Had some problems with my back and Charlotte was very thorough taking full medical history before the acupuncture. Would definitely try this alternative therapy again. Brilliant at back massage as well.
Cosmetic acupuncture is a wonderfully relaxing whole body experience that combines a professional cosmetic treatment, with one that also benefits your health. You leave the treatment room feeling deeply relaxed, and with glowing, more youthful skin.
What to expect in a Cosmetic Acupuncture treatment
Every treatment is tailored to my client's individual needs, and so a thorough case history is taken during the consultation. You'll be asked about your main skin concerns, areas you'd like me to focus on, skin care regime as well as other medical information which may give me insight as to why certain issues, such as acne are occurring. I then take a good look at your skin, to see what is really going on from a Chinese medicine point of view. From there I devise a treatment plan and put it into action.
I cleanse your skin, using award winning Hydropeptide skin care, and start treatment with a relaxing facial massage and Gua Sha, to help relax areas of tension, and lift and tone the skin. Cupping will then be used to stimulate blood flow, and encourage lymphatic drainage, and very small thin acupuncture needles will be inserted. You will then get to relax for 20-30 minutes while the treatment takes effect.
I recommend my patients have a course of 10 treatments, 1 - 2 weeks apart, and then monthly maintenance treatments
What causes facial aging?
There are many factors which can effect how quickly our skin ages, some of it is genetic, but this process can be greatly influenced by skin care routine, and sunlight exposure.
It is normal for your skin to produce less collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid as you age, and as these levels diminish your skin loses it's strength, resilience, and moisture, thinning and the natural layer of fat under your skin begins to say and accumulates in pockets.
I recommend Hydropeptide skin care. It's the one I use myself, particularly their SPF50, for daily use.
Charlotte is without doubt the very best practitioner that both myself and my wife have been to in Jersey. A very friendly person who is also really knowledgeable.
I've had many massages with different therapists, but I have to say Charlotte was the best......as I told her so. The room was a perfect temperature and I left there so chilled out. Would definitely recommend!
I use an effective combination of massage, Gua Sha, facial cupping and ultra fine cosmetic acupuncture needles which are inserted into specific facial acupuncture points to target the main muscles of the face. I combine this with intradermal needles to target specific fine lines and wrinkles. Much like dermal rolling or micro-needling, these encourage the skin to produce more collagen and elastin, but specifically within the lines they are inserted, so over time the appearance of the lines and wrinkles improve.
Facial points are carefully selected to relax targeted muscles to help diminish deep wrinkles like frown lines that are caused by muscle contractions, and other points to activate weak muscles. This lifts the muscles, improving the skin’s underlying support and reducing sagging skin.
I then include points on the body to help address other underlying imbalances which may be contributing to premature ageing, or other skin care concerns such as hormonal acne or rosacea.
The benefits of facial acupuncture include:
Acupuncture has been used as a natural alternative to Botox or invasive surgery. Cosmetic acupuncture has many advantages over other facial treatments as it does not cause swelling, there is no recovery time, it does not risk disfigurement, it's virtually pain free and much more cost effective while still giving noticeable results!
The only complication is occasional mild and temporary bruising.
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