Non-surgical Acupuncture Facelift

Enjoy all the health benefits of whole body acupuncture with a focus on looking and feeling younger, healthier and more vibrant!
Acupuncture Facelift, as a form of non-surgical face lift has recently become a mainstream alternative to surgery and Botox.

As a Registered Acupuncturist, with extensive experience in Acupuncture Facelift, serving Yorkville, Toronto, the GTA, Woodbridge and Vaughan, Eileen Fauster of Essential Balance can help you enjoy the potential health and cosmetic benefits of Facial Acupuncture.

Acupuncture Facelift is endorsed by celebrities including:

Madonna, Cher, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Aniston, Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow.

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Facial acupuncture comprises of many different steps


Acupuncture facelift treatments may help increase local collagen production, which can reduce fine lines and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The inserted needles may also increase blood circulation, which may allow for better delivery of nutrients to the face, which may improve facial muscle tone, overall skin tone and a more even colour.

Body acupuncture

Needles are inserted in the legs to help reduce water retention, which may reduce facial puffiness

Hot towel massage

The hot towels increase blood flow to the face to enhance the effectiveness of facial acupuncture

Rose water cleansing

Any surface dirt is removed prior to the insertion of facial needles

Acupuncture in the forehead

Facial acupuncture is placed in the forehead area, which may reduce the appearance of forehead lines

Acupuncture around the eyes

Needles are placed around the eyes, which may reduce the appearance of crow’s feet

Acupuncture in the neck

Fine needles are placed in the neck, which may firm up the jaw line and may reduce sagging skin in the neck

Acupuncture in decollette

Fine needles are placed in the upper chest and décolleté area, which may firm up the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles

Exfoliating mask & moisturizer

End with a gentle exfoliating mask and finishing moisturizer to give the skin a fresh glow

What can I expect after a series of treatments?

After treatment you may notice:
  • Increased muscle tone
  • Improved skin elasticity from increased collagen production
  • Reduced bags under the eyes
  • Reduced sagging jowls
  • Reduced double chin and a firmer chin line
  • Reduced puffiness
  • Reduced fine lines or frown lines, and larger wrinkles appear less noticeable
  • Appearance of less droopy eyelids
  • Reduced acne / controlled acne
  • An even skin tone, smaller pores, reduced or eliminated rosacea
  • A natural radiant glow with more even colour
  • Softer and tighter skin due to the increased circulation of blood and lymph to the face
  • A more relaxed and refreshed expression and beauty radiating from within

Disclaimer: We cannot and do not guarantee results. Individual results may vary, as per age and lifestyle. We can guide you on improved lifestyle habits to enhance your facial acupuncture treatments.
Benefits of facial acupuncture may include:
  • Improved firmness and moisture of skin
  • Reduced dark circles and puffiness under the eyes
  • Reduced sagging of skin, firm-up / reduction of double chins and jowls
  • Reduced appearance of drooping eyelids
  • Reduced fine lines and diminished appearance of larger wrinkles
  • Reduction or elimination of skin problems, such as acne, rosacea, eczema
  • Moistened skin through increased circulation to the face
  • Improved metabolism and increased local blood and lymph circulation
  • Reduction of stress evident in the face
  • Improved facial colour and tightened pores
  • A healthy, glowing complexion
  • An enhanced feeling of relaxation
  • Allows for the emergence of one's innate beauty and radiance

Why Essential Balance?

What our treatments include that others may not:
  • Initial consultation, taking full medical, dietary and lifestyle history
  • Individualized nutritional and lifestyle guidelines are given to promote your good skin
  • Body acupuncture, to detox and balance your skin from the inside out
  • Gentle skin cleansing at the start of treatment
  • Hot towel facial massage to promote blood flow and enhance effectiveness of the acupuncture treatment
  • Acupuncture face-lift treatment, using over 100 fine needles on the face, neck and décolleté, ensuring that your face and neck will become smoother, firmer and younger-looking
  • Natural skin care products to bring your complexion into balance at the end of treatment
  • Eileen Fauster, is a Registered Acupuncturist with the Province of Ontario and has many years experience in Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture / Acupuncture Facelift.
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1Acupuncture Facelift History
Facial Acupuncture or Acupuncture Facelift has been performed in China since the Sung Dynasty more than 1,000 years ago when it was performed on the Emperor’s concubines.

The Acupuncture Facelift treatment (aka Cosmetic Acupuncture, Facial Acupuncture) may delay the process of aging. Although cosmetic acupuncture is a process best started at a young age, improvements may be seen in those starting later.

Facial acupuncture may prevent and reduce lines and wrinkles, and is beneficial to maintain healthy, glowing skin for years to come.
2How Acupuncture Facelift Works
As we age, recurring facial expressions, combined with a thinning of the skin and declining collagen production, cause muscles to leave their marks on our faces as wrinkles – the furrows between our eyebrows and those crow’s feet at the outer corners of our eyes. Meanwhile other under-used muscles begin to lose tone and sag, such as the areas around our jaw, chin and neck.

Acupuncture face-lift may slow down this process, using very fine needles which are inserted superficially into acupuncture points on the face to improve skin texture, smoothness, clarity and tone. Facial acupuncture supports the overall health of the body with a focus on revitalizing the face.
3What can I expect from Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture / Acupuncture Facelift?
  • Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture may erase as many as 5-10 years from the face. Results can last up to 3 to 5 years.
  • An acupuncture facelift may be an effective anti-wrinkle treatment; it may improve skin tone, smoothe out the complexion and tighten pores.
  • Do you have Dry skin? Or Acne? Improved circulation and facial detoxification from this anti-aging procedure may correct and balance these issues.
  • You may expect to experience a deep relaxation and sense of well-being even after the very first treatment.
  • As acupuncture facelift is a full body health treatment, the results may reflect not only a change in your external appearance, but also an improvement in total body wellness and slow down of the aging process.
4Does Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture hurt?
  • Cosmetic facial acupuncture is relatively painless. Areas of the face with a rich nerve supply (eg eyebrows, nasal labial fold) are more tender.
  • Acupuncture needles are very fine (0.06mm to 0.14mm); they are made for single-use and are individually wrapped in sterile packaging
  • Acupuncture has no side effects. It can happen that a small light bruise appears at the site of needle insertion, however these incidences are seldom and any discolouration will clear up in a matter of a day or two.
5Why should I choose Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture over Facial Fillers, Botox or Cosmetic Surgery?
While not a replacement for surgery, Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture may be an excellent alternative and an intelligent choice for the following reasons:

  • Naturally improves skin tone without chemicals or injections
  • Safe, non-invasive, no side effects, no down-time
  • No risk of disfigurement
  • Longer-lasting desired effect – a series of acupuncture facelift sessions with maintenance may keep you looking younger for years
  • Cost effective
  • Relatively pain-free
  • As Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture increases in popularity, many are reconsidering their surgical options.
  • Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture may enhance and prolong the effects of past surgical procedures.
6What is the best age to begin Acupuncture Facelift treatments?
  • Treatment can be started at any age, with the ideal age for cosmetic facial acupuncture is considered to be between 20-65 years of age; although those in their 70s and 80s can still benefit
  • For those in their 20s and 30s, now is the time to start to improve skin tone and prevent any lines!
7What is the duration of each Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture/Acupuncture Facelift treatment?
  • A typical Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture treatment lasts for 65-75 minutes
  • There is no down-time after a treatment; you are free to carry on with your day.
8How many treatments do I require? What is the recommended treatment plan?
  • In order to achieve maximum results recommended are a minimum of 10 treatments, to be completed 1-2 times per week for best results.
  • Each treatment lasts 65-75 minutes, no downtime thereafter
  • Visible results may be noticeable after 4-6 sessions
  • Following the initial course of 10-12 treatments, monthly maintenance sessions may prolong the results for years. That's just a 10-hour commitment to looking younger!
  • Treatments are scheduled twice a week for 5 weeks. If you need results faster, ask about other possible schedules.
  • With maintenance treatments, the effect may last for up to 3-5 years
  • Individual results will vary based on age and lifestyle
9Will my Extended Health Insurance Cover the Cost?
  • Acupuncture treatments are covered by most extended health plans
  • Acupuncture is HST exempt
10Who would benefit from this procedure?
  • Anyone who wants to delay and slow-down the aging process.
  • Anyone who wants to look and feel younger.
  • Anyone who wants a natural face-lift to maintain their youthful-looking facial skin, increase their self-confidence and self-esteem.
11Are there any contra-indications for Acupuncture Facelift? Is it safe for everyone?
  • Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture is not recommended for those who are pregnant, although it is considered totally safe for lactating women.
  • Those who have recently had fillers or Botox need to wait 4 weeks before they can receive facial acupuncture

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