Our cosmetic acupuncture treatments will always begin with an assessment of how you are feeling on that day. This will determine which direction to take with the constitutional aspects of the treatment, considering the health of your body as a whole.
Your face is cleansed with Ooh-la-Laver, an organic combination of oats, rose flowers, lavender, almonds and french white clay to gently exfoliate and prepare your skin for a herbal masque. Depending on diagnosis, one of two masques is used. Thé Calm is used to calm heat and redness in the skin, or Thé Nutritif to nourish the skin if dry and pale. Each masque consists of ground herbs, combined into a traditional Chinese formula. A warm gel masque is then placed on top to open pores and allow the herbs to take effect.
Fine acupuncture needles are then inserted into specific locations on the lower legs and arms to correlate with the constitutional part of the treatment.
The masques are then removed, jade rollers are rolled onto the face to cool the skin and a small arnica pill is placed under the tongue to prevent bruising.
We will usually start from the top of the face. Depending on your unique features and the protocol we discuss in the consultation, we move down the face to the neck, carefully placing each needle into a specific location to achieve the desired results.
A lightweight foil blanket is placed over you for warmth and comfort. Most people are so relaxed by this stage of the treatment that they fall asleep.
After around 30 minutes, the needles are removed from the face and a herbal astringent masque is applied, which will tighten and nourish the skin. The remainder of the needles are removed from the lower limbs.
Once the masque is dry, it is gently washed off and the face and neck is moisturised with organic creams and essential oils.
A repeat of the jade rollers concludes the treatment, to cool and enliven the skin.