acupuncture

Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture

What it is: Based on the principles of Chinese medicine, this non-surgical treatment reduces signs of aging by inserting super-thin, disposable needles into acupuncture points on the face to increase circulation and stimulate collagen production.

Why do it: To eliminate fine lines, soften deep lines, add radiance and tighten the skin—all for a healthy, glowing complexion. “It can also help minimize dark circles, puffy eyes, a double chin, sagging skin and drooping eyelids,” says Kevin Liu, a registered acupuncturist at the Cosmetic Acupuncture Clinic (cosmeticacupuncture.ca)
in Toronto. 

When to book: Two months before you walk down the aisle. Liu recommends booking one to three treatments each week for a total of 10 to 12 sessions. “Each individual will respond differently, depending on their age and lifestyle,” says Liu. “Visible results will be noticeable after the sixth appointment.”

The Price: $120 per appointment.

Cool fact: Pain-free cosmetic facial acupuncture can also tighten pores, control acne, improve digestion, increase energy and promote a better night’s sleep.