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Cosmetic Acupuncture Facials: The newest facial to hit the western world


A few weeks ago I had the privilege of presenting this topic on the Anti-Ageing Stage at the Beauty Expo in Sydney.

Although the audience was filled with beauty therapists, dermal therapists, cosmetologists and the like, it was met with great interest due to the likes of Nicki Hilton and Victoria Secret Models Brooks Nadar and Jasmine Arora being big fans of this facial.


You may think these women are young and why would they need to do anything. The truth is everyone wants to look their best and when it comes to slowing down the clock then this can be better served when done sooner rather than later.

So what are the signs of ageing and what do they mean?

Ageing is a natural physiological process that can not be stopped. However, it can be accelerated and slowed down by numerous factors such as our diet, lifestyle choices we make, what we put on our skin, the state of health we are in, the emotions we have on a daily basis and so much more.

This all starts to show up on our face, with each indicator factor directly correlating to a weakness or imbalance in the body.

For example:

  • Bags under the eyes – digestive weakness causing dampness and fluid retention
  • Lifting eyebrows – spleen qi descending
  • Reducing depth and width of fine lines/wrinkles – yin deficiency / dryness
  • Jowls and sagging – spleen qi descending
  • Facial discoloration – depending on where it is situated on the face (hormones imbalance, adrenal/kidney deficiency, genetic (congenital) kidney deficiency)
  • Facial scarring – trauma leading to stagnation

 Before and After picture of just after the first treatment.


Before I get into how it works, lets ask ourselves,

What Makes an Anti-Ageing Treatment Effective?

1.Identify if ageing has been accelerated, if so what is driving this?

2.Are there any health issues that need resolving?

3.Identify the nutritional needs of the skin so to encourage the skin’s natural ability to heal.

4.Understand what results want to be achieved and in what space of time.

The answers to these questions are usually best reached when having a consultation with your health practitioner but if you can be aware of what you are looking for and what your desired outcome is then you can effectively choose the right treatment for you.


Ok, so how does it work?

The use of fine stainless steel needles strategically placed around the face can result in relaxing the muscles in the face to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, similarly to botox but without the botox.

When we come down to the cheeks, modern medicine utilises fillers to ‘fill in the face’ to remove the gaunt saggy appearance of the skin. In Acupuncture Facials, the muscles stimulated strengthen to plump up the skin and by promoting circulation the texture and the tone of the skin is improved. Finally, coming down to the jawline where jowls sagging is a common complaint. This has resulted from weakness in qi and as a result has started to descend which leads to the sagging of the jowls. In this instance local points and body points are stimulated to help improve qi and more importantly lift qi to help reduce the intensity of sagging.


The Salubre Acupuncture Facial is:

Step 1: Cleanse the Skin with the Pure Delicacy Gentle Cleansing Lotion

Step 2: Prepare the skin with the Jade Roller

Step 3: Gua Sha encourages lymphatic drainage around the face

Step4: Apply the needles around the face then follow through with the body

Step 5: LED light therapy reduces inflammation and redness while rejuvenating the skin (optional)

Step 6: After 25 mins remove all needles

Step 7: Apply Drops of Youth anti-ageing serum on the face and neck

Step 8: Apply Pearl Brilliance Anti-Oxidant Enriched Day Cream


If you are interested in knowing whether this is suitable for you, call Irene on 03 0422 713 184 or email

Ask us about our:
6 Treatment Package - with bonus Eye Serum
12 Treatment Package - with bonus Drops of Youth 

Yours in Great Health,