Prescription Chinese herbal facial treatment for anti-ageing, natural skin radiance and to treat any blemishes or dark circles. Natural and effective with instant results.
Treatment is performed by a fully qualified CMIR-registered Chinese Cosmetologist with extensive Western medical training at our London clinic.
Our Chinese herbal facial treatment includes:
- Skin consultation with our Chinese Cosmetologist and personalised advice.
- Powerful Chinese herbal cleansers and exfoliants for deep pore cleansing.
- A unique prescription pure Chinese herb mask formulated for your needs.
- Expert facial acupressure massage to aid skin nutrition and facial tone.
- Cooling and firming plant serum eye treatment to reduce puffiness and sagging.
- Chinese herbal skincare products for intensive moisturisation and nutrition.
- Jade roller therapy or facial suction cupping to improve skin tone and elasticity, relieve puffing and help reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles.
What makes our facials 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.
The AcuMedic Chinese Herbal Facial 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 Chinese 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.
How we can help you
The AcuMedic Chinese Herbal Facial treatment in London uses natural products and a prescription herbal mask packed full of pure Chinese herbal extracts to lift away the years of tired and dull looking skin.
AcuMedic’s unique anti-ageing approach combines powerful Chinese skincare products with the expert stimulation of acupressure points to rejuvenate the skin from the inside out.
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.
Before applying the prescription herbal mask, the AcuMedic Chinese Cosmetologist will use herbal skincare to cleanse, tone and moisturise your face. The AcuMedic Cosmetologist will combine this with acupressure massage to help improve blood flow to the skin which helps absorption of herbal products and aids cell regeneration and skin tone.
For centuries in China, Jade Rollers have been used as a daily routine to keep skin youthful. The coolness of the jade closes the pores and tightens the skin. The smaller roller is used around the eyes to help banish dark circles, reduce wrinkles and any puffiness. The larger roller helps to relieve stress from the forehead, cheeks, neck and jaw-line, improve circulation, skin elasticity, and stimulate tired muscles to improve tone.
+ What to expect
During your 60-minute treatment an AcuMedic Chinese Cosmetologist will have a consultation to understand your facial needs and, based on your skin and health requirements, will proceed to provide you with expert face cleansing; massage; prescription masks and Jade Roller or suction cupping therapy.
+ Consultation and Diagnosis
During a skin consultation you will get an opportunity to discuss your skin and health concerns. The AcuMedic Cosmetologist will ask you some questions about your general health and lifestyle and observe your skin. Some questions will vary depending on whether you are female or male. If you have a particular skin condition such as acne, then the Cosmetologist will take the tongue and pulse diagnosis to check your internal health in order to understand the root cause behind your skin issues and which treatment is required to solve that. Your Cosmetologist will also provide you with personalised lifestyle advice on how you can keep your skin in optimal condition and delay the signs of ageing.
After your consultation you will be asked to lie on the bed for the treatment to begin. Your Cosmetologist will first carry out a light cleansing treatment, using Chinese herbal skincare, to gently prepare your face for the prescription herbal mask.
The Cosmetologist will then perform a deeper cleanse and will follow that with a Chinese Chinese facial scrub to draw out any impurities from the pores on the face. The skin cleansers will be applied using special massage movements and the Cosmetologist will provide a brief facial massage treatment to ensure your skin absorbs the cleansing skincare provided.
Your Cosmetologist will then apply a prescription mask made up of skin boosting Chinese herbs selected according to your skin type and requirements and leave to relax. 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 will provide you with acupressure massage on your neck and shoulders in order to stimulate circulation of fluids and blood into your face.
Depending on the condition of your skin, the Cosmetologist will then apply either a Jade Roller or suction cupping therapy to cool down and smooth the skin or to detoxify it and provide a gentle facelift.
Cosmetic suction cupping therapy is completely painless and leaves no marks.
+ After the Treatment
To maximise the effects of your herbal facial, your Cosmetologist may suggest to you some some Chinese herbs or herbal teas which can fulfill the needs of your skin and and continue to improve your complexion until your next facial treatment.
The effects of AcuMedic Chinese Herbal Facial 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.
For the best long term effect it is advised to combine facial treatments with cosmetic acupuncture.
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.