Although a radiance of complexion and brightness in the eyes is often noted after a single treatment, for the best results, a series of 12 sessions performed weekly or twice a week is recommended. Results are visible around the 7th or 8th session. Monthly maintenance sessions will prolong the results as will facial exercises, facial acupressure massage, a healthy diet and a balanced lifestyle.

In the clinic, most patients have noticed a lift ⁄ tightening of the face and cheeks right after the first treatment session*, accompanied with a very relaxed feeling.


Cosmetic Acupuncture has been performed for thousands of years in China. As early as the Sung Dynasty (960AD–1270AD) Cosmetic Acupuncture was performed on the Empress and Emperor’s concubines. For centuries, the Chinese have known that beauty radiates from the inside out. If the internal body is nourished and the energy and blood are flowing smoothly, the external body will reveal this radiance.

A 1996 report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated with Cosmetic Acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with one course of treatment. The effects include: The skin becomes delicate, improvement of elasticity of facial muscles, ruddier complexion, and overall rejuvenation.


Acupuncture face lift is a far less invasive procedure then surgery and the risks and injuries are minimal. Acupuncture may cause minor bruising, hence, treatment is not recommended for those that suffer from bleeding disorders and certain medical conditions such as idiopathic thrombocytopenia. Note that maintaining a healthy lifestyle and diet are essential to prolonging the effects of an acupuncture face lift.


Cosmetic Acupuncture is contraindicated for some pituitary disorders, heart disorders, diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, individuals with pacemakers, bleeding or bruising disorders, and for those who suffer from migraine headaches. Cosmetic Acupuncture should not be performed during pregnancy, during a cold or flu, during an allergic attack or during an acute herpes outbreak.


Your initial consultation includes taking full medical, dietary and lifestyle history, and traditional Chinese medicine tongue and pulse diagnosis with some laboratory testing.

All treatment sessions are 1 hour long.

Your treatment includes:

  1. An initial consultation with the naturopathic doctor

  2. A full body Medical acupuncture with Cosmetic ⁄ Facial Acupuncture for balancing your skin and body from the inside out,followed by a 5 - 7 minute facial massage with luxurious anti aging face serum and oils, followed by a refreshing and therapeutic facial mist at the end of the cosmetic acupuncture treatment session, leaving you relaxed and rejuvenated

* DISCLAIMER: The information on this article is the property of Dr. Sushma Shah, Naturopathic Doctor, and is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any diseases or promote any services or products mentioned on the website.

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