Uncover Natural Radiance
Healthy, Vibrant Skin with Facial Rejuvenation & Cosmetic Acupuncture
what is HOLISTIC BEAUTY?
Glowing Skin + No Harsh Side Effects
A regular series of treatments can help with reducing the appearance of fine lines and creases, puffiness, sun damage and acne.
Unlike "spot treatments" Holistic Facial Rejuvenation techniques influence overall appearance, including skin's tone, texture and even early signs of age.
Beauty from Within
Facial acupuncture also helps address overall health and wellbeing of mind and body. This can mean improved sleep, digestion and a better response to daily stress.
How does Facial Acupuncture work?
Facial acupuncture works on the level of the skin’s health as well as addressing the overall health and wellbeing of mind and body.
Unlike chemical skin peels, Botox or other injections, Facial Rejuvenation with acupuncture is much more than "just a cosmetic treatment". Acupuncture always treats the whole person, and boosts beauty energy from within.
Each visit includes both face and body acupuncture. In addition to the person’s face, we are also addressing overall physical and emotional health.
Quality of sleep, digestion and stress management can influence skin tone, texture and even early signs of age.
Collagen is what gives skin its strength and elasticity in youth. Needles help stimulate the body’s own production of collagen and increase the appearance of skin’s vitality.
Although collagen production naturally diminishes as we age, it is possible to slow down the process with facial acupuncture.
Acupuncture points are chosen for their ability to increase healthy flow of blood and energy to the face, neck and scalp. Body acupuncture works on the same premise: points corresponding to the circulatory system balance the whole body treatment.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the skin and face reveal the secrets of internal health. Unlike superficial quick fixes, each treatment also works internally to optimize your whole health. This may mean better sleep, improved digestion or a more relaxed facial expression as you feel stress slip away.
Acupuncture provides a gentle detox effect, aiding the body’s natural processes. Facial gua sha, facial cupping and Qi Beauty™ further help the process along with gentle toning and sculpting effects on the face and neck.
Holistic Facial Rejuvenation
We offer a number of modalities in our customized facial treatments.
Face + Body Acupuncture
Improve the skin's micro-circulation, stimulate collagen production and boost the body's healing endorphin release.
Small glass or silicone cups gently glide over the skin, moving waste fluid towards the body’s lymphatic system. Decrease the appearance of puffy skin and bring a fresh glow to the face.
Gentle massage on pressure points and channels on the face, scalp and ears – helps activate fresh energy and blood flow to the muscles and dermis.
Customized botanical oils may be added to address individual skin issues such as dryness, acne, fine lines or decreased skin vitality.
Facial Gua Sha Massage
Traditional gemstone massage to gently clear congestion, cool skin and aid blood and fluid circulation of face, neck and scalp.
Based on concepts in TCM, this non-needle therapy utilizes the power of gauss specific 24ct gold magnets placed in a customized matrix on the face.
Our 'No Obligation Consult' for New Patients
Meet with us to learn more about what we offer and how we can help you. Our complimentary discovery session is the easy first step to deciding if this is the right approach for you.
Subtle results are usually noticeable after the initial treatment, but become lasting after 8-10 or more sessions. Results will vary from person to person and will also depend on lifestyle factors (ie. water intake, sleep habits, smoking, etc.)
Facial acupuncture, gua sha and Qi Beauty™ are not the same concept as Botox or other fillers. For many people, they are the preferred choice.
Facial acupuncture works in a completely different way: it works with the body's energy and is much more than a superficial treatment. Unlike with Botox, you will not get a 'frozen' appearance, or be unable to move areas of the face. Also, Botox cannot treat puffiness, dark spots, sun damage, acne or improve the texture of the skin - acupuncture, facial gua sha and Qi Beauty™ can help skin's appearance on a much deeper level.
Facial acupuncture takes into account the whole person, not just the face. It has a positive effect on physical symptoms such as stress, fatigue and pain - if you are feeling better, your face will also reflect that.
Each person's situation is unique. With Facial Acupuncture it is recommended to have a series of 10-12 visits over a period of 5-6 weeks in order to see lasting results.
With Qi Beauty™, we generally aim for a series of visits in order to see a difference, but visible change is often possible after 1 treatment. With both modalities, we recommend a home care protocol to prolong the lasting effects of your investment.
As with any acupuncture, there is always a slight chance of temporary bruising right after the treatment. For this reason, we do not recommend Facial Acupuncture right before an important event, but can offer non-needle options if you prefer (gua sha or Qi Beauty™).
Although Facial Acupuncture can be of great benefit to individuals at any age, there are some instances where it is not recommended. Please inform your practitioner if any of the following applies to you, and we will suggest alternatives.
The following are contra-indicated for facial acupuncture treatments:
- vertigo (unmedicated)
- high blood pressure (unmedicated)
- bleeding disorder such as hemophilia
- currently on blood thinner medication
- acute herpes outbreak anywhere on the face, neck or scalp
- cold, flu or sinus infection
- chronic migraines or frequent headaches
- have had Botox or other injectables in past 4 months
- skin resurfacing in the past 4 weeks
- cosmetic surgery in the past 6 months
It is usually not recommended in the following scenarios:
- You are encountering difficulties with fertility, and are actively trying to conceive right now. Although acupuncture can be helpful for fertility, an intensive series of facial acupuncture may best be saved for another time. Please contact us to discuss your situation.
- You are currently a regular smoker. Due to the effects of smoke on the skin - you will likely not see the results you are looking for. If/when you are ready to quit smoking, acupuncture can support you with this. Please contact us to discuss your situation.
- You are currently pregnant. Although acupuncture for health reasons is very safe during pregnancy, we don't usually recommend an intensive series of facial acupuncture treatments during this time. An occasional facial acupuncture treatment is fine for most women. Please contact us to discuss your situation.