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What is Facial Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a healing technique from Traditional Chinese Medicine.  In this technique, thin needles are placed in specific locations on the body called pressure points.  This activates energy meridians in the body to promote healing.  

While acupuncture can be used to treat many health problems, it can also be used cosmetically.  By reducing wrinkles, tightening the skin, and lifting the face, acupuncture may help you look much younger.  But the special thing about facial acupuncture is that it also heals your skin.

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How Does Acupuncture Work?

When acupuncture needles are applied to the body, they create tiny wounds.  This increases blood circulation, and a flow of energy.  A professional acupuncturist will typically begin your treatment by addressing any major health concerns.  This could involve placing needles at various points throughout the body, to create a healthy energy flow.  

Following this, the acupuncturist may then apply up to 50 small needles to your face.  The tiny wounds from the needles make your body go into repair mode.  Due to the increased circulation, more oxygen and nutrients can be supplied to the face.  This allows the face to heal.  Acupuncture may also boost the production of collagen, which can help reduce lines and wrinkles.

Is Facial Acupuncture Safe?

Acupuncture is a holistic form of treatment, which has been used for thousands of years.  It is a technique which aims to encourage and support the body to heal itself.  As with any type of medical treatment, acupuncture is the most safe and effective when performed by a trained and experienced practitioner.  You can find trained acupuncturists by checking if they have a licence.

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What Are the Long-Term Expectations?

Facial acupuncture treatment can help your face to look younger in a sustainable way.  This is because acupuncture improves facial appearance by making your skin healthier.  The most common reported benefit from facial acupuncture is brighter looking skin.  To be able to get the results, it is also important to also maintain a healthy diet.  

Are There Any Side Effects?

If you have acupuncture, you may notice some small bruises around the needle sites.  This is fairly uncommon, and usually heals within one week.  However, if you have any bleeding disorders, you may wish to seek medical advice before taking acupuncture treatment.


Facial acupuncture is an effective way to help improve the health and beauty of your face and skin.  This holistic treatment works by promoting healing in the body and face, which helps the face to look younger and brighter.  The effects can be long-lived, especially when combined with a healthy diet. Our highly qualified practitioners at our clinics in Hamilton and Remuera, Auckland can use facial acupuncture techniques to help treat cosmetic symptoms naturally and effectively.

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