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Cosmetic Acupuncture


Cosmetic Acupuncture combines the wisdom of traditional Chinese acupuncture with specialized facial acupuncture to help you look and feel healthy and rejuvenated.  It is the truest form of anti-aging medicine because it works internally to optimize your health while simultaneously enhancing the appearance of your skin.  This treatment is covered by most extended health plans if you have acupuncture coverage.

Cosmetic Acupuncture is both preventative and corrective, so you can begin at any age. Beginning these treatments in your late twenties or early thirties can literally slow down the aging process by boosting your collagen and improving the health of your skin and body.  If you are in your forties, fifties, or sixties, these treatments will turn back the hands of time by softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in brighter skin and a more youthful overall appearance.

While you can expect a brighter complexion after just one Cosmetic Acupuncture treatment, a series of 10 treatments is recommended in the beginning to obtain optimal results.  To maintain the results, it is recommended that you have a treatment every four to six weeks to keep you looking fresh. It is equally important that you topically feed your skin vitamins, minerals, and nutrients on a daily basis.  After all, the skin is the largest, and the only visible, organ – so it needs proper care!



One of the most attractive features of Cosmetic Acupuncture is that there is no downtime, and you leave the appointment feeling totally relaxed;  plus, it is covered by most extended health plans. If you are looking to naturally boost the look of your skin and de-stress the body, than Cosmetic Acupuncture may be an excellent option for you.

Some of the benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture include:

  • Minimizes the appearance of Fine Lines and wrinkles

  • Reduces Frown Lines

  • Tightens Pores (recommend Skin Spin Roller at home)

  • Increases Collagen Production

  • Brightens the Eyes

  • Improves Muscle Tone

  • Relieves Muscle Tension in Facial Muscles

  • Improves Skin Health

  • Slows the Aging Process


-Kenda Chang-Swanson

"This is my first time accessing acupuncture treatments and Carly offered a caring and professional environment. Continuing to return for follow-up treatments. Would recommend!"​

Carly Potter Acupuncture
    Acupuncture has been widely studied and proven to be effective in the treatment of many conditions. How does it work physiologically? Simply, acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system. This, in turn, releases chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These biochemical changes stimulate the body's natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well being. Acupuncture has been shown to reduce inflammation, increase blood flow to the area of pain, stimulate the immune system, calm the nervous system, stimulate the release of dopamine and other pain relieving neurotransmitters in the brain, balance hormones, and release bound up muscular and facial tissue. Essentially acupuncture restores balance and function within your body.
    Several years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) published an official report listing 31 symptoms, conditions and diseases that have been shown in controlled trials to be treated effectively by Acupuncture. Following is the list of conditions shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by Acupuncture: Low back pain - Neck pain - Sciatica - Tennis elbow - Knee pain - Peri-arthritis of the shoulder - Sprains - Facial pain - TMJ - Headache - Dental pain - Acute and chronic gastritis - Rheumatoid arthritis - Induction of labor - Breech birth presentation - Morning sickness - Nausea and vomiting - Postoperative pain - Stroke - Essential hypertension - Primary hypotension - Renal colic - Leucopenia - Radiation/chemo reactions - Allergic rhinitis - Hay fever - Biliary colic - Depression - Acute bacillary dysentery - Primary dysmenorrhea - Acute epigastralgia - Peptic ulcer
    You can contact your insurance provider with specific questions regarding your coverage. I am credentialed with the following insurance companies: Blue Cross BPA Canada Life Canadian Construction Workers Union Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance CINUP ClaimSecure Cowan Desjardins Insurance First Canadian GMS Carrier 49 GMS Carrier 50 GroupHEALTH GroupSource ICBC Industrial Alliance Johnson Inc. Johnson Group Inc. LiUNA Local 183 LiUNA Loal 506 Manion Manulife Financial Maximum Benefit Sun Life Financial TELUS AdjudiCare
    Make sure you are well hydrated and have eaten a small meal or snack before your appointment. Avoid caffeine two hours prior to your treatment if possible. Bring a list of your medications and supplements with you. Dress in comfortable loose clothing, workout shorts and t-shirts or tank tops are best.
    Generally speaking, Acupuncture should not be painful. You may feel a dull ache, perhaps a feeling of electricity or tingling, a sensation of heat or cold, or it may just feel strange. You may experience a vague numbness, heaviness tingling or dull ache. Occasionally you may feel like you’ve been stung by a bee. This should pass almost immediately, and does not have any lasting sensation. If it doesn’t, tell your practitioner right away so they can adjust or remove the needle. Occasionally you may feel a throbbing ache, which may also be somewhat uncomfortable, especially if you are being treated for a chronic condition. At no time, though, should you have any sensation that is beyond your tolerance level. If you do, let your practitioner know right away. The fact is that the vast majority of clients report that, after a while, they begin to feel a real sense of well-being, almost euphoria.
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