Clinic location
I am currently practicing
in my clinic at Crossfit Solid Ground in Thornhill and at Vibrant Life Chiropractic in Woodbridge.

Julia Gonen ND
93 Green Lane
Thornhill, ON

Tel: 905.889.2000
Fax: 289.459.0219

Vibrant Life Chiropractic
21 Roysun Road Unit 16
Woodbridge, ON

Tel: 905.266.0779
Fax: 289.459.0219

what is cosmetic acupuncture?

Cosmetic Acupuncture is a non-surgical method of reducing signs of the aging process. Cosmetic Acupuncture, often referred to as an Acupuncture Facelift or Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, is much more than just a cosmetic procedure. It is a technique that revitalizes and rejuvenates from the inside-out, correcting any underlying imbalances in the whole person.

Cosmetic Acupuncture treatment is based on principles of Asian Medicine and involves the insertion of hair-thin needles into particular areas of the body along energy meridians. Specific points are chosen to manipulate the movement of energy in the body according to each persons's needs.

how many cosmetic acupuncture treatments do i need?

Usually, the program consists of a series of 12 treatments. The effects become most noticeable and lasting on or about the seventh session. Each person responds differently, depending on his or her condition and lifestyle prior to treatment.

Following the initial treatment series, maintenance sessions can prolong the results. It is often recommended to supplement the Cosmetic Acupuncture program with herbal and nutritional supplements, aromatherapy blends for the skin, and most importantly, a healthy whole-foods diet and regular exercise.

does cosmetic acupuncture really make a difference?

A 1996 report in the International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture reported that among 300 cases treated with Facial Cosmetic Acupuncture, 90% had marked effects with just one course of treatment. The effects included:
  • the skin becoming delicate and fair
  • increase collagen production & muscle tone
  • improvement of the elasticity of facial muscles
  • softening of wrinkles
  • a less ruddy complexion
  • overall rejuvenation – not confined to the face

what are the contraindications?

Cosmetic Acupuncture is contraindicated for individuals with the following conditions:
  • heart disorders
  • certain pituitary disorders
  • diabetes mellitus
  • high blood pressure
  • pacemaker
  • bleeding or bruising disorders
  • during migraine headaches
  • pregnancy
  • cold or flu
  • during an allergic attack
  • acute herpes outbreak

cosmetic acupuncture in the news

NYT: Hold the Chemicals, Bring on the Needles

Cosmetic Acupuncture's holistic approach appeals to women who want to slow signs of aging, but don’t want to undergo surgery or to inject chemicals.

Telegraph: A few pointers for a new face

Facial acupuncture is the Hollywood star's shortcut to younger looking skin.

Aesthetic Medicine News: Forget Botox, Try Cosmetic Acupuncture

An article about a woman who has been doing Cosmetic Acupuncture for five years after being dissatisfied with botox.

ABC: Acupuncture Face-lifts Gaining Popularity

Acupuncture face-lifts are gaining popularity for those seeking an alternative to surgery and who are willing to experience the power of ch'i in the name of beauty.

WebMD: Acupuncture: The New Facelift?

If you're thinking of getting a little work done on your face, a younger-looking face may lie at the end of some needles -- acupuncture needles, that is.

USA Today: Acupuncture gets a face lift

In their never-ending quest to combat sags, bags and lines, age-conscious Americans are turning their bodies into pincushions.
Are you concerned about looking & feeling young?

Do you want to slow down the aging process?

» Try Cosmetic Acupuncture

May erase years of aging from your face!

Has also been shown to:

  • soften fine lines
  • diminish deeper wrinkles
  • reduce bags under eyes
  • lift droopy eyelids
  • minimize double chins
  • improve facial tone
  • tighten pores
  • brighten eyes
  • improve acne
  • reduce stress
  • increase self-confidence

Cosmetic Acupuncture is not surgery and cannot reshape facial structure, but it is an excellent alternative for taking years of yours face.

Cosmetic Acupuncture advantages:

  • completely safe
  • virtually painless
  • benefits overall health
  • no risk of disfigurement
  • no physical trauma
  • less costly
  • all natural