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By Pearle Law

  • Calgary Facial Acupuncture

Cosmetic Acupuncture, also known as Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, is rapidly growing in popularity as a natural approach to slow the signs of aging. Here are the top 5 reasons to choose Cosmetic Acupuncture over Botox:

1. Benefits the whole body

While botox relieves the local concerns of wrinkles, lines and sagging, traditional Chinese Medicine regards beauty and overall health with a holistic perspective. This means that other aspects of wellness - digestion, circulation, metabolism, and mental health - cannot be separated from beauty. In TCM, it is impossible to treat only the face without benefiting the rest of the body and vice versa. 

2. Improves the long term health of skin

By causing micro-trauma with the insertion of needles, facial acupuncture encourages the natural production of newer, stronger elastin fibers and collagen. This results in increased elasticity, firmness, reduced fine lines and a smoother complexion and overall texture. Cosmetic acupuncture, unlike Botox, can influence the long term health of skin, rather than just the superficial signs of aging.

3. Maintains facial musculature and prevents atrophy

With the use of motor points, cosmetic acupuncture stimulates or relaxes muscles in the face depending on the individual’s needs and concerns. Rather than trying to hold back time by temporarily paralyzing muscles (which over a long period of time causes atrophy and sagging), cosmetic acupuncture allows you to emote freely and age gracefully.

4. Notox!

Acupuncture is a completely natural and toxin-free approach to slow the signs of aging. In comparison, botox is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum - the same toxin that causes the food poisoning called botulism. We work with all the good stuff already IN the body, instead of injecting foreign substances.

5. Covered by health care benefits

Yes! This cosmetic treatment is covered by your health care benefits! All of our cosmetic acupuncture sessions are performed by a Registered Acupuncturist and therefore you can claim your session through your Acupuncture benefits coverage.

Nonetheless, clients who prefer the immediate effects of botox and fillers can still enjoy the benefits of cosmetic acupuncture 6-8 weeks after their last appointment. This may allow more time between botox appointments to achieve similar impact, while also enjoying the other health advantages acupuncture provides. Additionally, Acutonics is a non-invasive modality that can be used with no restrictions. 

If you would like to learn more about our cosmetic acupuncture offerings at our Calgary acupuncture clinic, click here. Or, book online or call 403.229.2520 to book your initial consult and treatment today!