As well as the acupuncture treatments on various parts of the body to treat ailments, there is also facial acupuncture that can be used to improve the appearance of a person’s face by providing anti-aging results.

When you use acupuncture on a person’s face, on average about 50 needles, the body regards the punctures as ‘positive microtraumas’, or small wounds, that cause its lymphatic and circulatory systems to undertake repairs. As part of this the body delivers nutrients and oxygen to skin at the puncture sites and nourishes it both on the skin’s surface and beneath. This can even out a person’s complexion and give their skin a fresh, youthful glow. It also promotes the skin’s production of collagen which can improve its elasticity and this minimize fine lines and wrinkles.

Cosmetic acupuncture Melbourne clinics are available for these types of treatments which can cost anywhere from $25 to $1500 depending on whether you get a whole body treatment or just focus on the face (a full body treatment is recommended to get the best results).