By Dr. Lara Spector, ND

Also known as facial rejuvenation acupuncture, cosmetic acupuncture is a safe, non-surgical treatment designed to reduce the signs of aging. It is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

This highly effective treatment involves inserting very thin disposable needles into various points in the face and body for a treatment which addresses the whole person, and the underlying issues contributing to skin health.

One cosmetic acupuncture treatment increases circulation to the face, providing nutrients and stimulating the growth of new collagen. Each treatment has additive effects with the end result being a healthy, younger looking complexion.

Combining cosmetic acupuncture with strategies to look younger from the inside out such as dietary counseling, nutritional supplementation, natural skin care products, herbal medicine and stress management is a comprehensive approach to optimal skin health.

Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture

  • Increases collagen production to fill in fine lines of the forehead, crow’s feet, wrinkles around the upper/lower lip and laugh lines
  • Reduces bags under the eyes
  • Lifts droopy eyelids/eyebrows
  • Lifts sagging cheeks/jowls
  • Tightens and shrinks enlarged pores
  • Moisturizes the skin by increased circulation and nutrient delivery to the face
  • Eliminates puffiness
  • Improves facial colour by reducing redness
  • Improves muscle tone and tightens the skin
  • Reduces stress evident in the face
  • Brightens the eyes
  • Treats hormonal imbalance leading to acne, oily skin and dry skin
  • Slows the aging process from within
  • Brings out a person’s innate beauty and radiance
  • Promotes overall health and well-being

What is a typical course of treatment?

A 10 session course of treatment is recommended at a frequency of 2 times per week for optimal results. Visible, lasting results are typically noticeable after only 6 sessions.

After a course of treatment, maintenance sessions are recommended approximately every 4-6 weeks as required. Each individual’s response is unique depending on age and lifestyle.

Your health care practitioner will assess your individual situation to determine if cosmetic acupuncture is the best option for you to achieve healthy, younger looking skin.