Cosmetic Acupuncture

We offer constitutional facial acupuncture, also known as cosmetic acupuncture.

What is it and everything you need to know here. Dr Ilana (TCM) has studied extensively in this area, not to mention her thirteen years of experience in Chinese medicine.

What Does Cosmetic Acupuncture Do?

Cosmetic acupuncture is a holistic, gentle, non-invasive facial rejuvenation technique using fine needles.

Super-fine acupuncture needles stimulate motor points creating a micro-trauma. This produces a wound healing response; stimulating more collagen and blood cells in the face.

At Femme Vital, we combine cosmetic acupuncture with body treatment, facial gua sha and cupping, traditional micro-needling and LED for best holistic results.

Cosmetic Acupuncture, Does It Work?

Results aren’t guaranteed like any treatment, but after a series of constitutional facial treatments patients tell us how much they now love their skin and how good they feel. Results are dependent on you; how healthy you are and how responsive your skin is. We can support you in all these areas.

How Much Does A Session Cost?

Investment is $150 per hour treatment. Packages available at a discount when paid upfront.

What Does A Cosmetic Acupuncture Session Feel Like?

Many patients describe Dr Ilana’s (TCM) cosmetic treatments like the ultimate acupuncture session with full pampering. You have acupuncture to rebalance your body, but this treatment involves so much more pampering on the holistic level.

One patient described it as visiting heaven!

Is This Covered By Insurance?

When having acupuncture with Dr Ilana, some of the costs may be claimed on private health insurance, providing we are also working on an underlying health imbalance (hormones, pain, etc.).

Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture in our Melbourne clinic?

Did you know that Cosmetic Acupuncture treatments give you both facial and body treatment of an underlying condition (such as pain, immunity, hormones and digestion) in one convenient session?

Yes! Health and beauty never felt so good combined.

Dr Ilana (TCM) is highly qualified in skin treatment and offers you clear and attainable skin goals during your treatment. Many clients love the value, feeling wonderful and looking like they just returned from a long holiday!

Ouch… Is It Painful?

In addition to these benefits, facial rejuvenation is a completely natural non-invasive treatment, is not painful (everyone asks this!), that produces soft, glowing results.

The combination of facial acupuncture with traditional Chinese medicine, performed by a highly trained and experienced clinician is a powerful tool for healthy facial rejuvenation.

Does Cosmetic Acupuncture Work?

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Your Cosmetic Acupuncturist uses very fine, ultra-smooth specialised facial needles that are placed in specific motor points of your facial muscles, in addition to a traditional acupuncture body treatment.

Treatment can stimulate groups of facial muscles which may improve muscle and skin tone. Cosmetic acupuncture aims to strengthen the facial muscles and attachments; whereas botox weakens these on a long-term basis.

Activating your facial muscles and motor points can literally tone and change the shape of your face, bringing muscles into a more strengthened but relaxed, natural state.

Best results are obtained when your cosmetic acupuncture treatment is combined with Chinese herbal medicine, lifestyle changes (if required) and massage at home which all can have a wonderful effect on your results.

Cosmetic Acupuncture May Be Suitable For Those Who:

  • Desire a gentler approach to laser, micro needling and microdermabrasion
  • Do not want facial fillers, chemicals and injections
  • Have skin changes with hormonal changes
  • Have a health issue leading to skin problems
  • Feel their facial skin and tone is affected by fatigue and stress
  • Experience chronic muscle pain and tension in the upper body, and TMJ
  • Are run down and exhausted which is showing on their face

Can Facial Acupuncture Help Acne?

A common question asked is can facial acupuncture help with different types of acne.

Dr Ilana (TCM) has vast experience with acne in Melbourne. Chinese herbal medicine is essential to clear the layers of the skin along with specialised acupuncture treatment. You will be holistically supported to get the best results for acne, and yes facial acupuncture may be very supportive to acne.

In Chinese medicine, we can analyse where the acne is on your face, which will help us understand the which body system is affected. We strive to maintain your skin and manage flare-ups naturally and without harsh chemicals.

Cosmetic Acupuncture: How Many Treatments?

Dr Ilana (TCM) provides one of the most decadent and nourishing cosmetic acupuncture treatments, she is gentle, effective and skilled in her profession. A series of treatments are required weekly for best therapeutic results.

Of course you can just try one session if you would like to see if it is for you!

Why Should I Choose Cosmetic Acupuncture Over Other Cosmetic Treatments?

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Do you feel better depending how you look day to day and your emotional state?

Are you concerned that more invasive medical aesthetic treatments such as botox and filler are toxic with later unknown side effects?

Facial rejuvenation is considered less invasive than many other skin rejuvenation procedures available today.

If you feel this way then a course in cosmetic acupuncture in Melbourne may be the right choice for you.

Constitutional Facial Acupuncture is part of traditional Chinese medicine that holistically considers and rebalances your health every treatment. These include but are not limited to; gut problems, thyroid imbalances, chronic stress, hormonal problems, pain tension, poor lifestyle and dietary habits etc.

With Acupuncture, the goal of the treatment is to heal and repair the body as naturally as possible from the inside out, proving you glow as a result.

There are several very good reasons why our Melbourne cosmetic acupuncture clinic should be your first choice: 

  • Fully qualified and registered Doctor of Chinese medicine in a clinical setting.
  • Minimal side effects (see potential side effects and contra-indications below).
  • Utilises the body’s own natural healing properties for rejuvenation.
  • Natural results, no fake expressions, or risk of paralysis from injections.
  • May lead to improvements in well-being as each treatment is based on Chinese medicine principles to balance the Qi (energy) of the body and mind.
  • It may address underlying issues such as stress and muscle and joint pain.

If you are experiencing any of the following, you are generally not advised to undergo treatment. Contact us if you are unsure.

  • Broken skin, scabs, wounds, blisters, cold sores, rashes
  • Bruised skin
  • Psoriasis on the face
  • Contagious skin problems
  • Skin cancers
  • Pregnant women
  • Haemophiliac or other bleeding disorders
  • If you are on blood-thinning medication
  • Straight after microdermabrasion or laser resurfacing

Potential Side-Effects Are Rare & May Include:

  • Bruising or bleeding at the insertion site
  • Temporary redness or swelling of the face
  • Temporary pain at the insertion site


For a full price list visit our pricing page here

Book Cosmetic Acupuncture Melbourne

Book online here or phone us on 03 9005 6730 to book your acupuncture treatment today.