Cosmetic Acupuncture

What is Cosmetic Acupuncture, and How Does It Work?

Cosmetic acupuncture is a treatment influenced by Traditional Chinese Medicine. By using sterile, single-use needles placed into the body and face, we refocus and bring spiritual balance back, allowing your inner health to shine through. The needles used are specialized to strengthen facial muscles and rejuvenate skin by stimulating nerves. The treatment can soften wrinkles, reduce swelling and increase muscle tone as well as elasticity- after several weeks of acupuncture you’ll look and feel more vibrant.

What Are The Benefits?

Patients often notice visible improvement following a few treatments. As mentioned, the results will become more dramatic with successive treatment. Some results include:

  • Diminished dark circles
  • Clearer, glowing complexion
  • Decreasing puffy eyes
  • Minimizing wrinkles and lines
  • Tightening of sagging skin and pores
  • Reduction of acne and redness

What Should I Expect During Treatment?

The initial visit is no different from any other initial naturopathic visit. It will take roughly 75- minutes involving a detailed health history, as well as some minor assessments of vitals, skin, hair and nails. Subsequent treatments will take 1 hour each. Sterile, disposable needles are inserted superficially into the face and body while the patient rests for approximately 30-minutes. For added relaxation and revitalization, the treatment ends with a therapeutic face massage.

How Many Treatments Do I Need?

A treatment course consists of 10 treatments over 5 weeks for best results, sometimes fewer. The benefits can last months or sometimes years, varying for each person, and can be refreshed with fewer treatments in the future.

Are There Side Effects?

The only side effects are confidence and a rejuvenated shine. Viewing the body as one whole, acupuncture yields enhanced overall health, improved sleep and digestive function. Rarely, needles may cause temporary bruising and migraine sufferers may need to begin treatment slowly only to ensure they are not triggered by treatment- however usually most patients will notice a decrease in migraines overall with repeated sessions.