Facial Rejuvenation with Acupuncture
Our acupuncturists are highly trained to provide safe and effective treatments. Located at yonge and college, our downtown Toronto acupuncture clinic is a zen space, ideal for relaxation while getting treated :-)
3 Beautifying Benefits
Natural Glow: The health of the body is reflected in the skin. Stress, emotions, digestive disturbances can all affect skin’s appearance. As part of your cosmetic acupuncture treatment, body acupuncture is included to correct these issues that impact skin health.
Reduce & Prevent Wrinkles: Facial acupuncture stimulates the body’s production of collagen, which has an effect of smoothing and filling lines and wrinkles on the face. Shallow lines can disappear completely and deeper wrinkles can become less pronounced.
Improve Muscle Tone to Lift Skin: The face has 43 muscles and each one is attached to the skin. Needling into the small muscles of the face helps to increase micro circulation, which improves muscular tone. With a tighter muscle underneath the skin, this will have a lifting effect on the skin.
Other benefits include: Decrease under eye bags, Firmer jowls, Decrease in puffiness, Decrease of age spots
What to expect in a treatment?
The initial consultation will cover many areas of your health history. Each treatment includes a cleansing and toning of the face and neck. Then gentle facial and body acupuncture followed by a refreshing and therapeutic facial massage known to improve lymphatic drainage, decrease puffiness and improving sinus congestion.
Are there any side effects?
Yes, some clients experience redness and/or slight bruising at the needle site. Your acupuncturist is trained to provide care to minimize these effects.
How many treatments will I need?
Clients may expect some improvements after the first treatment (due to muscle tone improvements) but visible results are seen after 6-7 treatments. For this reason, first time clients are encouraged to purchase the 10 treatment package – to ensure adequate treatments are provided. 10 treatments should be done over an 8-10 week period. For maintenance, single cosmetic acupuncture treatments are available for purchase.
Are there any cautions or contraindications for facial acupuncture?
Yes, there are a number of cautions that should be addressed prior to facial rejuvenation. I offer a free 15 minute consultation (by phone or email) to answer any questions and to help determine if cosmetic acupuncture is right for you. Feel free to email me to set up your consultation: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facial exercises for a more youthful appearance (Happy Face Yoga)
A new study from Northwestern University published in the journal JAMA Dermatlogy outlines the results of the first clinical trial to show that facial exercises really make you look younger. Over the course of 20 weeks, participants who took part in the study reduced their visible age by almost 3 years. A series of 20 exercises were performed for 30 minutes a day for 10 weeks, then 30 minutes every other day for the following 10 weeks.
Here are some of the exercises: