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Facial Enhancement

What is Facial Enhancement Acupuncture?


Facial Enhancement Acupuncture (FEA) is also known as cosmetic acupuncture or facial rejuvenation acupuncture / treatment. It is a natural, anti-ageing protocol practised in 40 countries and it is a treatment which will concentrate on using points and muscles of the face to improve your skin’s elasticity and general overall appearance. This treatment works on lifting the face, particularly where it begins to sag around the ‘jowls’ and cheek area, rather than simply targeting wrinkles. Facial acupuncture aims to bring your natural beauty to the surface. Although relatively new to the West, the Chinese have been using points on the face to combat ageing signs and help with various skin conditions for many years. 

What kind of results can be achieved? 


Unlike BOTOX®, which carries many possible side effects, cosmetic acupuncture is a natural and holistic anti-ageing treatment that aims to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It can also help to improve conditions such as Acne and Rosacea, but sadly cannot help with Keloid Scars or Moles. 


What’s involved?


Cosmetic acupuncture will require a course of treatment to show pronounced results. Facial patients often report that they feel healthier, sleep better, have brighter eyes and feel more balanced. As a practitioner we treat the whole face and also select a couple of body points, too. Some people will notice results from the first treatment but for most people it can take 3-4 sessions to start seeing changes. We recommend a course of 10 sessions (ideally once or twice weekly) to get the best results. To maintain the results a top-up treatment every 6-8 weeks is also recommended. 


What happens at my appointment?


We start by removing any excess oils and make-up. Specific acupuncture points are used on the face, mostly, and also on the body. A typical treatment will include around 20-40 needles in and around the face and is mostly needled bi-laterally, this means that we are placing needles in the same place on both sides of the body. The treatment will last around 75 minutes.


What results will I get?


Over a course of treatments, you can expect to be looking more radiant, but you will also start to feel more balanced and happy in yourself. Facial Enhancement Acupuncture treats both the mind and body, and when we feel more in control of our bodies, mind and spirit, we in-turn start feel good about ourselves and more positive about the world around us. Many feel that Facial Enhancement Acupuncture is considered to be a suitable alternative to cosmetic surgery as the treatment works on the inside of a person not just the outside, the effects can run much deeper than simply improving appearances. As with all acupuncture treatments we are balancing both mind and body.


Do’s and Don’ts


  • We ask that you wear no make-up coming to the treatment and for 24 hours afterwards.

  • If you have had BOTOX® fillers, please leave 3 months before commencing any Facial Enhancement Acupuncture treatment.

  • Age limitations: 20-90 years of age!



I am a qualified FACIALENHANCE® Cosmetic Acupuncturist and a member of the Cosmetic Acupuncture UK (CAUK) which is a Professional Practitioner Network formed by Paul Adkins.

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