A. As the treatment is natural and is working with the body’s energy, you will feel revitalised all over, and your general sense of well being will be improved – this is a fantastic alternative to medical and chemical treatments.
You will notice that lines on the face start to fade as treatment progresses and there is also a new firmness about the skin, which can be particularly evident in the jawline, ‘jowls’ and the sides of the cheeks. The whole face receives treatment at every session, but we can also target specific areas to focus on your requirements. Your expectations can be discussed at the initial consultation and continue throughout subsequent treatments.
In FEA we are using acupuncture points on other parts of the body other than the face so that you will notice benefits to your overall health and well being; patients have reported cases of muscle aches and pains that have improved and also some eye conditions have shown significant improvement after several treatments. We can discuss specific conditions at the initial consultation and if, at all possible, we can address them during the treatments.
Note: Acupuncturists studying Paul’s online course have access to point glossaries of the acupuncture points used during a Facial Enhancement Acupuncture treatment and will quickly see why certain conditions are likely to improve during a course of this holistic treatment.
This protocol will not give the dramatic results that are achieved by medical procedures, such as a facelift, and you should not expect the same results. We are, however, working with your natural energies and a more subtle and refined improvement should be anticipated, safely and at a fraction of the cost of surgery and other treatments.
Areas we might wish to focus on during Treatment may include:
- Helping in the treatment of acne and other skin conditions
- Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
- Lifting drooping eyelids
- Tightening your pores
- Reducing the appearance of bags under your eyes
- Moisturising your skin and improving tone
- Brightening your eyes
- Helping you to look and feel younger
- How soon will I see results?
We are all individuals and therefore react to treatment in totally different ways, it is always advisable to embark on a ‘course’ of treatment to maximise the effects of Facial Enhancement Acupuncture. However, improvements can be evident after the first treatment, and many patients have reported significant enhancements in skin tone and quality after only three or four visits.
Patients can also undergo cosmetic acupuncture treatments as and when they feel they require them, and they will notice a gradual improvement to their skin tone and condition as the treatments progress. We can carry out these treatments weekly or even a couple of times a week for more rapid results.
A. Patients ask Paul Adkins how often they should come for treatment, his answer to this is: “as regularly as you possibly can”. The benefits of acupuncture to your Body, Mind and Spirit are tremendous. Now you have linked with acupuncture to enhance your inner beauty as well; this can only be something that you will benefit from for the rest of your life. How many people pay a membership to a health club or gym on a monthly direct debit and then only go now and again? For the same sort of cost, you can benefit from acupuncture every month or every six weeks.
The initial appointment and treatment can take up to 90 minutes as we take a full medical history, and we tailor a specific treatment plan for you. This treatment plan may involve the use of other acupuncture treatments to help address any conditions that have become evident during the consultation. After that, treatments will generally last 60-90 minutes. This initial 90-minute appointment is necessary, even if you only plan to have one or two treatments, this way, we can compile a complete history that we can update after subsequent visits.
We treat any visits to the clinic or discussions with your practitioner in strictest confidence.
A. The needles that we use for acupuncture and cosmetic treatment are very fine disposable needles. There is very little sensation when needled with them, and only a mild stinging feeling may be experienced on some occasions, the whole experience of treatment can be very relaxing in itself.
If you are unsure about the needles, your practitioner can show you what is involved when you come for your consultation. Most people who have not had acupuncture before are surprisingly pleased with how fine the needles are.
There are no side effects evident after treatment, although there may be some localised bruising in some cases, but this is minor and will not last long.
A. Perhaps you have considered facial surgery in the past but do not want to go down that route; many different people can benefit from Facial Enhancement Acupuncture. Although the effects of acupuncture can be profound, they cannot replace the results of a surgical procedure, however, the results should be more subtle and natural-looking.
Your practitioner will check for any contraindications before commencing treatment and go through things with you during your initial consultation.
This treatment is great for treating skin problems such as acne or poor skin tone and works with the body to help combat these conditions from within. Patients will generally feel an all-over improvement after treatment, both physically and spiritually.
Perhaps you feel that age is catching up with you and that your skin is starting to show signs of wear and tear, if that is the case then acupuncture is the ideal treatment for you, it will revitalise your skin and give it a new feeling of life. After a few treatments, your friends will start to comment on how great you are looking and want to know what your secret is.
A. Yes, more men than ever before are becoming aware of taking care of their skin, and Paul regularly treats men at Positive Acupuncture, using cosmetic acupuncture. For more details, please visit our dedicated men’s cosmetic acupuncture page.
A. The price of Facial Enhancement Acupuncture will vary from practitioner to practitioner depending on location etc. On average, expect to pay between £50 – £80 GBP per session. Some practitioners may also offer a discount for a course of treatments.
A. If you live locally to Paul Adkins’ practice Positive Acupuncture, you can arrange a FREE consultation where we can discuss the treatment in further detail.
You can also visit our practitioner’s page to find an FEA/FEBA practitioner near you and book directly with them.