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Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

What is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (FRA) is a non-invasive and safe treatment to reduce the signs of ageing, and treats dull/dry skin, sagging skin, dark circles, fine lines/wrinkles and acne. The goal of the treatment is not only to resolve problems at the surface, but also to address the internal imbalance causing the problem, which is often digestive, hormonal or related to the effects of stress.

How does it work?

Based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, very thin needles are inserted into the acupuncture points of the face and body. Stimulation of the points creates a variety of effects including increased blood flow to the face, facilitation of nutrient absorption, stimulation of collagen production, smoothing of wrinkles and tonification of the facial muscles.

What can I expect from my first Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture appointment?

Prior to the treatment, Dr. Aisha Manji, ND will complete a detailed health history, a complaint-oriented physical exam, and will review your medications, supplements, topical creams and any allergies you may have, to ensure that FRA is safe and indicated for you. Treatment is individualized based on the assessment of your skin. Dr. Aisha will explain your treatment strategy, the treatment itself and will answer any questions you may have. Personalized post-treatment care along with diet and lifestyle care will also be discussed.


Your face will be cleansed and prepped for the treatment. About 20-30 very thin needles will be inserted into specific acupuncture points on the face and body depending on your specific health concerns. Needle insertion is described as a small tap, and after the needle is in, it is practically un-noticeable. The treatment is quite relaxing and is followed by gua sha technique, a refreshing jade roller technique, as well as acupressure massage to the face and scalp.

If any of the following apply to you, you are not a candidate for FRA:

Please note: if you are unsure about your specific concerns, please book a complimentary 15-minute Discovery Call with Dr. Aisha Manji, ND.

  • Pregnant

  • Current or history of cancer, especially skin cancer, or pre-malignant moles

  • Any active condition in the treatment area such as sores, active pustular acne, rosacea, keloid or raised scars, septic conditions, psoriasis, eczema and rash as well as irritated or damaged skin due to excessive fresh tanning

  • Any active bacterial, viral or fungal infections

  • Vascular disorders such as un-controlled diabetes, nervous diseases, cardiac disorder and cancer

  • Any recent use of products such as Accutane or Retin A

  • Taking blood pressure, blood thinning or heart medications

  • Actinic (solar) keratosis

  • Immunosuppression 

How many treatments do I need?

The course of treatment is between 6-12 sessions (performed weekly), with monthly maintenance sessions to keep results long lasting. Changes are gradual over the course of several weeks. By the end of a series, the face is lifted and bright, wrinkles are diminished and facial tone/color is markedly improved. Each individual will respond differently to the treatment depending on their age, diet, skin care regime and lifestyle. Dietary and lifestyle suggestions will be discussed in the first visit.

Billing Disclaimer:

We are currently unable to direct bill for Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture. At the client’s request, for insurance purposes, Dr. Aisha Manji, ND will provide a more detailed breakdown of the services rendered during the appointment. Please note that it is the client’s responsibility to ensure that their insurance company covers each of the naturopathic services rendered by the ND. Dr Aisha Manji, ND bears no responsibility to either the client or the insurance company to verify whether or the extent to which each of the naturopathic services rendered falls within the scope of the client’s insurance plan.

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