Cosmetic Acupuncture

A unique and effective application of an ancient therapy!

A unique form of Facial Rejuvenation


Cosmetic acupuncture is a safe, effective, non-surgical method of reducing the signs of aging, based on the time-tested principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

What is involved?


Ultra-thin sterile disposable needles are inserted into various locations on the face and hairline. The blood flow drawn to the inserted needle improves the micro/local blood circulation, as well as stimulates collagen production. This combination has the effect of ‘filling-out’ facial lines and giving a gentle tightening and firmness to the skin.  

Is it like Botox?


No...Cosmetic Acupuncture fits into a unique cosmetic category unto its own. Although the effects are not as immediate or marked as Botox or injectables, it often produces more subtle, yet noticeable, skin changes over time. The effect comes from standard acupuncture needles alone, nothing is injected. 

What Specific effects may be experienced?




Fine & deep lines (crow’s feet, forehead lines, frown lines, smokers’ lines),  Dark & baggy eyes,  Puffy eyes,  Tired-looking complexion  


Improved complexion  

Gives radiance & glow to sallow or acne-prone complexion    


Gentle Tightening of the skin around the forehead, eyes, cheekbones, and jaw-line 

Control of acne, dry skin, and other skin conditions    


Experience a newfound approach for relaxation with this acupuncture-based facial treatment...finished with an even more relaxing facial massage!

A Benefit For Those Using Botox or Injectables


Cosmetic Acupuncture may help maintain results obtained through Botox/Injectables, thus reducing the frequency of costly's like getting the best of both worlds!   

A Benefit For Those Looking To Avoid Botox or Injectables


Cosmetic Acupuncture also draws a strong interest from those with general concerns over, and/or wishing to avoid, injectable cosmetics. Being offered as part of a Naturopathic service, Cosmetic Acupuncture is significantly less expensive, especially due to insurance coverage.

Look Great For Your Wedding Day!


Cosmetic Acupuncture can be used in the weeks/months ahead of your wedding day, or any other special event, to help give you that radiant complexion for the big day!...Side benefit: Acupuncture also helps with stress reduction (another essential component to have when planning a wedding!) 

Cost Coverage


Most Extended health care insurances fully or partially cover visits to Naturopathic Doctors. Potential clients should review their policy to verify if Naturopathic Medicine (not acupuncture) is covered by their plan. Acupuncture is part of a Naturopathic Doctors’ scope of practice. All treatments are billed under Naturopathic Consult 

What is the typical course of treatment using Cosmetic Acupuncture?


 Recent studies using Cosmetic Acupuncture show that improvements in skin moisturization and elasticity requires at least 5-6 sessions at a frequency of 2 sessions/week. Some may require up to 10 sessions for full results. The effects are not permanent, and do require maintenance. Maintenance needs vary by individual, but are generally 1 session/month.  The above applies to regular use; periodic users can enjoy the relaxation effects of Facial Acupuncture at any frequency of use   

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