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Cosmetic Acupuncture

Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture is a safe, effective, non-surgical and non-toxic method of reducing the signs of aging. This treatment promotes a more youthful, glowing appearance by encouraging natural collagen production, increased circulation, and improved skin elasticity. Cosmetic acupuncture reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and skin imperfections to give you a younger look.

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Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture

  • Reduces fine lines & wrinkles

  • Tightens pores

  • Eliminates bags under the eyes

  • Lifts sagging jaw and cheeks

  • Reduces stress in the face

  • Tightens & firms skin

  • Reduce double chin

  • Brightens complexion

How Cosmetic Acupuncture works

Acupuncture has been used for over 3000 years, originating in Ancient China. The ancient techniques are based on the movement of blood and Qi (also understood as energy) throughout the body. Modern medicine has adapted acupuncture based on current techniques and research studies to provide effective treatments.

As we age, we lose natural oils and hydration in the skin, which causes a change in skin tone, complexion, and firmness. The skin matrix also changes, making it less elastic over time, leading to wrinkles and sagging skin. Studies have found that after facial cosmetic acupuncture treatments, skin has increased water and natural oil content (1), and significantly improves elasticity and collagen formation in skin (2,3).

Research shows that cosmetic acupuncture also improves resting muscle tone in the face (2,4). As muscles under the skin are toned, the skin over top of these muscles is firmed, which reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles (5). This has a similar effect to that of Botox, without the injection of toxic chemicals.

Numerous studies have found that acupuncture decreases inflammation (6,7,8), and increases circulation (1,6,7,8). Improved circulation helps to eliminate toxins and provide vital nutrients to the skin, giving you a natural, healthy glow.

 

What to expect from your appointments

Our initial consultation is 75 minutes, where I will conduct a full health interview and assessment, and then I will provide your first Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture treatment. Subsequent treatments are 60 minutes, and cost-saving packages of 5 and 10 treatments are available. The treatment involves the insertion of tiny, single-use, sterile acupuncture needles into specific areas of the face, head and body. Each treatment is a relaxing, spa-like experience, including facial massage and post-acupuncture skin care.

Results are noticeable immediately after your first treatment, and become long-lasting after five to seven weekly treatments. Monthly maintenance treatments are recommended to keep your skin looking young and vibrant.

References
  1. Donoyama N, Kojima A, Suoh S, Ohkoshi N, Cosmetic acupuncture to enhance facial skin appearance: a preliminary study. Acupunct Med. 2012; 30(2):152–153.

  2. 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. 2013:1-5.

  3. Liao J, Zhang L, Ke MG, Xu T. Effect of electroacupuncture intervention on expression of extracellular matrix collagen and metabolic enzymes. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 2013; 38(6):441-6, 510.

  4. Le Louarn C, Buthiau D, Buis J. Structural aging: the facial recurve concept. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2007; 31(3):213-8.

  5. Lee KM, Lim SC, Kim JS, Lee BH. A clinical study on facial wrinkles treated with miso facial acupuncture—measured by the facial skin photographing system. J Korean Acu Moxibustion Soc. 2010. 27(1):101–107.

  6. Park et al. Therapeutic effects of acupuncture through enhancement of functional angiogenesis and granulogenesis in rat wound healing. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012; 2012:1-4.

  7. Kuo TC, Lin CW, Ho FM. The soreness and numbness effect of acupuncture on skin blood flow. Am J Chin Med. 2004. 32(1):117-29.

  8. Barrett JB. Acupuncture and facial rejuvenation. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2005. 25(4):419–424.

  9. Doran VC. An introduction to facial revitalisation acupuncture. Eur J of Oriental Med. 2007. 5(5):4-8.

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Facial cosmetic acupuncture is offered by three practitioners at the clinic.

 

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