Facial rejuvenation and cosmetic acupuncture (also known as an acupuncture face-lift) is a natural, safe and less invasive method to slow down and reduce the signs of aging. It improves the overall appearance and health of your skin.

Cosmetic acupuncture works by:

  • Improving blood circulation to nourish the skin, equalize skin texture and colour, and improve moisture content.
  • Minimizing appearance of dark circles around the eyes and puffiness
  • Lymph drainage to clear blockages that might be causing skin concerns, such as acne.
  • Toning facial muscles to lift sagging skin.
  • Increasing elasticity of the skin and tightening pores.
  • Stimulating collagen production to smooth in wrinkles and fine lines.

Although much of the focus is on the face, Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that the natural radiance of your skin starts internally. Cosmetic acupuncture treatments evaluate the whole person through mind, body, and spirit. Body acupuncture points are included to address concerns contributing to the health of your skin. When the body is in balance, the aging process slows down.

At your initial assessment, an personalized treatment plan will be created for your skin health goals. Treatment sessions consist of a facial massage with Gua sha and Jade Rolling, facial acupuncture with intradermal needles and body acupuncture points for overall health. Benefits can be noted as quickly after 1 or 2 treatments, but are more noticeable after 7 treatments, as effects are cumulative. Initial course of treatment is 10 to 12 sessions, with maintenance treatment every 3 months. Response to treatment varies with each individual.

Cosmetic acupuncture treatments are covered by most extended healthcare plans. If you have any questions, please feel free to book in a 15 minute Meet and Greet.

Donoyama N, Kojima A, Suoh S, et al. Cosmetic acupuncture to enhance facial skin appearance: a preliminary study. Acupuncture in Medicine 2012;30:152-153.

Yun Y, Kim S, Kim M, Kim K, Park JS, Choi I. Effect of facial cosmetic acupuncture on facial elasticity: an open-label, single-arm pilot study. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013;2013:424313.

Thank you to Dr. Melanie Craig, ND for acting as an acupuncture model. Check her out for all your women’s health concerns!

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