Facial Rejuvenation 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.
- Plumps up fine lines and relaxes wrinkles
- Tightens pores
- Reduces bags under the eyes
- Evens and brightens complexion
- Tightens and firms skin
- Lip plumping
How does it work?
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 rejuvenation acupuncture treatments, skin has increased water and natural oil content1, and significantly improves elasticity and collagen formation in skin2,3.
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 wrinkles5. This has a similar effect to that of Botox, without the injection of toxic chemicals.
Numerous studies have found that acupuncture decreases inflammation6,7,8, and increases circulation6,7,8,9. Improved circulation helps to eliminate toxins and provide vital nutrients to the skin, giving you a natural, healthy glow.
What to expect during your treatment
Our initial consultation is 75 minutes, where Dr. Chambers will conduct a brief health assessment and overview of your goals of treatment. We will then have your first Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture treatment, which 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 using anti-aging serum, and a post-acupuncture skin care plan.
Results are typically 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.
Commonly asked questions
Q: Does it hurt?
A: We use smaller acupuncture needles than traditional acupuncture treatments, some are so small that we use tweezers to insert the points. This makes the treatment comfortable and relaxing – many patients fall asleep!
Q: Can I receive treatment if I’ve had Botox or fillers?
A: Yes, you can absolutely still receive treatments. It’s a great adjunctive tool to support your other cosmetic procedures. Please let Dr. Chambers know of all cosmetic procedures, and please do not book a Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture appointment within the 14 days of receiving Botox to allow the Botox to fully take effect.
Q: Can I receive treatment if I’m pregnant?
A: No, unfortunately we can’t do this type of acupuncture during pregnancy.
Q: What should I wear/bring to my appointment?
A: Please come as you are, although comfy clothing is always nice! Dr. Chambers will remove any makeup necessary before the treatment. If you’re heading somewhere after your visit, we recommend bringing any cover-up, foundation, or powders that you may use, as these are removed during your appointment. Typically, eye make up stays in place.
Q: Is it covered by my benefits?
A: Yes! Treatments are covered under most extended healthcare benefit plans, under the coverage heading of Naturopathic Doctor appointments.
Book your appointment to make Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture the central aspect of your anti-ageing skin care routine!
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