Cosmetic Acupuncture

Facial Acupuncture for rejuvenation and Needle Lifting Technique Workshop

Cosmetic acupuncture at its simplest level is the insertion of fine Japanese style acupuncture needles into the superficial tissues of the face to reduce the visible signs of aging.

It was widely researched in China during the 1970s and became popular in the west from the 1990s. It has attracted many celebrity endorsements worldwide including Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow.

To some practitioners facial rejuvenation acupuncture training involves adopting a modern western approach. It is claimed that cosmetic acupuncture works by inducting collagen and that it can be performed separately from the original TCM diagnosis. This is a very medical approach to facial acupuncture and is flawed in its understanding.

Other forms of skin needling have been widely researched for their collagen induction potential. Derma rollers are a good example as they use 192 micro needles to penetrate the skin and create a whole new sheet of collagen. Rolling the 192 needles over an area of skin 15 times you create an average of 215 puncture wounds per square centimetre.

When a skin punch biopsy is performed we find that an average increase of 206% in collagen production. When using acupuncture we are unlikely to have more than two needles per square centimetre. This means that the quantity of collagen we can induct this way is tiny compared to modern beauty techniques. Of course the acupuncture needle is more targeted passing directly under a wrinkle, but there is still far less stimulation.

The second problem is that when needles of 1.5mm in length are studied the collagen induction only takes place to a depth of 0.6mm meaning that most of the time the acupuncture needle is operating below the depth to stimulate collagen production.

No cosmetic acupuncture does not principally work through collagen induction; this is only a small part of what it does. Cosmetic acupuncture in fact operates at a much deeper level. Understanding science is necessary to better understand our treatments, but it is the traditional practices that will achieve fantastic cosmetic results.

✓ The traditional facial acupuncture for rejuvenation and skin conditions (acne, dermatitis, facial pigmentation, wrinkles, sagging) of face. All points, protocols,
and practice included.

~ Relaxes muscle tone
~ Increases circulation, therefore oxygenates the skin
~ Increases collagen production
~ Tightens the pores, and brightens the eyes
~ Keeps acne skin under control
~ nourishes the skin, giving you a healthy complexion with a natural glow
~ Moisturizes the skin from inside, and gives rosy cheeks to people with dull, tired looking skin


900$ + VAT

Course Length

2 Days


09:00 – 17:00




Beginner and professional


CADA Certified

2 Days Cosmetic Acupuncture Course – Learning Objectives:

Summary of Course

  • This course is also part of the Total Aesthetic Therapist Package
  • The only facial acupuncture course to treat both cosmetically and aesthetically.
  • Full equipment kit including specialist automatic needle applicators, various acupuncture needles, trays, sharps box, medical swabs, automatic acupuncture injector, injector needles and large sizes of professional grade cosmeceuticals including cleanser, vitamin C, B5, SPF moisturiser to start you off with your treatments. 
  • One of the most comprehensive courses in the world and with totally unique techniques designed and clinically tested.
  • This course has taken over 5 years of designing and culmination of training and techniques from many great cosmetic acupuncturists and beauty technicians.
  • Learn the most effective practical techniques to lift, tone and relax muscle groups on the face.
  • Gain an understanding of dealing with wrinkles, fine lines and other skin issues.
  • Discussion of beauty and face balancing techniques for facial symmetry.
  • Cosmeceuticals and their use for best results in treatments as well as home design protocols for clients home treatments.
  • 2.5 days Cosmetic Acupuncture Training including half day cosmeceuticals training for acupuncturists OR half day acupuncture and needling health and safety for non qualified acupuncturists.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our combined Botox and dermal fillers training courses are open to the following medical professionals;






Dental Hygienists

Dental Therapists


Our UK based Botox and dermal filler training courses are open to registered doctors, dentists, nurses, midwives, pharmacists, dental therapists/ hygienists and paramedics from around the world. we regularly train international delegates.

Before booking your Derma Medical course, it would be worth checking what would be required in your country to practice injectable. Every country will have differing own rules and regulations regarding aesthetic medicine.

Yes, as long as you are a registered medical professional on the list of who we train. We provide prescribers on the day to ensure you can carry out your practical training.

Following the course, however, you will need to buddy up with a local prescriber or use a prescriber service when ordering botulinum toxin to administer. Dermal fillers do not currently require a prescription. In line with GMC guidelines, prescribers need to consult patients face-to-face before prescribing botulinum toxin or similar prescription products.

We provide all cosmetic models for our training courses. We have 30+ live cosmetic models on every Combined Botox & Dermal Fillers training weekend to make sure you get lots of hands-on practice on real-life patients.

If you have any friends or family interested in being a cosmetic model for our training days they can get heavily discounted treatments for the purposes of teaching.

You can see up to date information on available course dates on our course booking page.

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The Canadian Association of Dermatology and aesthetic medicine(CADA), founded in 2004. The association exists to advance and trained the science and art of medicine and surgery related to the care of the skin, hair and nails;CADA is dedicated to promoting the latest advances and safety and quality in aesthetic medicine. This can be achieved by collaboration of experts and leading providers of plastic surgery as well as non-surgical treatment specialists.

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