Find your glow from within; cosmetic acupuncture targets common skin worries such as fine lines, wrinkles, loss of elasticity and muscle tone, and scarring.
A specialized form of acupuncture, this holistic skincare treatment encourages healthy facial expression and supple skin by increasing the flow of blood and Qi (energy) to the face, which innervates and nourishes your facial muscles and skin. While visible results can be seen after the first visit, more lasting results may require several visits. Between treatments, cosmetic acupuncture works behind the scenes by boosting collagen and elastin production, and promoting detoxification for a clearer, more even complexion.
The effects? A “lit from within” glow that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) calls vitality.
If your insurance provider covers acupuncture, this treatment is applicable for coverage.
+ Fine lines & wrinkles
+ Loss of muscle tone
+ Loss of skin elasticity
+ Signs of ageing
+ Overall skin health
+ Muscle tension
+ Dull skin
Cosmetic acupuncture uses extra-thin, silicon-coated needles (even thinner than traditional acupuncture to reduce discomfort and prevent potential bruising) inserted just below the skin’s surface to stimulate or sedate the motor points of your facial muscles. Stimulation helps to improve muscle tone (tightening and lifting), while sedating overactive muscles that can cause wrinkles and tension helps alleviate skin concerns like frown lines or crow’s feet (relaxing and smoothing).
In addition to acupuncture points targeting your individual skin concerns and boosting overall circulation and skin health for that refreshed glow, an optional LED light can be used to enhance the treatment and promote collagen production.
At a cosmetic acupuncture appointment, your practitioner will discuss your main skin concerns, ask questions about your health, and visually assess the skin to identify any present imbalances. While the acupuncture treatment will be targeted to the facial region, your practitioner may also use a few body points to promote relaxation, wellbeing and balance specific to you and your individual health concerns.
Cosmetic acupuncture treatments include:
- Acupuncture for the face to target areas of concern
- LED light therapy with needles in for 20 minutes (optional, but an added bonus!)
- Facial, neck, and scalp massage
While visible results can be seen after the first visit — and you will likely notice an immediate decrease in facial tension — more lasting results may require several visits depending on your concerns and desired effect.
We are currently asking clients to arrive right on time for appointments. For your first appointment please ensure that you have filled out your intake form. If you can, wear comfortable clothing. Eat a light snack before your appointment or have one handy in case you feel you need nourishment afterwards.
It’s common to feel deeply relaxed and peaceful after a session. Take time to stay present with these sensations as they carry forward into your day or evening.
It’s also important to stay well hydrated after a treatment. While it’s okay to carry on with your daily activities or exercise routine post-session, we recommend taking it easy. You may experience a little fatigue, and in some rare cases very mild flu-like symptoms (aching, headache) — all signs of your body’s natural healing and detoxification process.