By Dr. Hilary Booth, ND
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. Facial rejuvenation acupuncture reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and skin imperfections to give you a younger look. I’m excited to be offering this service to patients at Darou Wellness.
Benefits of Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
- Reduces fine lines & wrinkles
- Tightens pores
- Eliminates bags under the eyes
- Lifts sagging jaw and cheeks
- Reduces stress in the face
- Tightens & firms skin
- Reduce double chin
- Brightens complexion
How Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture works
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture uses the ancient Chinese medicine techniques based on the movement of blood and Qi (also understood as energy) throughout the body, and combines them with what we now know about collagen production, skin elasticity, and skin tone.
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 face2,4. 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 circulation1,6,7,8. Improved circulation helps to eliminate toxins and provide vital nutrients to the skin, giving you a natural, healthy glow.
What to expect from your appointments
Our initial consultation is 75 minutes, where I will conduct a full health interview and assessment, followed by your first Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture treatment. Subsequent treatments are 60 minutes, and cost-saving packages of 5 and 10 treatments are available. The treatment 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 cool and warm compresses, a facial massage, and a post-acupuncture skin care regimen.
Results are 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.
Booking your appointment
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture appointments can be booked on our website at www.darouwellness.com or by phoning the clinic at 416-214-9251. Appointments are covered under Naturopathic Medicine by most extended healthcare plans.
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