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Chinese acupuncture is often viewed as a treatment to enhance physical and emotional well-being, such as relieving chronic pain or enhancing fertility. However, facial acupuncture is also offered by traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) clinics in Singapore, like Sin Kang TCM, to help individuals improve their aesthetic appearance naturally.

Rediscover Your Youthful Glow with Facial Acupuncture

At Sin Kang TCM, our facial acupuncture treatment entails inserting thin acupuncture needles into specific points to stimulate collagen production, which is responsible for skin firming and vibrancy. Through this, the treatment achieves anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation effects while enhancing the skin health of patients in Singapore.

What Types of Skin Conditions Does Acupuncture Treat?

Besides addressing age-related skin concerns, facial acupuncture has also been proven effective for various skin problems related to the face, including:

  • Acne: Acupuncture can help regulate hormone levels, reduce inflammation, and improve circulation, which may benefit individuals with acne.
  • Eczema: Acupuncture may help manage the symptoms of eczema, such as itching, redness, and inflammation, by promoting the flow of energy and enhancing the body's natural healing abilities.
  • Psoriasis: Acupuncture may offer relief from the symptoms of psoriasis, including scaling, itching, and redness. It aims to balance the body's energy, reduce inflammation, and improve overall well-being.
  • Dermatitis: Acupuncture may provide relief from the symptoms of dermatitis, including itching, inflammation, and dryness. It can help rebalance the body's energy and promote healing.
  • Pruritus (itchy skin): Acupuncture may help reduce itchiness associated with various skin conditions by modulating the nervous system and promoting the release of endorphins, which can alleviate itching.

It's important to note that while acupuncture can potentially provide some benefits for these skin conditions, it should not be considered a standalone trea

How Facial Acupuncture in Singapore Works

By needling the skin along the meridians, facial acupuncture alleviates blockages within the meridians, thereby enhancing the flow of blood and energy (Qi) throughout the body to facilitate toxin removal. Meanwhile, the positive microtrauma induced on the face triggers the body's natural repair response.

This further boosts the transportation of oxygen and essential nutrients to the affected area for skin healing. Concurrently, the microtraumas trigger the release of substances that reduce facial swelling and activate fibroblast cells crucial in collagen production, thus enhancing skin elasticity and firmness.

From a TCM perspective, an individual's overall health also affects physical appearance. For instance, dark eye circles or eye bags may indicate a spleen-stomach deficiency, while dark spots on the face may result from Qi stagnation. As such, Sin Kang TCM’s acupuncturists in Singapore may also insert needles on acupuncture points beyond the face to address other underlying conditions affecting your overall skin health.

The Facial Acupuncture Treatment Process

Your journey towards rejuvenated facial skin begins with an initial consultation and assessment at Sin Kang TCM. During this session, our TCM acupuncturists in Singapore will carefully review your medical history, health and skin condition before scheduling the facial acupuncture.

On the day of your treatment, do minimise the use of makeup and refrain from applying heavy facial creams or sunblock. During the procedure, the acupuncturist inserts the needles into designated acupuncture points on your face and other body parts, where they will remain in position for approximately 20 minutes.

After acupuncture, it is recommended that you drink ample water to facilitate the elimination of toxins. Some can see an instant effect with a single session, but to reach optimal effect, we recommend at least 3 sessions with 5 days intervals between the sessions, followed by twice a week for 2 months. To maintain the perfection of the facial complexion, we would advise doing it once every 2 weeks / twice a month.

Benefits of Facial Acupuncture

By targeting carefully selected acupuncture points on the face and other parts of the body, Sin Kang TCM’s facial acupuncture treatment offers the following benefits to patients in Singapore:

  • Improvement in skin tone and texture.
  • Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Reduction of puffiness and swelling.
  • Enhanced facial muscle tone and elasticity, resulting in a sharpened jawline.
  • Improvement in skin detoxification and overall health that support a balanced and radiant complexion.

Frequently Asked Questions About Facial Acupuncture in Singapore

  • What can I expect during a facial acupuncture treatment session in Singapore?

    During a facial acupuncture treatment in Singapore, you will lie down comfortably and thin needles will be gently inserted into specific points on your face and potentially other body parts. After a period of relaxation, which is about 20 minutes, the needles will be removed, and your acupuncturist will provide post-treatment guidance. Consult Sin Kang TCM today for more information.

  • Is facial acupuncture painful, and are there any side effects?

    The sensation experienced during facial acupuncture is often compared to a mosquito bite, which is hardly noticeable and nearly painless. This is because the facial acupuncture needles are ultra-fine, with width ranging from 0.12mm – 0.18mm (33-36 gauge). In fact, many of our customers in Singapore reported feeling soothed and relaxed. Occasionally, temporary worsening of symptoms, bruising, muscle twitching, and mild soreness may occur, but they usually subside rapidly or can be addressed by your physician.

  • How many treatment sessions are typically needed to see results?

    Sin Kang TCM recommends that our customers in Singapore undergo a series of three or more facial acupuncture sessions, along with regular follow-up sessions, to maintain the desired effects. This approach ensures optimal anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation outcomes for our customers as well as long-lasting benefits for overall skin health.

  • Can facial acupuncture be combined with other skincare treatments or procedures?

    Facial acupuncture can be combined with other skincare treatments or procedures in Singapore. In fact, facial acupuncture is often combined with Gua Sha facial or Bojin to achieve a synergistic effect. However, it’s important to first consult with your TCM acupuncturist to ensure the compatibility of your chosen procedure with your acupuncture treatment plan.

  • Is facial acupuncture suitable for all skin types and conditions?

    Facial acupuncture is generally suitable for most skin types and conditions. At Sin Kang TCM, our acupuncturists in Singapore will assess your skin condition before determining the most appropriate treatment plan. However, treatments for individuals with severe acne may primarily target acupuncture points on the body rather than the face.

  • How long do the results of facial acupuncture treatment last?

    With consistent maintenance treatments, the results of facial acupuncture can potentially last for several years. To achieve optimal and long-lasting effects, it is recommended to schedule maintenance treatments with Sin Kang TCM’s practitioners in Singapore every four to eight weeks. This regularity ensures the best possible outcome for your skin.

  • Are there any contraindications or precautions to consider before undergoing facial acupuncture in Singapore?

    As facial acupuncture sessions primarily aim to promote the movement of Qi and blood, it is not recommended for individuals in Singapore who are:

    • Are pregnant
    • Have high blood pressure
    • Tend to bleed or bruise easily
    • Experiencing a headache or migraine

    Additionally, to avoid increasing your risk of conditions such as bruising and sensitivity, you are advised to wait some time before receiving facial acupuncture if you have recently:

    • Undergone microdermabrasion or dermabrasion.
    • Undergone laser treatments.
    • Used chemical peels.
    • Used blood thinners.
  • What are the costs associated with facial acupuncture treatments at Sin Kang TCM?

    The treatments offered at Sin Kang TCM range between S$70 and S$200. However, the specific costs for your facial acupuncture treatment vary based on your specific condition, and our physicians can advise you further after your consultation. Book an appointment at our Singapore clinic today to learn more.

  • Schedule Your Facial Acupuncture
    Consultation in Singapore Today

    Ready to rejuvenate your skin and restore its youthful glow? Then why not take a first step by scheduling a facial acupuncture consultation with Sin Kang TCM? With over two decades of experience in offering holistic TCM treatments to enhance the well-being of our valued patients in Singapore, you can trust that you are in good hands with us. Fill out our online appointment form today or email us at to get started.

    Do note that bookings are subject to availability and confirmation, and we will promptly reach out to you via WhatsApp or call within 48 hours to confirm your appointment. For last-minute bookings within the next 24 hours, we kindly recommend contacting our clinic directly. We look forward to embarking on your transformative Health Renewal Journey with you!