Frequently Asked QuestionsFrequently asked questions about Cosmetic Acupuncture.
Frequently asked questions about Cosmetic Acupuncture
Do I need to do anything to prepare for my Cosmetic Acupuncture treatment?
We have put together a comprehensive guide as to what to expect in your first treatment with information about arrivals, the treatment itself and anything else you may need to know.
Does Cosmetic Acupuncture hurt?
The needles used in the face are as little as 0.12 of a millimetre - that’s finer than half of your hair strand.
The majority of patients do not feel a thing, however it is not unusual to feel a tiny and very quick prick as the needle is first inserted into your skin. This will disappear in a split second and the rest of the treatment is virtually painless and discomfort-free. Many patients actually comment on how relaxing it is.
Cosmetic Acupuncture Melbourne uses only the best needles in the world. These Japanese-made specialised facial needles have an innovated tip (among many other special features) that push skin molecules apart instead of cutting through them, for a smooth and completely painless insertion.
Are there any side effects or downtime involved with Cosmetic Acupuncture?
There is no downtime associated with facial acupuncture, which means you can have treatments without having to worry how it may affect your day. We do however recommend being gentle with your body and rest after each session as the effect of acupuncture does still continue to work even after the needles have been taken out.
The most likely effects post-treatment include flushing of the face. This is very normal and related to the increased circulation of blood to the face. Occasionally minor and temporary bruising may occur at the site of needle insertion. This is usually painless and resolves itself after a couple of days.
What type of needles do you use?
The facial needles are Japanese needles that are coated in a special silicone for painless and smooth insertion. They also have a innovated tip that pushes skin molecules apart without cutting or breaking the skin.
Different needles have been trialed before ordering these top of the range needles, but we find that these needles are in a league of its own for quality and comfort for our patients!
Are there instances when I shouldn’t have Cosmetic Acupuncture?
- you are pregnant
- you have a migraine/severe headaches
During your consultation, Dr. Vivian Tam will make an assessment of your suitability for Facial Acupuncture.