What is Cosmetic Acupuncture?

Cosmetic Acupuncture or Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a safe, chemical-free and non-surgical method to reduce the signs of aging and improve the skin’s overall health. Similar to Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture, it involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the face to stimulate energy and blood flow increasing local circulation and boosting collagen.

What are the benefits?

  • Brightens complexion
  • Lifts and tones the skin
  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
  • Reduces facial swelling
  • Eliminates hyperpigmentation
  • Softens scars 
  • Minimizes pore size
  • Nourishes the skin
  • Encourages lymphatic flow
  • Treats skin conditions (acne, rosacea)

Who would benefit?

Anyone seeking a natural option for facial rejuvenation in order to look and feel their best.


  • What is Cosmetic Acupuncture?   Cosmetic acupuncture, also known as facial acupuncture, is a non-surgical technique used to reduce the signs of aging. It involves inserting very fine needles into various points on the face to stimulate the body's natural processes of cell regeneration and improved circulation.
  • How does Cosmetic Acupuncture work?   It works by stimulating the body's healing processes, promoting collagen production, improving muscle tone, and increasing circulation, which helps to nourish, hydrate, tone, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your skin.
  • Is Cosmetic Acupuncture painful?  Most people find cosmetic acupuncture relatively painless. The needles used are very thin. You may feel a slight prick or tingling sensation upon needle insertion.
  • How many treatments will I need? A common course is 10 to 12 treatments carried out over several weeks followed by a monthly treatment for maintenance.
  • Are there any side effects?  Generally, side effects are minimal and might include mild bruising or soreness at the needle sites.
  • Are there any conditions when Cosmetic Acupuncture should be avoided? Cosmetic Acupuncture should not be perfomed within 3 months of other facial treatments (botox, filler injections and chemical peels, etc.), former plastic surgery, pregnancy, bleeding disorders, taking blood thinners, and unmanaged severe headaches or migraines.
  • Who can perform Cosmetic Acupuncture?  It should be performed by a registered healthcare practitioner who is trained and certified in acupuncture and cosmetic acupuncture, as improper technique can cause discomfort or injury. Cosmetic Acupuncture performed by an Acupuncturist involves treating the face as well as underlying inbalances in the body because in Traditional Chinese Medicine the skin is considered an extension of the body.


Cosmetic acupuncture may not be suitable for everyone, and results can vary. Always consult with the Acupuncturist to discuss the best treatment options for you.  PlLease feel free to book a complementary 15- Mminute Cosmetic Acupuncture cConsultation to do so.

Take the first step towards looking and feeling your best and book an appointment with Aimee Leung today.

Aimee Leung is our Registered Acupuncturist with post-graduate training in Cosmetic and Aesthetic Acupuncture.

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Kew Gardens Health Group & Centre of Balance

2175 Queen Street East, Suite 302
Toronto, ON
M4E 1E5

Kew Gardens Health 416-907-0103 / Centre of Balance 647-436-9080


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