Enjoy all the health benefits of whole-body acupuncture with a focus on looking and feeling younger, healthier and more vibrant!
Essential Balance offers the Vienna Mei Ren Acupuncture Facelift method, a premium form of non-surgical facial acupuncture in Toronto, using the best acupuncture needles and techniques, combined with a spa-level skin rejuvenation routine.

Acupuncture face lift, also known as cosmetic facial acupuncture, has become a mainstream alternative to surgery and Botox.

As a Registered Acupuncturist, with extensive experience in cosmetic acupuncture in Toronto, Vaughan, Woodbridge and the GTA, 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:

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

Exclusive Vienna Mei Ren Facial Acupuncture in Toronto

Our Facial Acupuncture technique is comprised of a multi-layered approach


Acupuncture facelift treatments may help:

  • increase local collagen production
  • reduce fine lines
  • reduce the appearance of wrinkles
  • increase blood circulation
  • allow for better delivery of nutrients to the face
  • improve facial muscle tone
  • improve overall skin tone
  • enhance more even colour
  • and more!

What can I expect after a series of treatments?

After treatment you may notice:
  • Reduced fine lines or frown lines, and larger wrinkles appear less noticeable
  • Reduced bags under the eyes
  • Reduced sagging jowls
  • Reduced double chin and a firmer chin line
  • Appearance of less droopy eyelids
  • Reduced puffiness
  • Increased muscle tone
  • Improved skin elasticity from increased collagen production
  • 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:
  • Reduced fine lines and diminished appearance of larger wrinkles
  • Reduced sagging of skin, firm-up / reduction of double chins and jowls
  • Reduction or elimination of skin problems, such as acne, rosacea, eczema
  • Reduced dark circles and puffiness under the eyes
  • Improved firmness and skin tone
  • Improved facial colour and tightened pores
  • Reduced appearance of drooping eyelids
  • Moistened skin through increased circulation to the face
  • Improved metabolism and increased local blood and lymph circulation
  • Reduction of stress evident in the face
  • 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 Acupuncture in Toronto, Vaughan, and the GTA
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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 Acupuncture / Acupuncture Facelift?
  • Cosmetic 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, smooth 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 Acupuncture hurt?
  • Cosmetic 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 (0.12mm to 0.16mm); they are 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 Acupuncture in Toronto 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 Acupuncture in Toronto and around the world 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 Acupuncture treatment?
  • A typical Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture treatment lasts for 55-65 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, for those over 40 we recommended 10 weekly treatments. For those in their 20s and 30s, we recommend a minimum of 5 to 7 weekly sessions
  • Each treatment lasts 55-65 minutes, no downtime thereafter
  • For those over 40, visible results may be noticeable after 4-6 sessions. For those in their 20s and 30s, visible results may be seen after 2-3 treatments
  • Following the initial course of 7-10 treatments, monthly maintenance sessions may prolong the results for years. That's just a 10-hour commitment to looking younger!
  • Treatments are scheduled once or twice per week for 10 sessions. 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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