Cosmetic Acupuncture combines the wisdom of traditional Chinese acupuncture with specialized facial acupuncture to help you look and feel healthy and rejuvenated. It is the truest form of anti-aging medicine because it works internally to optimize your health while simultaneously enhancing the appearance of your skin. This treatment is covered by most extended health plans if you have acupuncture coverage.
Chinese Medicine for Your Body, Mind and Skin
Cosmetic Acupuncture is both preventative and corrective, so you can begin at any age. Beginning these treatments in your late twenties or early thirties can literally slow down the aging process by boosting your collagen and improving the health of your skin and body. If you are in your forties, fifties, or sixties, these treatments will turn back the hands of time by softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in brighter skin and a more youthful overall appearance.
Merging it with other treatments for enhanced results
Cosmetic Acupuncture is can be helpful in the treatment of acne, rosacea, sun damage, dehydration and other skin concerns when combined with topical skin care and other treatments at our clinic.
Unlike treatments such as botox injections, Cosmetic Acupuncture addresses the appearance of the entire face. The aim of Cosmetic Acupuncture is not to eliminate lines and wrinkles, but rather to increase the health of the skin, while slightly firming and brightening the complexion. It is a great option for people who are hesitant to undergo injections, and also for those who have targeted botox treatments and want to brighten up the appearance of the entire face. Clients have reported a need for less botox injections when undergoing cosmetic acupuncture sessions.
The Results are In…
While you can expect a brighter complexion after just one Cosmetic Acupuncture treatment, a series of treatments is recommended in the beginning to obtain optimal results. To maintain the results, it is recommended that you have a treatment every four to six weeks to keep you looking fresh. Your Acupuncturist will also educate you on proper skin care using natural, but active cosmeceuticals. It is equally important that you topically feed your skin vitamins, minerals, and nutrients on a daily basis. After all, the skin is the largest, and the only visible, organ – so it needs proper care!
Do you have extended Health benefits for Acupuncture?
One of the most attractive features of Cosmetic Acupuncture is that there is no downtime, and you leave the appointment feeling totally relaxed; plus, it is covered by most extended health plans. If you are looking to naturally boost the look of your skin and de-stress the body, than Cosmetic Acupuncture may be an excellent option for you.
Some of the benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture include:
Minimizes the appearance of Fine Lines and wrinkles
Reduces Frown Lines
Tightens Pores (recommend Skin Spin Roller at home)
Increases Collagen Production
Brightens the Eyes
Improves Muscle Tone
Relieves Muscle Tension in Facial Muscles
Improves Skin Health
Slows the Aging Process
Frequently Asked Questions
+ Do registered acupuncturists perform the acupuncture treatments?
Yes our acupuncturists are registered in the province of British Columbia.
+ Is the treatment painful?
Those with sensitive skin would describe it as mildly uncomfortable when the facial needles are inserted. However the treatment is very relaxing once all needles are placed in the body and your practitioner will leave you to have a restorative nap.
+ Can I claim it under my extended health benefits?
Yes up to $99 can be covered by most extended health plans per session if you have acupuncture coverage.
Cosmetic acupuncture is a traditional acupuncture treatment with an added focus on the face area. The treatment begins with a body acupuncture treatment to de-stress, relax, and improve the overall state of being. Then an acupuncture treatment is performed on the face to improve skin health. So don't let the word cosmetic confuse you, this treatment is therapeutic and provides health benefits.
+ How many sessions are required?
It varies from person to person but an average of 5-10 sessions are recommended weekly or bi-weekly. Then it is recommended that you come in every 4-6 weeks for maintenance treatments. However many of our clients love to take advantage of our monthly SKN packages that combine cosmetic acupuncture with our other skin rejuvenating services. If this is the case you can just come in monthly.
+ How do I find out if acupuncture is covered by my extended health benefits plan?
Call your insurance provider to inquire if acupuncture is covered by your plan.
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"After years of doing everything under the sun to damage my skin, I am back on track to a healthy face with the help of the girls at the Sknclinic. Founder & Head Practitioner Amanda Beisel and her team are well educated about the "ins and outs" of your skin.
I recently tried "Cosmetic Acupuncture", which is a holistic anti-aging treatment that helps rejuvenate your entire body. It is performed on the face and the treatment works to improve blood and energy circulation to nourish and hydrate your skin. The specific placement of the needles also activate positive micro-trauma which increases the production of collagen resulting in a brighter and healthier skin.
If you're up for trying a treatment that will help rejuvenate and revitalize your whole body while improving your skins appearance, I really suggest Cosmetic Acupuncture at the Sknclinic. You'll be glowing from the inside out."
- Sunny S.
"I love the results. Always get compliments on my healthy glowing skin! Also love the experience always leave relaxed. "
- Hardeep G.
"One reason I never want to move away from Vancouver? ... THE SKN CLINIC!!! This place is really too awesome for words. My whole experience with skn clinic has been 10 out of 10. I have done the skin needling, cosmetic acupuncture and the double infusion lightening medi-facial.. and they were worth every cent :) The beautiful staff are super friendly, knowledgeable and you can tell they love what they do! I'm seeing great results with my acne-scarred skin and I will definitely keep coming back for more amazing treatments. I'm telling everyone to check it out. If you are contemplating coming here.. just do it!! You won't regret it :) I'm so fortunate to have found this place <3 "