Getting older? more wrinkles than you would like? or just had a rough time recently and need some skin brightening? skin condition? most people report this to be a very relaxing experience despite what you may think... there are many benefits to this wonderful treatment...

what to expect - The initial consultation and treatment will last approx. 1 ½ hrs. The session will begin with taking a complete case history. The treatment will also include some body points to address imbalances in the body.

The patient’s concerns and expectations regarding treatment will be explored and discussed. The patients face will then be cleansed as needed. A local anaesthetic cream can then be applied (not always necessary) to give a subtle numbing effect, which provides additional comfort during treatment.

Treatment will begin with a few body points, followed by the facial acupuncture treatment. Needles used for a facial treatment are considerably finer than those used in standard treatment. Once the needles are inserted they are then retained in place for a further 15 minutes (approx.).

Following removal of the facial needles a high quality, professional strength serum will be applied, as absorption is greater after the needles are initially removed. Finally a luxurious post procedure cream will be applied to calm the skin and finish the treatment.

Follow-up Treatments

Subsequent appointments include a consultation to check on the progress of the patient and a further treatment – sessions last approx. 1 hr.

Usually, 8-12 treatments are required, with clients having at least weekly treatments, seeing benefits after 4-6 treatments.




Facial Enhancement Acupuncture (FEA) is a holistic acupuncture protocol that harmonizes internal imbalances and energetic weaknesses that diminish overall health and cause aging. These imbalances reflect on the face as wrinkles, fine lines, puffiness, discoloration, and sagging. FEA Acupuncture System is a non-invasive way to improve wellness, look younger, and feel younger, because beauty and health go hand-in-hand. It is a natural, true anti-aging medicine.

 Facial Enhancement Acupuncture (FEA) is a specific treatment protocol that is a safe, healthy way to rejuvenate your natural beauty. It has been used for centuries in China as an anti-aging and skin rejuvenating therapy. FEA Cosmetic Acupuncture is a gradual treatment process that will rejuvenate the skin and strengthen overall health to achieve a more youthful appearance.

Results do not appear overnight because FEA Cosmetic Acupuncture works by stimulating the body’s natural healing systems and flow of Qi and blood to the face and skin. Some results may be more dramatic than others. Your practitioner will recommend lifestyle changes, such as diet, supplements, facial exercises, and appropriate skin care that will extend the lifetime of your results.

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Benefits of Facial Enhancement Acupuncture (FEA)

  • Increases collagen and elastin production
  • Eliminates fine lines, reduces deeper wrinkles, and improves elasticity of the skin
  • Increases peripheral circulation to improve facial complexion and make skin more radiant
  • Reduces facial discoloration and age spots
  • Improves muscle tone and reduces muscle atrophy
  • Reduces visible pores and softens the skin
  • Improves metabolism, eliminating excess fluids, and bringing more nourishment to the face
  • Reduces puffiness, under-eye bags, and dark circles
  • Decreases the tendency toward sagging, lifts eyelid drooping, and minimizes the beginnings of jowl formation
  • Improves hormonal balance to treat acne, dry skin, oily skin, sensitive skin, and rosacea
  • Slows the aging process and prevents premature aging
  • Softens the appearance of scars

Our acupuncture style is gentle and rhythmic, while being calm and encouraging. Our ultimate goal is to teach patients how they can be well and stay well, to empower them to maintain a positive outlook throughout their journey to a healthier and happier self. Today we are happily situated in professions where we strive to bring out the best in our patients and on a physical and spiritual level.


Does it work as well as Botox®?

The results from facial acupuncture are more natural, restoring a vibrant glow to the face and hence helps you look your best.  Facial rejuvenation acupuncture doesn’t use any chemicals or anything artificial.

Results from facial rejuvenation acupuncture are not as instant (or dramatic) as alternative cosmetic procedures (for example Botox or facelifts).  After a course of treatment, you should look like a rejuvenated and healthier version of yourself, as if you have just returned from relaxing holiday. 

It is much safer than alternative ways to reduce your lines and wrinkles.  It is less intrusive and has many other benefits, not just your appearance.  It is becoming more and more popular with many celebrities now turning to acupuncture to fight the signs of aging.


Why choose a physiotherapist to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles?

Rhea has been practicing acupuncture for many years, using it successfully for reducing pain. They began practising facial rejuvenation acupuncture as the popularity of this form of beauty treatment increased. 

By receiving facial rejuvenation acupuncture from Claire and Sarah you can be confident in their training, professionalism and confidentially.  You have added reassurance that they are registered, and chartered physiotherapists dedicated to delivering the highest quality of treatment and care. Claire and Sarah are also members of the Acupuncture Association for Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) and have completed the Facial Rejuvenation Cosmetic Acupuncture Foundation Course to deliver safe, effective and up to date treatment.


What happens during treatment?

On your first appointment a full assessment of your lifestyle, problem areas, goals and expectations will be explored to guide treatment.

All make up will need to be removed prior to your beauty treatment. 

For facial rejuvenation acupuncture to be administered, you will be laying down on a plinth, with pillows for comfort.  We will provide a disposable headband to keep your hair away from your face during the treatment.  You will want to wear comfortable clothing and may need to expose your lower legs and arms. 

Depending on your individual needs, Claire and Sarah may decide initially to carry out a detox treatment which would involve acupuncture needles being inserted into your ears and lower leg.  This is to support your overall health, improving circulation, complexion and your general wellbeing.


Fine Lines and Wrinkles

For your fine lines and wrinkles, several needles will be placed into these areas, concentrating on where you consider to be most problematic.  These needles will be left in for a set time depending on your needs and then slowly removed.  There may be some discomfort whilst the needles are being inserted.

After all needles are removed your treatment will finish with a soothing facial massage.  This is to increase local skin circulation and aid treatment. 

It is best not to have your treatment around the same time as a big social event as there is a possibility of small red marks or bruising where the needles have been.  If your skin is partially red after treatment, arnica or a jade roller will be used to seal the skin and complete the healing process.

Results vary between individuals but accumulate over a course of sessions.  Treatment will vary between individuals but generally it is recommended to have weekly or twice weekly for an initial 6-12 sessions then once we have achieved the desired result this will need to be maintained with monthly or every 2-3 months.


What should I bring with me?

  • Reading glasses to complete our questionnaires so we can learn about your lifestyles and facial routines.
  • Your own facial cream, if you have a cream you particularly like for your skin, if not we will use our regular fragrant free face cream for the facial massage.