Prolong a youthful glow and reduces stress from being apparent on the face. Our emotions over time hold stress in the face which leads to wrinkles and apparent signs of wear and age. Cosmetic Acupuncture is the only anti-aging treatment which focusses on restoring the body from the inside out. The treatment collaborates all aspects of your health to strengthen the body, calm the mind and radiate outwards.
We not only use tiny intradermal needles to help break down worn-out, caked collegen but we also stimulate points on your body to tonify your kidney energy. The kidneys in Chinese Medicine are responsible for growth and aging. The kidneys are the fountain of youth and we work to turn on the taps of that energy to shave years from your appearance. Think of cosmetic acupuncture as natural filler.
Cosmetic Acupuncture improves the bodies water metabolism. It balances the skin’s moisture by flushing the face with increased lymphatic and blood circulation. Reduce puffiness, stimulate a dewiness to the pores and give the skin gorgeous colour.
Pulling and pinning techniques help to tighten sagging and lift jowls, treat double chins and smooth out wrinkles in the neck. We will target tight neck tendon insertion points to help release the muscles associated with jowls, expression lines.
We can insert needles using a technique known as surround the dragon that will directly bring circulation and heal areas of acne, pimples, rashes, eczema and other clustered problematic dermal issues.
Acupuncture has been proven to help regulate hormones which is especially helpful in treating skin conditions.
In addition to local facial acupuncture, we will also use points to get to the root cause of skin problems. Often in Chinese medicine we will incorporate some “blood” points which are amazing and cooling inflammation and clearing breakout/acne prone areas. Other skin conditions we often help include rosacea, psoriasis, itching and dryness.
Although each face is different, it is common that after a series of treatments, patients often appear 5-10 years younger. They remark that their others notice and most of all they are happy with the results.
As we age, collagen and elastin found in our skin start to cake and break down. Cosmetic Acupuncture stimulates production of these vital proteins that slow down as we age. The needles work their magic to bring life back to your face, neck and scalp.
The increased circulation translates into better skin tone, fewer fine lines, and even some lift around sagging jowls and baggy eyes.
You may as well grab the added value of gaining all the extra health benefits acupuncture. Your face is just a reflex zone of whatever else is happening in your body. We will not only work on your face in a cosmetic acupuncture session but the rest of your body will receive needles too. A full health intake will be needed to make sure you not only get the facial benefits, but you likely will see other nagging health symptoms get better such as improved sleep, improved digestion, less headaches and decreased PMS or menopause symptoms.
The effects of treatment can often last years. Once you complete a solid base of treatments (that vary from person to person but usually around 5-10 weekly sessions) you can get away with coming in less often for maintenance tune-ups. We don’t want you to be a slave to any treatment. Our goal is that you receive enough care that you feel confident and comfortable enough to start spacing them out on your own terms.
Cosmetic acupuncture is relaxing! As with all our acupuncture treatments, the treatment stimulates the “feel good” opiates found in the brain. Endorphins, serotonin and cortisol have all been found to be produced via acupuncture; the chemicals you need to achieve mental and emotional well being. You will leave feeling calm, grounded and recharged.
Acupuncture Center Toronto offers cosmetic acupuncture with rates that are affordable in comparison to many other invasive and surgical cosmetic procedures. Value is as important to us as it is to you. You will save hundreds to thousands of dollars compared to injectable procedures or surgery. With the average cost of treating one area with Botox being upwards of $300/session, we can provide amazing line diminishing results for around half the cost.
Although acupuncture should never be painful, there are more needles involved with cosmetic acupuncture. If you are scared/nervous of needles the treatment probably isn’t the best choice for you. Although it’s not painful, the needles can sometimes feel pinching and uncomfortable.
Because cosmetic acupuncture involves an increased volume of applied needles and facial cupping applies suction, there is not-so-often bruising. Although it is is uncommon, it does happen on a very rare occasion.
Although everyone’s face responds to treatment at a different pace, we aim for you to see results after your first appointment. Reaching your aesthetic goals will usually require a series of approximately 10 sessions. Having said that, we work with patients on setting up a treatment frequency and pace that they can manage. Some patients see through a series of treatments while others find that they find benefit from once in while “tune-ups”. Although we will recommend a treatment frequency protocol that is ideal, no pressure, do what works best for your schedule and budget.
No. For safety reasons, we cannot provide Cosmetic Acupuncture to pregnant folks. Cosmetic Acupuncture requires more needles than is safe to administer during pregnancy. The goal is to direct as much blood and circulation towards the uterus and not the face. Come chill with us after you’ve given birth and we’ll get your glow on then!
Please ensure that all make-up is removed. We need to work with a “clean slate” face in order to make swabbing and disinfection accessible and also making sure we have a clear view without make-up getting in the way of the therapists work. Feel free to a few minutes early to remove make-up and reapply after your session in the washroom.
Please bring a pair of shorts as we will be needling points on the body.
This Ancient Chinese beauty secret now becoming a popular alternative to plastic surgery, Botox injections and pharmaceuticals. Our facial rejuvenation acupuncture involves bringing fresh oxygenated blood to the face. It has been proven to stimulate collagen production. Collagen is a protein found in skin cells which stops being produced as we age. A lack of collagen is responsible for wrinkles, fine lines and loss of skin elasticity. The treatment slows down the aging process from within and is well suited for both female and male patients. Bring out your inner radiance without the pharmaceutical side effects or nerve damage of conventional methods.