Cosmetic acupuncture: a safe, inexpensive, and non-invasive alternative to botox injections and cosmetic surgery

Do you want to eliminate fine lines from your face and have younger looking skin?  Cosmetic acupuncture is a safe, less expensive, and non-invasive alternative to botox injections and cosmetic surgery.

What is cosmetic acupuncture?

Cosmetic acupuncture (also known as facial rejuvenation 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 thus 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  nutritional supplementation, 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

Who performs the cosmetic acupuncture procedure?

A naturopathic doctor or licensed acupuncturist can perform the cosmetic acupuncture procedure after completing additional training in the cosmetic acupuncture technique.

What is a typical course of treatment?

A 12 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.

Is cosmetic acupuncture painful?

No, the needles used are finer than the hair on your head and are coated with silicon for smoother insertion.  Common sensations felt during the procedure are tingling, pressure and tightness.

What are potential side effects?

Redness and slight bruising at the site of needle insertion occurs occasionally.  Practitioners will recommend strategies for reducing redness and bruising at the time of treatment.

When is cosmetic acupuncture contraindicated?

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Hepatitis
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Pituitary tumour
  • Migraine
  • Pregnancy
  • Acute cold/flu
  • Acute cold sore outbreak
  • Acute allergic reaction
  • Restylane and other fillers
  • Within 3 weeks of a laser skin treatment or chemical peel
  • Within 6 months of a botox treatment
  • Former cosmetic surgery

Health conditions such as high blood pressure and migraines can be treated with body acupuncture and other natural therapies prior to starting the cosmetic acupuncture treatment.

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!

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About drellensimonend
Dr. Simone strongly believes that the mind and body are connected to your overall health and wellness. As a primary health care provider, her practice provides ongoing support throughout your healing journey. Her role as your Naturopathic Doctor is to assist you in discovering your needs, support you in personal growth and help you reach your health and wellness goals. With the belief that happiness and balance is possible for everyone, Dr. Simone strives to help her patients live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. Dr. Simone focuses on family wellness and has special interests in women and children’s health. She has experience with reproductive health, working with women through different phases in their lives; to regulate the menstrual cycle, ease PMS symptoms, optimize fertility, provide support during and after pregnancy, maintain breast health and welcome menopause. Children have also been a primary focus in Dr. Simone’s life in both her professional role as a naturopath and in her volunteer work. She believes that setting healthy habits at a young age can be critical for long-term health and wellness.

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