As a young girl in my 20’s I had never given Facial Acupuncture any thought. But following some recent coverage in the press about the numerous celebs turning to this ancient Chinese practice I decided to give it a go.  I had struggled with dark circles under my eyes and I suffer from acne breakouts which had resulted in dark blemishes.

I received the treatment at the International College of Oriental Medicine which is the oldest acupuncture teaching college in the UK and so I knew I was in good hands.

Before my treatment I was very nervous, although I had only heard good reviews about the treatment itself and the results, my main worry was the ‘pain’ from the needles.

I was wrong to worry, Paul Atkins was my practitioner and I actually enjoyed the treatment more than I thought I would. Paul explained every step to me and was very informative. I arrived with makeup on. Paul first removed my all makeup and cleansed my face. I was asked questions about my health and had my pulse taken. Paul then concentrated on the needle placement, which I didn’t find uncomfortable.

The treatment was actually very therapeutic and I particularly enjoyed the collagen mask towards the end. The treatment lasted a little more than an hour in total.

It’s been four days since my treatment and my skin is feeling great! I haven’t experienced any of my previous symptoms. I would definitely look to continue and commit to a series of sessions.  I understand this will give the best results.  But overall I am happy with the result from my first treatment. I would definitely recommend Facial Acupuncture at ICOM.

Here are some of the benefits of cosmetic acupuncture:

  • Can slow down the aging process
  • Can treat acne, rosacea, sun damage, dehydration and other skin concerns
  • Can bring back that glow to dull skin
  • It enhances circulation
  • It brings you to a state of relaxation

If you want to find out more, or try out facial acupuncture do get in touch with

We are also offering some seasonal discounts on Facial Acupuncture and other treatments throughout December.

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