Acne Acupuncture

Learn about how we use Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture to treat Acne.


With a 92% success rate in treating Acne, Cosmetic Acupuncture Melbourne can help you get rid of your pimples for good, without having to be on something forever.
Acupuncture for Acne and Chinese Medicine can help you end the frustration of your breakouts and achieve clear, healthy skin. Read more about the Types of Acne we treat at Cosmetic Acupuncture Melbourne, and the modalities that we use and how it works. 

Commonly Asked Questions about Acne Treatments

Does it work?

Yes, Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture for acne works very well.

The success in treating hormonal acne, pustules and cystic acne is phenomenal. This is because the root cause of the pimples is addressed so the vicious cycle of breakouts is completely stopped.

We have an over 90% success rate at Cosmetic Acupuncture Melbourne in treating skin that is affected by Acne. All of our patients are thrilled that they have found something that finally works, and is natural too.

What kind of treatment will I have?

Treatment will depend on the Type of Acne the patient presents with as everyone breaks out due to different reasons. Acupuncture for Acne and Chinese Herbal medicine (can be in pill or granule form) are used together is a very powerful combination in achieving clear skin fast, with long-term results.

Acne is usually an external manifestation of a disharmony internally and a thorough assessment of what is actually causing your pimples will be performed in your Initial Consultation with Dr. Vivian Tam and treatment will be targeted to eliminate stubborn acne from the root cause. There are four main patterns that are present in Acne sufferers, and Chinese Medicine aims to balance the disharmonies.


How long does it take to see results?

When using Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for clearing Acne, results are often very quick.

Patients report changes in skin within 1 – 2 weeks. Inflammation has completely reduced and new breakouts are much more infrequent. Clear skin may be noted within 6 weeks.

Everyone responds differently to treatments and times may vary from patient to patient, however, these reports are what is most commonly seen at Cosmetic Acupuncture Melbourne.

How long do I need to have treatment for? Do I need to stay on it forever?

A treatment plan will be advised to you on your Initial consultation with Dr. Vivian Tam at Cosmetic Acupuncture Melbourne.

As a general rule if you are on Chinese Medicine for your Acne, you will start reducing the dose when your skin has become clear, and slowly come off the herbs.

The aim with Chinese Medicine treatment with Acne is that it is balancing and fixing the root cause of the problem and therefore long term results should be achieved without having to stay on them.

What type of acne do you treat?

Dr. Vivian Tam treats all kinds of Acne.

The most commonly seen acne at Cosmetic Acupuncture Melbourne is:

  • Hormonal acne (associated with periods, or coming off the pill)
  • Pubescent acne (teenage acne)
  • Adult acne
  • Cystic acne
  • Common acne (whiteheads and red bumps) and
  • Acne scarring in the form of pigmentation, bumps and pitting.