Miso Cosmetic Acupuncture at Origins Acupuncture as featured in Denizen Magaine and Together Journal.

MISO
Cosmetic Acupuncture

Amy has trained with Dr. Song & Dr. Tam, and also attending various seminars and conferences with professionals and experts in cosmetic acupuncture,
Amy combines effective methods, mainly using Miso Facial Acupuncture (also known as F.A.C.E treatments overseas in Asia, based on a deep understanding of facial structure acquiring a high degree of training with very thin needles to lessen the pain when providing treatment) & various cosmetic acupuncture techniques together to achieve an effective result visible after each treatment session. 

What is F.A.C.E Miso Acupuncture?

Facial Acupuncture for Charm and Elegance is a  Korean medical treatment by acupuncture.
FACE has the aim on natural improvement not on artificial changes.

We use a much thinner needle, 0.10mm to 0.14mm that is thinner than our hair to offer a gentle, relaxing and painless treatment experience, while other common cosmetic acupuncture treatments use 0.16mm-0.20mm needles and are said to be painless.

Features of Miso Cosmetic Acupuncture

Different to common cosmetic acupuncture treatments, Miso Cosmetic Acupuncture treatments not only stimulate just the acupressure points, nor just muscle facia, but integrates knowledge and practice of both to offer visible effects during and after treatment.

  • Natural

  • No Side Effect

  • Consistent

  • Pain Free

  • Less Wrinkles with Brighter skin

  • Return to daily routine

  • Uses extraordinary thinner needles than usual cosmetic acupuncture treatments which require high degree of training

Origins Acupuncture: Cosmetic Acupuncture for a natural facelift, skin definition and contouring, and restore elasticity.

"What is within manifests externally"

What can it treat?

Miso Face Acupuncture brings 7 benefits for your skin and youthful look:

1. Reduce the tension of facial muscles and restore the elasticity to soften the fine lines. It has the effect of increasing blood circulation which naturally promotes collagen production, lifts, and firms the skin, and brings natural moisture balance and glow to the skin with a brightened complexion.



2. Naso-labial Folds/ Laugh lines Tension in the muscle causes loss of elasticity and the support of the epidermis, which then results in the nasolabial folds. Using the Miso FACE acupuncture can restore the muscle toning to soften the laugh lines.

3. V Line/ Jawline
The Masseter is the key to the jawline - using Miso FACE acupuncture, the masseter can be stimulated and treated to present a finer jawline and bring out a beautiful facial structure.


4. Fine line around the eyes and dark circles  The periorbital area is thin skin with blood vessels, as we age the circulation becomes poorer and muscle atrophy occurs, Miso FACE acupuncture can be used to restore muscle toning around the eyes. In the perspective of Chinese medicine, dark circles are formed by the accumulation of phlegm retention and blood stasis, facial acupuncture can regulate the phlegm retention and the meridian channels around the eyes to remove obstructed circulation and assist the fat tissues to drain the phlegm retention out to lighten the dark circles. 

 

5. Lifting and firming of the skin
The sagging of the skin is caused by the impaired balance of the muscle. Miso FACE acupuncture can help to restore muscle atrophy as well as relieving muscle contracture to firm and lift the skin. 

 

6. Facial Asymmetry
Aging and acquired lifestyle or facial nerve conditions causes the facial muscles structures to change and become asymmetric, this is a natural part of aging - The cartilage continues to grow as you age, which may cause asymmetry. 

 

7. Frown Lines
Excessive facial expressions over long time causes contraction of the frontal muscle and results in frown lines. Cosmetic acupuncture can help to relieve the tension of the frontal muscle (forehead) and its nearing muscle groups to soften the lines and rejuvenate the forehead area.​

8. Firm sagging skin and Aging Prevention
Sagging and drooping skin is caused by the loss of elasticity of the skin tissues in the face. Cosmetic acupuncture stimulates collagen production, elastin, and skin tissue renewal process by regenerating fibers; it also gives a firmer appearance to the face as it lifts local areas, strengthens and tightens the muscle. |
After treatment, the skin would feel firmer and denser in 4-5 weeks' time. 
 

9. Hydration, Moisture and Skin Complexion
The insertion of needles into local areas of the skin promotes local blood flow and revitalizes the health of the skin and connective tissue in the skin, which is vital for feeding the nutrient and retain moisture in the skin. The treatment helps your skin to hydrate from the inside out!
 

10. Pimples, acne, acne scarring, and scars 
Acne and pimples are treated from the internal perspective in Chinese medicine, which is generally caused by blood stagnation & heat in the body. A thorough assessment and consultation will be carried out to determine the cause and treatment to eliminate the root cause of acne. Acne usually occurs and lasts for about a weeks time, but inflammation and dark coloured scarring are the abnormal process of skin healing, and is related with disharmony and unbalance in the body internally.
 

11. Tension in the face (TMJ)
Stress is common amongst our present lifestyles today, which causes tension in our face without us noticing it ourselves, such as frown lines on the forehead or furrow between the brows. 
Cosmetic acupuncture treatments help to target tight muscles, which will help to relax and release the muscle as well as rebalancing the body. A consultation will be done to assess and find out the root causes and help your body to feel relaxed.  

At Origins, we make aging a more confident, radiant and elegant process.

Aging is a natural process,
but we make the process more radiant, healthy, and elegant.

How does it work?

The Miso Cosmetic Acupuncture treatment works on three levels: 

1. Blood circulation:

 

The insertion of fine needles in the face promotes blood flow, therefore increases oxygen flow which brings more nutrients to the facial area.

2. Anti-aging:

The insertion of fine needles into the skin during cosmetic acupuncture causes microtrauma in the skin, and makes the skin think it needs to "heal what is broken", thus resulting in the anti-aging effect by stimulating collagen and elastin production, making the skin firmer and tighter.

3. Muscle Toning:

Muscle tone is improved to cure sagging and drooping when we get older, by using motor points in the local fascia or other corresponding muscle areas to "lift" the muscle. The same method is also used to relax muscle tension where facial muscles have been stressed over repetitive action, eg. frown line. 

 
 
 

Treatment Timeline

After your first treatment you should usually be able to start feeling changes in your skin, which should be maintained soon after with follow-up treatments. 

Results usually depends on different person's ability in response to the facial acupuncture stimulation and treatment. The more healthier you are the most faster and better the results will be, as the body will be functioning at its best and so the response will be quicker and more efficient compared to someone who's lifestyle and well-being is poor in contrast. 

4-6 weeks of treatments:
Skin begins to feel more lifted, tightened, firmer, contoured and defined. 

1-2 weeks of treatment:

Skin feels more hydrated, softened and brightened. 

 

Age Treatment

Tailored Treatments for different age groups

20 - 30's Skin 

Skin in your 20-30's will be prevention-focused, acne*, for facial symmetrical or 'sculpting'.

  • Acne, acne scarring

  • Skin sensitivity, redness 

  • More dryness and irritation more than before

  • Dullness and uneven skin tone

  • Starting to feel and see loss of firmness and elasticity

  • Crow's feet starting to appear around the eyes, Skin more droopier

  • Tension & fine lines appearing on the forehead and between the brows

  • Nasolabial folds (laugh lines) starting to become more obvious and dense

  • Double chin starting to creep out from under

Treatment Recommendation & Frequency:

At least 6 treatments, once every 1-2 weeks for preventative aging treatment or acne.

3 treatments, once every 1-2 weeks for hydration and skin brightening

Treatment is recommended every 6-8 weeks for maintenance. 

Recommended Treatment Package:

A Course of 3 treatments or 6 treatment package.
Alternative payment options are available with genopay in clinic.

 

* Body acupuncture may be included to balance and bring harmony for your body to treat this, which may involve a recommendation of herbal prescription or herbal masks. 

40 - Early 50's skin 
 

Skin in 40-50's will be focused on stimulating collagen and elastin production to bring back more elasticity and firmness in your skin, as well as 'plumping' your skin without injecting foreign objects into your skin. It will also activate oxygenated blood flow in your skin to make you look revitalized and glowing. 

This will also benefit your well-being by activating body circulation, relieve stress, helping you to feel more youthful from the inside out & relaxed at a time where your body is undergoing many changes. 

 

Treatment Frequency:

6-12 treatments, at least once every 1 week.

Treatment is recommended every 6-8 weeks for maintenance. 

Recommended Treatment Packages

A course of 6 treatments or10 treatments are available - consult with Amy or contact via email.
Alternative payment options are available with genopay in clinic.

*Menopausal concerns needs to be addressed with acupuncture to balance and treat symptoms, which may involve a recommendation of Chinese herbal prescription for optimal results. 

50+ Skin

 


You may start to notice a change in your body and health eg. menopause, postmenopausal symptoms, and your body will start to build collagen more slowly than before, cell repair and renewal process also is slowing down

Skin in your 50 to 60's will be focused on stimulating collagen and elastin production for elasticity & firmness in your skin, as well as 'plumping' your skin; Maintain and assist your body's renewal and repairing process., such as:

  • More dryness, irritation and redness

  • Loss of elasticity and volume

  • Loss of muscle tone in the face

  • Skin starting to appear droopy and saggy

  • Hollowness, crepiness in the skin

  • Deepend orbital crease and nasolabial crease

  • Heavy eyelids

  • Marionette line (folds coming down from the mouth), radial lip lines

Treatment & Frequency:

8-15 treatments, twice a week

Treatment is recommended every 4 weeks for maintenance. 

Recommended Treatment Package: 

Courses of 10 treatments - consult with Amy or contact via email.
Alternative payment options are available with genopay in clinic.

 

FAQ: Miso Cosmetic Acupuncture

Q: How many sessions are needed for treatment effects to be seen?

A: The effects and differences can be seen during a Miso Cosmetic Acupuncture treatment, and that's why we love it as much as our clients do. After the needles are withdrawn, you can immediately feel the change in your facial muscle tone.

Cosmetic Acupuncture effect and result outcome can differ according to each individuals skin condition. A younger skin will need about a course of 6 sessions, while an older skin may need about a course of 12 sessions. 

After a course of treatment is completed, a recommendation of a regular 1-2 treatments per month for a long term result maintenance. 

Q: Is there an age limit for doing Miso Cosmetic Acupuncture?

A: There is no age limit for doing Miso Cosmetic Acupuncture Treatment, you may be able to feel the difference no matter what age you are. However, the younger the skin is, the better the fascia ligaments and muscle elasticity are, so the treatment effects can be felt sooner and more obvious.

Q: Is the treatment painful?

A: The needle equipment we use specifically for Miso Cosmetic Acupuncture treatments are finer than hair, so you'd only mostly feel an achey, tingling sensation, or a subtle pulling and tightened sensation on some areas. However most clients have responded that they are surprised by how relaxed they feel after treatment. 

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