which pulse type you have. Your pulse is identified in terms of depth, speed, strength, shape and rhythm. Your pulse is an indicator of how Qi and blood are moving around your body (therefore how well your internal organs are functioning) which is a vital process for keeping your skin and eyes nourished and your complexion bright. From your pulse the doctor can determine a great deal about your physical and emotional state.
The doctor will ask you a huge variety of questions to learn about your general lifestyle and any skin complaints you might be having. It may seem like some of these questions are odd, but it all goes towards building a complete picture of you and your health. No matter how trivial something might seem to you, tell your doctor. No symptom that you have is unrelated or unimportant to your skin.
Once the doctor has finished diagnosing you, they will tell you about your particular Chinese Medical syndrome. These syndromes often have funny sounding names, like Liver Qi Stagnation or Kidney Yin Deficiency, but do not let that put you off. They will accurately explain why you have the symptoms you have and therefore how cosmetic acupuncture should be used in your particular case.
If the doctor feels that you should take some Chinese herbal medicines in addition to cosmetic acupuncture then an optional prescription will be written for you. This is charged separately to your treatment. The prescription may be in the form of raw Chinese herbs or herbal extract capsules which are assembled and dispensed by our expert dispensary on our premises. Specialist Chinese herbal skin lotions and ointments are also available on prescription. Chinese herbs provide the essential nutrition the body needs to overcome any physical, mental or emotional imbalances and is based on the same theories as Syndrome acupuncture.
After a brief diagnosis and consultation you will be asked to lie on the bed to receive your cosmetic treatment.
Your Cosmetologist will first carry out a light cleansing treatment to gently prepare your face for cosmetic acupuncture and the prescription Chinese herbal mask.
Micro-fine needles will then be inserted and you will be left alone to relax for 25-30 minutes. Please be aware that this is crucial treatment time for the acupuncture to have a therapeutic effect and you have not been forgotten. Just relax and enjoy the sensation of the acupuncture treatment (many patients will fall asleep). If you need to call the Clinic reception then there is a bell to alert us to come and talk with you. After the required period of time the doctor will return to remove the acupuncture needles.
Acupuncture is a very relaxing experience and generally causes minimal discomfort except for a mild and brief pricking sensation, followed by a tingling feeling.
AcuMedic doctors only use sterile disposable acupuncture needles. AcuMedic actually invented the disposable acupuncture needle.
Cosmetic acupuncture without needles is also available. For people who are afraid of acupuncture needles, please speak to your doctor who may recommend a different treatment based on electro-acupuncture instead of needles. Electro-acupuncture works in the same way as conventional acupuncture, but instead of using needles, an electronic pointer is used to stimulate the acupuncture points on the body.
Your Cosmetologist will then take out the acupuncture needles and, using the Chinese herbal skincare, will perform a complete herbal facial including a prescription mask made up of skin boosting Chinese herbs selected according to your skin type and requirements. After the mask is removed the cosmetologist will then apply a second mask made of natural ingredients to deliver additional moisturisation for your face.
After the second mask has been removed, the Cosmetologist might provide a brief acupressure massage on your neck and shoulders in order to stimulate circulation of fluids and blood into your face.
After the Treatment
To maximise the effects of your herbal facial, your Cosmetologist may suggest for you some Chinese herbs or teas which can fulfil the needs of your skin and continue to improve your complexion until your next facial treatment. This is optional.
The effects of the combination of cosmetic acupuncture and Chinese herbal prescription facial mask are instant. After the treatment you should notice an improved, glowing complexion as well as a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. You should also notice an improvement in your skin elasticity.
Although you should see results after your first treatment (especially the following day), however you really need about 3 sessions (over around 5-6 weeks) before you will notice the actual effects.
What our clients say
“Thank you so much for my treatment. The therapist was amazing, very informative, asked all the right questions and put me at ease. The procedure was fairly painless and I felt totally blissed out afterwards. My skin felt lovely and plump after the treatment, full of life and a great colour.
I will definitely be recommending the treatment to people and cannot wait to come back for some more myself. It could become a habit!
I bought some of the herbal formula to help with my spots and really enjoyed the complimentary tea I took for my journey home too.”
For advice on anti-ageing please take a look at our guide to skin rejuvenation: Defy Your Age.
To find out more about being a patient at AcuMedic please read the AcuMedic Patient Handbook.