When most people think of needles (especially needles getting anywhere close to their bodies or faces) they cringe and think, “I just don’t think acupuncture is for me.” In all fairness, I was totally like that too before I had tried it out. I’m so squeamish when it comes to needles. Just ask my boyfriend – if we’re watching a movie and there’s any scenes with a needle penetrating someone’s skin, I immediately cover my eyes and beg for him to tell me when it’s over. That’s how much I hate them. Acupuncture, however, is totally different.
The first time I ever got acupuncture was actually due to my constant back problems. I had seen massage therapists and chiropractors to try and alleviate some pain, often still having recurring pain and little long-term results. Finally, my mom suggested that I try out acupuncture from the place that she frequents. With a lot of skepticism (and just plain being over having to visit a massage therapist every month), I decided to give it a try.
Acupuncture was nothing like I expected. The acupuncturist made me watch as she placed the first needle in my arm, so I could gauge what the feeling would be like on my back. To my surprise, there was no pain whatsoever! It just felt like a light tap, and I could instantly feel my muscle release tension. I was hooked.
Needless to say, when Kacie from Silk + Palm approached me to try out cosmetic acupuncture at her studio in Yorkville, I was ecstatic to see what it would be like. Acupuncture had done some amazing things for my back pain, so I was super excited to see what it could do for my face!
Kacie’s adorable (and very well-decorated) little studio was the perfect mix of coziness and modern zen. She calmly explained the whole process to me to help me understand why cosmetic acupuncture was so advantageous in the first place. So, I lay down on her acupuncture table, closed my eyes and relaxed as she begun the whole treatment.
Here are some of the benefits of cosmetic acupuncture:
- Can slow down the aging process (which, you all know, is very important to me)
- Can treat acne, rosacea, sun damage, dehydration and other skin concerns (I have pretty bad hyperpigmentation and scarring, so right up my alley)
- Can bring back that glow to dull skin (who isn’t into that?!)
Afterwards, I couldn’t believe how glowy and amazing my skin felt! The entire process was painless and left me feeling nothing but relaxed (and feeling great about my complexion!). Kacie even gave me a facial massage with some natural oils that she mixed herself, a gua sha tool and a jade roller. Kacie did mention to me that cosmetic acupuncture is most beneficial with frequent treatments, so I definitely think she’s going to be seeing me again very soon.
If you want to try out cosmetic acupuncture and live in Toronto, you should definitely check out Silk + Palm! I have to say that Kacie made me feel super comfortable, I had an amazing experience, and cosmetic acupuncture really wasn’t that scary after all.