Facial Acu 101

Greenacre Acupuncture is a boutique acupuncture clinic specializing in facial acupuncture, a truly holistic beauty treatment that dates back thousands of years. Recently, the treatment is gaining popularity in cities like New York, L.A. and Vancouver due to a growing public interest in natural alternatives to invasive clinical procedures.   While aging is inevitable, we can impact the rate at which we age by balancing and supporting our system. According to Kristin Greenacre, a registered acupuncturist and the owner of Greenacre Acupuncture, “Aging is a reflection of internal health. Facial acupuncture is anti-aging medicine, because it works from the inside out.”    Facial or cosmetic acupuncture is a both a traditional acupuncture treatment, and a focused facial treatment. Before the first session Kristin does a thorough health assessment to determine lifestyle factors, such as sleep, diet, exercise, and overall health. The treatment begins with a body treatment to balance and improve the overall health followed by a facial acupuncture protocol.   The facial needles improve blood and energy circulation, increase collagen production, improve skin tone and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Clients often notice an overall brightened complexion after the first treatment, but are encouraged to complete a series of ten …Read More

Building Blocks

Collagen is the protein building block of connective tissue and helps restore our tissues, bones, muscles and keep our skin glowing, balance hormones, prevent hair loss, decrease appearance of cellulite, and even boost metabolism! I’m happy to say Greenacre Acupuncture now sells my favourite collagen powder, Vital Proteins.  

Acu vs. Botox

Below is a link to a great article comparing facial acupuncture and botox. A great read, answers many questions! http://www.refinery29.uk/2017/08/167283/facial-acupuncture

Jade Facial Roller

Jade has been used for centuries to promote smooth, youthful looking skin. This natural beauty tool is said to heal the skin, boost circulation, improve elasticity, promote collagen production, reduce puffiness, tighten pores, and eliminate toxins. Skin-care ritual: For radiant skin simply roll upwards and outwards over the whole face after cleansing, using the large jade stone for broad areas and the small jade stone for finer areas and angles. Enjoy this relaxing ritual as part of your daily self-care routine. To clean your jade facial roller, wash it with soap and water. Dry thoroughly, and store in cotton bag. Jade rollers are available at Greenacre Acupuncture retail boutique. 

Magicstripes

I am so excited to announce that Greenacre Acupuncture will now be a proud stockist of Magicstripes! These masks are amazing to lift and tone the skin. Have a big event coming up that you want to look your best for? Magicstripes is the secret weapon you need! Come drop by the clinic and see our selection. You can thank me later 😉