S K I N : Facial Rejuvenation and Cosmetic Acupuncture By Dr. Elena Zarifis ND in Oakville , Ontario.

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Our skin is the outer expression of ourselves.  It is what we show to the world, and the way we look and feel about ourselves can influence how we show up every day.

Life happens , along with it – so do wrinkles, fine lines, dull complexions and sagging! Many notice with age that they feel far younger than their number, but look in the mirror and find many aging skin woes that don’t match up to how good they feel.

There is so much value in self-care, feeling like you are taking charge of your health and doing something you can see, something tangible with effects.

There is also value in taking pride in our outer expressions and appearance,  feeling like your outside matches how good you feel inside, as well as matches how much love you feel for yourself.

Dr. Elena Zarifis , ND’s extra certification in Facial Rejuvenation and Cosmetic Acupuncture allows her to provide her patients with the opportunity to practice self care,  and a natural alternative to common cosmetic procedures that are sought after by many when trying to achieve a glowing , plump and youthful complexion and addressing fine lines.

Facial Acupuncture supports your skin and encourages it to be its healthiest and strongest, it allows your own natural existing beauty to shine its brightest.

What issues is it used for?

  • Fine lines, wrinkles,
  • Improved complexion and glow,
  • Sagging,
  • Asymmetry,
  • Facial Circulation
  • Maintaining and improving current skin health and skin care 

Who is it for?

  • Women and Men- anyone who wants to address the above!
  • For all ages!
  • People with previous experience using cosmetic therapies that would like to achieve their desired look more naturally
  • People who want to take care of themselves and maintain glowy skin
  • And anyone in between !

Benefits of Facial Acupuncture:

  • Stimulates Collagen production
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles 
  • Improves lymphatic drainage
  • Improves dull complexion and puffiness
  • Improves Skin health with increased circulation 
  • Reduces Sagging jowls
  • Reduces double-chin
  • Tones & relaxes Facial Muscles
  • Tightens skin and pores
  • Promotes overall well-being, reduces stress 

LED Light therapy is an optional add-on to help amplify the sessions and improve cellular energy, regeneration and repair, and stimulate collagen production.

Facial rejuvenation and cosmetic acupuncture is often colloquially referred to as “the natural face lift” or a “natural alternative to botox”


What does Facial Rejuvenation and Cosmetic acupuncture do?

These cosmetic acupuncture sessions aim to harmonize the patients internal systems through full body acupuncture treatments, paired with the focus of the session which is a customized facial acupuncture protocol that may help to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, and improve circulation in the face which helps with bringing your skin the nutrients and oxygen it needs to create a visible plumping glow.

Facial Rejuvenation and Cosmetic Acupuncture provided by Dr Elena Zarifis ND targets fine lines, wrinkles and sagging, and improves local circulation and complexion.

The effects of facial acupuncture are mostly due to stimulation of collagen production, improved circulation and blood flow , and toning of muscles.

What are the sessions like?

Contrary to what you may expect- facial acupuncture is not painful! Dr. Elena Zarifis ND prides her sessions on being very relaxing and virtually painless, your comfort is of ultimate importance.

In each session:

You receive a full body acupuncture protocol ;


 a customized combo of tiny intradermal needles in fine lines and wrinkles where indicated ,

and delicate acupuncture needles in other spots of the face to address the muscle function and other aspects.

After we put needles in they are left in for 20 minutes, followed by a guided relaxation and calming music and time to unwind, and then we remove them.

Then, we apply Organic Jojoba Oil and do cooled rose quartz facial rolling and gentle cooled facial gua sha following that.

Each session is accompanied by relaxing diffuser aromatherapy and a relaxing guided mediation.

You are asked to come with a clean face and no makeup on.


Common areas or complaints:

nasolabial smile lines, forehead lines, “eleven”  lines  , crows feet area (depending on proximity to eye),  sagging jowls ,  double chins, asymmetry, dull complexion, poor circulation in face, improving plump and glow, overall .

 How do we get started?

In the initial visit, you discuss the areas of your skin you’d like to address and Dr. Elena ND will ask some questions that help her determine YOUR individual acupuncture whole body and facial protocol , after this brief intake, the acupuncture session begins.


When do I see results?

You will typically notice some of the results after the first treatment and the few days following, but the more you are able to stay consistent with your sessions -the more results you will start to see!

How often do I need to come?

Follow up sessions are ideally 2x a week for  the first 4-5 weeks, followed by 1x week for a few weeks, then more spaced out visits – every 2-3 weeks, eventually into 1x a month. 

Alternatively , you may do 1x week for 6-10 weeks as secondary option if this suits your schedule more.

You will still notice results when spaced apart, but they are more gradual and best results are seen when the beginning sessions are closer together.

Will my benefits cover this service?

You may be able to submit it under your Naturopathic coverage.


Email info@drelenaznd.com to book or with any questions, or go to https://drelenaznd.janeapp.com/#/acupuncture to book online!


Optimize Your Health Today.


Dr. Elena Zarifis is a Naturopathic Doctor who holds your athletic achievements in high priority.

Providing Naturopathic Medicine for Athletes and active adults of all levels, the ultimate goal is to optimize your health, in order to have you feeling and performing your best.


  • Acupuncture
  • Supplementation
  • Lifestyle Modification
  • Botanical Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Comprehensive Lab Work
  • B12 injections
  • Desiccated Thyroid 


Email: info@drelenaznd.com


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