''For me, boosting the internal organs with acupuncture is more important than treating crows feet. You can do anything you want to the skin but the effects will always be short-lived if the underlying issues are not addressed. In the long-run, better health will always show on the face.' – Ross Barr
For those looking for a solution to the aging process and an alternative to non-invasive procedures, 'cosmetic' or 'facial rejuvenation acupuncture', (hailed as a natural substitute for botox), has numerous benefits.
The key to looking and feeling better long term lies in taking a holistic approach that goes beyond the superficial by addressing the underlying, internal causes throughout the body and how they manifest externally on the face.
Dark circles, fine lines and dull, congested skin are not an inevitability of aging and could in fact be indicators of an imbalance in the body; such as a sluggish digestive system or over-worked kidneys.
Whilst Ross creates bespoke treatments for each patient, each session is adapted around the following four steps, which fuse traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine:
The acupuncture itself involves the use of ultra-fine, sterilised, disposable needles which are inserted at particular points in the face. Not only does this help improve blood flow and circulation, it also encourages the skin's self-repairing mechanisms, stimulating the production of collagen (the protein that keeps the skin looking plump and youthful) as well as promoting increased cell-turnover both of which can result in a reduction in lines and sagging.
Warming Anti-wrinkle Acupuressure Facial | £120.00 (per session)*.
Acupuncture Face Lift | £120.00 (per session)*.
Acupuncture Face Lift w/Warming Anti-wrinkle Acupressure Facial | £130.00 (per session)*.
*All treatments at Cloud Twelve are subject to a £30 surcharge but include use of the spa facilities.