I’m excited to share that I’ve started offering Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture at the Charleswood Medical Clinic!
As an ND, I have completed four years of acupuncture training and received additional training in Cosmetic & Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (2017).
Cosmetic acupuncture is a helpful, safe alternative to Botox, and works to address not only the appearance of the face, but also includes points throughout the body to support mood, sleep and overall relaxation.
So - how does it work?
Tiny, intradermal needles are inserted into the dermal layer of the skin. By inducing this tiny ‘injury’ in the skin, your body will naturally respond by producing collagen. These needles are typically placed directly into lines or wrinkles.
Other, somewhat larger (but still quite thin) needles are used to lift, and focus on larger areas of the face.
If there are any old scars (i.e. old acne scars), we can surround the scar(s) with the intradermal needles, in order to encourage circulation and collagen production, in that particular area.
As with any acupuncture, patients may feel slight discomfort when the needles are inserted, but this should resolve within a few seconds-minutes. All needles utilized are single-use, disposable needles. I use the TEWA and Seirin brands.
In the initial intake, we will go over relevant medical history, discuss your goals, assess if cosmetic acupuncture is appropriate for you and determine which areas of your face to focus on. The initial intake includes your first treatment.
In these acupuncture sessions, treatment will start with a few constitutional points (found throughout the entire body), before working on the face. These constitutional points are individualized, and work to support and promote relaxation. Treatment also includes an applied toner and serum. I would encourage patients that if they are quite sensitive to new/different products, they can bring their own toner and serums into the visit.
For the best results, I recommend that patients commit to weekly treatments, for 8 weeks.
This naturopathic service may be covered by private insurance/extended health benefits. I would encourage those who are interested in this service to look into their naturopathic coverage.