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Why Your Cosmetic Acupuncturist Uses Intradermals

intradermal_needlingIntradermal needles are generally used by acupuncturists in facial treatment. I love them, they are a fantastic tool to use in cosmetic acupuncture.

These sterile, disposable needles are tiny at 3mm/6mm in length and are used in a cosmetic treatment to help eliminate the fine lines that appear as we get older. One of my favourite areas to work on with the intradermals is the line that tends to appear between the nose and the corner of the mouth; the nasal labial fold. Although, they can also be used across the forhead, around the eyes e.g. 'crow's feet' and mouth where 'pucker lines' may form.

The key for acupuncturists to work effectively with these needles is to use a good quality pair of medical tweezers, these needles are so fine, and small, that without the correct equipment they will be impossible to insert.

Want to learn more? Acupuncturists can visit to enrol on the Facial Enhancement Acpuncture Online Course. Lesson 7 is dedicated to intradermal needles and their use. This lesson includes a video of me demonstrating this technique as part of a Facial Enhancement Acupuncture treatment.

Paul Adkins Lic.Ac.,BA(Hons), 1st Dan, FEA, MBAcC, MCAUK, MMNTUK - Member of the British Acupuncture Council

Founder - Facial Enhancement Acupuncture