Holistic Facial Rejuvenation
We call it ‘holistic’ because it addresses a person’s beauty and overall wellbeing – the whole you.
What is a holistic approach to beautiful skin?
This approach considers your health as well, boosting beauty energy from within. It works on a deeper level than most superficial treatments, by addressing the WHY behind healthy skin.
How is this different?
As well as directly treating your skin, each face and body treatment also benefits overall physical and emotional health.
Compared to more invasive methods such as Botox, fillers or chemical peels – it also has fewer side effects.
Benefits of Holistic Facial Rejuvenation
Facial Acupuncture and Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage can increase the flow of fresh blood and energy to the face, neck and scalp.
Acupuncture, cupping and gua sha have a gentle detoxing effect and help to move fluids beneath the skin.
Release facial tension
Tension in the muscles of your jaw, forehead, neck and scalp is gently released with acupuncture, acupressure massage and gua sha and cupping techniques.
Stimulate collagen production
Tiny micro-injuries to the skin surface encourage the body’s natural production of collagen (as well as boost the release of endorphins a.k.a “happy hormones” in the endocrine system).
Facial Treatment Offerings at AcuNiagara
Facial acupuncture treatments focus on skin health as well as helping reduce muscle tension in the face. This can be beneficial for a wide range of health and skin concerns, and it is always a ‘whole person’ approach.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the face reflects the secrets of your internal health. Each treatment works internally to optimize the balance in your body.
Apart from revitalized skin, this may also mean better sleep, improved digestion or a more relaxed facial expression.
Acupuncture Glow Facial
Our signature Acupuncture Glow treatment is dedicated to boosting your skin’s lymphatic balance, soothing sensitivities and leaving you with a fresh, glowing complexion. It combines cosmetic acupuncture with the Vodder Method of manual lymphatic drainage facial massage.
We spend extra time on manual lymphatic drainage techniques, which can help reduce the appearance of puffy, blotchy or congested skin. Face and body acupuncture points are customized to help balance the body systems that support healthy skin.
Lastly, a customized HydroJelly mask is applied as part of this deeply relaxing treatment.
Qi beauty™ was developed by Kathy Pederson in Australia. It is a holistic skin treatment harnessing the alchemical energy of 24k gold magnets, placed in a customized treatment matrix determined by principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. High quality, organic ingredients are then delivered to the skin through the matrix of gold magnets.
This luxurious, needle-free facial treatment focuses on activating skin’s innate energy in order to boost resilience, recovery and deliver a healthy, rejuvenated appearance. Please note that minimal body acupuncture points may be included in this session.
Frequently Asked Questions
These answers can help you plan your visit
Is cosmetic acupuncture like getting Botox?
Facial acupuncture does not work the same way as fillers or Botox. It is more than a superficial spot treatment, and does not deposit anything into the skin.
Unlike with Botox, you will not get a frozen appearance, or be unable to move facial muscles. Note that acupuncture can help with issues that Botox cannot address: including sun damage, acne, or improving tone and texture of skin.
Is cosmetic acupuncture safe during pregnancy?
Clinical acupuncture is safe during pregnancy for a range of health concerns. During a healthy pregnancy it is usually fine to have an occasional facial acupuncture treatment, but we do not recommend getting an intensive series of facial acupuncture treatments at this time.
How many treatments will I need to see results?
Each person’s situation is different, and individual healing rates can vary. Lifestyle factors such as age, sun damage, skin health, water intake and smoking can all affect how quickly treatments take effect.
It is recommended to have a minimum of 5 Facial Acupuncture or Qi beauty™ treatments in order to begin seeing results. A series of 10 or more sessions may be needed for individuals with aging or damaged skin.
Who should avoid cosmetic acupuncture?
Although this treatment can benefit persons of any age, in some cases it is not suitable. Please inform your practitioner if any of the following apply:
- current cold, flu or sinus infection
- (unmedicated) high blood pressure
- bleeding disorder such as hemophilia
- blood thinner medications
- chronic migraines on regular basis
- acute herpes outbreak on face or scalp
- Botox or other injectable in past 4 months
- skin resurfacing in past 4 weeks
- cosmetic surgery in past 6 months
What is the difference between Facial Acupuncture treatments and the Acupuncture Glow Facial?
Facial Acupuncture treatments are for a wide range of skin and health issues such as acne, aging skin, jaw pain and more. They are meant to be booked as part of a series of treatments and consist mainly of face + body acupuncture geared toward your concern.
Our signature Acupuncture Glow Facial is an upgraded, longer treatment with more focus on lymphatic drainage massage, face and body acupuncture plus the addition of a customized mask.
Anything else I need to consider when choosing a treatment?
Note that facial acupuncture always carries a slight risk of temporary bruising, and is not recommended to book right before a big event.
If you are looking for a needle-free option, the Qi beauty™ facial uses gold-plated magnets in place of facial acupuncture needles. It can be booked right before a special event and leaves your skin looking glowing and refreshed.