Cosmetic Acupuncture

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, FRA, more commonly know as Facial Acupuncture, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Non-Surgical Face Lift and Anti-Ageing Acupuncture.  It is a 100% Natural Beauty Treatment. There are no side effects.  This gentle, therapeutic acupuncture treatment, is the only anti-ageing, cosmetic treatment that supports and heals your whole body. 


2 Hour Treatment: €100

1 & 1/2 Hour Treatment: €90

1 Hour Treatment:  €60

1/2 Hour Consultation: €40

1/2 Hour Phone Consult: €40

Moxa Consult & Prescription: €20

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture can:

freshen dull skin | smooth and firm skin | even out fine lines and wrinkles | reduce drooping eyebrows | improve circulation | reduce deeper wrinkles | reduce sagging jowls | reduce acne/surgical/injury scarring | reduce redness and rosacea | diminish age spots | tighten pores | reduce eye-bags, puffiness and dark circles | minimise double chin | increase collagen production | reduce the visible effects of stress

Clients regularly report a fresher, brighter appearance.  They can see real time, natural, aesthetic changes. As Acupuncture treats the whole body and mind, clients are usually surprised by the many extra benefits experienced. Typically patients will report reduced sinus congestion, reduced headaches, improved energy, better sleep and concentration, greater endocrine and hormone balance, reduced PMS and menopausal symptoms, improved digestion which for some results in weight loss. Your age, genetics, health and environment will determine how many treatments you will need.

Cosmetic Acupuncture, is a proven therapeutic, anti-ageing therapy. Micro-thin Japanese needles are inserted into into specific Acupuncture points along the Meridians on the face. This process works in the same way as Traditional Acupuncture, by increasing blood flow, seratonin and energy levels which boost collagen and elastin production.

Cosmetic Acupuncture is a subtle and profound approach to ageing, health and wellbeing. It is pro-ageing. It can progressively and significantly take years off the face. It is similar to a fitness programme in that you train and tone your facial muscles while releasing any habitual expressions, emotions and trauma that may be held in the face.

Cosmetic Acupuncture is particularly suited to those who have a natural approach to health and ageing, who wish to have a natural facial aesthetic, who support green beauty principles, who are vegan, vegetarian and are against animal testing.

Do I need to take any time off work?

There is no down time or recovery needed. 

Can I have Cosmetic Acupuncture if I have had other Cosmetic procedures?

Yes. Typically 3 - 6 weeks is required for your skin to settle before you can have a cosmetic acupuncture treatment.  

What is the duration of Treatment?

For 2/3 areas and a 5 - 10 minuets Jade Gua Sha acupressure massage, you will need a 1 hour treatment.  For 4 or more areas to full face lift technique and a 15 minute Jade Gua Sha acupressure massage you will need a 2 hour treatment.

How should I prepare for treatment?

Arnica 30c homeopathic remedy is recommended to help prevent bruising. Grape Seed Extract is recommended to boost circulation, support healing of the connective tissues and reduce oxidative stress. It is recommended that you remove all make up prior to treatment. It is better to wear loose, comfortable clothing, so the energy can flow easily.

What can I do to maintain the benefits?

Look after yourself. Eat well. Hydrate. Keep you face out of direct sunlight. Give up smoking. Reduce alcohol intake. Get some exercise. Express yourself. And enjoy life!

Is there any products that I should I use?

Natural, organic, cruelty-free skincare ranges are recommended to support your energy and health.

How many treatments will I need?

In your 30’s, 6 - 8 weekly treatments, in your 40’s, 8 - 10 weekly treatments, in your 50’s, 10 - 12 weekly treatments and in your 60’s 12 - 14 weekly treatments are recommended. Follow up treatments are recommended at 4 - 8 week intervals to maintain improvements, energy and overall health

Will I look different after 1 treatment?

Clients report an immediate difference, that their face ‘looks relaxed’, they ‘feel relaxed’ and ‘lighter’ somehow.  Some clients describe it as ‘having the best facial’ or like ‘having a face lift’.

How often should I attend?

You can have 1 - 2 treatments each week.

What happens during Treatment?

During Consultation, a medical history is obtained, to determine your current health, your Guardian Element, any energetic imbalance, your expectations and your concerns. At follow up treatments there is a brief Consultation, to check how you are on the day.

Needles are retained for 20 minutes while you relax, the needles are then removed. You can choose a Facial Massage or a Jade Gua Sha Acupressure Massage to complete your treatment.

Is anything injected into me?

No. Very fine sterile needles enter the skin as specific acupuncture points to activate that point. The needles are removed and disposed of safely.

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, FRA, is a complete Acupuncture system created and taught by Virginia Doran, in Manhattan.  She has demonstrated her method of Facial Rejuvenation and Acupuncture on several TV networks (CBS News, UPN News, FOX Good Day New York, and the Maury Povich Show). Virginia was the Acupuncturist for photos in the Fall 1999 Versace catalog and for a Shape Magazine article on dermatological conditions.

Ms. Doran has taught and lectured since 1998 on Facial Rejuvenation through Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Acupressure/Shiatsu, Aromatherapy, Chinese and Western Herbology, Western and Eastern Nutrition and Nutritional supplements, Qi Gong and Rejuvenating Energy Techniques, as well as flower essences.


I initially went to Mary in Element Acupuncture for a cosmetic acupuncture appointment. However, I received so much more than that. Mary did a full consultation on me.. both physically and mentally. The treatment I received that day and since has been so beneficial to my wellbeing that I now attend Mary's practice on a monthly basis to ensure that I am at full capacity. When I'm feeling like I have a cold coming on, she will reduce the symptoms. When I'm feeling stressed I come out of a session floating. She is the best therapist I have ever come across and I would encourage anyone thinking of trialling acupuncture to get a consultation.

- A.C.

"I love Cosmetic Acupuncture.  I can see real changes. Its like having a face lift every week."
- Yvonne King