Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Acupuncture

Cosmetic Acupuncture is an effective, non-surgical treatment to reduce the signs of aging. It is based on the principles of Chinese Medicine, which involves the insertion of very thin disposable needles into the acupuncture points on the face. This superficial insertion will increase the local circulation to the face and stimulate collagen production, which will fill out the lines and give firmness to the skin for a healthy, glowing complexion.

Cosmetic acupuncture is a unique and exhilarating experience, one that combines ancient wisdom with modern techniques. It is commonly understood amongst professional acupuncturists that a person’s face reflects their internal organs. For this reason it is especially important that you seek out a registered acupuncturist to administer an appropriate whole-body treatment when receiving your facial acupuncture treatments.

Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture:

Delays and reduces the effects of facial aging
Reduces fine lines, frown lines and wrinkles
Minimizes and ‘crows feet’ around the eyes
Tightens pores and improves muscle tone
Lifts sagging skin and drooping eyelids
Increases collagen production
Reduces dark circles and puffy eyes
Brightens and “opens” the eyes
Increases circulation and oxygenates the skin
Improves elasticity of facial muscles
Improves hormonal balance to reduce acne
Evens out the skin
Moisturizes the skin from the inside
Restores a youthful glow

Course of Treatment:

The course of treatment is between 10-12 sessions. This should be done 1-3 times a week for best results. Each individual will respond differently to the treatment depending on their age and lifestyle.

After the first treatment, one usually observes an increased glow to the complexion, the result of increased Qi and blood flow to the face. The person’s face appears more “open”, there is clarity in the eyes, and the patient appears to be more rested; wrinkles start to lessen and the skin appears more toned.

A significant difference in appearance is visible after 6-7 sessions; even more marked changes in wrinkles, skin tone, etc. The impression of relaxation and calm is more pronounced. Lifting of the jowls, neck and the eyes has begun and is usually noticeable.
By the end of a series, the patient should look and feel 5-15 years younger. These results will vary slightly, depending upon how well the patient has taken care of themselves during the process, and afterward.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture?

Cosmetic Acupuncture may reduce 10-15 years from your face. It helps to eliminate fine lines and makes the deeper lines look softer. It can also help to minimized dark circles, puffy eyes, double chin, sagging skin, and drooping eyelids.

Who would benefit form the procedure?

Anyone, who wants to delay the aging process and wants to look and feel younger.

Can I do Cosmetic Acupuncture if I had botox?

Yes, Cosmetic Acupuncture will maintain the effectiveness of botox, saving you a couple injections per year.

What is the course of treatment?

The course of the treatment is between 10-12 sessions. This should be done 1-3 times a week for best results. Each individual will respond differently to the treatment depending on their age and lifestyle. Visible results will be noticeable after 6-7 sessions.

Is this treatment covered under by insurance?

Yes, if you have private/extended health benefit coverage for acupuncture services and your Registered Acupuncturist provides your treatment. The level of coverage will depend on the limits set out by your insurance company. Most insurance companies offer coverage for acupuncture treatments; check with your plan administrator to find out your entitled to.

What are acupuncture needles like?

Acupuncture needles are small hair thin needles that are made of solid stainless steel. Needles varying in length are inserted into the skin at various depths ranging from a few millimeters to a few centimeters. They are sterile and disposable needles that are use only once and discarded after each treatment.

Does acupuncture treatments hurt?

Acupuncture is practically painless. The needles used are extremely fine (1/10 the thickness of a hypodermic needle) and a skill acupuncturist will manipulate them is such a way that hardly any sensation is felt as it enters the skin. A slight pressure or surge may be felt when it reaches the appropriate spot under the skin. It is interesting to note that the needles cause no bleeding at all when they are inserted or removed.

What are the chances of getting effective results from acupuncture?

Recent research done by the World Health Organization has shown that acupuncture is an effective treatment for over 75% of all known diseases. Its success rate in the treatment of functional diseases is well over 80%. These figures should be interpreted in light of the fact that most people who consult an acupuncturist have conditions which have proven resistant to other types of treatment.

Are there side effects of acupuncture?

One of the advantages of acupuncture is the absence of any serious “side effects” associated with its use. In contrast to many powerful conventional medical treatments in which the side effect may be worse that the disease being treated. A common “side benefit” is that while treating one ailment, other problems may resolve concurrently.

Book online today to meet with our skilled a Registered Acupuncturist, JP Brunelle. JP would happily meet with you for a complementary consultation to discus how Acupuncture and a Cosmetic Acupuncture can help you.

Myosense Wellness Acupucture and Massage Therapy Clinic 

208 Slater Street Suite 205

Ottawa, Ontario K1P5H8

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