By: Dr. Danielle Commisso

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture or Cosmetic Acupuncture is a non- surgical cosmetic treatment performed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, brighten the complexion and help treat various skin conditions. The treatment uses the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and involves the insertion of fine hair-like needles into various acupuncture points in the face and body.

Who would benefit from Facial Acupuncture?

Anyone! Facial Acupuncture is preventative for fine lines and wrinkles and can also help to minimize current fine lines and wrinkles on the skin. It stimulates lymphatic drainage and results in de-puffing of the skin and sculpting of the cheek bones and jawline. It improves the skins complexion, can help with acne and acne scarring. Men and women of all ages would definitely benefit from this treatment.

Benefits of facial rejuvenation acupuncture include:

    • Stimulates collagen production
    • Eliminates fine lines and diminishes larger wrinkles
    • Eliminates and reduce bags under eyes
    • Tightens pores
    • Promotes skin rejuvenation by increasing facial circulation
    • Improves muscle tone and relaxes facial muscles by decreasing the appearance of stress in the face
    • Improves hormonal imbalances and hormone-based skin conditions
    • Eliminates puffiness by improving metabolism
    • Reduces double chins
    • Brightens the eyes and improves drooping eyelids
    • Balances sebaceous secretions to treat dry skin as well as oily skin and acne
    • Promotes overall health and well being

When will I start seeing results?

Patients see results as quickly as 1 hour to 48 hours post initial treatment. The more often a patient comes, the more results they will see!

How often should I book facial rejuvenation treatments?

Ideally, once a week for 6-8 weeks. Patients will still see results if treatments are booked 2-3 weeks apart, however, BEST results will be seen if a patient comes once a week.

Is there any downtime needed after a treatment?

NO! There is absolutely no downtime needed after a treatment. You can go about your day as soon as your treatment is over. You will leave feeling relaxed, calm and super glowy!

Does Facial Acupuncture hurt?

There may be mild discomfort in some individuals as the needles go into the skin, but this feeling will dissipate in a matter of seconds. I try to make the treatment as relaxing as possible and the acupuncture is only a small portion of the treatment! You will leave feeling like you were just at the spa!

Can this treatment be submitted through my health insurance benefits?

YES! If you have Naturopathic Health Benefits, you can submit all your appointments!

What does a treatment look like?

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture treatments with Dr. Danielle involve a skin consult, followed by the insertion of acupuncture needles, needles are left in the face and body for 20 minutes, once the needles are taken out, treatment continues with the application of an organic hydrating toner and Organic Rosehip Seed Oil, facial cupping, as well as Jade rolling and Gua Sha to increase circulation, decrease puffiness in the face and increase lymphatic drainage.