Facial Enhancement Acupuncture Treatment FAQs


Q. What results can I expect from treatment?

A. As the treatment is totally 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 jaw line, ”jowls’ and the sides of the cheeks. The whole face receives treatment at every session, but also specific areas can be targeted to focus on your requirements. This can be discussed at the initial consultation and also continuously throughout subsequent treatments.

In FEA we are using acupuncture points on other parts of the body other than the face, so 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 a number of treatments. Any specific conditions can be discussed at the initial consultation and if at all possible these conditions may be able to be addressed 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 face lift, and the same results should not be expected. We are, however, working with your own 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. These treatments can be carried out on a weekly basis or even a couple of times a week for more rapid results.

Q. How often should I come for treatment?

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 every 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 a full medical history is taken and a specific treatment plan is tailored 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. Thereafter, 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 a complete history can be compiled and can be updated after subsequent visits.

Any visits to the clinic or discussions with your practitioner are always treated in the strictest confidence.

Q. Do the needles hurt?

A. The needles that are used 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, in fact the whole experience of a 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 at 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 very minor and will not last long.

Q. Is this treatment suitable for me?

A. Perhaps you have considered facial surgery in the past but do not really 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.

Q. Can men have cosmetic acupuncture?

A. Yes, more men then ever before are becoming aware of taking care of their skin and Paul regularly treats men at The Mitchell Hill Clinic, using cosmetic acupuncture. For more details, please visit our dedicated men’s cosmetic acupuncture page.

Q. What are the costs?

A. The price of Facial Enhancement Acupuncture will vary from pratitioner 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.

Q. What is my next step?

A. If you live locally to Paul Adkins’ practice The Mitchell Hill Clinic, 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 a FEA/FEBA practitioner near you and book directly with them.

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